Gymnastics is split into two categories: Artistic and Rhythmic. Artistic gymnastics is a discipline where gymnasts perform short routines on different apparatus. Rhythmic gymnastics combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance, and apparatus manipulation.

Participants will be divisioned by Special Olympics Minnesota based on ability level and age to give them a competitive experience.

This sport offers a Unified option. This gives individuals both with and without intellectual disabilities a chance to compete on the same team.

Events

Artistic Gymnastics

Men’s Events
Floor Exercise
Pommel Horse
Rings
Vault
Parallel Bars
Horizontal Bar
All Around (combination of all six event scores)

Women’s Events
Vault
Uneven Bars
Balance Beam
Floor Exercise
All Around (combination of all four event scores)

Mixed Gender Events
Vault
Single Bar
Wide Beam
Floor Exercise
All Around (combination of all four event scores)

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rope
Hoop
Ball
Ribbon
Clubs
All Around (combination of all four event scores)

Competition Season

Gymnastics competitions take place in June.

Become a Coach!

Level 1 Training

All coaches who work with athletes need to be Level 1 certified. Level 1 certified coaches can coach any sport.

Coaching Resources

SOMN Gymnastics Handbook

Contact your Head of Delegation or [email protected] for more information on the Level 2 training.

UPCOMING GYMNASTICS EVENTS