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Event Information

Flip 4 Autism Awareness Gymnastics Invitational is hosted by Indiana Elite Gymnastics.  This event brings awareness to autism and proceeds from admissions and special vendor sales will be donated to a local autism organization.

Registration Form and Deadlines

HOLD YOUR SPOT - To reserve your spot and pre-register for this competition complete the Hold Your Spot registration form online.

Official National Gymnastics Challenge Registration Form

Team Rosters are requested to be submitted in an excel format by email to or online through USA Gymnastics.  Rosters will also be accepted with the official registration form by fax to 317-891-8226 or mail to P.O. Box 29185, Indianapolis, IN  46229.  The completed form and total registration fees due must be postmarked by October 17, 2014. Any fees received after this date will be accessed a $10.00 per gymnast late fee. A full refund will be given if cancelled in writing by October 17th. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER OCTOBER 17, 2014. 

Participation and Registration Fees

All USA Gymnastics and AAU athlete members are eligible to compete at the National Gymnastics Challenge for individual and team titles. The following levels will be contested at these Championships:

Level 1 - 2 


Level 3 - 5 


Xcel - B/S/G/P/D 


Level 6 - 10/Open


Team Entries



$7.00 per person per day

Children 5 and under Free

Competition Venue

indiana convention center

The Indiana Convention Center is a major convention center located in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The original structure was completed in 1972 and initially covered two blocks on a site located south of Maryland Street and west of Capitol Avenue. It now stretches over the majority of six blocks, not including the connected facilities of Lucas Oil Stadium.

100 S. Capitol Avenue

Indianapolis, IN  46229

Competition Dates and Times

2014 Competition Schedule - TBD

Day 1

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Competition Session Times-Indiana Convention Center


Day 2

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Competition Session Times-Indiana Convention Center


Competition Format

The Flip 4 Autism Gymnastics Invitational will use a modified capitol cup format for all USA Gymnastics levels.

MODIFIED CAPITOL CUP FORMAT - Two sets of apparatus in one gym and where the first four squads (Flight 1) have timed warm-ups and competition on one set of apparatus, while the second four squads (Flight 2) have timed warm-ups and competition on the other set of apparatus.   As soon as the squads in Flight 1 finish timed warm-ups on their first event and begin competition, the four squads in Flight 2 begin their timed warm-ups on their first event. Once Flight 1 completes competition on the first event, the judges move to the other set of apparatus to judge Flight 2. The two flights continue to alternate between warm-up and competition until all eight squads have completed all four events. 2)Since the timed warm-ups are conducted on the competition apparatus immediately preceding the competition on the event, 30-second touch warm-ups are not required.

Team Competition

Registration for the team competition is $45.00 per team per level as indicated on the Official Registration Form. Team rankings will be determined by the total of the top three (3) scores from each event for each team registered. There is no designation of team members unless clubs enter more than one team. Teams with more than 10 team members will be separated into different groups and start on different events and possibly different sessions. It will be necessary to provide a minimum of 2 coaches with team members over 10 members.  If placed in two different sessions the one team entry will be valid for both sessions.  Not additional fee is necessary.


Event placement medals will be given for half of the age group up to 10 places and 100% All-Around and be recognized on the awards stand.   First place All-Around winners will receive a special AA award. 

Team awards will be awarded to 1st to 3rd place teams for all sessions and all levels. A Champion banner will be awarded to each first place team.

Miscellaneous Competition Details

A. All current rules of USA Gymnastics J.O. Program and Xcel Program will be used for all USAG levels of competition.

B. Floor Exercise Music: CDs, MP3 and ipods/ipads will be accepted for this competition. Coaches are responsible for bringing their gymnast's music cued to the designated music table in competition order. The coach is responsible for giving the Music Coordinator the start cue. All Floor Exercise music must be clearly marked with the Athlete's first name, last name and team name.

For any questions regarding the Flip 4 Autism Gymnastics Invitational contact Linda Barclay, Competition Director by email to