Our coached Trampoline classes are open to boys and girls to learn and develop trampolining skills on our full size, competitive trampolines. While waiting their turn to bounce, trampolinists are kept busy with flexibility and conditioning development work to improve body strength, control and safety. All children start at Entry Stage where they master the basic skills and move up through Stages 1-4 as they become competent in the skills for that Stage. If they have previous trampoline experience, they might be invited for a skills assessment and be directed to a more suitable Stage. Children’s progress is monitored against the Edinburgh Leisure competencies and you can keep a track by signing up to our Coaching Home Portal. We also run Trampolining sessions for children with additional support needs – the sessions are highly effective for increasing muscle tone, coordination and self-confidence.
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Please book into our Entry/Stage 1 class if your child is new to our trampolining programme, or has had a break and is in Primary 1 or above. Even if they have done some trampolining before, our coaches will assess all new children coming into these classes and will recommend the correct class for them to move to if appropriate.
If your child has had significant recent experience please submit an enquiry using the form on this page and one of the team will get back to you.
Entry/Stage 1 (P1 and above)
Our Entry/Stage 1 class is a starting point for all new participants P1 and above. This is where children learn fundamental trampoline skills and have the opportunity to build confidence, friendships and have FUN! While waiting their turn to bounce, trampolinists are kept busy with flexibility and conditioning development work to improve body strength, control and safety. There are no pre-requisites for this stage of class. Please note Entry/Stage 1 is a combined class.
Our Stage 2 Trampolining offers an opportunity for those who have developed and perfected their basics and are ready to progress to a higher skills level. Stage 2 participants will be demonstrating that they are eager to learn and have a desire to progress within the sport. Class time increases to 90 minutes. Sessions will include both flexibility, conditioning, strength and stamina alongside more advanced skills development to increase the overall skill base and prepare participants technically for further levels of trampolining.
Our Stage 3 classes will further progress participant's trampoline skills. They will see an increase in the length of class to 120 minutes, along with more focus on the accuracy of the skills delivery, body tension and understanding of twists and rotations. Trampolinist will be challenged with more difficult skills needing good body tension and spacial awareness.
This is a mixed ability level Trampoline class aimed at school age participants with Additional Support Needs. They will learn fundamental trampoline skills and have the opportunity to build on skills ability, confidence, friendships and have FUN! Some classes require an adult/carer to attend with the trampolinist and some are independent. To ensure we have the correct additional support in place and that there are no medical contraindications to taking part, please ask to discuss the class suitability with the Gymnastics Co-ordinator.
Trampolining is a fun and challenging activity for everyone of all ages and abilities. It is one of the most comprehensive exercise programs available to children, incorporating strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and discipline. children can begin at a young age and continue through their teens and beyond. While some children use their talents and skills to become competitive, others participate in the sport simply because they enjoy learning new skills, developing their fitness or just having fun.
The benefits of trampolining are also beneficial for people with additional support needs. Children and adults will use the trampoline in a safe and inspirational environment. Each week children learn the skills and techniques needed to become competent on the trampoline. Edinburgh Leisure then hosts and annual trampolining competition to try out their new skills.
What to wear
Children should wear appropriate comfortable clothing that they can move around and be active in, for example T-shirts and shorts or leggings. Please note that dresses or skirts are not ideal. Please tie long hair back and remove any jewellery, and children should take a water bottle into their class with them. Note they will take part in the trampoline lessons in their socks. Parents of children in our Jump Nippers classes (3 to 5 years) are an important part of the class where both the children and adults have great fun learning and socialising together. Parents are encouraged to really get involved as the more the parent does then the more the child will take part. Parents are also advised to wear comfortable clothing.
When can children start trampolining?
Edinburgh Leisure offers classes for children from as soon as they are crawling right the way through to adult. There’s nothing little ones like better than bouncing and climbing on equipment. Saying that, it’s never too late to start trampolining and we have classes suitable for teenagers through to adults.