British Gymnastics is holding its annual Safeguarding CPD Event for all southern regions on Saturday 6th October from 10:30 until 17:00. The event will be held at KD Gymnastics near Newbury. It is a great opportunity to refresh on safeguarding matters, network with other professionals in the role and also touch base with the BG and Regional Safeguarding teams around changes and processes. Should the CWO not be able to attend other club members are welcome.
The agenda for the event is:
Should you wish to attend, please notify [email protected] and notify any dietary needs you may have.
BG is running two Safeguarding Updates in September as part of their CPD (Continuous Professional Development) programme for club welfare officer. The first takes place at Pipers Vale, Ipswich, on 8th September from 2 pm to 5 pm and is then followed on the 9th at Salto Gymnastics, Luton, from 10 am to 1 pm. The Agenda will be the same at both venues:
Please contact Catherine Wall, BG safeguarding Officer at [email protected]
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,[email protected] to book your place for the reduced fee before enrolling.
The following has been received from BG:
Following the success of the first year of the Performance Pathway in Trampolining, British Gymnastics is pleased to announce details of the programme for the coming cycle; October 2015 to June 2016.
The Performance Pathway has been set up by British Gymnastics to support the development of young gymnasts through a series of challenging, educational and engaging training camps based at three High Performance Centres across the country:
The programme is funded by Sport England and is open to English Gymnasts who have achieved a specific set of performance criteria. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, please contact your Home Nation Governing body to find out about development opportunities in your areas.
The Performance Pathway for Trampoline is designed to select gymnasts who are keen to learn and develop into World Class performers. History and evidence has shown us over the years that many of Great Britain’s best young athletes never makes it to senior level, so it can be very difficult to identify which young gymnasts performing well now will ever go on to achieve success. Our programme is designed to pick up some of the best current performers to teach them about all the physical and mental skills they will need for success and guide them on their way to glory. We also try to cater for some of the gymnasts who are not necessarily performing really well in competition YET, but are displaying some of the characteristics that World Class performers show.
Evidence has shown that some of the very best athletes in the world were not that good when they were younger, but they worked really hard and learnt how to be the best. So therefore, our system has two tiers; the first for gymnasts performing well in competition and the second for gymnasts who display characteristics of successful elite performers.
Our Tier One gymnasts will be invited to four training camps at their nearest High Performance Centre between October 2015 and June 2016. Their personal coach will also be invited to attend every session. At each camp, the Pathway coaches will be delivering technical education both for the gymnast and the coach to improve development even further. In addition to these four camps, Tier One gymnasts and their coaches will be invited to three National Performance Pathway overnight camps at the British Gymnastics Lilleshall National Headquarters in Shropshire. Eligibility for selection onto the Performance Pathway Tier One squad is based on the criteria below:
*Gymnasts who move up to 15-16 in 2016 are not eligible for Performance Pathway Squad selection.
Tier One gymnasts and their coaches will receive their selection letter and information in September 2015.
Our Tier Two gymnasts will be invited to four training camps at their nearest High Performance Centre between October 2015 and June 2016. Their personal coach will also be invited to attend every session. At each camp, the Pathway coaches will be delivering technical education both for the gymnast and the coach to improve development even further. Eligibility for selection onto the Performance Pathway Tier Two squad is based on the criteria below:
Tier Two gymnasts and their coaches will receive their selection letter and information in October 2015.
he selection criteria for both tiers outlined above is for initial selection onto the Performance Pathway programme in October 2015. Our Pathway Coaches will be continually monitoring the gymnasts’ progress throughout the course of the year which may result in athletes moving from one tier to another to reflect their current ability.
As much as we wish to be able to support as many gymnasts as possible, we cannot guarantee selection and it will always be subject to the places available in each High Performance Centre and National Pathway camps at Lilleshall, with priority going to gymnasts who have achieved the Tier One standard.
TIER ONE SQUAD
3 x National Pathway Squads (Lilleshall)
4 x Zonal Pathway Squads (North, Midlands or South)
TIER TWO SQUAD
4 x Zonal Pathway Squads (North, Midlands or South)
We recognise that in order to raise the domestic level of Trampolining across the country and aspire to be continually producing World and Olympic Champions, we need to provide learning opportunities for both gymnasts and coaches. Therefore, at each of the four Pathway camps based in our three High Performance Centres, there will be a unique opportunity open to any other coaches in the area to attend the camps, irrelevant of whether they have a gymnast on the programme. Information about attending these camps as a coach without a gymnast on the programme will be circulated around the regions and clubs. For more information on 2015-2016 camp dates and booking onto a camp, please contact your nearest Performance Pathway Coordinator:
In addition to these technical development opportunities, we will be running a coaching symposium over two days in January 2016 at the British Gymnastics Lilleshall National Headquarters. This is a brand new event specifically created for coaches at the start of a gymnasts’ journey and will offer a whole range of technical and non-technical education sessions. More information about the 2016 Trampoline Coaching Symposium will be circulated in the coming months.
£25 Performance Pathway Tier One & Tier Two gymnasts
£25 Personal coaches of Performance Pathway gymnasts
£25 Any other coaches wishing to attend
£100 Performance Pathway Tier One Gymnasts
£75 Personal coaches of Performance Pathway gymnasts
BG Pathway Manager: Sarah Benson ([email protected])
BG Performance Manager: Alan Edge ([email protected])
Head National Coach: Craig Lowther
Head Pathway Coach: Jay Scouler
North England Pathway Coach: Paul Greaves
North England Assistant Coach: Dan Greaves
North England Coordinator: Jonathan McFadden
Midlands Pathway Coach: Harvey Smith
Midlands Assistant Coach: TBC
Midlands Coordinator: Jenni Morgan
South England Pathway Coach: Brian Camp
South England Assistant Coach: Mike Wood
South England Coordinator: Julie Jenkins
Part of BG’s Pathway Programme, this clinic runs on 8th March between 9am – 4:30pm at Hitchin Boys School with the following objectives:
These clinics cost £15 and can be booked through – http://www.british-gymnastics.org/course/17371/performance-pathway-coaching-clinic – up to 30 spaces are available.
The Performance Pathway will identify talented trampolinists early. Clinics will help Club coaches to assimilate new practices, techniques and training principles.
Dates: 26 & 27 September
Venue: Ipswich Gymnastics Centre, 7 Braziers Wood Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 0SP
Tutors: Andrew Jones
BG Gold / Silver / Bronze member £85
BG Temporary, Subscriber and non-members £135
This course is running over the weekend of 15th – 16th November at Cambridge University Sports Centre.
The squad coaches are inviting the following gymnasts to the upcoming May squads (please see earlier news release for details), being held at Brentwood on Sunday 25th May.
The order of activity on the day will be as follows:
|Activity||Junior Squad||Youth Squad|
|Intro, non-directed warm-up with own coaches||9:00||12:00|
|Bed warm-up & jump drills||9:15||12:15|
|Refresh session from previous squads||9:40||12:40|
|Session review, equipment clear-down, depart||2:45|
The following trampoline courses have been planned for 2014.
If you would like information on any of these courses please check out the British Gymnastic website ‘find a course’
If you would like to attend a course but cannot find one listed, please register your interest by using this form.
We are currently arranging a DMT level 1 course for the Region. Please use the form to register your interest in such a course, plus higher level DMT courses so we can gauge the requirements
level 1 – Trampoline – April 13th, May 4th & May 18th – Sawston Sports Centre, Cambridge
Level 3 Module 1 – June 1st – Sawston Sports Centre, Cambridge
Level 1 – Trampoline – November/December
Level 2 – Trampoline – September/October
Level 3 Module 1 – Trampoline – October
Level 3 Module 2 – Trampoline – December
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: