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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.

 

Squad criteria changes, open to more clubs

Why change squad criteria?

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.

Revised squad criteria

You are advised to read this carefully as there is an important change involved. Gymnasts are eligible to attend as follows:
  1. Aged 17 years or under on 31st December 2014; and
  2. Competed at C, or above, last season; or
  3. Qualified to C last season but did not compete due to the change in competition structure; and
  4. Emailed application to be received by email (squad@trampoline-east.org) by Friday 24th January

Important new provision to broaden scope:

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.

January 2014 Squad Update

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):

  • 09.45 – 10.00   Arrival
  • 10.00 – 10.10   Welcome and introduction
  • 10.10 – 10.25   Floor warm up (Directed)
  • 10.25 – 10.40   Trampoline warm up (Directed)
  • 10.40 – 11.10   Jump drills
  • 11.10 – 12.30   Focus on on TEMPO
  • 12.30 – 12.45   Cool down and stretch
  • 12.45 – 13.15   Light lunch/snack (Bring suitable food and beverage)

It should be noted that periodic light snacking can also take place during the morning session without interruption to training.

  • 13.15 – 13.30   Introduction to afternoon session
  • 13.30 – 13.40   Floor warm up (Personal choice)
  • 13.40 – 13.50   Trampoline warm up (Personal choice)
  • 13.50 – 15.40   Working to own planned programme
  • 15.40 – 15.50   Cool down and stretch (Own choice)
  • 15.50 – 16.00   Session appraisal and forward plan.

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.

Squad attendees

The following are confirmed attendees, please advise us if any are no longer able to attend:

Aspire

  • Josh Long
  • Bex Alexander

Brentwood

  • Monica Dowling
  • Zara Philips
  • Olivia Watson
  • Charlotte Nash De Villiers
  • Georgie Tyrrell
  • Maddie Merritt

Cangaroos

  • Matthew Burson
  • Trinity Kelly
  • Taranne Kendon
  • Jordon Brioda
  • Zach Goggins
  • Mila Feldman
  • Ashlea Burke
  • Lois McGuire

Comets

  • Evie Joseph
  • James Able
  • Georgia Berry

Dragons

  • Austin Pannell

Mid Suffolk

  • Elise Das

Hi Tension

  • Lily Patrick                                  WC
  • Hannah Hodgkinson                  WC

Pegasus

  • Lucy Bevan
  • Ellen Prior
  • Jasmin Samson
  • Caitlin Houston

Sprung Loaded

  • Reece Nordon
  • Issy Gibbons
  • Gina Atkinson                    WC
  • Mia Edbrook                      WC

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.

Regional Squad & Timetable for 29th July

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
Caitlin Houston Pegasus
Lucy Bevan Pegasus
Shelby Skeggs Pegasus
Faith Everett Brentwood
Georgia Tyrrell Brentwood
Matthew Burson Cangaroos
Thomas Verdicchio Cangaroos
Trinity Kelly Cangaroos
Rebecca Shaw Cambourne Comets
James Able Cambourne Comets
Georgia Berry Cambourne Comets
Tate Tucker Cambourne Comets
Lauren Sadler Ipswich Four
Holly Felstead Westcliff wc
Nuala McGrath Westcliff wc
Clinton Elmes Dimensions
Abigail Jaggs Flight wc

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.

Timetable

  • 10:00 am Registration and Introductions.
  • 10:15 am Dynamic Warm Up for Gymnasts only & Coaches Corner with Jack.
  • 10:30 am – Revision of previous session
  • 11:45 am – Cool Down – Lunch Break.
  • 12:30 pm – Dynamic Warm Up.
  • 12.45 pm – Developing a sat nav for routine performance.
  • 2.00pm – A look at physical testing.
  • 2:30 pm – Cool Down.
  • 2.45 pm – Plenary session.
  • 3:00 pm – Depart.

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.

Paul/Jack

Coaching Vacancy in Brentwood

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 qualifications.

paul@brentwoodtc.org

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