I always enjoy catching up with our awesome coaching team and finding out more about what excites them and makes them tick. We had our Christmas Party last week and I had a great chat with Coach Demi. Here’s what I found out…
How long have you been coaching at Flair now?
1 ½ years
What other coaching experience do you have other than Flair?
Some trampolining coaching for my teammates at adult trampoline training.
How did you hear about or first get into coaching at Flair?
I saw an advert and thought it looked really interesting and would be a fun place to work at and develop my coaching skills.
What club’s do you coach at and what is your role?
I am currently the Lead Coach at Club Weybridge. I am Assistant Lead Coach at Club Farnham and I am a trampolining coach at Club Spectrum.
DEMI’S A SUPERHERO AT CLUB FARNHAM
A QUICK REMINDER – don’t forget to secure your child’s place at Christmas Tumble Camp at your gym club in Surrey. But, please hurry…we only have a few remaining places available on 27th – 29th December at Guildford Spectrum.
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What school did you go to?
I went to The Howard of Effingham School.
What are your hobbies?
My main hobby is trampolining and I enjoy doing downhill mountain biking. I like Go Karting for fun and came in first place against my fellow staff mates at a Flair treat day recently.
GO KARTING CHAMPION
Have you done trampolining as a child or an adult?
I started trampolining in 2004 when I was 7 years old and I am still competing today, around the UK and internationally too.
What can you tell us about your trampolining?
I have competed at many interesting places for national competitions. I have also competed at international competitions, once in Portugal and twice in Denmark. I compete in individual trampolining as well as synchronised trampolining with my trampolining partner Jemma Gray. In the past year we started competing at national level competitions together, where we placed first at one competition and second at another, and we qualified for the national finals at the Velodrome in the London Olympic Park.
DEMI & JEMMA WIN GOLD
Do you have any brothers or sisters?
I have an older brother called Jack, who is 22.
Do you have any pets?
I have a German Shepherd dog called Pepper. I also have a marine fish tank consisting of many different species of fish and corals.
What is your favourite sports related film that inspires you and why?
‘Stick it!’ Because it shows that if you really want something and aim to achieve it, anything is possible!
Who is your favourite trampolinist that inspires you and why?
Kat Driscoll. I have always looked up to her. She has competed at 2 Olympic Games and I think her style of trampolining is beautiful.
TRAMPOLINING AT CLUB
What would be your TOP TIPS for memorising a trampolining routine?
My Top Tips for memorising a trampolining routine would be to:
1. Read the routine through a few times to get the skills into your head.
2. Next, work through the routine in your head and act it out and work out how you will complete the moves before you attempt to do them on the trampoline.
3. Break the routine into sections. By breaking up the routine it allows you to work on each specific part so that you master the parts before putting the whole routine together.
4. Put the complete routine together and work on perfecting it as a whole.
5. Now practise the routine over and over because practice makes permanent!
Thank you Demi for sharing your trampolining experiences and keep up the great work at Flair. You’re an inspiration to our budding young gymnasts and especially our trampolinists.
Don’t forget to secure your child’s place at Christmas Tumble Camp at your gym club in Surrey where your child will learn Gymnastics, Acro and Trampolining. But, please hurry…we only have a few remaining places available on 27th – 29th December at Guildford Spectrum.
BOOK HERE >> www.GymnasticsCamp.co.uk
The Parent’s Champion
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