Our Competitive Trampoline & Tumbling (T&T) Team is a more challenging program for those interested in competing at a higher level. Lead by Jim Bertz, we pride ourselves on having the utmost knowledge of the sport. In addition to increasing kids’ athletic ability, we believe the team experience is a chance for young people to develop life skills such as self-confidence, teamwork, responsibility, friendship, and sportsmanship.
As a USA Gymnastics member, we compete in their local, regional and national events. Unlike gymnastics, T&T competitions allow athletes to compete at a different level for each individual event. Performances center around three Junior Olympic events:
- Trampoline – connecting ten skills together in a routine,
- Tumbling – two routines of up to eight connected skills on an 84’ tumbling floor, and
- Double Mini – two routines involving two or three connected skills per routine.
T&T TEAM TRAINING SCHEDULE
Instructional periods for team athletes are more focused on perfecting specific skills for competition. Depending on level, athletes are expected to attend 2-4, two hour practices each week. These classes are offered multiple times on different days of the week, so families can choose the ones that best fit their schedules.
The T&T competitive season runs from November to July following the USA Gymnastics schedule. Team members practice throughout the year to ensure they are mobilizing to higher levels and retain their competitive edge. We realize these same kids are busy with school and family commitments, so we work hard to make practice schedules adaptable. Team participation is by invitation only to those level 5 and above.
Is your child interested in tumbling & trampoline at a competitive level? If so, please talk with us to find out more about T&T Team opportunities.