Competition Format


  • Routines consist of 10 skills.
  • Each move must be completed one after the other with no extra bounces or one footed landings.  These stop the routine.
  • Everyone will do at least two different routines.
  • At some higher competitions the top 8 will progress to a Final.

How a competition works?

  1. Warm up time given on the trampolines (gymnasts usually get a choice of two trampolines). 15-30minutes depending on the group.
  2. One touch – once through the routine.  This isn’t judged but sometimes you’ll see the judges practicing/getting their eye in during it.
  3. The gymnast sits on benches in the bounce order and when told go up to compete your first routine. Their scores are shown on the screens - judges no longer show scores.
  4. They then return to the bench until the get told to compete their second routine.
  5. When it is their turn again, the gymnast will do their second routine.  And that's it!
  • A competition can be over in 1-2 hours depending on the numbers in a group.  Medals are usually done after their group (but at Nationals there is a bigger presentation done at lunch time and the end of the day).
  • Sometimes the groups are split into groups called "flights" – if there is more than 16 in a group.

Scoring a Routine

There are 3 or 4 different parts to a trampoline score.


Routine 1 - Set Routine

  1. Execution (E) Score: a neatness score - max 20.0 for a routine (anything above 15.0 is good).
  2. Horizontal Displacement (HD) Score: how much they travel across the trampoline - max 10.0 for a routine (anything above 9.5 is good).
  3. Time of Flight (ToF) Score: how much time they spend in the air in the routine - 1 second = 1 whole mark (a good score varies for each gymnast as it depends on age of the gymnasts).

Routine 2 - Voluntary Rouitne

  1. Execution (E) Score.
  2. Horizontal Displacement (HD) Score.
  3. Time of Flight (ToF) Score.
  4. Difficulty (D) Score: each skill has a set difficulty rating and the 10 skills are added together (a good score all depends on the level they are competing at and skills they can do).


How the scores are calculated for each move for the HD Score.
How the scores are calculated for each move for the HD Score.