Use this skills matrix to help you safely link skills once they have been perfected by your pupils. Eg, Once they can do a tuck and pike jump, get them to perform a tuck jump followed by a pike jump, then reverse it. See the sheet for more info. Free
This depends on the progress and ability of your pupil. Most people teach forward somersault first as its easier for pupils to create the take off phase of the skills whereas the take off for a backwards somersault takes a lot more effort and skill. As long as all the
Bringing the arms in close to the body to aid speed of rotation during twisting skills
A foam filled mat that a Coach might use to reduce the rebound of a trampolinist when developing a new move. It is not a substitute for proper coaching of technique. Better name is “Push-In Mat”, often known as “Crash Mat”.
Complex mechanical phenomenon whereby aerial twist rotation, obtained by ‘borrowing’ somersault rotation in straight twisting somersaults, translates into an amount of “Tilt”. Easily visible viewed from the short end of the trampoline. Caused by “Gyroscopic Precession”.
Trampoline Game. Every player has to repeat all skills of those that went before in the correct order and append an additional skill at the end; also known as “Add-On”. (Variants: Add-Before, Add-Between).
A position where the body is extended in a straight line, technically defined as the upper body and the legs being positioned at an angle of more than 135 °.
Persons standing around the trampoline ready to aid the performer if they fall/slip In competition there are a minimum of 4 spotters who stand at each corner of the trampoline. In recreational trampolining, it is recommended that no more than one spotter is used per open side.
To perform a skill on the same spot (the skill is spotted) Visual focus/clues to assist performers during moves
A specific move that has a recognised way of performance and technical value.