Aesthetic Group Gymnastics Federation of USA (AGGUSA) is an official A-member of the International Federation of Aesthetic Group Gymnastics IFAGG.
• The International competition entry fee per person per competition varies from $45-60 depending on the age group.
• The National competition entry fee per person per competition varies from $70-$120 per gymnast.
• Club members are NOT permitted to communicate with International Federations directly. Only AGGUSA should be in direct communication with International Federations.
Rules and Antidoping
As a condition for participating in IFAGG events, the member must follow the WADA anti-doping rules. All gymnasts, coaches, assistants of the gymnasts, and officials are required to become acquainted with the doping rules. Information about the banned substances and methods can be found on the World Anti-Doping Agency's website:
http://www.wada-ama.org/ (available in several languages)
IFAGG anti-doping program is being updated at the moment.
WADA Prohibited List
Updated annually, the List identifies the substances and methods prohibited to athletes in and out of competition.
IFAGG Children Category
AGGUSA Protocol for International Assignments
AGGUSA Protocol for International Assignments
Athletes, coaches, team delegation members, and parents can not:
During the competition, you cannot come to the judges and have any kind of discussion. After the awards, you may have a discussion.
By IFAGG rules, there is no inquiry system in AGG.
Attending all the meetings for judges and coaches before or after the competition is MANDATORY. At those meetings, you can discuss questions you may have during the competition.
An opening ceremony is a mandatory event in team wear with the logo of the club with the city or state flag.
At the award ceremony, athletes must stand still in competition attire, with city or state flags, and not talk to teammates or parents. Once you are called to the podium, athletes may ONLY step on the podium they have earned, not other places.
Parents and coaches can not take pictures and videos of other teams and post them on any media pages.
If you do not respect and follow the rules, the judging panel has the right to disqualify you from the competition, and the ethical committee will have the right to disqualify you from competing for 6-12 months.
Athletes must professionally greet the head of the USA delegation and delegates from the USA and other countries. This includes avoiding disrespectful body language, such as avoiding eye contact, crossing their arms, or making rude gestures. Athletes are NOT allowed to take pictures/videos of other athletes secretly. Teams that violate this rule will be disqualified from participating in international competitions for one year.
IFAGG Code of Discipline
STATUTES of the Aesthetic Group Gymnastics of the United States Federation(AGGUSA)
1. NAME, ROLE, AND CONSTITUTION
The name of the organization is The Aesthetic Group Gymnastics of the United States Federation). It is domiciled in California, United States.
1.2 Role and Constitution
Amongst its members, AGGUSA is the supreme authority on all matters relating to Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (AGG) in the United States of America. The AGGUSA abides by the official International AGG Rules, which define the sport and its features.
2. AIMS AND TASKS
2.1 The aims of AGGUSA shall be:
2.1.1 To spread the sport of Aesthetic Group Gymnastics and to promote its development nationally.
2.1.2 To encourage friendly relations between all AGG gymnasts, officials, and other persons involved.
2.1.3 To conform with and respect the general principles and rules of the international sports movement.
2.2 The tasks of the AGGUSA shall be:
2.2.1 To act as the supreme authority on all matters relating to Aesthetic Group Gymnastics in the United States.
2.2.2 To supervise and commission all aesthetic group gymnastics competitions in the United States.
2.2.3 To draw up rules and guidelines for all members under AGGUSA and make sure they are enforced.
2.2.4 To maintain cordial relations with all teams under AGGUSA. All teams must represent the interests of AGGUSA.
3.1 The AGGUSA recognizes a member if;
A) All members undertake to abide by these Statutes, the IFAGG Code of Ethics, Code of Discipline, Anti-Doping Rules, and other IFAGG Rules, regulations, and the decisions of the General Assembly and Council. AGGUSA declares that doping is prohibited, and the provisions of the WADA Code shall apply, subject to any necessary changes, to all persons and competitors under the jurisdiction of AGGUSA and its members. The AGGUSA has the right to expel members who break these rules.
3.2 Organizations desiring membership shall write to AGGUSA a written application, which shall be accompanied by:
Name of Club and State
Governing individuals and their contact information
Address, phone, and email contact of the club
Description of program and development plans of AGG in their club
Current number of gymnasts (including age and gender)
If the IFAGG Council approves the application, the organization shall be accepted as AGGUSA members
3.3 A Members shall:
Be aware of and comply with rules and regulations under AGGUSA.
Avoid any activities that could be detrimental to the interests and the status of AGGUSA.
Fulfill the requirements of financial regulations and pay their membership fee when they are due.
3.4 TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
3.4.1 A member may resign from the AGGUSA by a written letter of resignation to the AGGUSA federation.
3.5.2 If a member fails to meet its financial obligations towards the AGGUSA, despite a warning sent by registered letter to the member`s official contact email, the AGGUSA federation will determine if expulsion is the next step.
3.5.3 The AGGUSA federation may decide to expel a member that fails to meet its statutory obligations that violate the AGGUSA or IFAGG Statutes.
4. MEMBERSHIP FEES
4.1 There is an instated membership fee of $150 due on the first of every season. December 1st.
4.1.1 The membership fee for the current year shall be payable to the AGGUSA Federation. In exceptional cases, the Council may change the payment date.
4.2 A new member shall pay their first fee before being allowed to exercise the rights of membership.
4.3 AGGUSA is a small, non-profit federation, so we often struggle to secure funding and sponsorship. However, we are working diligently to address this issue. When our teams travel internationally, there are many hidden costs that athletes may not be aware of, such as wire transfer fees and admission fees to prepare paperwork and organize assignments. These fees are added to our invoices to cover these expenses, and these line items will be listed as "admission charges".
5. INTERNATIONAL JUDGE RULES
5.1 If you would like to become an international judge;
5.2 You must be AGGUSA member for the last 5 years.
5.3 Only the Federation can register AGGUSA members for the judging course.
5.4 In order to attend a judging course on the other continents, you must be able to attend a judging course on American Continent at least one time in two years.
Any unresolved sports-related dispute between members of the AGGUSA Federation or between a member and the AGGUSA Federation that in the AGGUSA cannot be settled by reference to the Statutes shall be decided by the head of the AGGUSA Federation.