Jumpz Gymnastics club is a family run friendly club for all abilities of boys and girls from 5+ years. Our coaches have over 20 years combined experience at both competition and recreational level. We believe that all children can achieve and progress.
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 recreational, development, performance and competition programmes in place. Our development and competition programmes require absolute commitment from both the gymnasts and their parents and this section is through invitation after nomination by a coach and then a team meeting with a majority in agreement.
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 and various hand apparatus.
We are affiliated to UK Gymnastics through which we have our liability insurance, CRB disclosures and child protection policy.
Our recreational sessions are geared towards the children having fun but we do have many Award Schemes and are constantly assessing them and the need for more and/or varied Awards because every gymnast is unique and they all have varying abilities and different talents which we like to encourage.
Our sessions and awards are engineered with Long Term Athletic Development in mind.
Our session prices are currently set at £4.50 per session.
We operate a 'pay as you go' system but also have a payment policy in place for this system as too many absences cause a loss in income and we still have to cover our costs.
We also have many discounts available:
- sibling discount 10% discount on total fees if you have 3 or more children attending
- multiple session discount 10% (children attending 3 or more sessions a week)
only one offer per household available.
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 also works in a rehabilitation unit for adults with an acquired brain injury. 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.
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. She is currently studying for her A-Levels.
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.
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.