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.
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, DBS certificates 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 Development Programme is very succesful in fast tracking skills of those children invited into the programme. Training hours are increased for each of the 5 levels of development and gymnasts are given training sheets to complete at home to help them achieve their full potential.
Our Performance Programme is accessible to those gymnasts who have reached our top level of development by invitation only as this is a unique programme and very emotionally, physically and mentally challenging invlolving a great ability to work as a team but also have the passion, drive, commitment and character to be able to perform in front of large audiences. We have had the privalidge of being invited to perform at the Royal and Derngate for the last 3 years by Katie Bunting Brown who is the Principal of Limelight Theatre School who create an annual theatre production not to be missed!
Our Competition Programme is another very demanding and challenging programme suitable for children who love to train and enjoy the competitive side of the sport. We enter many competitions per year inclduing inter club sleepover competitions. As we are affiliated to UK Gymnastics who are part of the International Association of Gymnastics Clubs within the USAIGC organisation our gymnasts have the opportunity to qualify for the annual IAIGC world championships in America.
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 as too many absences cause a loss in income and we still have to cover our costs.
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 our highest level of competitive gymnast and is 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.