Qualifying Requirements

Any questions concerning qualifying standards/clarifications or general information please contact your area representative @ paclassic.com or at their individual email address.



Qualifying Requirements

Individual -

Division        Vault              Bars                Beam             Floor              All Around

Bronze              7.75-7.99           7.00-7.99           7.50-7.99           7.75-7.99           30.00-31.99

Silver                8.00-8.49           8.00-8.49           8.00-8.49           8.00-8.49           32.00-33.99

Gold                 8.50-8.99           8.50-8.99           8.50-8.99           8.50-8.99           34.00-35.99

Diamond           9.00 & up          9.00 & up          9.00 & up          9.00 & up          36.00 & up

NOTE:    Male gymnasts must be in proper uniform – stirrup pant or shorts


Skill limitations for Bronze Division

The following skills may NOT be performed in the bronze division.  Judges will be instructed to void the routine if these skills are performed.

Vault              9.6 Value vaults and above       Beam  Flight series (acro flight series w/2 flight Skills) 

                                                                                                  Any advanced high superior acro skill  (dance AHS are allowed)


Bars             Giant swings (any variation)        Floor  Full twisting salto (or 1 ½ or double)

Any advanced high superior skill                  Any advanced high superior acro skill   (dance AHS are allowed)


***A Bronze gymnast may use their district scores to help qualify for the PA Classic.



A gymnast may only place in the top three ‘on any event’ consecutively in the bronze division for two years maximum.  Otherwise he/she will need to compete in the silver division.  This is to promote development and growth in the individual gymnast and to prevent repeated awarding for complacency and non-improvement.

FIVE (5) Scores will be needed for qualifying purposes.

TEAMThese scores will be used as the first guideline.  If it does not create a definite separation of divisions we will also consider qualifying scores, district scores and the ideal score to determine a team’s division.

                            Division                                 Score            

                                                Bronze                          Below  - 127.9999       

                                                Silver                            128.0000 – 135.9999 

                                                Gold                             136.0000 – 160.0000 


To be eligible for PA Classic Team Competition –

            Your team must be:

                    Recognized by your school as a varsity team or club

                        Follow PIAA eligibility requirements

                        Wear a school uniform – (male gymnasts uniform, stirrup pant or shorts)

                        Have four or more members from same school

                        Be in your area’s competition schedule – you must compete with each team within your area or section

                        Must have five (5) separate meet scores – NOT including your district meet


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Qualifying Clarifications:                                                  

  • Scores must be obtained at PIAA officiated meets.  Ø  You may not choose to not submit a competitions scores/results for team or individual.
  • There must be AT LEAST FIVE separate meet scores to determine individual division. 
  • There must be five (5) team scores to determine team division.
  • All Around – each event must attain the division minimum.           

Otherwise use specialist averaging of events.  (i.e.; V 8.30, Br 7.60,

Bm 8.85, Fl 8.80 = 33.55 the bar score did not hit minimum for silver

AA - avg. 3 events = 8.65 may compete gold div. AA or as a gold specialist) 

Bronze division only: if your event specialist average is bronze and your all around is at least 30.00 you may compete all around bronze.

  • Specialist – the average of the specialist event(s) determines division placement on all events.
  • There will be no mixing of divisions.
  • Any gymnast who has ever registered and/or competed USAG Level 9 must compete in the Diamond Division.  Level 8 must compete Silver or above.
  • Gymnasts who have previously competed at the PA Classic may not bump down a division.
  • Any gymnast who wins the all around in a division with a score that exceeds that division - must move up a division for the next year’s PA Classic.
  • A gymnast may elect to compete in a division higher than that for which she qualified, as long as at least one of his/her events met the requirements for that division.                            
  • District scores will not bump up a gymnast into the next division for the current year’s competition.
  • The PA Classic Steering Committee will consider past performances at PA Classic meets when determining gymnast and team placement for this event.
  • All petition and inquiries must be submitted on the official petition form included in this packet.  You must present this to your area representative by February 17, 2018.
  • A copy of all 2017-18 score sheets (signed by PIAA officials) must be provided to your area representative by February 17, 2018. 

District VII – yours are supplied by your district representative.

  • Gymnast and team placement is ultimately the decision of the PACSC.
  • The PA Classic is an invitational high school gymnastics competition.
  • The official placement meeting of the PACSC will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018 and is open to committee members and interested coaches who RSVP to their area representative by February 17.  Area rep is to notify committee of any attending coaches.
  •      Gymnast must be present in proper attire to receive award(s). 

If an athlete is absent for awards – award will be sent with your area representative and you will need to acquire it from them.

We will review the scores of any gymnast qualifying in to the PACL from the new Xcel program at the seeding meeting to handle any discrepancies/questions of proper division.