Glossary of Terms

This is by no means the ultimate glossary of terms as you can tell! Comment below if you have a term I need to add, and as soon as I get a chance, it will be added!

Add-On or ‘plus one’ is a trampoline game where each performer is required to remember and complete a previous set of skills and add a skill to the end.

Arm set the action of ensuring arms are in a static vertical position by the time a jump leaves the trampoline – now the preferred method for starting all routines and moves when performed in isolation

Compulsory Routine (Set) – A routine which has a set list of skills and a set order which must be followed by all athletes in a flight or age group at a competition. No degree of difficulty marks are given for this routine; the marks are purely for execution. Also see ‘set’ routine.

Double-mini Trampoline (DMT) is similar to Trampoline, but the apparatus is smaller, with the trampoline similar in appearance to a Trampette, but with one sloped surface leading to a flat surface and open on each length. Competitors approach the DMT at a run performing 2 skills in up to 3 jumps with a dismount onto a designated area.

Execution this usually refers to the execution score awarded to a routine based on the quality of a routine. Execution marks are deducted per skill with a maximum deduction of 0.5 per skill. See also penalties coming soon.

FIG the federation internationale gymnastique is the organizing body for international gymnastics competitions including the Olympics. FIG are responsible for making the rules and also trains and certifies judges.

Frame The metal parts of the trampoline.

Gain the act of performing a backward rotating skill and travelling forward and vice versa.

Kip Performed by the coach on the trampoline, this assists the performer to increase, decrease or neutralise a performer’s bouncing height.

Line-out to extend from a shaped somersault after the rotation has completed, into a straight position, with arms alongside the body.

Lost Move Syndrome (or LMS) is a Trampolining and sport phenomenon. It is the inability to perform a skill that could previously be performed with ease.

Mat A push-in or ‘crash-mat’ used to reduce the rebound of the trampoline when a performer is learning a new skill.

Routine consisting of 10 different skills joined together, this is the competitive form of Trampolining.

Rig Overhead apparatus used to assist performers in completing Somersault skills, consisting of ropes and a pulley system attached to a belt secured round a performers waist.

Set this is the Compulsory or first of two routines completed in a trampoline competition. Currently in the lower level (regional levels) the requirement is a “Set, Repeat” – meaning the Voluntary routine is the same as the Set routine.

Spotter(s) people positioned round the trampoline to prevent a performer from falling off the trampoline.

Synchronized Trampoline (Synchro) is the act of a pair of trampoline competitors performing the same routine at the same time. Each performer is scored on their execution as well as their synchronization. A D-Sync score refers to the deductions taken based on how together the performers complete their routine.

Tariff is the Degree of Difficulty (DD) added to a routine. A score added to the execution score which reflects the difficulty of the skills included in the routine.

Travel is movement along the trampoline in the same direction as a somersault, e.g. a front somersault which lands forward of the take off point.

Voluntary (Vol) refers to the Voluntary or optional routine – A routine comprising skills chosen by the athlete or coach to reflect their best performance. Usually the routine must have a minimum (and sometimes at lower skill levels, a maximum) degree of difficulty.


See more:

Brentwood Trampoline Club Glossary

Trampolining on Wikipedia

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