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 squad director & coach have been considering the large numbers who became eligible for the last squad. In this light, they have tried to find a way of ensuring a manageable squad whilst trying to provide the broadest possible scope for all clubs in the region to participate. For this reason the following criteria will be applied to the February squad although, following that, may be reviewed further.
In addition it has been decided that in line with the policy to include a coach education element during squad sessions, any club in the region affiliated to the ECGA and not already represented (as above), may send one coach and one gymnast (the gymnast’s standard to be determined by the club in question). Please be sure to notify the names of gymnast and coach by the closing date above.
If places on the squad session remain available after applying the above criteria, the Regional Squad Coach will invite appropriate ‘wild card’ gymnasts.
Jack Kelly has just confirmed the following schedule for the January 2014 squad this weekend (although please note that the hall booking is only until 3pm so this schedule will be time-adjusted accordingly – please arrange pickups for 3pm):
It should be noted that periodic light snacking can also take place during the morning session without interruption to training.
All squad members must be accompanied by a coach who is used to working with them and we extend an open invitation to any qualified coach wishing to attend for the purpose of expanding their knowledge and understanding of Trampoline Gymnastics.
The following are confirmed attendees, please advise us if any are no longer able to attend:
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.
These drills are repeated here.
Squad members are welcomed to the Second Regional Squad day which will be held at the Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9NN, the equipment used at the April squad has been relocated to this venue because of Olympic training taking place at Brentwood School. Click here for location map relative to our usual venue if you are unsure of its location.
The cost for the day is £15 payable on the day. Cheques payable to ECGA.
Confirmations of attendance have been received from the following:
|Naomi Waldock||Sprung Loaded|
|Gemma Burgess||Sprung Loaded|
|Rebecca Shaw||Cambourne Comets|
|James Able||Cambourne Comets|
|Georgia Berry||Cambourne Comets|
|Tate Tucker||Cambourne Comets|
|Lauren Sadler||Ipswich Four|
wc – wildcard
Don’t forget that if, as a coach, you do not have a member attending you are more than welcome to attend as an observer.
Squad member must have their primary or suitably qualified coach present with them on the day. The centre has a cafeteria which will be offering a range of hot and cold snacks on the day (chips, hamburgers etc..), the town centre is about a 15 – 20 minute walk away. Vending machines for snacks & drinks are also available.
Training diaries are required
Can we ask all coaches to familiarise themselves with BG’s Technical Priorities and in particular Jack’s article on the ABC of Routine Planning which can be accessed on the Brentwood Trampoline website.
Times for the various sections of the timetable may change if required.
Brentwood Trampoline Club has an upcoming requirement for one or two self-employed coaches who are keen to develop their coaching in this successful competitive club. There is currently potential for up to around 15 hours per week, mainly evening, although as the club embarks on expansion plans this may well increase over time, rates available are competitive.
The successful applicant(s) will be either Level 3 or 4 qualified or Level 2 with a good competitive background to draw upon, current BG membership & CRB is essential as is attendance at an approved safeguarding course within the past 3 years and a working knowledge of the National Technical Priorities.
Working within a team of coaches with all levels and ages of competitive and recreational gymnasts, you will be responsible to the Head Coach for managing a group and helping them realise their potential through safe, progressive coaching practices and helping to mentor our Level 1 coaches.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please contact our Head Coach, Paul Kitchen, by email in the first instance providing contact details and a brief résumé of your experience and email@example.com
The minutes for the meeting held after the Brentwood Grading are now on-line on our committee minutes page. Items discussed include: