Trampoline Skill Phases

There are 3 phases of a trampoline skill, Take off, Flight & Landing.

Take Off

Take off starts at the very bottom of the bed, at maximum depression (MD) until you have last contact with the bed (LC)  

Take off can involve….
● No somersault rotation or twist
● Forward or backward rotation
● Twist Rotation
● Rotation around more than one axis

TAKE OFF IS THE COACHES PRIMARY CONCERN.

Flight

Flight is the middle phase of a skill where the shaping and un-shaping takes place.  

Towards the end of the flight phase the moment of inertia has increased resulting in the speed of rotation slowing down. This prepares the body ready for a stable
landing phase

Landing

Landing is the phase where the feet  make first Contact (FC) with the bed until maximum depression (MD)  

When  performing routines or linking skills the landing of one trampoline skill is  the set up for the take off  of the next skill.

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