Acrobatic Gymnastics Team
Acrobatic athletes have be performing for thousands of years, all the back to ancient Greece. What was originally for royal entertainment and then circuses has become an international sport showcasing the efficiency, grace and strength of the human body.
The USSR was the first country where acrobatics became an independent discipline of sport. The premiere competition rules were formulated there and the Championships of USSR were held for the first time in 1939. The sport continued to grow through eastern Europe through the 20th century.
The United States Sports Acrobatics Federation (USSAF), was founded in 1975 and changed to the United States Sports Acrobatics (USSA) in the 1990s. USSA merged with USA Gymnastics in 2002, making it the fifth discipline, and the connection between acrobatic gymnastics and gymnastics continues to grow today. The United States was first represented in Moscow in 1974 by tumblers only. Representation at World Championships has been on the rise ever since. The United States won its first gold medal at a World Championships in Riesa, Germany, in 2002.
Acrobatic Gymnastics is a sport that highlights the grace of dance and strength of acrobatics. Gymnastics skills add physicality to the exercises. Acrobatic gymnastics routines show balance, grace, strength and flexibility. Choreography and synchronization add flare and artistry to each exercise.
Acrobatic Gymnastics favors body control in various positions, both on the ground and in the air. Groups of athletes often referred to as 1 base, middle(s) (only in groups of 3+) and 1 top work together to perform amazing skills of strength and flexibility.
Congratualtions to our latest National Champions.
Level 6 Women's Pair 14-15 National Champions