Power Tumbling blends the most exciting aspects of an Artistic Gymnastics floor exercise with the dynamics of Trampoline skills. Tumblers perform on a specialized tumbling strip, which is 26 meters long and 1.5 meters wide. The strip is an elevated floor sprung with horizontal fiberglass rods concealed beneath a carpeted layer of foam. The innovation of this specialized ‘floor’ has raised the level of the sport to new heights. It provides the athletes with an extremely explosive ‘launching pad’, which can propel the most talented athletes high into the air allowing them to perform combinations of consecutive aerial skills at levels of difficulty not normally seen in Artistic Gymnastics.
In competition the athletes perform tumbling lines (connected tumbling skills) called ‘passes’.
These passes consist of eight acrobatic elements judged on their degree of difficulty and execution – which includes the evaluation of speed, technique, height and maintenance of tempo throughout the entire 8 element pass.
Competitions are thrilling displays of dare devil feats, which defy gravity. The intensity builds, as the athlete stands alone at the end of the 11 meter long runway. With an explosive burst of power the athlete initiates their running approach with full effort toward the beginning of the tumbling strip. In a blink of an eye the athlete performs 8 dynamic elements, which are connected at the speed of light.
The only thing to move faster than the tumbler is the rate at which this sport is evolving! In fact, the world’s best tumblers are now performing triple twisting double saltos, full twisting triple backs and some are even performing double backs in the middle of the pass proceeding through to a triple back pike dismount! The incredible pace and intricate highflying maneuvers make Tumbling one of the most enjoyable disciplines to experience!
The Elite level is for athletes who have a background in gymnastics and acro. They should have already developed their individual skills and be ready to add flipping and twisting to the dynamic throws and catches involved in acrobatics. As well handstand work, strength and flexibility will be the focus of the physical preparation component of the Elite program. Routine development, multiple routines, choreography, artistry and peak performance will all be emphasized in this level. Athletes in the Elite program will compete at Provincial competitions, Provincial Championships and have the opportunity to participate in meets across Canada and possibly internationally.
This level of acrobatic gymnastics will build on the skills athletes learn in the Developmental program. Drill work, skill basics as preparations for higher level skills and more individual tumbling elements will be the focus. Routines play a larger role in the Provincial stream with continued work on learning more complex choreography, dance basics, and routine presentation. Athletes in this level will compete at Provincial competitions and Provincial Championships.
The OGC offers a developmental acrobatic gymnastics program for athletes as young as 7 years of age where athletes will learn the basic skills of partner gymnastics and continue to develop their individual gymnastics elements. This level will also introduce gymnasts to learning choreography, routines and experiencing interclub competitions. For athletes looking to get a head start before trying out for the Developmental Acrobatic Gymnastics group there are several recreational acrobatic gymnastics classes offered throughout the week.
Tumbling Training Schedule 2023
Tumbling Training Schedule April 16
December Training Schedules
Tumbling Training Schedule Dec 11 - 24 Revised Tumbling Training Schedule November 27 - Dec 10 Tumlbing Training Schedule Dec 25 - Jan 7
Fall Schedule 2022