Competition Hints & Tips


WAG (Women’s Artistic Gymnastics) N&DGC comp WAG leotard, comp track pants, comp jacket, comp polo. 

MAG (Men’s Artistic Gymnastics) N&DGC comp MAG leotard, comp shorts, comp longs, comp track pants, comp jacket, comp polo. 

N&DGC backpack/bag is compulsory for WAG 4+ and MAG 3+; optional for all lower levels. 

Underwear should be hidden. Please make good choices with your underwear, ie. it should be the same colour as your leotard or nude colour, and not be visible. 

Hair – Gymnasts must have their hair tied up if it’s a little longer. Not only does it keep it tidy, but it is also for gymnast safety. Hair should not be able to fall onto the face. 

Nails – Nail polish is not permitted. 

Jewellery – Dangling jewellery & watches are not permitted. Sleeper or stud earrings only. 

Ideas for what to bring in your bag – water bottle containing water only, small blanket (it can get cold while waiting for their turn, socks (to keep those feet warm), spare hair tie. 


  • If feeling unwell please do not attend competition and inform the head coach. 
  • Please arrive 10 minutes beforehand. 
  • When gymnasts and families arrive at a competition, please find your teammates and the coach. The coach will inform you when it’s time for the gymnasts to enter the competition arena/floor. Parents/spectators may need to wait for the previous session to leave before they find seating. 
  • Once gymnasts take the floor/arena, they are NOT to leave the arena or their group to go see their parents/guardians. They are to ask the coach if they require anything, including going to the toilet. 
  • The coach will stay with the group for the whole competition. Coaches will assist the gymnasts, providing encouragement and support during the competition. Parents/guardians are to stay in the designated spectator areas and avoid directly speaking to your child, even if they are close to you. 


  • No flash photography please. Camera flashes can put gymnasts off and can be very dangerous if they go off during gymnast routines. 
  • All our gymnasts and their families are representing N&DGC and we ask that you abide by the rules of the host club and be respectful and courteous to all other gymnasts, spectators, and officials.