What is Trampoline and Tumbling (T&T)?
Trampoline and Tumbling is a high-flying sub sport of gymnastics focusing on the events of trampoline, synchronized trampoline, power tumbling and double mini trampoline. First becoming a sport in the 1930s, trampoline is a sport for any age and level. Trampolines can be enjoyed by little ones starting to bounce, anyone wanting to learn, or elite athletes that want to catapult themselves to the sky. A great sport to work on foundations, trampoline includes all the motor skills in some shape or form, focusing on the strength and speed necessary to compete at the highest levels.
A single competitor will perform two routines on the trampoline, each consisting of 10 different skills. Competitors fly as high as 10 meters in the air, while being judged on their execution and their degree of difficulty. Trampoline is one of the closest ways a human can get to flying.
Because bouncing as high as you can with up to 27 flips in a 10-skill routine isn’t difficult enough, synchronized trampoline exists. Still being judged on their difficulty and execution, athletes are now judged on synchronization with a partner on a separate trampoline just beside them. Partners compete on their separate trampolines with the same routine at the exact same time.
Tumbling competitors will complete two different routines, of up to eight skills each (dependent on level). Routines are performed down an 84-foot long "tumble-track" that they flip and tumble down from one end all the way to the other. Competitors are judged on execution and degree of difficulty.
Double Mini Trampoline
When competing DMT athletes sprint as fast as they can and jump across the Double mini to land on a mat on the other side. Sprinting full force at a trampoline is intimidating enough, yet some athletes compete 7 whole flips in a 2-skill routine! The competitor will perform up to four different routines with different skills in each and will be judged on execution, degree of difficulty and landing.