The Official Tricklining Rulebook of the American Trickline Association contains a detailed
description of the approved scoring system including how to score tricks, how to score rounds,
and how to conduct competitions. The rulebook provides a deep understanding of the system but
attempting to directly apply the system in the rulebook manually in real-time is infeasible.
As such, the American Trickline Association provides a practical implementation of the system
which can be found on the scoring software
section of our website.
That page also includes a description of how to use the software to score a round. It is not
necessary to read the rulebook to be able to score a round.
When to Use the Rulebook
As mentioned above, it is not necessary to refer to the rulebook to score a round. Here are a
few reasons you may want to consult the rulebook:
- To understand how and why a trick received a particular score
- To select a competition format when organizing a competition
- To understand your rights as an athlete when competing in an American Trickline Association sanctioned event
- To propose an adjustment to the scoring system
- To score a new trick
- To refer to the landing criteria, dabbing criteria, or combo completeness criteria when scoring a questionabe trick
Archived Rulebook Revisions