Observations After Event 6 of 2013-14

Event 6 took me back to the Mid-Atlantic and was the first time this season I got to work with another Core Safety Official. The performances were mixed, which isn’t much of a surprise given the proximity to the holidays. Some teams looked phenomenal, specifically some of the Level 5 teams competing for Worlds bids. Others looked like they put their conditioning routine on the back burner during the holidays, starting routines fairly strong, but not finishing as well.

One thing I noticed was a couple teams doing double jumps, which makes little sense to me for teams on the Varsity score sheet. I would understand it if they were trading the execution points of a good double jump over the difficulty of a not as good triple or quad jump, but that didn’t seem to be the case. My thoughts are to do a triple or quad jump for difficulty or a single jump for execution. Double jumps just don’t fit in.

Working with another Core Safety Official gave us a chance to start the list of rules topics that need to be further addressed and clarified. We’ll start addressing these topics, those that are frequently called or misunderstood, soon on USASFRules.com. If you have any suggestions for topics that need to be addressed please email [email protected] and let us know.