I received an answer from USA Gymnastics concerning this. The last time they answered this question they didn't give enough details.
"Elements performed at Nationals of C value or better are added to the Code with the gymnast's name. We have no plans at this time to add B elements."
Level 8 doesn't compete at Nationals but this doesn't mean a Level 8 can't perform new elements that are a B value. Levels 9, 10 & Elite qualify to add new elements (named after the gymnast) to the JO Code Of Points only if they are at least a C value and they successfully perform them at Nationals.
A nationally rated judge reviewed my book, Flip Outside The Box, for the Rutland Herald newspaper. The article is titled "Off the mats, on to the page" and it reads as follows:
Nobody is more qualified to evaluate such a book than a gymnastics judge. Castleton's Gail McGann is the judging director for Vermont and a nationally rated judge. She flies to the four corners of the country to be an official in college gymnastics meets. Her schedule the last two years has taken her to places like Stanford, Michigan, Georgia and Penn State.
"Her drawings and descriptions were very good," McGann said.
"There were some that were kind of wild. Some were kind of difficult for the high school gymnast. Others were very doable for the high school gymnast.
McGann feels there are routines in the book that would give accomplished gymnasts a definite edge.
"They were very different and very artistic. They could be real eye-openers for the elite athletes," McGann said.
There are a few elements in my book that will most likely receive a B
value. However, the vast majority of elements, in my opinion will be given a C, D,
My ideas for these elements accumulated over a period of more than 20 years. I finally got around to drawing them and creating my book. I look forward with anticipation to seeing most of these elements added to the JO Code Of Points in the future. Anyone with any questions about Flip Outside The Box may write to me at : [email protected]
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