Our Fall September 2021 Meeting determined the return to "Normal In-Person" competition for the Championship season.
Rules and policies are added on from year to year. If the policy on this page is dated prior to 2015 the rule is still current. Amendments are discussed each fall and posted in the fall minutes. It is the members responsibility to be current with rules and policy. Mandatory attendance at the fall meeting will insure your knowledge of policy, rule changes & amendments.
The Midwest Amateur Gymnastics Association, Inc. seeks to fulfill its purpose by organizing and sanctioning programs for girls and boys at all levels of age and ability at local, state, and regional levels. MAGA also seeks to promote its purpose by providing for the technical organization and development of specific guidelines, rules, and policies for competition and publish and disseminate the same information while providing an organizational structure to interpret and implement these guidelines rules and policies.
Please be sure you have access to a NFHS Girls Gymnastics Rule Book for your club.
Use the following link if you need to purchase one: www.nfhs.org
MAGA Exceptions to NFHS Rules as of Fall 2022
There is a 2.0 minimum score. Even if it is a void vault or routine, the gymnast receives a 2.0.
(MAGA Rules and Policies Section III-C,1b-Iand II)
For all age groups, a piece of plywood can be used under the spring board to mount on bars or beam
(MAGA Rules and Policies Amendment added 1992)
A spring board may be placed on top of a panel mat for mounting on beam or bars not to exceed maximum total matting listed in the NFHS rule book.
(MAGA Rules and Policies Amendment added 2012)
For all age groups, there is no low height requirement for the vaulting table as long as it is set where it can be locked-in correctly.
(MAGA Rules and Policies Section III-C,1a-II)
For novice and children age groups, there is no low height requirement for the beam as long as it is set where it can be locked-in correctly.
(MAGA Rules and Policies Section III-C,1a-I)
Vault @ a 5.0 start value. Squat-on with or without hands, kick to handstand off.
(MAGA Rules and Policies Amendment added 2005)
Bars: A Flyaway Off the low bar will count as a Superior Element for all Age Groups. (MAGA Rules and Policies Amendment added Fall 2020)
A vaulting board, folded panel mat or mount trainer mat may be used for mounting on bars and beam. They can be placed on one or two 10 cm - 12 cm landing mats or one 20 cm (8 inch) landing mat. In addition, an up to 4" (10 cm) skill cushion or sting mat may be used.
(NFHS Rule 7 and 8, Art. 3a)
The board/folded panel mat/mount trainer mat/plywood (ok in MAGA) must be removed as soon as possible after the gymnast has mounted.
(NFHS Rule 7 and 8, Art. 3e)