I was told that there was a change to the level 8 vault and that a yurchenko can no longer be done in level 8 is this true.
I was surprised yurchenkos made it down to 8. I don't think it's going to 7 any time soon. And I've seen enough scary yurchenkos to really be okay with that. Tsuk timers would be another story.
layout step out was changed to a D?
Recommendation to raise #8.304 Back salto stretched with step-out and #8305 gainer back salto stretched with step-out from C to D value (new numbers #8.404 and 8.405 respectively), making them eligible to receive +0.1 bonus for difficulty value at Level 10.
I think the proposal was to do a Yurchenko timer to a mat stack as a way to build a better foundation for doing them in Level 8 instead of just having the jump from doing a FHS to being able to flip a Yurchenko.
Discussion regarding adding a Round-off entry vault timer onto mats stacked as high as the vault table to be a competitive choice. The committee concurred that this was impractical, especially in a competitive environment. They concluded that Round-off entry vault training should occur over years and doing a handspring allows the coaches to be able to spend the time on Yurchenko drills without losing quality of the handspring. A motion was made with no second. No action was taken.