|Competition Details and Dates 2013|
The Australian Calisthenics Federation (ACF) defines these age groups. Age limits are set at the age that a participant will be on 31 December of each year.
COMPETITION DATES 2013
From 2013 Action Calisthenics will no longer use spray tanning.
As Calisthenics is a team sport every member of the team is important. Items have a minimum of eight in a team. This is a competition requirement and any less than that will result in penalty points.
Calisthenics is different to other sports where a participant can be substituted for another player if they are away for a game or competition. In a calisthenic team each person learns the routine from a specific position on the stage and each team often learns different routines, it is difficult to swap people around at the last moment.
The commitment to the team is for the entire calisthenics season (February to September/October).
It is important for parents and participants to understand the role each team member has in their team and if a team is missing someone at a competition then the whole team is affected and penalised.
To avoid any problems, it is imperative that both team managers and coaches be advised as soon as possible if a participant will be absent for a competition. This will help ensure that any team selections are made early enough so that team members will not be disadvantaged.
Representative Teams and National Competitions
The ACF holds a National Calisthenics Championship every year in the July school holidays. This is considered the pinnacle of Calisthenics and CACTI endeavours to send teams of each age group to these events.
Each registered CACTI participant is offered a chance to trial for the ACT Representative Team. Selections usually take place in September and commence training in Oct/Nov. Nationals generally rotate between the States (WA, SA, VIC, ACT & QLD) – not necessarily in that order. Victoria is hosting the 2013 National Championships in Melbourne.