ACROSPORT

4th ESO

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What is Acrosport?
It is an acrobat-choreographic sport, since there are acrobatthree key elements incorporated into its exercises: exercises: Figure formations or body pyramids. pyramids. Realization of floor gymnastic skills ( jumps, turns and jumps, balances) which are used as transitions from one figure to another. another.
‡ Music, which supports the choreographic component Music,

of the combination of the previous elements. elements.
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Acrosport as a competitive sport
As a competititve sport, acrosport presents the following general characteristics: 
Categories in which you can compete: female compete:

partners, male partners, mixed partners, female trios, and male quartets. quartets. 
The elements of balances and acrobatic stunts make

up the principal part of the exercise, forming a harmoniuos and rhythmic set with other gymnastic elements of flexibility and dance. dance.

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Acrosport as a competitive sport 
The exercise is done on a base of 12x12 meters and is

accompained with music. 
The duration of the exercise is of 2 minutes and 30

seconds. 
The age difference between the base/lifter and the

acrobat must not be greater than 10 years.

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Differences between figure and pyramid 
The Body figures: are aesthetic formations formed between all the components without one being on top of the other. other.

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Differences between figure and pyramid 
The pyramids: always imply a structure of at least two pyramids: levels, levels, with the base wider than the top level. level.

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Positions of the students in Acrosport 
ACROBAT or agile.- They are the ones who create the most agile.

complicated elements (stunts) and climb up to the highest positions of the pyramids. pyramids. 

BASE/LIFTER.- The one who acts as the base,using their BASE/LIFTER.

body as support. They can be static or dynamic and their support. basic positions are: lying supine (laying on their back) are: quadruped (on all fours) and bipedal (standing). (standing). 

HELPER.- Their function is to help in the phases which HELPER.

require them and to adopt an aesthetic position in the final structure. structure.

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Positions of the students in Acrosport
Acrobat

Base/lifter

Helper

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The hand dams . 
How do we sustain ourselves? ourselves?  The dams are a fundamental aspect of acrsoport, acrsoport,

since they provide security and stability for the pyramids and each one has a specific function: function: 
Dam hand in hand, dam cramp, wrist and hand.- To hand, cramp, hand.

push and/or hold in the different formations. The and/or formations. double hand in hand grip is used fundamentally for the balances. balances.

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The hand dams (picture) .
Dam hand in hand Dam clamp Hand wrist dam

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The hand dams 
Arm in arm dam To hold an inverted position.  Platform.- To trap and hold in some pyramids and to Platform.

throw the agile student or acrobat in stunts. 
Hand-Foot dam.- Used by the base/lifter to hold the Handdam. base/lifter

situated agile in the dome in a static equilibrium position. The grip should be in the back of the foot. foot.

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The hand dams
Platform Arm in arm dam Hand-foot dam

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Safety warnings
Keep back straight Maintain muscle tone and do not relax

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Safety warnings
Base/lifters: Use the legs to lift the weight of your partners

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Safety warnings
Do not rely in the middle of the back of your partner Locate the appropriate support zones of the base/lifter

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Phases in the creation of the pyramids 
1st Phase.- Construction of the pyramid: The Phase. pyramid:

bases/lifters bases/lifters will form the base, adopting the chosen poses in the most firm possible position. position. The students who will occupy the most elevated part will climb up while remaining as close as possible to the base, with their head up and exerting a force of pressure downwards, avoiding downwards, any push out in lateral direction. The pyramid direction. forms from the inside towards the outside, and outside, from downwards to upwards. upwards.

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Phases in the creation of the pyramids 
2nd Phase.- Stabilization : Once the pyramid is Phase.

formed, formed, it must hold itself up for three seconds. If seconds. the distribution of weight is correct, the pyramid correct, will stay put. If it is necessary, corrections of the put. necessary, appropriate positions must be made to correct the imbalances that occur. occur.

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Phases in the creation of the pyramid 
3rd Phase.- Undoing of the pyramid: This must Phase. pyramid:

always be donde in opposite direction of the first phase, phase, by having the agile going down towards the front or in lateral direction. The bases/lifters or direction. bases/lifters the helpers will help in the reception, by holding reception, the agile by their waist or back

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Phases in the creation of the pyramid (phases of the undoing of the pyramid) pyramid) 
1st- Contact with the floor must always be done lightly with the 1st-

feet open towards the outside to increase the base of the equilibrium. equilibrium. Always do this in the front when going down. down. feetending the knees to absorb the impact. impact. 

2ndº- If the agile lose balance they must try and fall on their 2ndº 3rd- The column must remain straight, with open arms towards 3rdstraight,

the sides and the upper body learning forward. agile fall in open spaces with safety. 

4th- The base/lifters must remain in their positions so that the 4thbase/lifters  5th- The one who falls must not hold onto another partner while 5th-

falling. falling.

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Criteria of success in the creation of the figures 
To considerer a figure to be correctly formed, the formed,

following sections are measured: measured: -Holding the figure for 3 seconds. seconds. -During that time, the body must remain static and deformable. -The body segments (arms, legs, column..) must be arms, legs, column..) aligned and the angles fixed according to the form of the figure.
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COMPOSITIONS

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COMPOSITIONS

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WORKSHEET 
       

Worksheet nº 1 Name: ______________________Date: _________ 1. What is Acrosport? Acrosport? 2. What is the difference between figure and pyramid? 3. Explain the basic features of Acrosport as a competitive sport 4. List the different types of dams . 5. What are the positions in Acrosport? Acrosport? 6. List the safety warnings in the Acrosport. Acrosport. 7. Explain the phases in the creation of the pyramids.

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FIN

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