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Here is a quote from one of our great new members...

Fourth reason, learning what DD, JO, FX , WAG, etc. stand for takes time and a little lurking is great to just learn the terminology (although a glossary with commonly used abbreviations would be so helpful!).

The above is from the following thread...


Post all of the abbreviations / acronyms you know so we can compile them into a help page!​


  • XB - Xcel Bronze
  • XS - Xcel Silver
  • XG - Xcel Gold
  • XP - Xcel Platinum
  • XD - Xcel Diamond
  • SR - Still Rings
  • HS - handstand
  • CHS - cast handstand
  • KCHS - kip cast handstand
  • BWO-back walkover
  • BHS - Back handspring
  • FHS - front handspring
  • BT- back tuck
  • FT - front tuck
  • L/O - layout
  • LOSO - layout-step out
  • 3/2 - 1.5 twist or turn
  • VT - vault
  • UB - bars
  • BB - balance beam
  • FX - floor
  • DD/DS/DH - dear daughter/son/husband or darling daughter/son/husband, a number is sometimes added if there are more than one daughters/sons, but not usually for husbands, haven't seen a DW, dear wife either
  • OD/OS - older daughter/son (at least that's what I think it means)
  • YD/YS - younger daughter/son
  • JO - junior olympics
  • SV - start value
  • HS - high school
  • AAU - ???
  • NCAA - ???
  • MS - middle school?
  • D1/2/3 - something college related, no idea, wrong country
  • AAU = Amateur Athletic Union, an organization for amateur athletics of all kinds. They have gymnastics teams, as well!
  • NCAA = National Collegiate Athletic Association, the organization that regulates college sports in the United States. Any reference to college gymnastics here will almost always be abbreviated with NCAA.
  • PH - Pommel horse
  • PB - Parallel bars
  • HB - High Bar
  • DP - Developmental Program (used to be JO)
  • JE - Junior Elite
  • LL - Leg Lifts :)
  • MAG - Men's Artistic Gymnastics
  • WAG - Women's Artistic Gymnastics
 
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gymgal

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HS - handstand
CHS - cast handstand
KCHS - kip cast handstand
BWO-back walkover
BHS - Back handspring
FHS - front handspring
BT- back tuck
FT - front tuck
L/O - layout
LOSO - layout-step out
3/2 - 1.5 twist or turn
VT - vault
UB - bars
BB - balance beam
FX - floor
 

Janneke

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Yay! Considering I was the one asking for it, here is what I found out so far:

  • DD/DS/DH - dear daughter/son/husband or darling daughter/son/husband, a number is sometimes added if there are more than one daughters/sons, but not usually for husbands, haven't seen a DW, dear wife either
  • OD/OS - older daughter/son (at least that's what I think it means)
  • YD/YS - younger daughter/son
  • JO - junior olympics
  • SV - start value
  • HS - high school
  • AAU - ???
  • NCAA - ???
  • MS - middle school?
  • D1/2/3 - something college related, no idea, wrong country

There's more, just cannot remember
 
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AAU = Amateur Athletic Union, an organization for amateur athletics of all kinds. They have gymnastics teams, as well!

NCAA = National Collegiate Athletic Association, the organization that regulates college sports in the United States. Any reference to college gymnastics here will almost always be abbreviated with NCAA.
 

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PH - Pommel horse
PB - Parallel bars
HB - High Bar
DP - Developmental Program (used to be JO)
JE - Junior Elite
 
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  • FIG - International Gymnastics Federation (Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique)
Again... keep them coming! Bring on all of the social media stuff that I have never even heard of... not just gym stuff.
 

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ACR: Acro
TRP: Trampoline
USAG: United States of America Gymnastics
GFoA: Gymnastics for All
TG: Team Gymnastics
CW: Cartwheel
That's all I can think of that hasn't been said.
 

Gigi

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There are also skills that have more than one name and I always get confused by them.
Flic Flac = BHS
Whip = layout?
Flic Lay ?
I am sure there are others.
 

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Whips are similar to layouts. While layouts are straighter, a back handspring is comparable to a back handspring without hands.
 

LucyRobinson

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Flic lay- back handspring back layout (on beam)
There are also skills that have more than one name and I always get confused by them.
Flic Flac = BHS
Whip = layout?
Flic Lay ?
I am sure there are others.
Whip/whipback= BhS without hands
Flic lay- BHS back layout on beam.

I've heard back handsprings on beam be called flicks, flic flacs, flip flops, and flick flicks. (Though I've Also heard that a flick flick is a double back handspring);) gymnastics synonyms take forever!
 

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DF__ (insert abbreviation for a skill) = darn friggin _______
example: DFK= darn friggin kip
CHC = clear hip circle
BHC = back hip circle
FHC = front hip circle
OG = older gymmie
YG = younger gymmie
HC = head coach
RO2BHS = Round off 2 back handsprings
CW = cartwheel
FT = front tuck OR full turn (context clues should help determine which)
 
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