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Salto Seek Coach for Maternity Cover

Salto Gymnastics ClubSalto Seek L3M2 or higher Coach for Maternity Cover

Salto Gymnastics Club are looking for Maternity cover for our Head of Trampoline – this is a combination of Squad and Recreational classes. Although maternity cover, for the right candidate potential hours may be offered once contract is finished. We are seeking an experienced Trampoline Coach to take over the running of the department with a start date as soon as possible.

Essential Qualifications:

  • BG Level 2, with modules 1&2 level 3 or above Coaching Qualification in Trampoline.
  • DBS Enhanced disclosure.
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children Training (BG recognised).
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Understanding of competition requirements.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • BG Level 3 or above Coaching Qualification in Trampoline.
  • Mentoring module.
  • Judging qualification.
  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Coaching qualifications in other branches of Gymnastics.
  • BG Membership (appropriate to qualification level).

The Candidate must be able to:

  • Work closely with the Coach Manager to develop the department.
  • Communicate effectively with management, coaches, gymnasts & parents.
  • Coach and develop recreational and squad gymnasts.
  • To help identify coaches for further training and to act as a mentor in their development.
  • Organize new intakes of gymnasts from the recreational classes.
  • Attend competitions.
  • To attend club meetings and HOD meetings with the coach manager.

To Apply

To apply please email your CV to Kimberly May, Coach Manager at kimberly@saltogym.plus.com.

Closing Date – Friday 31st March.

Squad 2016 Selection Results

Squad 2016 Selection Results

Following today’s Squad Selection Trial we are pleased to announce those who have been selected for the Tier 1 & Tier 2 squads.  First of all though,  we would like to congratulate all of those who are not listed for their demonstrable effort & commitment, please don’t feel that you have failed, as Thomas Edison said:

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

We will be looking to see you trying at competitions, work hard and keep trying, you could make it yet – the squad will be dynamic throughout the year! Continue reading

Squad 2016 Trials Agenda

Squad 2016 Trials Agenda

Payment of Trial Fees

Can all coaches please ensure that their Gymnasts’ fees are collected and ready to be paid promptly in order that the sessions can get underway on time.  As previously advised, due to the numbers involved the cost for the trial is £7.50 per gymnast.  Either cash payment or cheque made payable to Brentwood Trampoline Club is acceptable.

Agenda

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Squad 2016 Trials

Squad 2016 Trials

Following the invitation to submit names & scores for Squad 2016 we have decided to invite all those submitted to trial on 21st February.  The trials will be split into am and pm sessions.  There is no significance in the allocation to one or the other session apart from ensuring that the furthest clubs are not too inconvenienced by a very early start and so being allocated to pm. Continue reading

Performance Pathway Symposium

Performance Pathway Symposium

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.

Speakers:

  • Toni Minichiello                    – Coach to Jessica Ennis-Hill
  • Eddie Van Hoof                      – Head National Coach MAG British Gymnastics
  • Katie Richards                       – Bases Accredited Sport & Exercise Scientist
  • Matei Todorov                        – National Coach GB (1987-2009)
  • Niall O’Caroll                       – BSc Mc Sport Psychologist – British Gymnastics
  • English Institute of Sport         – Covering Nutrition, Lifestyle & Physiotherapy

Details

 

Where is it?

Lilleshall National Sports Centre
Near Newport
Shropshire
TF10 9AT

How can I get there?

Options include:

  • Drive : Parking is available at Lilleshall and free of charge
  • Fly : Birmingham International Airport (42.8 miles away)
  • Train :Telford (A taxi from Telford Station is approx.£10.00)

Where will I stay?

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

Why attend?

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.

Sessions will:

  • Cover technical updates
  • Enable networking opportunities and allow the sharing of good practice
  • Provide updates that will aid and enhance future delivery
  • Provide a range of workshop sessions, including: Nutrition, Psychology, Environment & Lifestyle

What is the fee to attend?

£160* including full board and refreshments

*Please note, this fee has been subsidised by the Performance Pathway and offers exceptional value.

How to Book?

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

What if I can only attend for 1 day?

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,jenkins@british-gymnastics.org to book your place for the reduced fee before enrolling.

 

Waveney Seek Trampoline Coach

WaveneyWaveney Seek Trampoline Coach

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 alex@waveneygymnastics.org.

Starting date would be as soon as the correct candidate becomes available.

Trampoline Performance Pathway Programme

Following the success of British trampoline gymnasts at the World Championships 2013 and European Championships 2014 British Gymnastics is pleased to announce the launch of the Trampoline Performance Pathway, funded in partnership with UK Sport and Sport England, to increase the quality and size of the trampoline gymnastics talent pool across England and Northern Ireland.

The Trampoline Performance Pathway will help early identification of talented trampoline gymnasts and provide opportunities for club coaches to be exposed to a modern array of methods, practices and training principals relating to the development of trampoline gymnastics talent.

The Trampoline Performance Pathway Initiative will be launched formally on Sunday 31 August 2014 with the first of three camps for Coaches and Gymnasts.

This initiative will be delivered simultaneously across the 3 identified zones (North, Midlands & South) providing trampoline gymnasts access to additional high quality training environments in the following recognised High Performance Centres:

  • North – City of Liverpool
  • Midlands – NTGA Northampton
  • South – OLGA Poole

Performance Pathway Camp – Series 1

  • Sunday 31 August 2014
  • Sunday 5 October 2014
  • Sunday 30 November 2014

Performance Pathway Camp – Series 2

  • January – March 2014 TBC

Cost Per Series

  • Gymnasts £60
  • Coaches £60

(This includes the 3 Day Camp Series and resource).

These Performance Pathway Camps are for invited Gymnasts and their Coaches and will be targeted at delivering the following key outcomes:

  • The identification and development of trampoline gymnasts and their coaches to be better prepared to feed upwards into the National Squad Structure
  • Improved engagement of Coaches/Gymnasts with the New Competition structure
  • Improved technical provision regionally for TRA Coaches and Gymnasts

To be considered gymnasts will be operating at the following levels:-

  • Gymnasts age 7-8yrs may be identified by the Head National Coach
  • Gymnasts age 9-10yrs at NDP 6, NDP 7, NDP 8 & Elite
  • Gymnasts age 11-12yrs at NDP 6, NDP 7, NDP 8 & Elite
  • Gymnasts age 13-14yrs at NDP 8, Elite
  • Gymnasts age 15+ may be identified by the Head National Coach

NB Gymnasts must also be accompanied by their coach or a coach from their club.

In addition to the Performance Pathway Camps there will be a 3 day Cross Zonal Camp at Lilleshall National Sports Centre (LNSC) in 2015. Gymnasts and Coaches will be selected to the LNSC Performance Camp from participants who attend Series 1 or Series 2.

Performance Pathway Coaching Clinics

There is also the intention to deliver 1 Performance Pathway Coaching Clinic for each of the 10 English Regions and Northern Ireland. The Coaching Clinics are designed specifically to help coaches gain further knowledge and confidence in how to deliver foundation skills required for quality results at Elite Grade competitions. They will also help coaches understand and improve the preparation of trampoline gymnasts for competition.The cost to attend a Coaching Clinic will be £15 per coach.

Dates, venues and further information will follow.

Expression of Interest Questionnaire for Gymnasts and Coaches

Please complete the questionnaire at the following linkhttp://www.british-gymnastics.org/gymnasts/performance-pathway/how-to-get-involved

All Questionnaires need to be submitted to the Performance Pathway Coordinator (PPC see contact details below) by the 11th July. Once selection has been made all applicants will be informed. All those successful will be sent details for registration and payment. The questionnaire requesting details of both gymnast and coach must be completed as accurately as possible.

NB It may be possible subject to availability for coaches to register an interest in a Talent Pathway course without an accompanying gymnast – please complete the coaching questionnaire.

For information and support please contact your Zonal Performance Pathway Coordinator:

NORTH ZONE (Northern Ireland, North West, Yorkshire, North)

Coordinator – Jonathan Mcfadden   (jonathan.mcfadden@british-gymnastics.org

07841 917166

Lead Coach – Jay Scoular (Senior Men’s National Coach)

Assistant Coach – Dan Greaves

MIDLANDS ZONE (East Midlands, West Midlands, East, London)

Coordinator – Sally Kendrick                    (sally.kendrick@british-gymnastics.org

07712 324272

Lead Coach – Paul Greaves (Junior National Coach)

Assistant Coach – Harvey Smith

SOUTH ZONE (South East, South West, South)

Coordinator – Jenni Morgan           (jenni.morgan@british-gymnastics.org

07841 917169

Lead Coach – Brian Camp (Junior National Coach)

Assistant Coach – Michael Wood

Registration Deadline Friday 11th July

Regional Squad 2014 – Provisional Dates Updated

Paul & Jack have established the following provisional dates for regional squad 2014, selection criteria to follow soon.

  • January 12th,
  • February 16th – revised to 9th February,
  • March 23rd,
  • April 20th – provisionally revised to 25th May.

Remember that these days are at least as much about developing coach skills as they are performers, so even if you don’t think  you will have eligible performers please do put the dates in your diaries.

Use of drills in developing somersault links

At the Regional Development Squad on Sunday Jack Kelly introduced a range of drills intended to ensure that Back/Back and Back/Front somersault links are developed cleanly and to best technical ability, as Jack says:

These are the worksheets used at the last Eastern Squad and I hope they will be of continuing benefit to coaches.  It was never envisaged that the whole list of drills would be completed during the squad session as there is no point on moving to the next drill before the previous one has been mastered. My advice is that these progressive lists are used during club training with the aim of focussing on one drill at a time and perhaps completing the programme over a period of months.  I am only too well aware that there are many other things you have to work on but a ‘little and ofte’n approach to these drills can bring long term benefits to overall performance. Don’t hesitate to contact me if further clarification is needed.

Jack. squad@trampoline-east.org

These drills are repeated here.

Back to Back connection drills

  1. Back S/S Tucked (TB) to hit the ‘TOP’ followed by a straight jump which returns to the ‘TOP’
  2. TB as above followed by a straight jump which lands on seat.
  3. TB as above followed by a straight jump which lands on back– (mat if needed)
  4. As above followed by three balancing jumps then repeat. i.e. TB/straight/jump/jump/jump/TB times 3
  5. TB/jump/jump/TB repeat 3 times
  6. TB/jump/TB repeat 3 times
  7. TB/TB/TB
    Quality control at each stage before progressing!
  8. TB/SB using SB as ‘over turned’ straight jump. Hitting the ‘TOP’ on the SB is essential.
    (It’s ok to break form on the way down……High and slow is the way to go!)

Back to Front connection drills

  1. Back s/s (Free) followed by straight jump to hit the ‘TOP.’
  2. Back s/s followed by straight jump/balancing jump/front drop – all to hit the ‘TOP’(S) (Use mat!)
  3. Back s/s followed by straight jump/front drop (S) – hit the ‘TOP’ (Use mat!)
  4. Back s/s followed by front drop(S) to hit the ‘TOP’ (Use mat!)
  5. Back s/s followed by ¾ front (S) TOP ????
  6. Back s/s followed by barani (T) TOP and follow with a straight jump.
    Quality control before moving on to the barani shapes and 1¾ front.
  7. Free choice of back to front combinations relating to own routines.

Squad selection for 10th February

We are still awaiting decisions at a national level that will impact how we need to make selections for our regional squad. Nevertheless we need to prepare and look forward to the forthcoming season and so we must make some attempt to guess and prepare accordingly.  We are assuming that most currently involved in National squad structures will no longer be, and that we will need to cater for those displaced in our thinking.

We also think that we will continue to see more and more gymnasts achieving the current selection criteria which is a good thing other than for purposes of trying to run an effective squad system which requires that numbers be manageable.  This must be addressed and simplified, and so at least for the first Squad in February we are asking coaches to submit the names of all U17 gymnasts who are eligible to compete in the Gillingham Gala. Any that qualify at the Brentwood Grading on the 3rd of February will be considered by the Regional Coaches prior to the 10th.

We will also wish to continue with our policy of wild card selections; a non measurable approach which allows us to recognise younger gymnasts who, along with their coaches, show attributes which will hopefully raise the bar for the future of the Region.  These are not necessarily permanent places as we would prefer to reach as many as possible who tick the right boxes.

Details of the timetable for the 10th February will be posted here shortly.

Jack & Paul (squad@trampoline-east.org)

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