SEN TRAMPOLINING

'Celebration of Participation' Events and Competitions

IN THE PAST there have been few special needs trampolining competitions, and there have been virtually none for people with significant extra needs. However we are pleased to say that in September 2011, this started to change. A team of dedicated Rebound Therapy trainers joined forces to develop a framework for participation and competition events for people with a very wide range of special needs.

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES participation and celebration opportunities for people with profound and complex needs - a new and exciting expansion to the concept of inclusion; these competitions 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.

FULL SEN COMPETITION FRAMEWORK

ROUTINES

GRADE ONE

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 TWO

Bounce,
1/4 twist,
1/4 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 THREE

Tuck jump,
1/2 twist jump,
Star position

GRADE FOUR

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

GRADE FIVE

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

GRADE SIX

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

GRADE SEVEN

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

GRADE EIGHT

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,

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

THOSE WHO ARE qualified as Rebound Therapy trainers should feel able to enter students at grades 1 through to 3. Those wishing to enter students at Grade 4, 5, 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.

IF YOU ORGANISE a SEN trampolining competition at your school or centre, please inform us so that we can report on it in our newsletter and Facebook page.