Putting the bounce back into the East Region


Coaching Vacancy at Redbridge

Coaching Vacancy at Redbridge

Redbridge Sports Centre are looking for a BG Level 2 trampoline coach to work with them on Thursday afternoon/evening on their existing junior course programme.  Based at Forest Road, Barkingside, IG6 3HD, the position is available immediately.  As well as minimum Level 2 qualification, desirable requirements are a completed DBS check and attendance at a Child Protection & Equity course.

About the Centre

Redbridge Sports and Leisure is a thriving sporting complex run by Redbridge Sports Centre Trust Ltd, an independent Charitable Trust established in 1972. One of the largest venues of its kind, the Centre provides first class sporting and social facilities, particularly in Racket Sports for its members and the local community. These are exciting times for the Trust having opened the new Olympic-standard 12 court ‘Jean Brown Indoor Arena’.

Interested in Joining Them?

For details on the above position please contact:

  • Wayne Alexander
  • Manager
  • Redbridge Sports & Leisure
    Forest Road, Barkingside
    Essex, IG6 3HD
  • Tel. No.: 020 8498 1041
  • Fax No.: 020 8498 1020
  • Email: [email protected]

Alternatively please send your C.V. with covering letter to the above address.  Closing date is 18th June 2017.


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 [email protected]

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

Regional Squad 2014 – Provisional Dates Updated

Paul & Jack have established the following provisional dates for regional squad 2014, selection criteria to follow soon.

  • January 12th,
  • February 16th – revised to 9th February,
  • March 23rd,
  • April 20th – provisionally revised to 25th May.

Remember that these days are at least as much about developing coach skills as they are performers, so even if you don’t think  you will have eligible performers please do put the dates in your diaries.

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. [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”]

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 Announcement for 17th March

Below is the confirmed list of attendees at the Regional Squad being held at Brentwood Trampoline Club between 10am – 3pm on Sunday 17th March (the wearing of shamrocks is optional  😎 ).

Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your perspective, owing to available numbers at Fig and Nat C there will be no wildcard spaces available at this squad although, coaches, we do still expect testing results for those who have attended previously.

Please note that Jack & Paul may have to impose further selection criteria either for the remaining Squads in May and June or from the onset of next season.


Clubs without attendees are welcome to send coaches and those on the development pathway towards becoming one.  In fact, the more coaches attending the happier Jack & Paul will be!

Regional Squad is on St Patrick's Day

James AbleCambourne
Hannah BlakeCambourne
Evie JosephCambourne
Georgia BerryCambourne
Tate TuckerCambourne
Reece NordenSprung Loaded
Gemma BurgessSprung Loaded
Luke DeweSprung Loaded
Susanna BadleyBrentwood
Georgie  TyrellBrentwood
Faith EverettBrentwood
Caitlin HoustonPegasus
Shelby SkeggsPegasus
Jasmin SamsonPegasus
Lucy BevanPegasus
Thomas VerdiccioLevitation
Nathan  LunnissLevitation
Matthew BursonCangaroos
Taranne KendonCangaroos
Austin PannellDragons
Sam NightingaleHi Tension
Trevyn HollandMinistry of Air

Regional Squad Day – Testing Outcomes

Squad Day – 29th July

The following table shows the testing outcomes for the three main tests undertaken which were as follows:

  • Ten bounces from a ‘flying start’ recorded in seconds (10BT).
  • Thirty bounces from a ‘dead bed’ recorded in seconds (30BT) and also recording forward (Pos Ded (F)) and backward (Pos Ded (B)) movement along the bed outside a notional ‘metre box’ around the cross.
  • A drill of nine shaped and one straight jump with an aim of achieving better than 95% height retention against 10BT
NameClub10BT30BTPos Ded (F)Pos Ded (B)DrillDrill %
Georgia TyrrellBrentwood15.9845.503415.4797%
Shelby SkeggsPegasus17.3449.972816.7697%
Lucy BevanPegasus19.0754.8651218.0395%
Caitlin HoustonPegasus18.8154.4411818.0396%
Lauren SadlerIpswich Four18.6351.9141818.3498%
Tate TuckerCambourne Comets18.6649.5301018.3898%
James AbleCambourne Comets15.2544.2501815.63102%
Clinton ElmesDimensions19.4856.253819.0398%
Naomi WaldcockSprung Loaded18.6953.6621717.8195%
Gemma BurgessSprung Loaded
Nuala McGrathWestcliff15.3544.658015.34100%
Holy FelsteadWestcliff14.7839.161614.4498%
Rebecca ShawCambourne Comets18.2551.253418.0099%
Georgia BerryCambourne Comets15.8843.164115.5098%
Thomas VerdicchioCangaroos17.0046.5001916.3496%
Faith EverettBrentwood17.4548.2802317.0398%

After school coach needed in Linton

Linton Village College PE Department are looking for a coach to run a trampolining club after school 3.15 – 4.15 on Thursdays – Starting Thur 20th September for 10 week. If interested, please contact Lewis Baillie as below:

  • Email: [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”]
  • Mobile: 07789 538983
  • Landline: 01223 891233 ext 171
  • Address: Linton Village College, Linton, Cambridgeshire CB21 4JB

Regional Squad Day – Testing Outcomes

Squad Day – 1st April

The following table shows the testing outcomes for the two main tests undertaken which were as follows:

  • Ten bounces from a ‘flying start’ recorded in seconds (10BT).
  • Thirty bounces from a ‘dead bed’ recorded in seconds (30BT) and also recording forward (Pos Ded (F)) and backward (Pos Ded (B)) movement along the bed outside a notional ‘metre box’ around the cross.
NameClubPresent10BT30BTPos Ded (F)Pos Ded (B)
Naomi WaldockLevitationY 18.9753.4422
Nathan LunnissLevitation*
Caitlin HoustonPegasus*
Eliana CuifoPegasusY 17.00 (E)49.4430
Lucy BevanPegasusY 18.7253.6921
Kensie SherlockBrentwoodY * *
Lucy PhillipsBrentwoodY 17.4447.6300
Lauren MichaelsBrentwoodY 17.1948.5009
Faith EverettBrentwoodY 17.1246.5303
Georgia TyrrellBrentwood*
Kendra SherlockBrentwoodY16.0645.9003
Maddison MerrittBrentwood*
Joe HarrisBrentwoodY 16.9449.1915
Jonathan GibbsBrentwood*
Matthew BursonCangaroosY17.4045.2523
Thomas VerdicchioCangaroosY 16.9748.2504
Rebecca ShawAspireY 18.5351.56010
Tate TuckerAspireY **
James AbleAspireY 15.3840.8501
Georgia BerryAspire*
Lucy ForsdykeLoughton Y 17.2849.2101
Lauren SadlerIpswich Four Y 18.5352.8116
Holly FelsteadWestcliffY 14.4040.1000
Nuala McGrathWestcliffY 14.2842.1000
Clinton ElmesDimensions*


Regional Squad day – Final selection & timetable

Paul Kitchen & Graham Parker have released the following details about the upcoming squad day on 1st April at Brentwood.

Dear Gymnast/ Coach,

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.

Squad  Members

Naomi WaldockLevitation
Nathan LunnissLevitation*
Caitlin HoustonPegasus*
Eliana CuifoPegasus
Lucy BevanPegasus
Kensie SherlockBrentwood
Lucy PhillipsBrentwood
Lauren MichaelsBrentwood
Faith EverettBrentwood
Georgia TyrrellBrentwood*
Kendra SherlockBrentwood
Maddison MerrittBrentwood*
Joe HarrisBrentwood
Jonathan GibbsBrentwood*
Matthew BursonCangaroos
Thomas VerdicchioCangaroos
Rebecca ShawAspire
Tate TuckerAspire
James AbleAspire
Georgia BerryAspire*
Lucy ForsdykeLoughton
Lauren SadlerIpswich Four
Holly FelsteadWestcliffwc
Nuala McGrathWestcliffwc
Clinton ElmesDimensions*

*Injured/holiday.    wc – wildcard

Regional Squad Timetable

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.


Paul .

Excel workshops

All eligible coaches in the region are encouraged to attend the Excel workshops being run by BG.

National workshops are run in conjunction with National Development Squads and are open to HPC or those registered on HPC courses.  Upcoming National dates are:

  • 3rd/4th December 2011 – Northampton
  • 28th/29th April – Sheffield
  • 26th/27th May – Bracknell
Super-regional workshops are run in conjunction with Super-regional Development Squads and are open SC or those registered on SC courses.  Upcoming Super-regional dates are:
  • 4th/5th February – Poole (S) or Sheffield (N)
  • 5th/6th May – Gillingham (S) or Salford (N)
  • 16th/17th June – Poole (S) or TBA (N)
BG may publish more information on the BG website in due course.
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