National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling

Acrobatics & Tumbling is a relatively new American College sport exclusively for female athletes.

The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics has recommended that all three divisions of governance structure add Acrobatics & Tumbling to the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program Aug. 1, 2020.

There were 29 NCAA colleges and universities sponsoring teams in 2019. The sport must reach 40 varsity programs to move forward to the NCAA governance structure for championship consideration in future.

Athletes are recruited as bases, flyers or backs. Some compete only the tumbling portion. Each team has 30 members or more. Baylor, the top team in 2019, has 50 on their roster as I post.

Scholarships are available. Numbers and amount vary school-to-school.

Competitors come from disciplines including Acrobatic gymnastics, Artistic (often Levels 8-10), Trampoline & Tumbling, and competitive Cheer  (often Levels 4 & 5).

The harder competition surface is typically a basketball floor with roll mats on top.

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Baylor 2019

 

 

Cheerleader Laney Madsen competes WAG for Bulgaria

And has a verbal commitment to compete for UCLA.

Laney trained with Kyla Ross in California.

Gymnastics

Cheer

LANEY MADSEN: I’M GLAD I CAN INSPIRE SO MANY PEOPLE

Acrobatics & Tumbling now an NCAA ’emerging sport’

NCAA:

… recommended that all three divisions of the NCAA governance structure add two sports — acrobatics and tumbling and women’s wrestling — to the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program. If adopted, the sports would join the program Aug. 1, 2020. …

A sport must have a minimum of 20 varsity teams and/or competitive club teams that have competed in a minimum of five contests to be considered for the emerging sports program. The sport must reach 40 varsity programs to move forward to the NCAA governance structure for championship consideration. …

The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association currently has 29 NCAA colleges and universities …

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The NEW sport has elements of Acrobatic Gymnastics, Tumbling and Cheer.

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Each team has up to 28 competitors on their game-day roster and compete in six events throughout the meet, including: Compulsory, Acro, Pyramid, Toss, Tumbling, and Team Event. …

Meet Format

Cheer Dads surprise daughters with their own routine

A group of 18 dads from Edmonton, with kids in Perfect Storm Athletics, surprised their daughters with a viral cheerleading routine of their own last week.

The fathers called themselves “the weathermen” and had three secretive practices with trainers from Perfect Storm Athletics to learn the routine.

They performed the three-minute routine in front of their kids on April 14 at a showcase in Calgary called 4Cast that featured all of the Perfect Storm clubs in Alberta. …

Global News

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Baylor wins 5th consecutive NCATA title

National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association

Top seed Baylor used a strong performance in the tumbling and team events to earn its fifth-straight national championship with a 278.400-271.725 victory over second-seeded Oregon on Saturday evening in the NCATA Tournament finals.

The Bears also wrapped up their fourth undefeated season in program history by ending the year with a 12-0 record. Oregon wraps up the year with a 7-3 mark, with all three of its losses coming to Baylor this season. …

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#StandingDoubleBack day

#HandstandDay was very successful this week. Nadia showed hers, for example.

Let’s keep it going with #StandingDoubleBack day. 😀

Aaron Cook. Kick it off.

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Stacey Ervin?