Having confirmed venue and coach availability, and avoiding as many competitions and other events as possible, we are now able to confirm arrangements for the 2016 Development Squad for trampolining. All squad sessions will take place at Brentwood School Sports Centre, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 8EE.
Criteria have been set in order to identify gymnasts who demonstrate the potential to move upwards through the performance pathways and are showing the qualities needed for future years of progressive training and competition.
The selection method will involve the recognition of technical expectations, range and conditioning testing and gymnastic versatility.
Again we will be using an Opportunity Test Day on the 21st February from 9am until 12pm for the Under 14 age group, and then 12pm until 3pm for the Under 18s. Timings for squad dates will be confirmed in due course as will proposed fees.
Each club may nominate, in rank order, 3 gymnasts per age group (Under 14 and Under 18 in 2016) who meet the criteria. A further 2 reserve gymnasts, again in rank order, may be nominated per age group who may or may not receive an invite to trial. In all cases the selection criteria must have been met. Following testing, each group will be reduced to 18 gymnasts.
Gymnasts will be continually assessed and may not be invited to subsequent squads if the squad coaches feel the expectations are too great.
There will be opportunities for entry to the squad throughout the year depending on recognition at competitions and place availability.
Please be advised that the trial is to determine those we feel will add value to the squad process. As such, coaches should not assume scores alone are a guarantee of selection and should, in determining their selection, consider those qualities that underpin future potential.
Criteria are based on minimum grade and 2-round form scores (not including bonus points), in recent competition, as follows:
Coaches should submit their nominees names and competition scores (2015) information by no later than 15th January 2016 to email@example.com.
Running on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th January 2016 enrolment is now open.
This is a two day event packed full of essential information and technical highlights for every coach of Level 2 qualification upwards.
Lilleshall National Sports Centre
Full Board with regular refreshments are offered and you will either be allocated a single or twin room at Lilleshall National Sports Centre or at the Holiday Inn, Telford International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford TF3 4EH
The TRA & TUM Coaching Symposium theme is -The Coaching Journey –Your Personal Development. It will offer coaches the opportunity to discover detailed and varied aspects of coaching and challenge personal development.
£160* including full board and refreshments
*Please note, this fee has been subsidised by the Performance Pathway and offers exceptional value.
You can enrol here to register and pay for your place at the TRA & TUM National Coach Symposium on 16th/17th January 2016.(Alternatively please use the ‘find a course’ section on the British Gymnastics Website).
Please note the closing date: 2nd December 2015
We welcome your attendance to this full 2 day experience, however, if you do not require accommodation the fee will be reduced by £30.00. Please email: julie,firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place for the reduced fee before enrolling.
The following has been received from BG:
Following the success of the first year of the Performance Pathway in Trampolining, British Gymnastics is pleased to announce details of the programme for the coming cycle; October 2015 to June 2016.
The Performance Pathway has been set up by British Gymnastics to support the development of young gymnasts through a series of challenging, educational and engaging training camps based at three High Performance Centres across the country:
The programme is funded by Sport England and is open to English Gymnasts who have achieved a specific set of performance criteria. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, please contact your Home Nation Governing body to find out about development opportunities in your areas.
The Performance Pathway for Trampoline is designed to select gymnasts who are keen to learn and develop into World Class performers. History and evidence has shown us over the years that many of Great Britain’s best young athletes never makes it to senior level, so it can be very difficult to identify which young gymnasts performing well now will ever go on to achieve success. Our programme is designed to pick up some of the best current performers to teach them about all the physical and mental skills they will need for success and guide them on their way to glory. We also try to cater for some of the gymnasts who are not necessarily performing really well in competition YET, but are displaying some of the characteristics that World Class performers show.
Evidence has shown that some of the very best athletes in the world were not that good when they were younger, but they worked really hard and learnt how to be the best. So therefore, our system has two tiers; the first for gymnasts performing well in competition and the second for gymnasts who display characteristics of successful elite performers.
Our Tier One gymnasts will be invited to four training camps at their nearest High Performance Centre between October 2015 and June 2016. Their personal coach will also be invited to attend every session. At each camp, the Pathway coaches will be delivering technical education both for the gymnast and the coach to improve development even further. In addition to these four camps, Tier One gymnasts and their coaches will be invited to three National Performance Pathway overnight camps at the British Gymnastics Lilleshall National Headquarters in Shropshire. Eligibility for selection onto the Performance Pathway Tier One squad is based on the criteria below:
*Gymnasts who move up to 15-16 in 2016 are not eligible for Performance Pathway Squad selection.
Tier One gymnasts and their coaches will receive their selection letter and information in September 2015.
Our Tier Two gymnasts will be invited to four training camps at their nearest High Performance Centre between October 2015 and June 2016. Their personal coach will also be invited to attend every session. At each camp, the Pathway coaches will be delivering technical education both for the gymnast and the coach to improve development even further. Eligibility for selection onto the Performance Pathway Tier Two squad is based on the criteria below:
Tier Two gymnasts and their coaches will receive their selection letter and information in October 2015.
he selection criteria for both tiers outlined above is for initial selection onto the Performance Pathway programme in October 2015. Our Pathway Coaches will be continually monitoring the gymnasts’ progress throughout the course of the year which may result in athletes moving from one tier to another to reflect their current ability.
As much as we wish to be able to support as many gymnasts as possible, we cannot guarantee selection and it will always be subject to the places available in each High Performance Centre and National Pathway camps at Lilleshall, with priority going to gymnasts who have achieved the Tier One standard.
TIER ONE SQUAD
3 x National Pathway Squads (Lilleshall)
4 x Zonal Pathway Squads (North, Midlands or South)
TIER TWO SQUAD
4 x Zonal Pathway Squads (North, Midlands or South)
We recognise that in order to raise the domestic level of Trampolining across the country and aspire to be continually producing World and Olympic Champions, we need to provide learning opportunities for both gymnasts and coaches. Therefore, at each of the four Pathway camps based in our three High Performance Centres, there will be a unique opportunity open to any other coaches in the area to attend the camps, irrelevant of whether they have a gymnast on the programme. Information about attending these camps as a coach without a gymnast on the programme will be circulated around the regions and clubs. For more information on 2015-2016 camp dates and booking onto a camp, please contact your nearest Performance Pathway Coordinator:
In addition to these technical development opportunities, we will be running a coaching symposium over two days in January 2016 at the British Gymnastics Lilleshall National Headquarters. This is a brand new event specifically created for coaches at the start of a gymnasts’ journey and will offer a whole range of technical and non-technical education sessions. More information about the 2016 Trampoline Coaching Symposium will be circulated in the coming months.
£25 Performance Pathway Tier One & Tier Two gymnasts
£25 Personal coaches of Performance Pathway gymnasts
£25 Any other coaches wishing to attend
£100 Performance Pathway Tier One Gymnasts
£75 Personal coaches of Performance Pathway gymnasts
BG Pathway Manager: Sarah Benson (email@example.com)
BG Performance Manager: Alan Edge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Head National Coach: Craig Lowther
Head Pathway Coach: Jay Scouler
North England Pathway Coach: Paul Greaves
North England Assistant Coach: Dan Greaves
North England Coordinator: Jonathan McFadden
Midlands Pathway Coach: Harvey Smith
Midlands Assistant Coach: TBC
Midlands Coordinator: Jenni Morgan
South England Pathway Coach: Brian Camp
South England Assistant Coach: Mike Wood
South England Coordinator: Julie Jenkins
The video below was produced by BG to showcase DMT in their Discover Gymnastics series – all the gymnasts in it are from Eastern Region with the exception of one, the video was taken at Sprung Loaded.
The Trampoline East AGM is being held on 11th October in Hatfield, after the Regional Championships competition.
Nominations are invited for committee positions on the attached form, or please nominate those existing committee members as they are willing to continue in their roles for the following year.
Nominations should come from a club rather than individuals, it is anticipated that this will be after discussion within your individual clubs. If anyone wishes a role description of any of the committee positions before being nominated please let me know and I can forward these.
Please return forms to either the Regional Chair or the Secretary by the designated time for these to be counted.
The nomination form can be downloaded here:
In previous years we have held an inter-club Regional Championship based on the grading routines. With some clubs now opting to compete only in NDP this leaves the region divided in terms of routines being competed and the regional committee has been looking at ways in which we could come together without forcing clubs to abandon their principled decisions to adopt one, or the other, of the two structures we support in East. All DMT and TPD competition in the region adopts the BG NDP structures and is not directly affected.
Once again Daniel Frost, ex-regional competitor here in East, is raising money in memory of Steve Locke for MacMillan Cancer, this time by doing the London Triathlon on Sunday 9th August. This is a great cause and one Steve’s family have pleasure in supporting. If you would like to sponsor Dan, and give a quick wink to Steve in the process, then please use one of the following methods:
In its current facility for 10 years Waveney Gymnastics Club has developed to become one of the leading sports clubs and facilities in the District and County. Our purpose built facility is one of the best centres in the country. In the last five years hosting national junior and Senior boys training camps including teams from Canada, Australia, Great Britain leading up to London 2012, also the Japanese Trampoline squad prior to 2012. We are a genuine community run club, which caters for all levels of gymnastic/ Trampoline related activities from babies through to adults and top competitive athletes. Our aim is to provide an enjoyable and inclusive experience for everyone accessing our facility under the guidance and care of qualified coaches.
Waveney Gymnastics Club are seeking to increase their coaching team and an opportunity to coach their successful Performance Trampoline squad has come available. Currently this is a part time post however, with the correct candidate we at Waveney Gymnastics Club would be happy to expand this to a full time position.
We are looking to appoint an energetic, enthusiastic coach to join the team, where the post will involve working with our successful development squad.
The club has a competitive pay structure related to the qualifications and experience of the individual coaches. Opportunities for further development and attendance on appropriate course are available and negotiable. Any interested persons looking to start a new venture at our world-class purpose-built facility; who has already gained a coaching qualification are invited to send their C.V’s to email@example.com.
Starting date would be as soon as the correct candidate becomes available.
The date and venue for this has now been set and all clubs are invited to prepare for the competition which is being hosted by Levitation TC:
As in previous years there will be both team and individual champions and clubs may enter more than one team if they would like. One big change this year is brought upon us because of the two different structures in use and in order to allow all to compete on a ‘level-playing field’ the competition will make use of the East Region’s Open Competition Structure. This structure has been designed to give clubs confidence in using either NDP or Eastern Grades (or both in reflection of individuals’ needs) as their preferred development pathway going forward. This new format structure was trialled at the recent Fenland Flyers Open where both the organizers and those attending thought it worked well with only minor wrinkles (now being in the process of being ironed out).
As with last year the competition will be for:
If anybody has a query about the New Open Structure please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Annual General Meeting will immediately follow the East Region Championship competition. Can all clubs please make an effort to attend.
Over the last weekend of May, The Peterborough Arena hosted a wonderful Regional Team Finals, an intermediate level competition between teams of trampoline, double mini and tumbling gymnasts from all regions of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The East Region’s team was small compared to some but had quality and spirit in abundance and punched well above its weight. Our younger performers in particular were an inspiration and at the end of the first day on overall points we led the competition! Sunday was a little quieter for us but the East Team finished 5th on trampoline among the 12 regions, 3rd on double mini and 2nd in tumbling; a fantastic result!
On trampoline there were golds for Shannon Waterman, Conner Houston, Harvey Bell, Carys Verdicchio and Hal Ottley; all aged 12 or younger. Ellis Rushworth jumped to silver and Imogen Mayhew, Charlotte Warnes, Caitlin Constance and Monica Dowling all collected bronze. 10 trampoline medals and 28 top eight placings was a tremendous haul.
On double mini our small team also made a great showing with 6 medals including wins for Imogen Mayhew, Hal Ottley, Max Gaeta and Ed Parkin. Daniel Cotta and Chloe Caley achieved silver and Ella Houston reached the podium for her bronze. 11 of the team achieved top eight, point scoring places. Special mention should go to Hal for his double gold and to Imogen, also a double medallist.
More than twenty of these gymnasts will be invited to compete in the National Development Plan (NDP) Finals which takes place in Telford this July. Here they will compete for their individual clubs and we wish them every success.
Huge thanks are due to the East Team’s coaches, judges and supporters for helping our gymnasts achieve such a great result. Thanks too to all the coaches back at our gymnasts’ clubs and to Jack Kelly, Paul Kitchen, Dave Kingaby, Phil Dodson and the Region’s Trampoline Committee for their work in supporting gymnast development. It’s paying off guys!
Report by Pat Dodson (Team Manager).
|East||125 (5)||66 (3)||179 (2)|
|East Midlands||268 (1)||11 (10)||29 (11)|
|London||54 (10)||0 (11)||55 (10)|
|North of England||69 (9)||0 (11)||185 (1)|
|North West||101 (6)||62 (4)||27 (12)|
|Northern Ireland||43 (11)||53 (5)||12 (13)|
|Scotland||12 (12)||99 (2)||59 (9)|
|South West||158 (4)||170 (1)||136 (3)|
|South||176 (3)||30 (8)||77 (8)|
|South East||86 (7)||36 (7)||94 (6)|
|Wales||7 (13)||0 (11)||101 (5)|
|West Midlands||194 (2)||53 (5)||82 (7)|
|Yorkshire||75 (8)||26 (9)||110 (4)|