Jumpz Gymnastics club is a family run friendly club for all abilities of boys and girls from 4+ years. Our coaches have over 25 years combined experience at both competition and recreational level. We believe that all children can achieve and progress in the wonderful sport of Gymnastics.
We have several events held throughout the year but our main end of year event is our Presentation Evening held on the Last Saturday before schools break up for Summer. This event has grown dramatically over the years and we have now needed to hire a larger venue to accommodate all our gymnasts and their families. This evening is a celebration of each and every child so that they can showcase their talents in both a skills routine and a choreographed music routine. We also introduced a Finale piece last year to include all gymnasts and this was a huge success and a lovely way to finish the evening. We also use this event to award various certificates to gymnasts from all levels of our club and this culminates in a 'Gymnast of the year' Trophy - one for both the recreational and development section. These awards are voted for by all coaches who attend each session and the children with the most votes for a particular award will be given their certificate/trophy on the evening.
Due to covid-19 we have opened up all our sections (usually 'invite only') for all gymnasts to try as we have had so much time off over the last year so developmentally we are almost starting from the beginning. We have the following programmes in place:
Recreational - suitable for all levels of gymnasts who just want to have fun without any committments
Development - a tiered development programme for gymnasts who are nominated by our coaches who feel they would benefit and progress within this programme. This programme requires all gymnasts to do extra strength and conditioning training at home and as a gymnast moves up the levels they are required to attend more training hours per week.
Recreational Competition Programme - available to all Jumpz Gymnasts and offers local, club and National Competition opportunities
Development Competition Programme - this programme is offered to all development gymnasts and offers local, Club, National and International competitive opportunities. We are proud that 100% of our development competitive gymnasts qualified for the IAIGC World Championships this year in Nashville, USA. We first affiliated to the USAIGC organisation in 2018 and proudly had 3 gymnasts qualify for the finals in floor and vault coming 5th and 6th and one of these gymnasts coming first, winning the gold medal making her the IAIGC World Champion on floor 2018. Our 2019 Championship attendees also did amazingly well and made us so proud. Our Gymnasts made 7 finals this year so received a recognised placement medal for their achievements. We had 2 Bronze medal winners on vault this year with one of those placements score was the 2nd highest score on vault but due to there being 2 1st placements this meant that the silver placement was missed out. We also made our first bars final this year and considering we don't have a set of bars to train on this is a phenomenal achievement for us. Currently there are 10 international countries competing at the IAIGC world Championships each year.
Performance Programme - Our Performance squad 'Jumpz Jemz' is available to those gymnasts who have reached the 4th tier of our development programme. This squad train on a Wednesday and perform at various Fetes, Theatres and Festivals
Cheerleading: This is a new programme that we have introduced in 2018 and has already made amazing progress. Cheerleading encompasses many aspects of gymnastics but also dance and teamwork. Our Cheerleading teams performed at our annual presentation event this year and wowed the crowd with their speed, power and stunts! This section is suitable for all ages and abilities from the age of 5yrs and runs on a Saturday. Donna leads this section as she has a wealth of experience in both Cheerleading and Gymnastics.
All our excess funds go towards new equipment - so far we have purchased a 8m x 6m Air Floor, a 12 metre air track, a full size vault, 6 crash mats, 4 mini trampolines, 6 padded mats, 3 spring boards, benches, beams, bars, rings, parallel bars, 2 large roll mats, a mushroom, rings, T-trainer, mini set of Asymmetrical Bars, aerial hoop, air beam, air barrel and various hand apparatus.
We are affiliated to UK Gymnastics through which we have our liability insurance, DBS certificates and child protection policy.
Our sessions and awards are engineered with Long Term Athletic Development in mind.
Our session prices are currently set at £7 due to covid-19 but we will re-assess this when we have no further restrictions in place. currently we have to have half hour breaks between sessions to clean all equipment, hand sanitisers at each station, reduced numbers at each sessions and no overlaps of sessions - all these affect our club financially in a negative way. Luckily all our amazing coaches are volunterring their time to keep our club open and for this we are eternally grateful!
Our Coaches: All our coaches are dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate about the sport of Gymnastics and all our sessions are run by our most highly qualified level 4 coaches to ensure that every child has access to the very best coaching.
Head Coach - level 4: Carol has been coaching since she was 15yrs old firstly in netball and then moved into gymnastics coaching for more than 20 years. She started coaching locally at recreational and general competition level and was funded by NCAAC to gain her level 1 artistic gymnastics qualification. She then moved into recreational gymnastics, coaching in a stage school, local clubs and primary schools both voluntarily and professionally while funding her own developement to gain level 2,3 and 4 coaching awards in General Gymnastics. She continues to volunteer for local clubs and schools in both administration and coaching capacities. She is a qualified First Aider, has attended the safeguarding & protecting children course through Sports Coach UK and is the Jumpz-Gymnastics Welfare Officer. She is passionate about providing fun sessions, opportunities and experiences to all young people at all levels and abilities. 'Every child matters' is our aim at all our sessions.
Club Coach-level 4: Cheryl is 25 years old and personally funded and achieved her level 1, level 2 and level 3 coaching awards when she was 17 & 18 years old making her one of the youngest level 3 coaches in the UK. She has been involved in gymnastics since the age of 7 and has competed in General Gymnastics competitions winning many medals including Gold. She has attained a Degree in Mathematics. She has completed her Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards and is also a Nationally recognized Climbing Instructor so she brings a wealth of experience to Jumpz gymnastics club. She is also a qualified First Aider. Cheryl is now a teacher within a local primary school. Cheryl's strength always impresses our young gymnasts!
Club Coach - level 4: Donna has been
involved in gymnastics since the age of 5. She also entered local
General Gymnastics Competitions before moving into display acrobatic
gymnastics and Cheerleading where she competed at University level. She has been coaching for over 8 years and has been involved
in coaching at various venues locally. The club has funded her level 1,2,3 and 4 coaching courses which will be invaluable to us. She is also our welfare officer having attended the safeguarding course in 2016. Donna's flexibility is always a 'WOW' factor with our gymnasts. Donna is also a qualified first Aider. Donna is our Cheerleading head coach and has a wealth of eperience from her Cheelreading days at Louhgborough University. She also works at Explore Learning and has a passion for teaching.
Coach - Level 1: Toni started coaching with us in 2016 in a voluntary capacity and we paid for her level 1 coaching course in the same year. She now coaches at our competition training sessions as well as some of our recreational sessions. Toni is also one of our parent welfare officers and qualified first Aider.
Coach Level 1: Eida Muhaxheri started as a gymnast and was the very first'Jumpz Gymnast of the year'in 2012. She has been with us since day 1 and has remained with the club within our top level of development. She is also in our performance squad. She brings a great deal of experience for such a young coach and is an assett to the club. As soon as she was 14 years old we paid for her level 1 qualification as she has been volunteering for us since she was 11 years old and would like to have her own club one day.
Coach Level 1: Naomi Ledington started gymnastics later than most as she was already a teenager when she started to come along once a week. She has improved so much and is now competing and performing for Jumpz. She shows a great deal of initiatve and is a natural coach and supporter of skills. She loves a challenge and brings a real enthusiasm to the club.
Trainee Level 1 Coaches: Olivia Anghel has been with us from day 1 and started helping to coach as soon as she was 10yrs old. All our children love Olivia and she is an amazing role model. She is undergoing her level 1 training and will soon become qualified.
Junior Coaches: we also have gymnasts who are learning to coach and are always accompanied by a qualified coach. These gymnasts have shown an eagerness to help other gymnasts and volunteer their time for our events that we hold throughout the year. They are a real asset to our club and once they are 14 years old we will fund their level 1 coaching courses.
We are always looking for volunteers and qualified coaches who can help our club grow. From our own experience of having to fund our own development we would like to be able to offer funding to our volunteers to gain coaching qualifications. We do require committment from both our volunteers and coaches in order to remain consistent in our training for our gymnasts. If you are interested in helping in any way please contact Carol on 07941849728.