Competition Format


  • Routines consist of 10 skills.
  • Each move must be completed one after the other with no extra bounces or one footed landings.  These stop the routine.
  • Everyone will do at least two different routines.
  • At some higher competitions the top 8 will progress to a Final.

Scoring a Routine

There are two parts to most people scores - which are added together for each routine to provide them with a total score.


Execution (form score):

  • The maximum mark a gymnast can gain is a perfect 10.0.
  • For each completed skill a gymnast is given 0.5 – giving them 5marks.
  • The remaining 5 marks are awarded for how neat they are which works on a 0.0-0.5 scale for each move.
    • 0.0 being perfect
    • 0.3 being average
    • 0.5 being very bad
  • This makes up their form score (now called execution score).
  • There are 4 judges that show this score - the top and bottom are removed and the middle two count.

Horizontal Displacement (travel score):

  • Depending on where the gymnast lands they will receive a deduction (see the picture below).
  • These deductions are taken away from 10.0.
  • There are 2 judges that show this score - its the average of these scores that goes towards their total score.

At some levels there are also scores for difficulty (also know as tariff) and time of flight.

How a competition works?

  1. Warm up time given on the trampolines (gymnasts get a choice of two). 15-30minutes depending on the group.
  2. One touch – once through the routine.  This isn’t judged but sometimes you’ll see the judges practicing/getting their eye in during it.
  3. The gymnast sits on benches in the bounce order and when told go up to compete your first routine. Their scores will be shown straight away.
  4. They then return to the bench until the get told to compete their second routine.
  5. When it is their turn again, the gymnast will do their second routine (at levels NDP 1 - 3 this is the same routine again).  The scores will be shown straight away and that's it!
  • A competition can be over in 1-2 hours depending on the numbers in a group.  Medals are usually done at lunch time or the end of the day.
  • Sometimes the groups are split into flights – if there is more than 16 in a group.