2020 Rhythmic Gymnastics National and Junior Squads

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Rhythmic gymnastics

The Rhythmic Gymnastics (RG) National Squad is for athletes competing senior international.

The Rhythmic Gymnastics Junior Squad is for athletes competing junior international.

How is the squad put together?
Athletes will be selected into the 2020 Squad using performance criteria achieved at key events.  The 2020 Squad will be named in November 2019 using 2019 events.  Athletes can also be selected into the Squad during 2020 if they achieve the performance criteria at 2020 events.  These key events are as follows:

  • Any FIG World Challenge/Cup or International Tournament from 1 November 2018 – 31 October 2019
  • Any Junior FIG sanctioned event from 1 November 2018 – 31 October 2019
  • 2019 Australian Gymnastics Championships – May 2019
  • 2018 NZ Gymnastics Championships – October 2018

Performance Criteria

Individual – Senior International

  • All Around – 50.900
  • Hoop – 13.000
  • Ball – 12.800
  • Clubs – 12.800
  • Ribbon – 11.600

Individual – First-year senior in 2019 (born 2003)

  • All Around – 43.000
  • Rope – 10.000
  • Ball – 11.500
  • Clubs – 11.500
  • Ribbon – 10.000

Group – Senior International

  • All Around – 22.000
  • Apparatus – 13.000

Individual – Junior International

  • All Around – 39.000
  • Rope – 9.500
  • Ball – 11.000
  • Clubs – 11.000
  • Ribbon – 9.500

Group – Junior International

  • All Around – 20.000
  • Apparatus – 10.000

Does this mean athletes automatically make a tour team?
No. Being part of the squad means you are a targeted athlete, but depending on the competition, there may be other criteria to be met before a team is announced.

So what does part of the Squad mean?
It means that you are a targeted athlete and are eligible for selection to international events.  As part of the national and junior squads, you will be invited to attend squad meets/camps with other squad athletes and coaches.  Performance and attitude at these sessions/camps may be taken into consideration when nominating and selecting for competitions.

Please also read and understand the full 2020 Rhythmic Gymnastics National Squad Selection Policy.