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Waveney Seek Trampoline Coach

WaveneyWaveney Seek Trampoline Coach

In its current facility for 10 years Waveney Gymnastics Club has developed to become one of the leading sports clubs and facilities in the District and County. Our purpose built facility is one of the best centres in the country.  In the last five years hosting national junior and Senior boys training camps including teams from Canada, Australia, Great Britain leading up to London 2012, also the Japanese Trampoline squad prior to 2012.  We are a genuine community run club, which caters for all levels of gymnastic/ Trampoline related activities from babies through to adults and top competitive athletes. Our aim is to provide an enjoyable and inclusive experience for everyone accessing our facility under the guidance and care of qualified coaches.

Waveney Gymnastics Club are seeking to increase their coaching team and an opportunity to coach their successful Performance Trampoline squad has come available.  Currently this is a part time post however, with the correct candidate we at Waveney Gymnastics Club would be happy to expand this to a full time position.

We are looking to appoint an energetic, enthusiastic coach to join the team, where the post will involve working with our successful development squad.

The club has a competitive pay structure related to the qualifications and experience of the individual coaches.  Opportunities for further development and attendance on appropriate course are available and negotiable.  Any interested persons looking to start a new venture at our world-class purpose-built facility; who has already gained a coaching qualification are invited to send their C.V’s to alex@waveneygymnastics.org.

Starting date would be as soon as the correct candidate becomes available.

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.

 

Fenland Competition & Trampoline Squad update

Fenland Flyers Open – 14th June 2015

Fenland-FlyersFenland Flyers will be holding an Open Competition on 14th June 2015 at the Thomas Clarkson Academy, Corporation Road, Wisbech, PE13 2SE.  Entry fee will be £7.50 and the closing date for entries 23rd May. Entry forms will come out nearer the time but any clubs thinking they will, or will not, enter, early advice to Adele would be appreciated – email fenlandflyers@hotmail.co.uk.

Competition groups will be:

  • Regional Grades – C to H
  • TPD categories
  • Novice

… with trophies for 1st 3 places and medals for winning teams.

Novice routine will be:

  1. Straddle
  2. Seat landing
  3. To feet
  4. Tuck jump
  5. Half twist jump
  6. Pike jump
  7. Seat landing
  8. Half twist to feet
  9. Tuck jump
  10. Full twist

Squad Update

The final squad date for the year has now been set so the remaining squad dates are:

  • 24th May,
  • 21st June,
  • 19th July.

A revised download of known events for 2015 is available here:

 

Trampoline Squads March 2015

march-1stMarch 2015 Squads

Following nominations received for additions and review of them, the final squad selection for the March 2015 Squad taking place on 1st March at Brentwood has been made.  Please note that squads will remain under constant review throughout the year and any noted as being more worthy of a space than incumbent members may be invited to future squad events.

The squad selections are as follows, please confirm attendance by email to squad@trampoline-east.org and, upon arrival check-in with Dave with your £15 squad fees:

Junior Squad – 8:45 – 12:00 Youth Squad – 11:45 – 15:00
Name Club Name Club
Amber Bradley Hi Tension Amelia Edbrooke Sprung Loaded
Carys Verdicchio Rotations Austin Pannell Independent
Chloe Caley Pegasus Bex Alexander Aspire
Chloe Harrison Rotations Caitlin Houston Pegasus
Ella Houston Pegasus Freya Grundy Dragons
Evie Hood Colchester GC Georgia Berry Comets
Evie Joseph Brentwood Georgia Tyrrell Brentwood
Evie Stokes Shinn Brentwood Haidee Spence Dragons
Freya Williams Hi Tension Hannah Hodgkinson Hi-Tension
Hal Ottley Ipswich Four Hannah Morris Rotations
Hana Scillitoe Dimensions Kathryn Marson Rotations
Imogen Mayhew Pegasus Luke Dewe Sprung Loaded
Jared Smith Brentwood Maddison Merritt Brentwood
Liam Whistler Cambourne Comets Monica Dowling Brentwood
Lilia Kearney Ipswich Four Olivia Collier Flight
Lilly Patrick Hi Tension Olivia Watson Brentwood
Max Felton Dimensions Renee Specketer Brentwood
Max Gaeta Pegasus Sam Hodgkinson Hi-Tension
Sydney Kelly Cangaroos Trinity Kelly  Cangaroos
Willow Lynch Colchester GC Space

 

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)

Trampoline Development Squad, 23rd March

Development Squad oversubscribed

Despite having a number of regular attendees at squad missing, we have found ourselves oversubscribed for the next development squad on March 23rd.  This means that, unfortunately, we are unable to meet all the requests for wildcards.  Since the purposes of the squad are to promote excellence we have decided to select the wildcards who have shown the best form results in recent competitions and, accordingly, the squad list is as follows:

  • Olivia Watson                                 Brentwood
  • Monica Dowling                             Brentwood
  • Zara Phillips (wc)                           Brentwood
  • Trinity Kelly                                    Cangaroos
  • Taranne Kendon                            Cangaroos
  • Sydney Kelly (wc)                         Cangaroos
  • Evie Joseph                                      Comets
  • James Able                                       Comets
  • Georgia Berry                                 Comets
  • Evie Stokes-Shinn                         Dimensions
  • Austin Pannell                                 Dragons
  • Olivia Collier (wc)                           Flight
  • Sam Hodgkinson                             Hi-Tension
  • Lily Patrick (wc)                              Hi-Tension
  • Hannah Hodgkinson (wc)            Hi-Tension
  • Thomas Verdicchio                        Levitation
  • Shannon Waterman                        Loughton Flyers
  • Elise Das                                              Mid Suffolk
  • Caitlin Houston                                Pegasus
  • Lucy Bevan                                        Pegasus
  • Joe Harris                                           Recoil
  • Kendra Sherlock                              Recoil
  • Lauren Bembrick-Taylor             Recoil
  • Carys Verdicchio (wc)                   Rotations
  • Kathryn (Katie) Marson               Rotations
  • Jasmine Samson                               Sprung Loaded
  • Reece Norden                                    Sprung Loaded
  • Luke Dewe                                           Sprung Loaded
  • Amelia Edbrooke (wc)                   Sprung Loaded
  • Freya Grundy (wc)                          Waveney GC
  • Haidee Spence                                  Waveney GC

Programme for 23rd March

  • 09.45   Arrive
  • 10.00   Welcome and introduction
  • 10.15   Floor warm up (Directed)
  • 10.30   Trampoline warm up (Directed)
  • 11.00   Jump drills
  • 11.30   Creating a SATNAV to improve routine performance
  • 12.30   Lunch
  • 13.00   Floor warm up (Own choice)
  • 13.10   Trampoline warm up (Own choice)
  • 13.30   Training to own programme including 30 minutes ‘Perpetual Motion.’
  • 14.45   Session review
  • 14.50   Equipment away
  • 15.00   Depart

Squad Survey

After the last squad we set up a short on-line survey and asked those attending to respond to a range of questions intended to inform the Squad Coaches on how squads are (i) being received and (ii) could be improved.

Both coaches and gymnasts were asked to respond, in total 13 of 28 gymnasts did so, and 9 of approximately 15 coaches (excluding those related to the squad and its operation) – so approximately 50%.  The summary results are:

Questions Options Coach Gymnast
Responses by: 9 13
Have the squad sessions helped you to make changes? Yes 8 13
No 1 0
Which area of approach has been affected? Attitude 2 7
Technique 6 7
Training Method 7 11
Skipped question 1 0
What has changed? Text responses 8 12
Skipped question 1 1
Do you believe the change is sustainable? Yes 8 12
No 0 0
Skipped question 1 1
Please suggest improvements Text responses 6 7
Skipped question 3 6
Name Given 6 9
Not given 3 4
Club Given 6 9
Not given 3 4

 

Some written responses to specific questions (summarized/truncated in some cases) are:

Question: Coaches Gymnasts
What has changed? More attention to basics, technical criteria at an earlier development stage. More emphasis on lower grade coaches within the club to adhere to these principals.Changes to the organisation of club squad sessions.Insisting not just on good technique, but aiming towards excellence. We use drills every session now with the whole club.Hoping to introduce the perpetual training to some of our sessions.

Adding conditioning to the circuit also more work on the control of jumping.

I will use more of Jack’s drills/exercises with all my club classes (I already used some from reading his articles on the Brentwood website but it’s much better so see them for real!) After last Sunday I will be putting even more emphasis on balance than before too. [truncated]

I believe that my training method and technique has changed in small ways, helped by picking up information from the higher level coaches around at the squad sessions. After both the squad sessions I have attended, I have come away feeling inspired and wanting to put into place things I have learnt.

Very focused on take-offs now – what is happening in the bed as much as what happens in the air. Introduced the perpetual motion concept for our elite gymnasts which seems to be working well.

 

The coach has improved our warm up session by including the warm ups we did on Sunday. We now use training diaries on a regular basis. The squad training has helped me focus more on my technique and it makes me want to improve myself as much as I can.At the training we did the perpetual motion system that kept me busy in between goes. The log books have been helpful cos I could write down what I’ve done and what I need to improve on. So at the next training sessions I know what I need to think about.Direction and the ability to control my take off into moves.I do drills, which I learnt from squad, every training session and this has improved the accuracy of my straight bouncing.

Use of Perpetual Motion at clubs squad sessions.

Warm ups have become more focused on straight bouncing and control rather than doing what we want, I find it useful because I have a better idea of how to prepare for the session.

I have started to use the perpetual motion hour rota and it’s made me work harder.

We are using more drills in our warm up and they are improving.

The squad sessions have helped me focus more on my moves and where my body should actually be on certain moves.  I liked the way that even our basic moves were shown how to perform better, I loved seeing the really good trampolinists and feel inspired to be able to do the same skills and moves as them

Thinking about the best way to bounce, positioning of arms.

I now know what I want out of my training and it all ha a purpose also it’s good seeing other gymnasts that want the same thing

I think my attitude towards trampolining has changed, and towards what I want to do. Also, I think I have improved some of my moves and I liked doing the Perpetual Motion Hour as a training method

Please suggest improvements More written handouts to take back to clubs to ensure nothing is forgotten and all the information gets handed on.Introduce other HPC coaches into the delivery team and encourage club coaches to bring other coaches from their club to support their own performers so they can circulate either with jack and Paul or just to listen in to other coaches for a spread of ideas.I can’t fault how the day is run! Well organised, useful and appropriate coach feedback. I think 4 per bed is an ideal number. I think that selection should be made from top end D’s and all C’s. As our coaching improves the ages should naturally get younger. Having wild cards is a must in order to ‘raise the game’ as a region.Nothing yet has changed though I have taken away ideas for further thought before making a change, holding for an alternative reference or discarding.  There are changes I would like to make, as in better use of time between goes. Though this will be a very hard thing to change as teaching older jumpers who have become set in their ways. Will try and see how it goes. There seemed to be a large range of ability and the numbers I thought were also on the high side.  [Truncated]

The squad sessions are good as they are they differ each time we come which allows us to take back to our club different things each time , I know that all our gymnasts have loved the sessions and found them helpful.

That’s difficult as I thought the whole day was brilliant and really useful! The only thing is personally I would like to be able to bring more of my trampolinists to have input from the squad coaches rather than just 1, as it was really hard to choose 1 & they would all benefit, but I can see that’s not really viable. Alternatively is there any way a squad coach could possibly come to my club and do a 1 off session for all my competition squad children (& all my coaches)??

There were quite a lot of interruptions which sometimes made it difficult to focus.There are no improvements that could be made in my opinion.I think it would be more useful if we spent less time working on basic things such as straight jumping and maybe just give a note about it to coaches during the session as it is hard to keep focused doing things like this.  Additionally last squad session I think there were slightly too many people there as when there is 5 people on a trampoline you didn’t get a chance to do a lot. But overall it is a useful session especially in terms of coaching points.I would like it if I got some advice from other coaches from different clubs.

One of our coaches was involved in the squad, we didn’t get enough coaching time. [Truncated]

I just hope that I will be able to keep coming even though I’m not a grade C and because I learnt so much there.

I like the way they are done now I’ve been to them since they started and enjoyed each one.

We would like to thank all those of you who took the time to respond and to assure you that in planning the upcoming squad, we will be conscious of the comments and trying to take them into account as much as is feasible.  The questionnaire is now closed to further responses, a new one will be opened after the next squad.

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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