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Good luck to all those who made places on the World and World Age-Group teams. This year, the team is bigger than ever, and we look forward to seeing some excellent results for your labours. As the international competition circuit starts now to really focus on the World Championships, and the all important Olympic place’s, the other members of the NTTC have been quietly beavering away to make sure no one is left out!
The Foundation Coaching network is up and running and it is hoped that this will bring welcome support for grass roots and new coaches. To sign up, simply type www.bg-coaches.org into your web browser and fill in your name, e-mail address, BG membership number and make up a password. You will then receive an e-mail containing full details on how to log on. Our thanks must go to Richard Ollerenshaw for his skills in developing this web support, and in giving it a transparent look to the BG web server. We hope to achieve a great deal with this technology, and if used wisely, it will be further developed in the future.
The Regional / Home Nation Trampoline Technical Committee Chairs came together for the second time this year, and hopefully, this will become a much more regular meeting. Regional and National issues were featured and improvements in the communication process, given the highest priority. Please, can I ask you all to make sure that your region / home nation is aware of your e-mail addresses, to help speed the process of communication in the future.
Richard Ollerenshaw is still seeking members of hat small team of news hounds, to ensure we are making the best of our successes, local as well as national. Please get in touch with Richard if you feel you have the skills and time to contribute to his team.
New competition packs are being drawn up by Craig Bellis’s team, and will be with us all shortly. Please be diligent in reading this as there will undoubtedly be many small changes and we don’t want anyone caught out at the last minute.
The total home circuit has grown each year under BG and is a very difficult task for our competition working party to manage. There is always more wok to do, but my thanks must go to all involved, and those regional organizers and volunteers, without whom we couldn’t be as successful as we are.
Cathy Page and her team have continued to develop the coaching structure and we are moving towards the new coaching license. I am still getting many calls from BTF qualified coaches who have not continued membership into BG. Please help by getting the word out. There have been so many updates and changes that those outside the system will most certainly be out of date. If you haven’t done any courses under BG it may well be worth you considering attending a course to update knowledge, or even simply purchasing a copy of the common core material and sport specific applicable to your level. It is vital that everyone still active in our sport become aware and update their practices and get the word out to those who have yet to join our new family.
We are currently working on the National Technical assembly in Lilleshall 24/25th January 2004 (get it in your diaries now) and it is hoped the programme will bring many more Trampolinists to it than ever before. Please remember that this is your opportunity to meet and discuss your ides, needs and feelings, as well as gain valuable information. Disciplines such as Sports Acro have, for a number of years, used this as a focal point for all clubs, and most make sure that they have someone attending. Trampolining has not yet switched on to the fact that this Assembly is important to clubs and we are trying to improve the programme as an encouragement. Cathy Page will be organizing a higher level coaching conference during the weekend and I am looking for more ideas about hat you all actually want to see. Mixing with other disciplines is important and indeed ALL the lectures are specifically designed for everyone to get something out of it. Please let me know if there is anything you specifically feel is appropriate to hold, and you never know, it may happen!
As we go to
press, we are in negotiation with both the Russian and Belarusian federations
to have a three-way international in
The World Games are the most important event besides the Olympic Games and take place every 4th year, in the year following the summer Olympic Games. They are governed by the International World Games Association (IWGA), recognised by the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), who support the World Games. It is said that the World Games are the <Olympic Games> of those sports and disciplines who are not part of the programme of the Olympic Games. Similar to the Olympic Games, there are approximately 27 sports (International Federations) in the programme of the 2005 World Games.
The FIG plays a very important part
in the World Games. It has a total quota (participating gymnasts) of 294, and
the following 20 events included in the Programme of the 2005 World Games in
Places 1 – 10 will be attributed to the federations (maximum 1 per federation) according to the ranking of their pairs at the qualification World Championships. In case there are insufficient federations participating in the World Games to fill these places, the participating federations will be given the opportunity to send two pairs per federation (priority in ranking order as
Places 1 – 8 will be attributed to the federations (maximum 1 per federation) according to the ranking of their gymnasts at the qualification competition at the qualifying World Championships. In case there are insufficient federations participating in the World Games to fill these places, the participating federations will be given the opportunity to send 2 gymnasts, per federation (priority in ranking order as mentioned above).
The NTTC and Trampoline fraternity, send their congratulations to both the team, their personal coaches and national squad coaches, for such an outstanding achievement. Congratulations to all concerned. Ed.
Five judges (plus TC members) will be required. As the host nation GRE will provide one judge, the selection of the other four judges will be made at the conclusion of the World Championships in Hanover GER in October.
The following letter was received by the Chair o0f the NTTC., Martin Laws, from someone who had been “surfing the net”, and had come across Jumpers Rebound web site, and will bring back many happy memories to those of us who have been in the sport for longer than perhaps we care to remember! Ed.
My name is Brian Chapman,
aged 47 years, living in Hall Green,
After a couple of years of hard training (using a cable sprung ½” 77A., I was invited to train at the Birmingham Athletic Institute, under the watchful eye of Tony Hunter. I spent the major part of my youth there, training on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sundays (I retired at 20 years due to work shift patterns, and the standard left me behind).
time, I entered many local and National Competitions until I was invited for
a trial at the Regent St. Polytechnic,
Having read some of the achievements of your club members, I was particularly interested in the World Age Championships ( now World Age Group Games Ed) this is because, I took part in the first WAGs, held at Picketts Lock Sports Centre, London in 1973. I was in the mini tramp and synchronised trampoline event. As luck would have it, one of our performers, Steven Dews injured his leg on the day, and I stepped in to partner Robert Anderson. He, being a better performer, kindly lowered his tarrif. It was something laughable by today’s standards (8 tarrif approximately) but again, luck was with us, and unlike the Russian pair, we successfully completed our routines and achieved first place. So you see, Robert and I were the first pair to hold the title of under 18 World Synchronised Champions.
following year we travelled to
Do you know if there has been an official record kept of the WAG results since its inception? I would dearly love to obtain a copy. I have the blue and gold sash, and of course, the medal in my possession, plus a small poleriod photo of Rob and I standing on the podium.
the end of August, with Amanda Parker taking the overall girls title with a score of 37.00/13.1 points. Katherine Driscoll was second with a score of 35.90/12.5 points, followed closely behind by Lauren Allen in 4th place, with the same score as the third placed Canadian girl.
Kirsten Lawton was the one shining British star here, finishing in 4th place overall, after qualifying for the finals in 5th place, out of an entry in the women’s event of 43. Natalie O’Connor finished 25th with Aurora Necco 36th.
The surprise winners of the women’s event here were the Dutch pairing of Mirjam Steinbach and Kim Stiekema. The men’s event was won by the world class German pairing of Markus Kubicka and Henrik Stehlik, with Poliaroush/Kazak BLR in 2nd place and Villafuerte/Mooij NED in 3rd place.
dislocating the 5th and 6th vertebras during training
All the warm words have helped me through the dark periods, in particular, during my long stay in hospital (9 weeks) tied to a bed. The support and contact to the surrounding world, in combination with my girlfriend and family, kept me “above the water”.
I am paralised from the chest downwards, including parts of the arms and hands. How much mobility I can regain is difficult to predict. I need to work on the functions I have at present, and learn to cope with what I have got. I have learned that the human body is fantastic in its compensation. I can work my cell phone, and by simple aids, even a pc without the feeling and functions of my hands and fingers. And almost (soon completely!) straighten my arms by gravity, without the function of the triceps. Of course, the daily struggles still lead to down periods, but then it is time to re-focus and start fighting even harder.
can resume my studies of Danish language at the
The Danish Gymnastic Federation started a collection soon after my accident. I have been brought up to-date with this collection by General Secretary Mr Jacobsen, and I must say that the donations have been overwhelming. I have no way of knowing the identity of the donors, but I would collectively like to thank the huge number of people who have shown their sympathy, and given me new hope, and he possibility of living the life that I dream off, by supporting the collection, or any other ways of support.
Finally, I would like to put forward a few words about my future. From the beginning, I have known that I must find a new place in the world of gymnastics. I have been approached by Trine Frederikson from the TC, on whether I may wish to become a judge. I have this in mind, but I do have an interest in administration and political tasks as well. Where it all ends, for several reasons, is difficult to say, but I will find a new platform within gymnastics, as well as in life. When occasionally I lose faith in this, something, or rather someone, reminds me that I am on the right way, and will not be left behind.
Coach Course – be extended to 30 hours, to include both the practical exam, plus
additional mentor learning. This will attract additional funding from LSC -
although this will be a problem in
CRB – there was discussion about the problem of the CRB forms. Basically, BG accept CRB checking when done by another authority, only if done within the previous year, and they must be sent the original document, not a copy. The tutor does not have to be the verifier of the forms.
Mechanics – Jake Bailey presented his mechanical analysis on take off to the seminar. This was well received, and work has already begun on looking at examination papers, as well as course resources, to correct the mechanics.
Exam Board feedback – have produced guidelines for invigilating exams; for the handling of special needs e.g. dyslexia; for deferral for those who failed just one item of exams. They will be spot visiting about 21 exams around the country.
Club Management Module – will be going ahead by Christmas – looking for tutors to attend seminar for training. Some regions have not yet submitted a tutor. The Applicants do not have to be coach tutors. They can be people who have experienced in management.
Pre-school Trampolining – trampoline coaches who coach pre-school children will be required to take a pre-school module in the future. All other disciplines are not allowed to coach pre-school without a “pre-school module”. It will be prepared by the pre-school group, and vetted by us. There will be time for those who coach pre-school children to take this module after it is introduced – i.e. at least a year, and it will be a year before the module is prepared!
In the men’s individual
competition, Yuri Nikitin UKR followed up his success the week
The NTTC are looking for a Region /
Club to host the annual Youth Match