At level 8 and above, the way the routine is composed is judged and compositional deductions may apply.
Today we will look at uneven bars and what the judges are looking for in a quality bar routine at levels 8, 9 and 10.
Most of these deductions are small but a poorly constructed routine can really rack up the composition deductions. If you or your gymnast are receiving a deduction you can’t figure out, this may be a good place to start.
Insufficient Distribution of Elements – Up to .1
This basically means you cannot put all your difficult elements in a clump and then the rest of the routine be really easy. They want to see your difficult elements spread out throughout your routine.
Insufficient Change of Direction (Level 9 and 10 Only) – Up to .1
There should be a minimum of two directional changes in the routine. If you do most of your routine in the same direction or only have one change in direction this could be cause for them to take this deduction.
It seems it would be pretty hard to get all the special requirements in without two direction changes but maybe something like…