ADRIAN, Mich. - A new sport is being implemented under the direction of Head Cheer and Dance coach Regina Smith. Adrian College announces they will be transitioning the all-girl program from cheerleading into a more competitive format called Acrobatics and Tumbling. Acrobatics and Tumbling is governed by the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA), a "non-profit" entity.
Acrobatics and Tumbling combines the athletic aspects of gymnastics (tumbling and acrobatics), as well as competitive cheerleading. The season consists of a standard spring format from February 1 to April 28 each year. Roster size averages between 24-36 people.
"I am extremely excited about having this opportunity to coach a new athletic sport," Smith states. "We had a great turnout on our debut with 14 athletes making commitments to the Acrobatics and Tumbling team. This team does not replace sideline cheerleading, in fact, this coming year we will have a sideline team of 20 students", Smith states.
"There is a vast difference between sideline cheerleading and acrobatics and tumbling. The State of Michigan will be able to see something new by attending our home meets. Adrian College is the first College in the State of Michigan to implement this sport", Smith says.
There will be two more mock meets on May 2, 2013 and May 15,
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