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Trampoline Gymnastics

Coming 2014-2015…

Glacier Gymnastics is offering Trampoline Gymnastics programs for the 2014 – 2015 season. We anticipate offering a full range of Gymnastics For All, Developmental and Competitive classes.

Tryouts – Rise to the Challenge –

Participation in Developmental and Competitive programs is by invitation to be determined through tryouts and skill evaluation. Athletes interested in the invitational programs should attend the tryout session below.

Open to Boys and Girls: ages 8 – 18 yrs.

  • Friday, June 20th
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm (check in 3:45)
  • Cost: $10

Register for the tryouts before June 19th.
First time users (if you don’t have an online account) – Please set up an account first or call the Club to register (352-2227).
If you have an online account REGISTER HERE.

Please complete this questionnaire prior to the tryout (you may also print it and bring it with you).

Trampoline tryout info:

Please arrive at 3:45pm to check-in your child. You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire and hand it in before the end of the tryout.  You may complete it online, or print it off to complete ahead of time.

Tryout:  The tryout will consist of 4 components:

  1. Warm-up
  2. Strength, flexibility and agility testing
  3. Basic tumbling skills
  4. Trampoline skills

Your child will be tested and evaluated in the following categories.

  1. Level of commitment
  2. Coachability
  3. Listening skills and attention span
  4. Attitude
  5. Physical capabilities

Call Backs:
The parents of the athletes with positive assessments will have the opportunity for an interview with the Glacier Trampoline Coach. The developmental and competitive teams will be decided once all the interviews have taken place.

Trampoline Program Information:

The focus of this program is to provide a training environment for the athletes who have the desire and proven capability to work hard to develop more difficult skills and routines.  Athletes and families must adhere to specific requirements in order to train with the Developmental or Competitive Team. Examples include:

  • Commit to the trampoline training season from September to June.
  • Meeting minimum training hours commitment. (Developmental 1 – 2 times/week. Competitive 3 times/week)
  • Attendance requirements for off-season training
  • Competition participation commitments (travel required)
  • High training effort and focus
  • Leadership and participation in club initiatives
  • Exhibit desire to advance skills and competitive level through positive training habits

Learn more Glacier Gymnastics Club and the invitational programs in the Team Handbook available here.  Details will be discussed with each family when their child is invited to train on the Glacier Trampoline Team.

Placement in the different levels is at the coach’s discretion and is made according to skill progression and mastery, coachability and attitude.  The goal of level placement is to provide a positive and skill appropriate experience for each individual athlete.

Athletes have different strengths and weaknesses and every athlete learns skills at their individual optimal rate. The sport philosophy to promote self-confidence through obtainable achievement is proven to provide long-term success and participation in sport. Rushing athletes into competitive situations before they are ready can be detrimental to self- esteem and in turn lead to a lack of desire to participate at any level. Glacier’s philosophy is based on wholesome development of the individual, where sport and competition is used as a vehicle for learning about goal setting, commitment and achievement.

Invites into the developmental and competitive program are dependent on space availability, commitment, attendance, coachability, attitude, age and physical capabilities. Athletes on the Competitive Trampoline Team may also have the opportunity to take part in a group performance for the club’s Year End Show.

Trampoline Gymnastics is a relatively new sport that has recently been included in Olympic competition.
View the trampoline wiki.

Tentative Program Schedule

(coming soon…)