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Welcome

Delta Trampoline Club was founded in 1973 and is one the oldest clubs in the region, it is run solely by volunteers.

We are a British Gymnastic club and we are affiliated to the West Midlands region.

We cater for ages from six year upwards and all skills from absolutely beginners to British champions (we’ve had a few!)

Proficiency Awards

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We follow the British Gymnastics Proficiency award scheme, which provides the foundation for teaching high quality trampoline gymnastics in a fun, friendly & progressive way. There are 15 awards, typically recreational classes will work through awards 1 to 10 and club classes will focus on 11 to 15. 


The gymnast must perform all the skills for each award to the appropriate standard to pass, at which point they can then purchase a cloth badge and certificate to celebrate their achievement.

Development Pathway

All gymnasts start in one of our recreation classes to learn the basics, it is extremely important that they learn the basics correctly as they are the foundation that more complex skills are be built on. 


The criteria to be considered for a move to club sessions are being able to perform the following to a good standard:

  • Arm Set

  • Front, back and seat landing

  • Good body tension and lines

  • Schools Novice routine

 

The most important attribute though is the ability to apply themselves, listen and be a team player, they will also be expected to compete in all competitions they are eligible for.

A Little bit of history....

The club was established in 1973 by Ian and Gloria Nixon. It's now in its sixth decade and is currently based at Etwall Leisure Centre with a satellite at Springwood Leisure Center, having previously been based at Lancaster Sports Centre, Moorways Leisure Centre, Springwood Leisure Centre, Chellaston Academy, City of Derby Academy, Derby Arena.

 

Our current head coach, Darren Potts, started with Delta Trampoline Club at 8 years old, becoming a regular member of the County squad and competing in the British Championships before serious illness forced him to quit aged 11. He returned to the club as a teenager for 3 years and started to compete again but enjoyed coaching others more. When his eldest daughter came home from school with a flyer to start trampolining he took the opportunity to sign her up and within a few weeks or her joining was back on the side coaching. Darren took over as head coach in 2012. Over the years he has coached in many schools around Derby as well as for Delta and is part West Midlands Trampoline squad coaching team. He has also tutored numerous members through their own coaching awards and subsequently continues to mentor them.

 

The club competes at regional and national level and has had members in the Derbyshire County and West Midlands squads. In the past it also had a demonstration team, which took parts in trampoline displays at events like the Derby carnival and Derby Ramathon.

 

Academy award nominated actor, Terence Stamp, has also trained at Delta Trampoline Club, under Ian Nixon, the head coach at the time. Terry, known for his roles as General Zod in Superman I and II, Supreme Chancellor Valorum in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, needed to learn how to somersault for a role he was preparing for. It only took 1 session for Ian to get Terry somersaulting – a job well done!

 

In 2010, Delta attained Gym Mark accreditation, a national accreditation scheme to show that the club is run effectively and efficiently with appropriately trained staff (volunteers).

 

Delta worked in partnership with Derby City Council (DCC) to develop the content and structure of their Sport Derby legacy club award scheme. The scheme is designed to encourage clubs to run more efficiently, effectively and professionally and the rewards for achieving this include free use of certain DCC facilities and access to professional support and advice for many aspects of the club. Delta were awarded the first ever Gold Club award in the Olympic year 2012.

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