First you'll learn how to perform simple aerial tricks and maintain your rhythm. Then, as your skills and confidence grow, you'll build up to some incredible big-air stunts. If you want, you can even show off your stuff at one of the competitions for your age group. Of course, if you'd prefer to bounce just for fun and fitness, that's great too.
A typical competition routine on the trampoline is characterised by high, continuous rhythmic feet to feet, to back, front or seat rotational jumping elements, without hesitation or intermediate straight bounces between two elements.
In a synchronised competition, a pair of gymnasts can consist of two women or two men. Pairs must do the same element at the same time and must start facing the same direction.
A typical trampoline competition is made up of three routines/rounds: compulsory (a combination of free and compulsory elements), voluntary (free elements of the gymnast’s own choosing) and the final voluntary round. Each routine is made up of 10 skills and must start and finish on the feet.