Trampolining is a competitive Olympic sport in which gymnasts perform acrobatics while bouncing on a trampoline. These can include simple jumps in the pike, tuck or straddle position to more complex combinations of forward or backward somersaults and twists whilst trampolining. There are three related competitive rebound sports, synchronized trampoline, tumbling (or power tumbling) and double mini trampoline.
In synchronized trampolining, two athletes perform exactly the same routine of ten skills at the same time on two adjacent trampolines. A double mini trampoline is smaller than a regulation competition trampoline. It has a sloped end and a flat bed. The gymnasts run up and jump onto the sloping end and then jump onto the flat part before dismounting onto a mat. Skills are performed during the jumps or as they dismount.
Tumbling, also known as power tumbling, is an acrobatic discipline which combines some of the skills of artistic gymnastics on the floor with those of trampolining. It is practiced on a 25-metre long sprung track. It was developed from tumbling performances performed by entertainers from very early times but as a sport is now codified, regulated and judged and performed using standardised special equipment.
Health Benefits of Trampolining and Common Trampoline Injuries
Trampolining is not only considered fun but enhances overall coordination, strength, flexibility, timing and balance. Although trampoline competitors are highly trained, they are also attempting to perform complex manoeuvres which could lead to accidents and falls. The most common trampoline injuries are fractures from falls and ligament injury.
Insurance for Individual Trampolinists and Trampolining Clubs
Sportsinsurance4u offers a wide variety of plans, from individual trampolinist insurance to tramploining club insurance.
Sports Accident Insurance
General & Medical via Sportsinsurance4u can offer you a comprehensive range of trampolining accident insurance providing cash benefits for sports injuries such as breaks and dislocations, as well as income protection and disablement cover. Cover is also available for accidental injury whilst travelling to and from a scheduled event, training session or competition or whilst on an organised tour.
Sports Health Insurance
Our Sports Health Insurance for semi-professional and professional trampolinists offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with important cover for sports related injuries.
As an alternative for amateur trampolinists, General & Medical can also offer Private Health Insurance for you and your family, whether you are on a budget or whether you are looking for the most comprehensive levels of protection.
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Our Sports Accident Insurance has been designed for amateur sports enthusiasts to provide some financial benefit to you in the event of a sports injury.
Sports Accident Insurance benefits can include
- Personal Liability Insurance
- Income Protection
- Cash Benefits for Breaks and Dislocations
- Dental Cover
- Physiotherapy Benefit
Sports Health Insurance benefits can include
- Cover for sports injuries
- Consultations, tests and scans
- Hospital cash back
- Cover outside UK for touring clubs
- Health and Wellbeing Services