INDIANAPOLIS, January 16, 2020 – USA Gymnastics has chosen three clubs to join its 2020 Trampoline Development Center Program: Centre Elite Gymnastics Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania; All American Gymnastics Academy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Jon Williams Tumbling and Trampoline in East Peoria, Illinois.
The TDC program debuted in 2013 to further develop trampoline and tumbling in the United States by incorporating the sport into the curriculum in gyms across the nation, expanding its Olympic pipeline. Since the launch of TDC program, the Trampoline & Tumbling program has grown and the Elite TDC option was added in 2017 to expand the program.
Joy Umenhofer-Stovall, a member of the national trampoline staff, makes three visits to each TDC club to educate the gym, its coaches and athletes about trampoline. When Umenhofer-Stovall 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; the HUGS program, and interactive coach and athlete training sessions. In addition, other clubs in the area are encouraged to attend the coach education sessions and learn about expanding their programming to include trampoline.
Centre Elite Gymnastics Inc’s free coaches’ workshop will take place Saturday, February 15th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Followed by All American Gymnastics Academy’s free coaches’ workshop on Sunday, February 16th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Jon Williams Tumbling and Trampoline’s free coaches’ workshop will take place Sunday, March 22nd from 10 AM to 4 PM.
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 or need to adjust to accommodate outside scheduling challenges. The artistic gymnastics and trampoline competitive seasons complement one another, which makes it is possible for an athlete to participate in both. Many U.S gym clubs already have trampoline as part of their programming.
The 26 clubs that have been designated as Trampoline Development Centers are: AcroSports in League City, Texas; Branch Gymnastics Academy in Kalamazoo, Mich.; Bull Run Academy of Gymnastics in Warrenton, Va.; California Sports Center in San Jose, Calif.; DC Gymnastics and Tumbling in Wildomar, Calif.; Desert Gymcats in Las Vegas, Nev.; DeVeau’s School of Gymnastics in Fishers, Ind.; Gymfinity in Fitchburg, Wis.; International Gymnastics Centre in West Sacramento, Calif.; Legacy Training Center in San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy in Millis, Mass.; Mills Gymnastics USA in Southgate, Mich.; Mini Hops Gymnastics in Plymouth, Minn.; Montgomery County Sports Performance Center in Harleysville, Pa.; Oconee Gymnastics & Cheer in Watkinsville, Ga.; Orange County Sports Club in Florida, N.Y.; Platinum Sports Center in Simi Valley, Calif.; Roots in Westfield, Mass.; Sonshine Academy in Conway, Ark.; Suncoast Gymnastics Academy in Odessa, Fla.; Summit Sports Center in Nolensville, Tenn.; Tumble Tech in Cedar Park, Texas; United Gymstars and Cheer in Montgomery, Ala.; Wendy Hilliard Foundation in New York City; Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex of Williamsburg, Va.; and World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas.
For more information, please visit USA Gymnastics Trampoline Development Center Program.