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Written investigation A1 - Plan The aim of this investigation is to try and improve my trampolining technique. To do this I plan to analyse a performer trampolining using video footage. The main area that I hope for the performer to improve is her arm swing to gain more height. This is because she finds it hard to complete the moves due to the fact she lacks height. If she has more height she can perform different moves with ease. This is a plan of what I intend to do and when. Date Intention Week beginning 24th March In this week I intend to observe the first core skill. This is the jumps. The jumps which I will be observing are the straight jump and the tuck jump. In this week I also intend to attain the qualitive data for my tuck jump. Week beginning 31st March In this week I intend to observe the second core skill. This is the drops. The drops which I will observe are the front drop and the seat drop. Week beginning 7th April In this week I intend to observe the third core skill. This is the twists. The twists which I will observe are swivel hips and the full twist. I will gain a second amount of qualitive data so I can see if my arm swing has improved. Week beginning 14th April In this week I intend to observe the fourth core skill. This is the twisting and rotating combination. The twisting and rotating combinations I will be observing is the half twist to front and the seat drop half twist to feet. Week beginning 21st April In this week I intend to observe the fifth and last core skill. This is the front somersault. Week beginning 28th April In this week I intend to look back on my video footage and analyse the performance. ...read more.

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Skill breakdown Strengths of performance Weaknesses of performance Preparation Good height which enabled her to swing her legs round straight. The legs were not together so the body shape was not aesthetically pleasing Execution The legs were straight when rotating around into the seat drop which meant they were prepared for the seat drop. The performer over rotated which meant she was not pointing in the right direction. This would be a problem if performing in a routine as the rest of the routine would be off track Follow through/recovery Correct landing on the feet on the cross which would help when putting the move into a routine The legs were not held together when recovering from the seat drop. Full twist Performer The arms were above the head but bent. The twist was completed but slightly over rotated. The legs were not together and the toes were not pointed. Perfect model To accelerate enough to gain the rotation you can either pull your arms down your sides or cross them on your chest. the legs should be full extended, held together with pointed toes Skill breakdown Strengths of performance Weaknesses of performance Preparation There was good height due to the arms swing. This enabled the performer to have enough rotation. The arms were not straight when swinging to gain height. This means the performer would have to work harder to gain the height to execute the move. Execution There was enough rotation so the performer managed to get all the way round Body tension was poor the legs and arms were not extended and engaged. Follow through/recovery Landed on the cross which is the same place she started meaning I would have enough bounce to perform the next move. Due to the over rotation the performer was not in the correct position when ending. This would be bad if performing in a routine as it would not be aesthetically pleasing. ...read more.

Conclusion

* * 9 * * * * * * * 10 * * * From the data above you can see that out of 10 swivel hips the performer successfully carried out 7 swivel hips to a suitable standard. 7 x 100 = 70% 10 This means that 70% of the times the performer carries out swivel hips successfully. To improve her swivel hips the performer needs to focus on her twist and landing. Sometimes the performer over rotates or under rotates which affects the landing. Stretch is highlighted so I can evaluate this as it is liked to my aim. Out of 10 swivel hips I stretched 6 times. This is 60%. This shows that I have improved my arm swing. Evaluation I think that my project went well. It enabled me to identify weaknesses in my performance in trampolining. To record the performer I used a video camera. I used this as it enabled me to repeatedly view the skill when ever I needed. Unfortunately something happened to the video tape subsequently I re-filmed it in the space of a week. The performer did improve over the time I did this project. The area she improved in is her arm swing. This means that she will get more height whilst trampolining. As a result of this her height will increase. This is shown by the results in my quantative analysis. The performer went from using her arms 40% of the time to 60% of the time. The main area the performer needs to develop is her arm swing. If she uses straight arms before performing the move then she will be able to gain the height with less effort this will there for enable her to perform the moves without difficulty. Another area she could improve is her body tension. The moves she performs are adequate however work needs to be done to tighten her moves up so they look visually sound. This would score her major points if entering a competition. ...read more.

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