Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) is an extremely demanding discipline based upon an athlete’s precision and agility. Men and women are judged within their own respective category and use a range of apparatuses to perform their stunning routines.
- Judging criteria varies and is based upon: execution, creativity and difficulty of routine, and the way they utilize their apparatus.
- Deductions are made for improper footing and landing, lengthy pauses, falls, poor technique.
For more detailed information about this discipline, check out the technical documents or download the technical handbooks below.
- Vault: Launching off a spring board, pushing off a vault and landing a flip, twist, or somersault with tight body position.
- Still Rings: An athlete performs swings and demonstrates strength elements while keeping the rings as still as possible.
- Parallel Bars: A series of swings above and below two level bars finishing with a smooth release and dismount.
- Horizontal Bar: On a single bar, gymnasts demonstrate swing and release skills whilst changing direction; finishing with an impressive dismount.
- Pommel Horse: Gymnasts maneuver around a vault like narrow box with handles using coordination, strength, and balance.
- Floor Exercise: Gymnasts perform tumbling and acrobatic series and demonstration of strength and balance across the entire floor area.
Men's Artistic Gymnastics Program Documents
You will find up to date Programs and Documents under this section. Please note that programs and documents are updated regularly and are the property of Alberta Gymnastics Federation.
Visit the Gymnastics Canada authorization forms webpage for the following forms:
- Request for Authorization to Travel
- Request for Authorization to Host a Competition or Activity
Gymnastics Canada Technical Information and Documents for MAG
Provincial 1 Compulsory Routine Videos
Provincial 2 Compulsory Routine Videos