Six Trampoline Development Centers will receive follow up visits
posted on 07/13/2015

INDIANPOLIS, Ind., July 13, 2015 – Since March 2013, 12 clubs have been named Trampoline Development Centers (TDC) to help develop trampoline and tumbling in the United States by incorporating competitive trampoline into their curriculum. The clubs include:

  • Mills Gymnastics USA in Southgate, Michigan
  • Wendy Hilliard Foundation in New York City – partnership with Harlem Children’s Zone.
  • California Sports Center in San Jose, Calif.
  • Suncoast Gymnastics Academy in Odessa, Fla.
  • Oconee Gymnastics and Cheer in Watkinsville, Ga.
  • Montgomery County Sports Performance Center in Harleysville, Pa.
  • Gymfinity of Fitchburg, Wis.
  • Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex, Williamsburg, Va.
  • DC Gymnastics and Tumbling in Wildomar, Calif.
  • Roots in Westfield, Mass.
  • Summit Sports Center in Nolensville, Tenn.
  • Orange County Sports Club in Florida, N.Y.
As a follow up to support the TDC’s, USA Gymnastics will award one additional visit in 2015 to the following clubs who requested a follow up visit -- California Sports Center, Gymfinity, Mills Gymnastics, Montgomery County Sports Performance Center, Roots and Wendy Hillard Foundation in New York City – partnership with Harlem Children’s Zone.

As part of the Trampoline Development Center (TDC) program, Joy Umenhofer, a member of the national trampoline coaching staff, makes visits to each selected club to educate the gym, its coaches and athletes about trampoline. When Umenhofer visits the TDC clubs, she hosts clinics to educate club staff on scheduling, coaching and teaching trampoline, basic skills, conditioning and flexibility, and progressions; talent identification development programs; and interactive coach and athlete training sessions. Each club also receives marketing materials, operational guidelines and curriculum support. In addition, other clubs in the area are encouraged to attend the coach education sessions and learn about expanding their programming to include trampoline.

Umenhofer is a member of the USA Gymnastics national coaching staff for trampoline and tumbling and junior men. She has coached several trampoline and tumbling national and World Age Group champions, as well as placing athletes on all trampoline and tumbling developmental teams. Umenhofer, a former gym club owner, is currently the head trampoline and tumbling coach at Matrix.

Athletes of all ages and body types can enjoy and benefit from trampoline, which also enhances skill development across all gymnastics disciplines. Trampoline may also retain athletes who are looking for something different from gymnastics or need to adjust to accommodate outside scheduling challenges. Additionally, the artistic gymnastics and trampoline competitive seasons complement one another, which makes it is possible for an athlete to participate in both. Many gym clubs in the U.S. already have trampoline as part of their programming, which has proven to be very successful.

Member clubs of USA Gymnastics are eligible to apply for the Trampoline Development Center program, and additional information and the application are available online at