Jumpz Gymnastics club is a family run friendly club for all abilities of boys and girls from 5+ 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 Event 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 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 performances. 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.
We have an initial assessment period of 3 months for new starters so that we can get to know them and then we will advise on the best programme for them to continue in. We have the following programmes in place:
Recreational - suitable for all levels of gymnasts who just want to have fun without any commitments
Development - a 6 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. Currently there are 10 international countries competing at the IAIGC world Championships each year.
Performance Programme - Our Performance squad 'Jumpz Jems' 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
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 £5
We operate a 'pay as you go' system but also have a payment policy in place for this system whereby we ask for all absences to be made up as we still have to pay our monthly
rent. We also have a monthly payment scheme available and all children attending more than 1 session will be asked to pay monthly to reserve thier place.
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 gymnastics for over 18 years and 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.
Club Coach-level 4: Cheryl is 23 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'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.
Coach - level 1: Aimee started coaching for us in 2013 and has a lot of experience as a gymnast who participated at competition level. She has already passed her level 1 coaching award and the cub is hoping to fund her level 2 coaching course as soon as possible. Aimee is also a dancer so we will welcome her choreography skills.
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 remained with the club and is in 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.
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.