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sw2017

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



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
Oh my gosh thank you for these. New gym parent here, so I had to keep looking up abbreviations on Google
 
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Caesarea

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United States of America
USAG = USA Gymnastics (governing body in US)
BG = British Gymnastics (governing body in UK)
NCAA = National Collegiate Athletic Association (regulates college gymnastics in US)
NAIGC = National Associate of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs (regulates college "club" gymnastics in US)
FIG = International Gymnastics Federation (governing body for the entire sport)
AAI = American Athletic, Inc. (gymnastics equipment manufacturer)
DP = Developmental Program in US (formerly JO, or Junior Olympics)
TOPS = Talented Opportunity Program in US
HOPES = modified pre-elite program in US (equivalent to HP Novice in Canada, and Espoir in UK)
HP = High Performance in Canada (equivalent to Elite in US)
WAG = Women's Artistic Gymnastics
MAG = Men's Artistic Gymnastics
RG = Rhythmic Gymnastics
T&T= Trampoline & Tumbling in US (known as Trampoline Gymnastics outside of the US)
GfA = Gymnastics for All
AAU = Amateur Athletic Union.
D1/D2 = Division 1/Division 2 (abbreviations for school size in NCAA gymnastics)
D-Score: Difficulty score
E-Score: Execution score
 
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