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East Region Championship 2015

East Region Championship 2015

Levitation hosts East Region Championship 2015The date and venue for this has now been set and all clubs are invited to prepare for the competition which is being hosted by Levitation TC:

  • Date:  11th October
  • Venue: Hertfordshire Sports Village, De Havilland Campus University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Herts. AL10 9EU.

As in previous years there will be both team and individual champions and clubs may enter more than one team if they would like.  One big change this year is brought upon us because of the two different structures in use and in order to allow all to compete on a ‘level-playing field’ the competition will make use of the East Region’s Open Competition Structure.  This structure has been designed to give clubs confidence in using either NDP or Eastern Grades (or both in reflection of individuals’ needs) as their preferred development pathway going forward.  This new format structure was trialled at the recent Fenland Flyers Open where both the organizers and those attending thought it worked well with only minor wrinkles (now being in the process of being ironed out).

As with last year the competition will be for:

  • Trampoline for People with Disabilities,
  • Individual Trampoline &
  • Double Mini Trampoline.

If anybody has a query about the New Open Structure please email open@trampoline-east.org.

East Region Trampoline Technical Committee (Trampoline East) – AGM Notice

Our Annual General Meeting will immediately follow the East Region Championship competition.  Can all clubs please make an effort to attend.

 

Tracks 2000 League 2015

The following update has been received from the League:

T2K LeaguePlease find a link below to the 2015 updated Tracks 2000 League Handbook.

A ‘changes sheet’ is also attached highlighting the major changes we have made in 2015. These changes have been made in order to improve the League provision and are based on the feedback you gave us. Please find a link below to this sheet.

Please also find a link to the team results from the 2014 League Finals. 40 clubs fielded teams in the Finals creating a well contested event. A further 35 clubs took part. We are very proud to have generated such a great team event in our inaugural year.

Please forward the handbook to any clubs you may think would be interested in entering in 2015. Our calendar ensures League activity as early as May this year in order to give essential additional experience to those entering the NDP Spring Series events and to provide a longer season which we believe will assist you with your planning.

We hope you like our 2015 provision and continue to support the League which we hope will provide another great trampolining experience in developmental and ability based competition.

The online entry will be open from March and the closing date for the first League event is April 11th.

We look forward to seeing you on May 2nd/3rd in Burgess Hill.

Thanks to all for your support,

League Facilitation Team
Sue, Wayne & Andrew (SWA)

DMT May Squad Cancelled

As a result of low numbers of applications, due to a clash of dates with other events, the proposed DMT squad session on Sunday 18th May will not go ahead.

Phil Dodson, Regional DMT Squad Coordinator, extends an open invitation for coaches to bring performers to his club sessions on a Saturday evening (5:15 – 7:30) at Hitchin Boys School Sports Centre.

Please contact Phil at  to arrange.

Local DMT Success in Portugal

DMT Euro 2014Eastern Region’s Georgia Downing, who jumps for Sprungloaded DMT Club, took the DMT silver medal at the 2014 European Championships held in Guimaraes, Portugal on 12th April.

Georgia, coached by Phil Dodson, who was also recently appointed as the region’s DMT squad coach,  qualified through to the final in only the 7th slot after hitting the bungee on her second pass.   However her first pass score and her contribution to the British Team’s bronze medal suggested better things to come..  In the final she produce two excellent passes to total a world class 67.500 points, narrowly missing out on gold to Russia’s Polina Troianova.

Congratulations to Georgia and Phil.

DMT Development Squad launched

Trampoline-East is pleased to announce the formation of a new DMT development squad for 2014. The first of a number of squad days will be held on Sunday 18th May, at Hitchin Boy’s School Sports Centre from 10am – 3pm.

Clubs are invited to nominate gymnasts who meet the minimum eligibility criteria set out below. Nominations should be sent to the Squad Director, Phil Dodson at dmtsquad@trampoline-east.org  by Sunday 4th May.

There are 24 places available, and these will be allocated by the Squad Director once all nominations have been received.

When nominating please include the following information:

  • name
  • age
  • club and personal coach
  • current competition grade
  • date and venue of last competition
  • 4 proposed competition passes (please include DD)

Selected gymnasts are to be accompanied by a coach who is aware of their current training programme.  There is an open invitation for any coach who wishes to attend for the purpose of mentoring.  The cost to each attending gymnast will be £15, which will be collected by Phil on the day.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently competing at level NDP 4 or above, or
  • Ability to complete 4 competition passes (i.e. no repetition of elements) with each element at least a single somersault.

There are no age restrictions.

Eligibility criteria will be reviewed after the first squad.

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