The Club Welfare Officers Day will take place on Sunday 10th May 2015 between 9.45am-4.00pm at:
All Club Welfare Officers who wish to attend must notify Karly Good before Friday 10th April, by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone on 07711 903 611 or by letter to: 142 Fakenham Road, Taverham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 6QH
There will be no charge for the day. Refreshments and lunch are provided at the expense of the East Region.
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.
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.
We can now confirm that the next Squad date will be the 28th October beginning at 12pm and finishing at 5pm. The later start is to allow those traveling back from the English Championships on the Saturday time to recover; we have also arranged for the clocks to be put back an hour to afford an extra hour in bed.
The venue will be: The Courage Hall, Brentwood School Sports Centre, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 8EE
Further information regarding the content for the day will be posted shortly, but in the meantime could we ask all clubs to indicate their gymnasts availability. Please indicate any changes such as club, personal coach etc. so Dave can update accordingly.
Paul & Jack – firstname.lastname@example.org
The table of test results is proving to be a revealing exercise and we trust coaches will look at the relative performances of their gymnasts. You will recall we have stated that the work we do at squad sessions is not the work which will deliver results …………… that comes from the gymnast working on the right things during club training but applying the principles we have introduced at squad. As you can see (table below showing only those who attended both squads to date) we have started monitoring each squad member’s progress through a few basic tests and will continue to do so as well as track scores at competition. All these measures will be used to assess the currency of each gymnast’s membership of the squad. We are serious about raising the standard of the Eastern region and this process will assist us greatly.
|Name||10BT||30BT||Pos Ded (F)||Pos Ded (B)||Drill||Drill %|
|Holy Felstead (wc)||14.40||14.78||40.10||39.16||0||1||0||6||14.44||98%|
|Nuala McGrath (wc)||14.28||15.35||42.10||44.65||0||8||0||0||15.34||100%|
We will be expect to see an overall increase in jump times which should be the result of correct work done during club training. Of course this may not produce a continuous upward curve but the overall trend should be upward.
The deductions for accuracy give serious cause for concern in that huge numbers are being shown for backward faults. There is no doubt this comes from gymnasts being allowed to jump behind the cross. They like to “see” the cross which means they are not “on” the cross. I hope you can all work on this by helping the gymnast to pick up an alternative sighting point e.g. the red line at the front of the meter box. There needs to be a positive mind and vision shift to overcome this problem which, trust me will cause difficulties eventually as the gymnast makes progress. It was encouraging to see the high scores for height on the test drill relative to 10 bounce jump height …….. well done! But of course we won’t be satisfied until we see the ten jump time and the accuracy score rise followed by a maintenance of the drill time! Keep working on it!
If any coach would like advice on how to improve their scores please contact me and I’ll try to help email@example.com
The following table shows the testing outcomes for the three main tests undertaken which were as follows:
|Name||Club||10BT||30BT||Pos Ded (F)||Pos Ded (B)||Drill||Drill %|
|Lauren Sadler||Ipswich Four||18.63||51.91||4||18||18.34||98%|
|Tate Tucker||Cambourne Comets||18.66||49.53||0||10||18.38||98%|
|James Able||Cambourne Comets||15.25||44.25||0||18||15.63||102%|
|Naomi Waldcock||Sprung Loaded||18.69||53.66||2||17||17.81||95%|
|Gemma Burgess||Sprung Loaded|
|Rebecca Shaw||Cambourne Comets||18.25||51.25||3||4||18.00||99%|
|Georgia Berry||Cambourne Comets||15.88||43.16||4||1||15.50||98%|
The next Regional Squad day has been set for the 29th July 2012. We appreciate this may affect availability of gymnasts and coaches owing to the holiday period, but coordinating dates, venue and squad coach availability has proven difficult.
The venue will be at the Brentwood Centre on Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood (signposted from central Brentwood and just a few minutes from our regular venue).
We will update the details of the day well in advance, but would personal coaches indicate their/gymnasts intention to attend the squad day firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Kitchen & Jack Kelly
|Lauren Sadler||Ipswich Four||*|
|Holly Felstead||Westcliff||wc *|
|Nuala McGrath||Westcliff||wc *|
|Abigail Jaggs||Flight||wc *|
wc – wildcard
* – confirmed attendance
The following table shows the testing outcomes for the two main tests undertaken which were as follows:
|Name||Club||Present||10BT||30BT||Pos Ded (F)||Pos Ded (B)|
|Eliana Cuifo||Pegasus||Y||17.00 (E)||49.44||3||0|
|Lauren Sadler||Ipswich Four||Y||18.53||52.81||1||6|
Paul Kitchen & Graham Parker have released the following details about the upcoming squad day on 1st April at Brentwood.
Welcome to the first Squad of 2012 and congratulations on achieving the criteria for selection. Undoubtedly this is a result of the hard work and dedication you and your coach put into our sport, and with the help of everyone, it is our desire to forge a way forward, raising the bar within the region.
We feel it will be the collective efforts of dedicated individuals that will cause this, so ask each and every one of you to arrive on the 1st April ready to become a better Trampoline Gymnast and/or Coach and with your feedback we can deliver squad days that truly reflect a developing region for many years to come.
Please remember to bring your cheque (payable to ECGA) or cash to the sum of £15 per squad member to contribute to the cost of this squad day.
|Lauren Sadler||Ipswich Four|
*Injured/holiday. wc – wildcard
10:00 am Registration and Introductions.
10:15 am Dynamic Warm Up Gymnasts only.
Coach Corner. Coaches with Jack.
10:45 am – Technical Priority – TOP and its relevance to Time Of Flight
11:45 am – Cool Down – Lunch Break.
12:30 pm – Dynamic Warm Up.
12.45 pm – Free Training plus Testing – emphasis on TOP as in Technical Priorities.
– Timed jumping for height and accuracy.
2.15 pm – A look at physical testing.
2:30 pm – Cool Down.
2.45 pm – Plenary session.
3:00 pm – Depart.
Every squad member must have a coach present with them on the day.
Please bring your own food/refreshments. The centre has a water drinking fountain available in the fitness Gym. Vending machines for snacks are available.
Training diaries are required.
Can we ask all coaches to familiarise themselves with BG’s Technical Priorities and in particular Jacks articles on Top related topics of which there are several.
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