Trampoline and Tumbling consists of four events: Individual Trampoline, Synchronised Trampoline, Double-Mini Trampoline, and Tumbling.
History: George Nissen and Larry Griswold built the first modern trampoline in 1936. The design was created by stretching a piece of canvas, in which they had inserted grommets along each side, to an angle iron frame by means of coiled springs. The sport of Trampoline has evolved immensely with advancements in equipment, skill level, training regimes, safety, and regulations.
1936 … the first trampoline is built.
2000 … Trampoline becomes an Olympic sport.
Now … Trampoline is being trained and competed in over 40 countries worldwide.
A competitor will perform two routines, each consisting of 10 different skills. These routines are made up of multiple somersaults and twists that are performed with precise technique and perfect body control. These skills are performed at heights of over 30 feet in the air ranging from single somersaults to triple somersaults with multiple twists both forwards and backwards.
Competitors are judged on execution, degree of difficulty, time of flight, and horizontal displacement.
Synchronised Trampoline: Is made up of two competitors (same gender) completing the same routine at the same time on separate trampolines. Routine structure is consistent with Individual Trampoline.
Competitors are judged on execution, degree of difficulty, time of flight, and synchronicity.
Tumbling: Competitors compete two different routines, each of eight skills (dependent on level). These routines are made up of feet to hand elements, somersaults, and tough landings. These routines are performed across an 80-foot long matted track sprung with fiberglass rods. Routines range from single somersaults to double and triple somersaults with multiple twists.
Competitors are judged on execution and degree of difficulty.
Double-Mini Trampoline (DMT): In a DMT routine, the athlete runs towards the DMT (a smaller, narrow, longer trampoline), hurdles onto the DMT, performing a mounting element that must travel half of the DMT, then a dismounting skill that lands onto the landing mat. The competitor performs two different routines with different skills in each.
Competitors are judged on execution and degree of difficulty. Of the three Trampoline and Tumbling events, the Airdrie Edge is most renowned for its DMT athletes. In the past 15 years, Airdrie Edge has been home to 2010 World Championships gold medalist Corissa Boychuk, World Record breaking Julie Warnock, and many other international Trampoline and Tumbling athletes.
Within all levels, men and women compete separately and the system is not age-based.
At Pre-Competitive events athletes are physically tested for strength, speed and flexibility in addition to demonstrating their prowess in a variety of T&T skills and drills on the apparatus.
FAST 1 – Entry level pre-competitive
FAST 2 – Mid-level pre-competitive
FAST 3 – Mid-level pre-competitive
FAST 4 – Exit level pre-competitive and preparing to move to Provincial Competitive
At the Airdrie Edge, these athletes train 2x/wk. for a total of 5-6 hours/wk.
The provincial levels comprise the first four levels of the competitive program.
Level 1 – Entry level competitive for developing athletes
Level 2 – Mid-level provincial competitive Level 3 – Mid-level provincial competitive Level 4 – Exit provincial level for athletes ready for the National stream
Athletes in these levels train 3x per week for a total of 9 hours
To move into the National stream and from level to level within it, athletes must meet a mobility standard comprised of an execution score, degree of difficulty score, and specific skill requirements. The National stream consists of athletes who have taken on a more difficult skill level and higher commitment level.
Level 5 (National) and Level 6 (Espoir) athletes train 4x per week for a total of 11.5 hours
Level 7 (Junior) and Level 8 (Senior) athlete train 5x per week for a total of 13.5 hours
For further information about this program please contact Jamie Atkin by email firstname.lastname@example.org