About Trampoline Sports
Individual Trampoline consists of an individual competitor performing two routines on the trampoline. These routines consist of a 1st voluntary (compulsory elements) and a 2nd voluntary routine (optional).In most competitions, skills are performed from ten contacts with the bed, starting the routine and ending the routine on the feet. Skills range from aerial shapes (tucks, pike and straight bounces) tomultiple somersaults with twists. Skills receive difficulty points according to body position, the degrees of rotation and twist executed. The 2nd voluntary routine also consists of a combination of ten consecutive different skills. Thecompetitor selects the skills. This routine is judged on the performance and a degree of difficulty score is added to this total. Competitors will use a combination of ten different skills that can see the world’s best athletes performing a combination of double and triple somersaults with multiple twists, performed at heights of up to 8 metres above the ground, to show-case the aestheticallypleasing and awe inspiring rebounding sports spectacle of trampoline. From January 2011, both routines will be awarded a “Time of Flight” bonus. Routines will be timed either manually or electronically. The longer the ‘time of flight’, time spent in the air, the higher the points bonus awarded to the routine and the time (in seconds) will be added onto the score for that routine.
Synchronised Trampoline is judged the same as individual trampoline but there are two competitors bouncing on separate trampolines. Competitors are marked on how well they stay synchronised with each other. The routines that they perform must be identical and if either competitor performs a different skill or even the same skill in a different position the routine stops at that skill and they will receive a score for the part of the routine performed before the error.
As the name would suggest it requires performing skills on a Double-Mini Trampoline. Two skills are performed in sequence, either as: – Mount skill and dismount skill over a ‘penalty zone’ (area between the sloping and flat bed)
– Spotter skill (skill performed on the flat part of the bed ‘on the spot’) and then a dismount skill.
Competitors perform two different passes consisting of two skills in a preliminary round and another two passes for finals. No skills may be repeated on the same section of the DMT in these four passes or no degree of difficulty will count for that skill.
Competitors perform two voluntary passes. A tumbling pass demonstrates forward, backward and sideward hands to feet and feet to feet rotational elements. The elements should be presented
showing good control, form, execution and maintenance of tempo. In elite tumbling, passes consist of eight skills performed on a 25 metre sprung floor.
In age group and levels tumbling, passes consist of five skills (short-track) that could be performed on a modified tumbling floor, for example an Artistic gymnastics floor or an ‘aerotrack’.