SEN Trampolining Competitions

In the past there have been few special needs trampolining competitions held in the UK, and there have been virtually none for people with significant extra needs.
However we are pleased to say that as of September 2011, this has changed.
A team of dedicated Rebound Therapy trainers based in SEN schools, centres and trampoline clubs throughout the UK have joined forces to form a network of participation and competition events for people with a very wide range of special needs.

The events include participation and celebration opportunities for people with profound and complex needs - a new and exciting expansion to the concept of inclusion; these events really are fully inclusive.

The competitions comprise exercises and routines taken from the Winstrada development plan.
The categories range from Grade 1 to Grade 8. See below for routines.

Grades 1 and 2 are regarded as 'participation opportunity and celebration events' for those with profound or complex needs. Physical and verbal support will be permitted. There is no limit to the number of bounces or repetitions of moves.
Grades 3+ No physical assistance permitted but verbal prompting, signing and mirroring is permitted for all grades.

Please click here to see the full SEN competition framework and judging rules

Video of competition routines

Example invitation / entry form

Example programme and score sheet

Example medical questionnaire and consent form

Example participation certificate

COMPETITION ROUTINES

Grade 1

Bobble,
Swim,
Star position

Can be performed in
lying, sitting, kneeling
or standing position

Physical support and
assistance is permitted
as is verbal prompting,
signing and mirroring

Grade 2

Bounce,
¼ twist,
¼ twist
(the opposite way)
Stop and stillness

Can be performed in
sitting, hands and knees
or standing position

Physical support and
assistance is permitted
as is verbal prompting,
signing and mirroring

Grade 3

Tuck jump,
1/2 twist jump,
Star position

Grade 4

Seat drop,
to feet,
Tuck jump,
1/2 twist jump

Grade 5

Star jump,
Seat drop,
to feet,
Tuck jump,
1/2 twist jump,
Straight jump

Grade 6

Straddle jump,
Seat drop,
to feet,
Tuck jump,
1/2 twist jump,
Pike jump,
Seat drop 1/2 twist,
to feet,
Straight jump

Grade 7

Front drop,
to feet,
Tuck jump,
1/2 twist jump,
Straddle jump,
Seat drop,
to feet,
Pike jump,
Full twist jump,
Straight jump

Grade 8

Front drop,
to feet,
Straddle jump,
1/2 twist jump,
Seat drop 1/2 twist
to Seat drop 1/2 twist
to feet,
Tuck jump,
Pike jump,
Full twist jump

Grades 3 to 8; no physical assistance but verbal prompting, signing and mirroring permitted

If you would like to organise a SEN trampolining competition at your school or centre, please contact us.

Those who are qualified as Rebound Therapy trainers should feel able to enter students at grades 1 through to 5. Those wishing to enter students at Grade 6, 7 or 8 will need to have also completed the Rebound Therapy 'Rebound Plus' (Into-Mainstream) add-on module.
Competition organisers may at their discretion also accept entries from trampoline coaches who have completed a recognised mainstream trampolining course providing they have also completed the Rebound Therapy training course and can show adequate experience in working with people with disabilities.

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