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Acrobatics & Tumbling Q&A




Try outs vs. recruit? What's the difference?

How can you get your name out to the acrobatics and tumbling world?

Is there an NCAA webpage questionnaire I can complete and submit? (similar to the football, baseball, every other sport on the NCAA website)

How will you know if you are being "recruited?"

Can the athlete call/text/email the coach?

Are scholarships available and at what value?

What are my opportunities if I am not recruited?

What will the practice and workout schedule look like during the year?

Will I need to schedule my classes around practices/weights?

Will it be required to live in a specific athlete residential hall?

What kind of surface will I practice/compete on?

What will be the makeup of the acrobatics and tumbling team?

How many times a year will Baylor acrobatics and tumbling compete?

What type of support staff will be offered to Baylor acrobatics and tumbling?

Is Baylor acrobatics and tumbling part of the spirit teams?


Q. Try outs vs. recruit? What's the difference?
    A. There are no tryouts. We will be recruiting prospective student-athletes that have the potential to be on the Baylor Acrobatics and Tumbling team. There is also a prospective student-athlete questionnaire on our web site we would like for you to submit along with a video of your skills.
Q. How can you get your name out to the acrobatics and tumbling world?
    A. Talk to your coaches at your gym about Universities that sponsor Acrobatics and Tumbling as a sport. There will also be a NCATA web site with information about the varsity sport of Acrobatics and Tumbling.
Q. Is there an NCAA webpage questionnaire I can complete and submit? (similar to the football, baseball, every other sport on the NCAA website)
    A. Yes. Please go HERE to fill out our form and submit a video.
Q. How will you know if you are being "recruited?" We will be in contact with you after you have submitted your video and questionnaire.
    A. We will be in contact with you after you have submitted your video and questionnaire.
Q. Can the athlete call/text/email the coach?
    A. According to NCAA coaches are not allowed to text message a prospective student-athlete. Coaches can accept calls from a prospective student- athlete but can only place a call to a recruit once a week. Coaches are allowed unlimited emails to a prospective-student athlete.
Q. Are scholarships available and at what value?
    A. Acrobatics and tumbling is an equivalency sport which allows a coach to provide scholarships at their discretion.
Q. What are my opportunities if I am not recruited?
    A. It is possible for a current Baylor student to walk on in the fall semester. A walk on student-athlete is a student who is already enrolled at Baylor and was not recruited and is offered no financial assistance in the form of athletic scholarship.
Q. What will the practice and workout schedule look like during the year?
    A. Per NCAA rules student- athletes will be limited to no more than 20 per week of instruction.
Q. Will I need to schedule my classes around practices/weights?
    A. Yes. The student-athletes academic advisor for acrobatics and tumbling will work with the student athlete to make sure their schedule works with their practice/workout schedule.
Q. Will it be required to live in a specific athlete residential hall?
    A. Baylor requires all freshmen to live on campus.
Q. What kind of surface will I practice/compete on?
    A. Primarily Mat floor.
Q. What will be the makeup of the acrobatics and tumbling team?
    A. BU acrobatics and tumbling is made up of 26-36 female student-athletes.
Q. How many times a year will Baylor acrobatics and tumbling compete?
    A. We will compete a minimum of 6 times a year and our season will begin in late November and end in April.
Q. What type of support staff will be offered to Baylor acrobatics and tumbling?
    A. We have access to athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, academic support (advisors and tutors), Athletics Chaplin, and much more.
Q. Is Baylor acrobatics and tumbling part of the spirit teams?
    A. No, acrobatics and tumbling is a varsity sport and their purpose is to compete.

 

 

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