T&T Competitive Team
Trampoline and Tumbling involves three disciplines: tumbling, trampoline, and double mini. World Champions Centre offers classes in the trampoline-based disciplines and in tumbling. WCC also has a competitive T&T team. T&T team members will practice on all three disciplines, preparing for local, state, regional and national competitions. Competitive T&T is for everyone, regardless of age or ability. Unlike gymnastics, T&T athletes do not have to compete at the same level for all apparatuses. Therefore, a strong tumbler with not as strong trampoline skills can compete at a higher level in tumbling instead of waiting for the trampoline skills to improve before moving up in all disciplines. Below is a brief description of the apparatuses, events, and levels.
Apparatus and Event Information
Power Tumbling - Power tumbling is performed on elevated spring runways that help tumblers propel themselves higher than a basketball goal as they demonstrate speed, strength, and skill while executing a series of acrobatic maneuvers. Top-level contenders will perform explosive somersaults with multiple flips and twists.
Trampoline - International competition trampolines are larger and more powerful than those utilized in the early years and a far cry from the "backyard" models that are found today in most American suburban neighborhoods. These modern trampolines can propel trained athletes as high as 30 feet in the air during performances. During two competitive routines of 10 skills each, upper-level athletes can easily demonstrate a graceful array of double, triple and twisting somersaults.
Synchronized Trampoline - Synchronized trampoline demands the same athletic skill as the individual trampoline, while adding the element of precision timing. Using two trampolines, two athletes perform identical 10-skill routines at the same time. In this most artistic event in the sport, each performs as a mirror image of the other, doubling the visual beauty of trampoline competition.
Double Mini-Trampoline - Double mini is a relatively new sport that combines the horizontal run of tumbling with the vertical rebound of trampoline. After a short run, the athlete jumps onto a small two-level trampoline to perform a rebounding trick immediately followed by a dismount element onto a landing mat. Double mini is similar in concept to springboard diving, using a mat instead of water.
Description of Levels
Future Stars (Lv. 1-2) - This group is for 5-6yr olds only and is designed as the first steps towards the competitive levels of T&T. Future Stars focus mainly on the 1-2-3s and A-B-Cs of gymnastics which is flexibility, conditioning, and drills.
Super Stars (Lv. 3-4) - The Super Stars are a handpicked group of 7-8yr olds who are preparing their first routines for competition. They workout 2 days a week and focus on discipline, technique, flexibility, and strength. Super Stars compete at the local, state and regional levels.
Compulsory Lv. 3-6 - The Compulsory group is for boys and girls ages 9 & Up that wish to be competitive in the Junior Olympic Program. This group competes at local, state, regional and national USA Gymnastics sanctioned meets. They work on flexibility, conditioning, drills for skills and USAG Compulsory Routines Levels 3-6.
Optional Lv 7-10 - The Optional team group is for boys and girls ages 9 & Up who are at least level 7 and up in one event - Trampoline, Tumbling or Double Mini. Optionals can compete at the local, state, regional and national levels. At this level, they continue working on the technique and strength needed for the optional levels 8-10 of T&T.
Homeschool Group (Lv. 3-Elite) - Our Homeschool Group is designed for those athletes in any homeschool type of program or those that get out early enough to enjoy their passion for the sport. The Homeschool Group meets from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, with options of a Tuesday/Thursday Group when we get more athletes. They also compete at the local - national level.
Elite Level - The Elite Program is structured for the most dedicated of athletes who wish to continue their competitive career at the highest national and international levels. We design a program tailored to the individual so they can reach their goals within the Trampoline & Tumbling world as well as in life.
For program questions or concerns, please contact Jimmy Owen our program director.