We are in the process of adding videos and photos from each team and meet season to showcase, we hope you like it!
This is Payten, Level 5. Meet week is all about taking it easy and making sure everything looks as clean as possible. We need to make sure all of our skills are ready for the judges. The most important thing the judges look for is the form. This is straight legs, legs together, toes pointed, tight positions, tight arms, things like that. It's not so much about what skill they are doing, but how the skills are executed.
This is Leyla, level 7, on tumbling. In level 7 on tumbling, we introduce whips. back handsprings and whips and the two main tumbling skills in routines. A Whip is a low and fast skill, kind of like a back handspring but without using your hands. The most important part of a whip is the arms. Big, fast arm movements are the most important.
Fun fact! There are two different types of passes on double mini, mounter pass and spotter pass. Payten, level 5, is showing a mounter pass. The main difference between the two passes is how many bounces you can take. A mounter pass is 2 bounces while a spotter pass is 3 bounces. However, both passes will still only have two skills
Form is one of the most important things that the judges look for. Straight legs and arms, legs together, toes pointed, straight legs are important in every event, even tumbling!
The level 3's on double mini have been working so hard to get their second pass on double mini. Here we have Erica after she finally connected her pass! This pass is especially tricky for our littles ones because the spotter full turn can be a challenge to work out of. The level 3's have been working on keeping their full turn in the middle of the double mini, getting their full turn all the way around, and jumping straight off the double mini and not landing on the blue. They have learned that it is very important to spot the wall in front of them at the beginning and end of their full turn. Hard work pays off!
Here we show one of our Lv. 10 gymnasts getting ready for competition season with her first routine on Trampoline. She is a beautiful example of what amazing form should look like. Notice her sharp kick outs, tight legs, and deep positions on each skill
Tess, level 9, is demonstrating what all the kids know as their +1 drill. Position jumps are one of the first things you learn in T&T. Even though they are true basics, it is important that every level works on perfecting them. Tess is showing here how each of the position jumps (tuck, straddle, pike) should look so that they will receive either no deduction or just a 0.1 deduction