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WHAT IS POWER TUMBLING? Power tumbling is what a good cheerleader should be performing on the cheer floor-explosive, high energy tumbling passes that combine a combination of skills from back handsprings, to whips to tucks, layouts and full twisting layouts. Power tumbling is performed on elevated spring runways (rod floor) that helps the tumbler 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 (usag.com). Power tumbling goes hand in hand with the skills a cheerleader needs and is a great compliment to the recreational and high school cheer season as competitions are in the spring! If you have ever seen the Jessie White Tumblers perform, then you know what power tumbling is all about! Come be part of the up and coming sport that is now internationally recognized as an Olympic sport and can become a sport for life!"
We now have a Power Tumbling Team that will compete for the first time this spring (2012) at a few local events. Our team focuses on the rod floor (power tumbling) and trampoline. Our team is by invitation only and practices on Saturdays. If interested, please call to set up an evaluation.
Power Tumbling is a great option for those who truly love the sport of tumbling, but allows for time for other activities during the week. Power Tumbling falls under 2 governing bodies: USTA (usta1.org) as well as the TNT program of USA Gymnastics (usag.org). At DCA, our power tumbling team competes tumbling on the rod floor and athletes are performing 3-10 skills in a row (depending on their competition level). We also have athletes compete on trampoline with a series of 10 skills including a combination of jumps, flips, tucks, layouts, baranis and more. Did you know that trampoline is an Olympic sport? Competing trampoline is a great compliment to rod floor as well as a great training tool for advancing your tumbling skills. We have team kids practicing anywhere from 1.5 hours a week (for our developmental team working up to the Sub-Novice level of 3 back handsprings) to 8 hours a week (our advanced tumblers) and many of our power tumblers are cheerleaders too! Those on the competition team will compete between 3-8 competitions in Illinois with the opportunity to going to USTA and/or USAG state meets to qualify to attend Nationals! Our first power tumbling season we had 12 athletes compete at Nationals with 2 winning National Champions and the majority of the rest coming in top 10 in the country! Interested in joining the team? Call the gym for more information. 630-588-9000.