The etymological origin of the word acrobatics is Greek. It is composed of “akros” with the meaning of “high” and “balance” which can be translated as walking on tiptoe. The suffix “a” indicates action. It could be said that the acrobat is the one who walks in height, demonstrating balance, on trapezoids and ropes, but also jumps, and with partners, they form human figures and pyramids. Acrobatic games are an artistic discipline that combines movement, agility, balance, grace, and coordination. It involves risk and requires optimal physical conditions to develop, in addition to strict training.
It is a discipline and an acrobatic game taking place across a pedal of 12 m. x 12 m. In them, series of 2’15 ” has provisions for duos and 2’30” for trios or quartets. At most, they may have musical accompaniment. So, it forms balance as towers and dynamic towers, individual elements, gymnastic jumps, and turns and different acrobatic series. Generally, the activity happens in mixed duos, female duos, male duos, female threesomes, and male quartets. Moreover, there are three different series with one series requiring elements of equilibrium. Another is with dynamic elements and the last one is combined, all routines require individual and ensemble elements that must be distributed in the execution of the scheme.
Junior categories – 12 to 18 years Senior – 14 years and older In all cases the basic gymnast may not be younger than 12 years.
Acrobatic Games, Tumbling:
It is an individual acrobatic game in which there’s a succession of high-speed stunts. It competes in a 25 m slide long where support with only feet and hands is possible.
Categories Promotional Level Advanced level Up to 10 years 11 to 12 years 13 to 14 years 15 and up Up to 12 years 13 to 14 years 15 to 16 years 17 and up. Trampoline is a discipline that has an element of 5 m x 3 m approximately at a height of 1.10 m. It consists of a metal structure that supports a mesh by means of springs. In them, a series of exercises of great height and difficulty takes place as performance. It competes individually or in synchronization duos across two elements. Categories Promotional Level Advanced level Up to 10 years 11 to 12 years 13 to 14 years 15 and up Up to 12 years 13 to 14 years 15 to 16 years 17 and up
Double Mini-Tramp :
It is an acrobatic game that his practice as an elastic element of a similar structure to the trampoline. It’s mostly either 3 m long and 0.70 m on an approximate height. Their access becomes evident after a race, and on which two exercises of great difficulty undergo performance. It results in finishing the second on a drop mattress. Moreover, Mini-Tramp is an element similar to the double mini-tramp. However, it’s smaller in which someone competes with a single jump that culminates in a mattress. So, it does not compete internationally, but in our country and only on a promotional level.
Categories Promotional Level Advanced level Up to 10 years 11 to 12 years 13 to 14 years 15 and up Up to 12 years 13 to 14 years 15 to 16 years 17 and up.
Pedagogical Dimensions Of Acrobatic Games Activity:
Elements for Strength acrobatics are didactic. It’s actually beyond the description of the techniques as they appear in the show. Their place lies in the teacher’s perspective. Moreover, this comes to play when addressing some of the aspects of the learning process. Additionally, they are important for training in acrobatic games skills as well.