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 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.
To apply please email your CV to Kimberly May, Coach Manager at email@example.com.
Closing Date – Friday 31st March.
As an early heads up we have booked the following provisional dates for Regional Trampoline Development Squad 2017.
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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