To understand what a trampolining routine looks like, Alex Hall (Colin's daughter) has put together a demonstration for you to watch. Try and spot some techniques you might know!
By being part of the Chester Trampoline Club, you may have the opportunity to put your new-found skills to the test by taking part in competitions. But what does this look like for trampolining? Competitive trampolining can take many forms including individual, synchronized and tumbling. At the Chester Trampoline Club, we mainly focus on individual competitions.
1. THE ROUTINE
Alex is doing a 10-bounce routine. After some straight bounces to gain herself some height, these are the moves she does. See if you can identify them:
1. Half twist to front landing.
2. To feet.
3. Straddle jump.
4. Full twist.
5. Pike jump.
6. Back landing.
7. Half twist to feet.
8. Tuck jump.
9. Half twist.
10. Front somersault (tucked).
2. JUDGING A ROUTINE
At a competition, judges will basically be looking for four things in a performance:
Competitors must try to land each move as close to the cross in the middle of the trampoline bed as possible.
Competitors need to maintain a good consistent height throughout the routine.
Each move must show the body in the required shape.
The shape should be shown whilst the body is at the highest point of the bounce.
This is a competitive 'G' level routine. There are 9 levels, 'A' being the highest and 'I' being the lowest.