What is Acrobatics & Tumbling?

The NEW American College 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

USAG posts a weekly wrap-up of College Gymnastics that includes ACROBATICS AND TUMBLING.

College Acrobatics & Tumbling is booming

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. — Emmanuel College announced the addition of Acrobatics and Tumbling as a varsity intercollegiate sport beginning in Fall 2020. …

“Acrobatics and Tumbling is an emerging sport within the NCAA and has exploded in sponsorship at the collegiate level over the past three years. …”

The sport involves tumbling, tosses, acrobatic lifts and pyramids. Teams compete in head-to-head competition in meets consisting of six events, including Compulsory, Acro, Pyramid, Toss, Tumbling and Team Event.

The sport is governed by the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA). Competition will take place between February and April. The NCATA National Championships are held annually in April on an NCATA member campus with event and team champions crowned. …

Emmanuel College Adds Acrobatics & Tumbling, Becomes 33rd Program

 

“Cheer” – the documentary

Cheer (six episodes) now streaming on Netflix.

The stakes on the mat are high, but for these cheerleaders, the only thing more brutal than their workouts and more exceptional than their performances are the stories of adversity and triumph behind the athletes themselves.

… Netflix’s new documentary series “Cheer” follows the competitive cheerleaders of the 14-time National Championship winning team at Navarro College in Corsicana, TX.

Over the course of six episodes join the team members as they face injuries, sacrifice, personal setbacks and triumphs, all leading up to one nail-biting and adrenaline pumping final competition at the National Championship.

It’s gotten good reviews.

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tumbling the football field

I believe this is UTSA Cheer tumbler 𝕋𝕪 𝕂𝕦𝕪𝕜𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕝𝕝.

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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