Welcome to the World’s First
Freestyle Trampoline Association!
The International Freestyle Trampoline Association (IFTA) is an organization of like-minded individuals and athletes in the trampoline industry who embrace the Freestyle element of sports. We have created an official community that provides a platform for athletes who want to express themselves in unique ways.
In 2023, we are working toward establishing this sport under our global Association by opening National branches of the IFTA in 8 countries were we currently operate. This will be expanding to over 14 countries by 2024.
Here at the IFTA we encourage athletes to explore what their body and mind can do on a trampoline by experimenting in a very strategic step-by-step manner taught at our educational seminars. Through this creative learning process, Freestyle Trampoline athletes can unlock an infinite amount of skills compared to the limited number in the traditional stream.
We focus on helping athletes use trampoline to discover themselves and what makes them unique. These days, many professional acrobatic athletes are starting to turn to Freestyle because they see the limitless options available.
The FTA is taking a firm stance regarding the future of professional trampoline. In no way do we oppose the Olympic stream or traditional platforms, in fact, we encourage all Freestyle athletes to follow many of the conditioning protocols and training steps, however, we envision all trampoline athletes working together to enhance the sport and offer another option to the young athletes trying to discover their place in the world of Extreme Acrobatic Sports. We work alongside brands that support the Olympics and who see that we have a lot to offer to those athletes who simply want more options.
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Acrobatics is the ‘new’ extreme action sports element.
Corporations are using action sports as an effective way to keep their brands “cool” in the minds of today’s youth, by being receptive to trends that truly embrace and support their culture. Action Sports participants are strong with influencers within the 12 to 28 year old demographic, and companies are finding innovative ways to connect.
Acrobatics is one of the most popular action sports, comprising of gymnastics, trampolining, parkour, tricking, freerunning and tumbling. Over 500 million athletes and recreational participants engage each year through trampoline parks, competitive facilities, and free movement centers. There are literally thousands of young athletes going out into the natural environment showing off their acrobatic skills, which is evident from the millions of viewers watching and uploading videos across all social media platforms.
The Freestyle Trampoline Association will be the voice for those athletes that tend to get cast aside by traditionalists. We encourage you to help us expand this sport by joining a branch of the IFTA new you! Please see our list of countries below.