Tag Archives: Judging Gymnastics

Definition: Start Value

Start Value: This is a term that refers to gymnastics scoring. The start value of a routine indicates the relative difficulty of the routine. Compulsory routines all start from a 10.0 start value and deductions are made from 10.0. Currently, in lower level optional competition in the United States, gymnasts must accumulate bonus points to […]

Definition: Virtuosity

Virtuosity: A term that in relation to gymnastics refers to the artistry, or the degree of rhythm and harmony, displayed when a movement is executed to its maximum in terms of style and elegance. In general, the more gracefully flowing and seamless a series of skills appears to be, the greater the virtuosity and the […]