Meet Etiquette for Gymnasts
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- Arrive at the meet site early – about 10-15 minutes before open stretch is scheduled to begin.
- Smile and say hello to everyone you meet, when you arrive at the meet.
- Greet the host coach – shake hands.
- Be the friendliest team at the meet.
- Clap for all good performances.
- Stay off of equipment except during officially designated warm-up periods.
- Encourage and compliment any gymnasts you meet.
- March to all events and present as a team/group to the head judge.
- Wear warmups and carry team bag.
- Keep all belongings neatly in bag.
- Respect any rules about food or drink in the gym.
- Each gymnast should accept their place in the competition line-up and their scores with dignity.
- Show sportsmanlike behavior at all times.
- No profanity allowed.
- No flash photography.
- May cheer on bars, floor and vault. Refrain from cheering on beam.
- May cheer between routines on any event.
- Shake hands/hug all team members after their routines.
- Stick all dismounts and present to all judges (head judge first)
- May walk off mats and present to audience/equipment.
- Be courteous, respectful and polite to all meet officials, hosts, competitors and coaches
- Congratulate opponents on whatever good skills they display and for good performances.
- Gymnasts should stay for awards regardless of whether they win or not to support their teammates.
- Congratulate coaches on their team, individual gymnasts or well-coached events.
- Thank host coach before leaving.
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