Coaching Artistic Gymnastics Quiz

Coaches, this quiz will help you test your knowledge of Special Olympics Artistic Gymnastics.

1) During all Special Olympics artistic gymnastics competitions, __________________ rules shall be employed, except when they are in conflict with the Official Special Olympics Sports Rules for Artistic Gymnastics or Article I.

  • International Olympics Committee (IOC)
  • Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG)
  • The Society of Artistic Gymnastics (SAG)
2) Official Special Olympics artistic gymnastics events are offered in what event category/categories at the local level?

  • Mixed gender
  • Women’s events
  • Men’s events
  • All of the above
  • None of the above
3) In official Special Olympics artistic gymnastics competitions, athletes may compete in all of the events (“all around”) or a select number of events (“specialists”).

  • True
  • False
4) Female gymnastics who compete in artistic gymnastics may not compete in rhythmic gymnastics in the same competition.

  • True
  • False
5) Coaches are not allowed to provide any assistance to athletes (such as providing clapping cues) during artistic gymnastics competitions.

  • True
  • False, but penalties may apply
6) To increase the safety of athletes participating in uneven bars, rings, high bar, high beam, vault and parallel bars, coaches must:

  • Disqualify athletes who perform poorly during their warm-ups
  • Station themselves under or next to the apparatuses to spot the athletes
  • Require lower-performing athletes to wear helmets during their events
  • Lower the height of the apparatuses
7) An optional (level IV) gymnast must perform at least _________ different elements in a routine (except vaulting).

  • 5
  • 9
  • 12
8) When a judging panel consists of two or three judges, all scores will be averaged to determine the score for that panel. When four judges are on a panel, _______________________________.

  • All scores will be averaged to determine the score for that panel
  • The high and low scores will be averaged
  • The high and low scores will be eliminated and the remaining scores will be averaged
  • All scores will be added to find the final score
9) When judging compulsory routines, the _______________ will be used.

  • Difficulty (D) panel judging system
  • Execution (E) panel judging system
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

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