Technical Committee meets ahead of 2015 Acro season19/01/2015
Members of the FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics Technical Committee started the year 2015 with a meeting at the federation's head office in Lausanne (SUI) on January 11 - 14.
Led by TC President Rosy Taeymans (BEL), the meeting was mainly dedicated to the review process of the discipline's rules, the Code of Points for the 2017 - 2020 cycle, and the calendar of Acrobatic Gymnastics events.
The committee worked on the first draft of the new Code of Points with the objective of presenting it to the FIG Executive Committee at the end of the year. The main focus of the new code, Taeymans, said, is the limitation of elements in the Table of Difficulties which results in changes to the composition of an exercise. In other words: containing difficulty in the exercise to the benefit of artistry.
Committee members also reviewed the following rules and compiled proposals for changes that will be decided on by the Competition Commission and the Executive Committees, respectively.
- Technical regulations 2016
- New competition format 2017
- Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup rules
- Age Group rules
- Judges' rules
- Draw procedure
- Judges Evaluation Programme (JEP) rules
- Artistic judging rules
The 2015 international season in Acrobatic Gymnastics includes three FIG World Cup competitions, taking place on March 6 - 8 in Maia (POR), on May 7 - 9 in Varna (BUL) - in conjunction with a World Cup for Artistic Gymnastics, and on May 14 – 16 in Geneva (SUI). Moreover, competitions in the Acro categories Mixed Pairs and Women's Groups will be part of the 1st European Games in Baku (AZE) on June 12 - 28, and the 27th European Championships will be held from September 23 – October 4.
So far, one FIG Academy is planned for the discipline this year: A Level 2 Academy hosted in Ghent (BEL) from July 24 - 31.
The next World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships, which are held every two years, will take place in 2016 in Putian (CHN).
The next official meeting of the Technical Committee is planned for March 29 - April 1, 2015, in Pravets, Bulgaria.