Gymnastics Abbreviations – What Do They Mean?

Gymnastics has lots of abbreviations that are supposed to make things easier. But if you are new to the sport you might not agree!

This list will help decode the gymnastics language.

Table of Contents


ACR – Sports Acrobatics

AER – Sports Aerobics

DMT – Double Mini Trampoline

GFA – Gymnastics for All

JO – Junior Olympic

MAG – Mens Artistic Gymnastics

PRK – Parkour

RG – Rhythmic Gymnastics

T&T – Tumbling and Trampoline

TRA – Trampoline

TUM – Tumbling

WAG – Womens Artistic Gymnastics

Governing Bodies

AAU – American Athletic Union

BG – British Gymnastics

EG – European Gymnastics

FIG – Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique

GA – Gymnastics Australia

GC – Gymnastics Canada

NCAA – National Collegiate Athletic Association

USAG – USA Gymnastics


AB – Asymmetric Bars

BB – Balance Beam

FX – Floor Exercise

HB – High Bars

PB – Parallel Bars

PH – Pommel Horse

SR – Still Rings

UB – Uneven Bars (the same apparatus as Asymmetric Bars)

VT – Vault

Competition Scoring

AA – All-Around

CoP – Code of Points

CV – Connection Value

DD – Difficulty Score

EF – Event Final

EGR – Element Group Requirements

EX – Execution Score

OOB – Out of Bounds

SB – Series Bonus

SV – Start Value

TF – Team Final

Common Gymnastics Moves and Positions

BHS – Back Handspring

BW – Back Walkover

CW – Cartwheel

DLO – Double Layout

DTY – Double Twisting Yurchenko

FF – Flic Flac (another name for BHS)

FR – Forward Roll

FTY – Full Twisting Yurchenko

FHS – Front Handspring

HS – Handstand

LO – Layout

LOSO – Layout Step Out

PK – Pike

RO – Round Off

TTY – Triple Twisting Yurchenko

TU – Tuck

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