Jack has advised that the timetable for Squad 14th July will be as follows:
10.15-10.30 – Introduction away from gym
10.35-10.45 – Floor warm up (Controlled)
10.45- 11.00 – Tramp warm up (Controlled)
11.00- 11.30 – Jump drills
11.30- 12.30 – Connection drills
12.30- 13.00 – Lunch
13.00- 13.10 – Floor warm up (Individual choice)
13.10- 13.25 – Tramp warm up (individual choice)
13.25- 14.45 – Individual skill and combination development
14.45- 15.00 – Summary and depart.
Confirmed attendees so far are:
|Lilly Patrick||Hi Tension|
|Sam Hodgkinson||Hi Tension|
|Sam Nightingale||Hi Tension|
If you are eligible for squad (i.e. qualified to, or at, national grade and are under 17 please contact Paul & Jack at email@example.com.
The delay is necessary because the Royal British Legion are holding a parade and dedication service at the war memorial at the end of the road Brentwood School Sports Centre is located on. The service is taking place between 2pm and 3:30pm and so should have been cleared by the revised end time of 4pm.
By default we are expecting this squad to comprise all those aged under 17 and qualified to National C or above. Can all coaches please advise us as soon as possible of those planning to attend in order that we can consider whether there is any scope for wildcards on this occasion.
As always, we are particularly keen to see as many coaches attending as possible (including those without squad performers), since these sessions are aimed as much at developing coaches as they are our young competitors in the region.
Can coaches of all recent squad attendees please remember to submit their April test results as soon as possible (thanks for those already received).
Paul – firstname.lastname@example.org
The programme for the squad on this date will comprise:
Please ensure that all performers arrive with their coach, training diaries and payment of £15 (cheques payable to ECGA).
Following yesterdays grading competition, we have now updated the list of gymnasts eligible for inclusion into the squad based on this years criteria as follows:
|Bex Alexander||Cambridge Aspire *|
|Eitan Robinson||Brentwood *|
|Ethan Nightingale||Hi Tension *|
|Evie Joseph||Cambourne Comets *|
|Georgia Berry||Cambourne Comets|
|Hannah Blake||Cambourne Comets|
|Harry Mallows||Cambridge Cangaroos *|
|James Able||Cambourne Comets|
|Joe Harris||Team Twisters|
|Kendra Sherlock||Team Twisters *|
|Lauren Bembrick Taylor||Team Twisters|
|Matthew Burson||Cambridge Cangaroos|
|Mila Feldman||Cambridge Cangaroos *|
|Monica Dowling||Brentwood *|
|Owen Francis||Team Twisters *|
|Taranne Kendon||Cambridge Cangaroos|
|Tate Tucker||Cambourne Comets|
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 (email@example.com)
Trampoline-East would like to extend a warm welcome to Fenland Flyers who have recently joined our region and will be around at future gradings. Based at Wisbech they had previously competed in the Midlands region but we would have seen some of their members at national galas and Zonal schools competitions. The senior coach at the club is Adele Broda who some may also remember as a national competitor for Edgbarrow a few years ago.
If you would like to find out more about them please visit their website at http://www.fenlandflyers.co.uk/, otherwise simply please join us in wishing them ‘WELCOME!’
In order to permit forward planning of other events within the Region we have now established 4 provisional development squad dates for 2013. These squads will be run, as before, by Jack Kelly & Paul Kitchen and will have a strong focus on technical priorities and coach development alongside performers’. Whilst we will do our utmost to stick to these dates they may be changed if any National or International events conflict.
Below are the confirmed names for the final squad session of 2012 on 28th October. We welcome several new gymnasts as a result of qualification to National C last weekend and also some wildcards based on achieving a score of 50.0 and above. This was the only method that would allow for manageable numbers.
|Chantelle Dreyer||Sprung Loaded||WC|
|Gemma Burgess||Sprung Loaded|
|Lauren Sadler||Ipswich Four|
|Naomi Waldock||Sprung Loaded|
|Reece Noden||Sprung Loaded|
|Sam Nightingale||Hi Tension||WC|
|Samantha Hodges||Sprung Loaded||WC|
Squad members must have their primary or suitably qualified coach present with them on the day.
Any coach wishing to attend the day is more than welcome whether or not they or their club have gymnasts in attendance.
Please bring your own food/refreshments. Vending machines for snacks & drinks are also available.
Training diaries are required.
The cost for the day is £15.
Times for the various sections of the timetable may change if required.
I would love to have a picture of the squad as they were announced at the Brentwood Open to accompany this article but, sadly, nobody seems to have taken one (?) – if you did please send to webmaster – firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce our team for the English Championships taking place in South Shields on 27th October and wish them all the very best of luck. The team is as follows:
|Junior Trampoline||Senior Trampoline|
|Josh Newman||Philip Dodson|
|Matthew Burson||Mark Pennell|
|Thomas Verdiccio||Callum Murfet|
|Austin Pannell||Nick Ledwold|
|Victoria Bramble||Kayleigh McCarthy|
|Susanna Badley||Georgina Hardiment|
|Naomi Waldock||Sarah Jones|
|Emily PLunkett||Chrissie Law|
|Junior Synchro||Senior Synchro|
|Susanna Badley & Victoria Bramble||Kirsty Peacock & Kirsty Smith|
|Emily Plunkett & Naomi Waldock||Yumi Giles & sarah Jones|
|Matthew Burson & Thomas Verdiccio||Luis Pires & Nat Whittlingham|
|Philip Dodoson & Nick Ledwold|
|Junior DMT||Senior DMT|
|Matthew Burson||Luis Pires|
|Thomas Verdiccio||Edward Woods|
|Trinity Kelly||Jake Parsons|
|Shelby Skeggs||Rebecca harvey|
|Lucy Bevan||Donna Clarke|
We can now confirm that the next Squad date will be the 28th October beginning at 12pm and finishing at 5pm. The later start is to allow those traveling back from the English Championships on the Saturday time to recover; we have also arranged for the clocks to be put back an hour to afford an extra hour in bed.
The venue will be: The Courage Hall, Brentwood School Sports Centre, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 8EE
Further information regarding the content for the day will be posted shortly, but in the meantime could we ask all clubs to indicate their gymnasts availability. Please indicate any changes such as club, personal coach etc. so Dave can update accordingly.
Paul & Jack – email@example.com
The Region is planning to hold an Open Veterans Competition followed by the Trampoline-east AGM on the 16th September 2012 at Harlow Leisurezone, it is also considering holding a synchro competition if there is sufficient interest.
All competitors must be a member of British Gymnastics, the competition will be divided into two Levels:
Age Groups: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+, men and women, date of birth must be declared on the entry form
All competitors will compete the set routine for their group and a voluntary routine to which an age bonus and tariff will be added.. There will be no finals. Set Routines are
|Tariff limit for voluntary – 2.0||Tariff limit for voluntary – 6.0|
An age bonus will be added to the voluntary routine only. For each age group, 0.1 added for each year over the start age of the group. (i.e. a 55 year will get a 0.5 bonus). If two age groups are merged the higher age range will get 0.3 plus the age bonus.
A team can consist of 3 or 4 performers. Teams can be men’s, women or mixed with performers from any age group or Club. Teams must be declared on an entry form before the closing date.
All competitors must have an appropriately qualified coach present. Competition Rules: as British Gymnastics Code of Points.
Entry fee: £7-50 per individual. No fee for teams.
The Committee would also like to run a Synchro Competition on the same day to make it an all-day event for the region. The synchro competition will be based on the same format as the Dragons TC use for their competitions;
All groups, dependant on numbers, competitors can be mixed age, sex and ability, set routine twice. Grades: no tariff given in any grade. Grades may be placed together depending on numbers.
Both The Veterans and Synchro Competitions can only run if there is enough demand from the clubs in the region. So please could you e-mail your provisional numbers for each competition to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 28th June 2012 so that the venue can be booked accordingly.
On the AGM front, nomination forms for the new committee will be e-mailed out to all Clubs in the region no later than 10th August 2012.