|Trampoline Sports in Tasmania utilises four Trampoline Sports Apparatus: Individual Trampoline, Synchronised Trampoline, Double Mini Trampoline and Tumbling
To compete individual trampoline competitors must perform two routines. The first routine is known as the 'set'. A set routine is 10 bounces long and incorporates set requirements in any order as listed in the Trampoline Sports Proficiency Award Scheme. For example the set requirements for level 4 are: 1 full twist
A level 4 set could then be: 3/4 Back Sault Straight
The second routine that competitors must perform is known as the voluntary or 'vol'. A Vol routine is 10 bounces long and must reach a certain difficulty level. Moves are awarded a degree of difficulty (D.D.) depending upon their degree of rotation and degree of twist. Once again no repeat skills are allowed. A level 4 routine for example must reach a D.D. of 2.3.
Synchronized trampoline operates the same as individual trampoline except there are two competitors on separate trampolines performing the same routine at the same time. Competitors are judged on their execution, degree of difficulty and their synchronization. Competitors must always perform the same skill, if different skills are performed at the same time then the routine is terminated from that skill onwards.
Double Mini Trampoline
To compete double mini trampoline (DMT) competitors must combine two elements in swing on different areas of the DMT, the second skill must always be a dismount skill from the DMT to a crash mat. Competitors perform two routines incorporating different skills and then the top six competitors go through to finals where they compete two more different passes to decide placings. Like with trampoline a D.D. is required to be met by the competitors competing in a certain level. Eg: Level at level four a D.D. of 1.0 is required over the first two passes.
Power tumbling is an exciting discipline of Trampoline Gymnastics, combining artistic gymnastics floor skills with trampoline skills. Tumblers compete either short track (5-skills) or long track (8-skills) tumbling passes that combine rolls, cartwheels handstands and jumps in the lower levels and somersaults, flics and whips in the higher levels. The skills are performed on a 25-metre long rod floor and judging is similar to that of trampolining, with three execution scores combined with one difficulty score.
Trampoline Sports operates in three distict divisions: Levels, Age and Elite.
The levels system in Trampoline Sports places athletes in levels according to their abilities and athletes work from level 1 through to level 10 passing levels in club (up to level 4) or in competition. The levels scheme is set down in the Australian Gymnastics Federations Proficeiency Award Scheme or PAS Manual.
If an athlete reaches a certain level in the levels scheme by a certain age then they are eligible to compete in their age division. The age system places athletes against other athletes, in the same age bracket as themselves, at competitions. National competitions and state championships are generally run along the age system.
The elite stream targets athletes who are competing in the top end end of their age group and allows them to be able to compete against athletes of similar ability level and similar age. Elite is broken down into Junior (13 to 16 years) and Senior (17+ years) International competitions are generally run along the elite system.
|Trampoline 2013 Handbook|
|Trampoline Code of Points 2013 - 2016|
|Tasmanian Trampoline Gymnastics State Squad 2013|