Regional Championship & Open Competition Structure
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.
Outline of Structure
A Team East competitor in action with coaches looking on
Team East 3rd in UK
Team East’s trampoline and DMT gymnasts punched above their weight once more, winning 24 medals at 2017’s Regional Team Finals held last weekend at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena. No fewer than 42 of the team’s 70 gymnasts also qualified to compete at the NDP Finals; these take place in Telford on the weekend of 8th and 9th July.
On trampoline there were 18 medals spread across Continue reading
Coaching Vacancy at Redbridge
Redbridge Sports Centre are looking for a BG Level 2 trampoline coach to work with them on Thursday afternoon/evening on their existing junior course programme. Based at Forest Road, Barkingside, IG6 3HD, the position is available immediately. As well as minimum Level 2 qualification, desirable requirements are a completed DBS check and attendance at a Child Protection & Equity course.
About the Centre
Redbridge Sports and Leisure is a thriving sporting complex run by Redbridge Sports Centre Trust Ltd, an independent Charitable Trust established in 1972. One of the largest venues of its kind, the Centre provides first class sporting and social facilities, particularly in Racket Sports for its members and the local community. These are exciting times for the Trust having opened the new Olympic-standard 12 court ‘Jean Brown Indoor Arena’.
Interested in Joining Them?
For details on the above position please contact:
- Wayne Alexander
- Redbridge Sports & Leisure
Forest Road, Barkingside
Essex, IG6 3HD
- Tel. No.: 020 8498 1041
- Fax No.: 020 8498 1020
- Email: Vacancies@rslonline.co.uk
Alternatively please send your C.V. with covering letter to the above address. Closing date is 18th June 2017.
The East Team Prepares to Defend Its Title
71 of the region’s finest young trampoline and DMT gymnasts will make their way to Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on 17th-18th June ready to compete in the NDP Regional Team Finals. Last year East Region won 26 medals and the trophy for the best trampoline team. Hopes are high for another great performance this year.
Trampoline East AGM 2017
Our AGM this year will take place on 2nd July between 10:00 – 12:00. It is taking place at:
The Netherhall School and Sixth Form Centre
Queen Edith’s Way
More details will be posted here in due course.
Salto 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.
- 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.
- 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 please email your CV to Kimberly May, Coach Manager at email@example.com.
Closing Date – Friday 31st March.
Regional Squad 2017
As an early heads up we have booked the following provisional dates for Regional Trampoline Development Squad 2017.
- 5th March – Trial Day – details to be announced later but, as with 2016:
- the day will be split in 2 with those attending in the morning generally being the clubs closest to Brentwood and the afternoon those furthest,
- the selection process will as objective as possible using assessors with no direct coaching relationship with the gymnasts.
- 26th March – weekend after Regional NDP Semi-Final.
- 7th May – weekend after first Spring Event competition.
- 11th June – weekend before Regional team Final.
- 2nd July – weekend before NDP Finals.
Invitations to submit candidates will be issued in due course. These dates should hold good unless external factors come into play, please put the dates in your, and your aspiring squad members, diaries.
Please note that the method of payment for these squads is likely to change as ECGA would like all payments to be received in advance – again, more details to follow once known.
ECGA Announcement of AGM
ECGA have issued the following announcement of their AGM being held on Sunday 11th September, this will be followed by the AGM of the East Regional Trampoline Technical Committee (Trampoline East).
NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held on Sunday 11 th September 2016. The existing Chairman will be Standing down.
Refreshments available from 10.00am meeting to commence at 10.30am prompt.
Venue: Netherall Sports Centre, Queen Edith’s Way, Cambridge CB1 8NN
- Chairman’s welcome and opening Address
- Apologies for absence
- Approval of minutes of last AGM and any intervening General Meeting
- Chairman’s report
- Hon. Secretary’s report
- Hon. Treasurer’s Report
- Women’s Technical Report
- Men’s Technical Report
- Acrobatic Gymnastics Report
- General Gymnastics Report
- Trampoline Gymnastics Report
- Ethics &Welfare Report
- England Representative’s Report
- Election of Officers
- Election of Overall Competition Secretary
- Appoint Auditors
- Fix Membership Fee – Individual
- Notice of Motions
NOTE: All nominations for the posts of Chairman, Hon. Secretary, Hon Treasurer, Overall Competition Secretary, and Notice of Motions, must be in the hands of the Hon. Secretary by the 5th September 2016.
Attention is drawn to the Constitution which states that each member club may send two representatives who shall have one vote each and any number of individuals who may speak but shall have no vote.
Please return the attached slip to reach the address below no later than Monday 5 th September 2016 to 125 Swasedale Road, Luton LU3 2UD or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of our happy medallists
Jack Kelly looks forward to more Success
Congratulations to the Trampoline-East team on the successes at the NDP Team Finals. Great credit goes to all coaches and gymnasts involved in the event and we hope these results will act as a stimulus for further progress. Meanwhile it is important that, despite the understandable elation, we keep the result in perspective and maintain our focus on ‘the bigger picture’.
It is noticeable that the greatest number of team points accrued as a result of the performance of our younger competitors. This is a strong indication that coaches and younger gymnasts are following the technical approach being promoted at our regional squad sessions. The technical improvement is not restricted to those actually attending squad and it is clear that coaches are applying the principles throughout their clubs. This is a significant development which can have long term benefits for trampolining in the East.
Coaches will be aware that this region was strongly critical of the way the NDP system was suddenly imposed without proper consultation. However, a number of the areas of contention have been addressed and the squad coaches have now accepted that the NDP system is the only realistic route to the top of the sport in GBR. We believe that coaches owe it to all their gymnasts to provide the opportunity to tap into the system at the most appropriate level.
The NDP system is now being supported by the regional pathway sessions which provide coach education opportunities as well as enabling gymnasts to train with other national level performers. The regional squad sessions which we have been staging, slot very nicely into this pathway.
Please be aware that the views expressed in this article are those of the squad coaches and do not necessarily reflect that of the Eastern Region committee.
In summary: let us use the recent ‘small victory’ as a sign that we are doing the right things and start planning for further progress which will inevitably involve increasing training time and opportunities for those who demonstrate the desire and commitment to try and reach their full potential.
The last squad sessions scheduled for 2016 takes place this Sunday at Brentwood from 9am – 3pm – all coaches are welcome to attend whether or not they have performers present.
Some of our happy medallists
Trampolining Gold at NDP Team Finals
With 22 medals and 40 trampolinists qualified for NDP Finals, the East Region’s Trampoline Team won the trophy as the best of the 13 UK regions at last weekend’s Regional Team Finals in Birmingham. This was a remarkable achievement and will hopefully be a springboard to still further successes. Continue reading
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