USA Gymnastics Trampoline Development Center Coordinator Joy Umenhofer conducted her first site visit at Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy (MEGA) in Millis, Mass., March 26-28, 2017.
As part of the Trampoline Development Center (TDC) program, Joy Umenhofer makes three visits to each selected club to educate the gym, its coaches and athletes about developing a trampoline program. When Umenhofer visits the TDC clubs, she hosts clinics to educate club staff on scheduling, coaching and instructing 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 the trampoline discipline.