Acrosport is a part of Gymnastics. It is a team competition accompanied by music.
Teams must create different structures and build human pyramids in time with the music.
It is a sport that needs physical strength, stamina, rhythm, coordination and balance. It is a team sport, so your partners depend on you.
It combines the beauty of dance and acrobatics. Gymnastics skills add excitement to the exercises.
Acrobatic balances show grace, strength and flexibility.
Choreography and synchronisation add beauty and creativity to each exercise.
Here you have a video from your 4th year ESO partners:
VOCABULARY IN THIS UNIT:
Skills: habilidades Routine: rutina, la coreografía o conjunto de ejercicios
Grace: gracia Balance: equilibrio
Allowed: permitido Tempo: tempo
To be held: ser mantenido
A corresponding/matching music: una música que le pegue
DID YOU KNOW THAT...?
? Acrobatic Gymnastics develops body control in various positions. For this reason, the sport is included in the training program of pilots, cosmonauts and parachutists.
? This sport is a group sport requiring athletes of all ages, shapes, and sizes.
? It is a very old activity, Egyptians did human pyramids more than 2000 years ago.
Now it is a team sport and you can find different types of competitions:
Men's, Women's or Mixed Pairs, Women's Groups (3 gymnasts) and Men's Groups (4 gymnasts).
WHAT IS AN ACROBATIC GYMNASTICS COMPETITION LIKE?
Time allowed for each exercise is from two and a half to three minutes. Judges give points to teams depending on various aspects.
Balance and tempo are key elements.
Element combination and coordination with the music are determining factors for the value of the routine.