Congratulations to Members of the Development and Performance Trampoline and DMT Squads who competed in South Shields over the weekend in the final Trampoline League qualification event of the year. The pressure was on as Members worked to gain valuable League Points, enough of which secures a space in the Trampoline League Finals event in Sheffield later in the year.
The team were celebrating with some fantastic results across Trampoline, DMT and Synchro, with points gained by several Members who now face an anxious wait to see if they have accumulated enough points for that Finals qualification place!
The weekend was also extra special for Hannah, who competed in her very first Trampoline League event, and our many fantastic volunteers who gave up their time to help us to deliver this competition. Thank you for all of your help across the weekend!
Due to a special event being held at Raich Carter SC, all AAAsports classes at Raich Carter SC will be cancelled on Saturday 6th October 2018. All other classes will run as normal - thank you for your understanding!
Due to a special event being held at the Sandhill Centre, all AAAsports classes at the Sandhill Centre will be cancelled on Monday 17th September 2018. All other classes will run as normal - thank you for your understanding!
Dates for the 2018/19 Cheerleading events have now been announced, with the AAA Tigers all set to perform around the UK again! Hoping to repeat their record breaking year in 2017/18 - the AAA Tigers will be performing at the following events:
* Saturday 1st December 2018 - UKCA Winter Championships - Manchester
* Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January 2019 - Legacy Stand Strong - Newcastle
* Saturday 23rd March 2019 - UKCA National Championships - Manchester
* Saturday 25th May 2019 - BCA Super Classic - Newcastle
* Saturday 22nd June 2019 - AAAsports Championships - AAAsports Sunderland
* Sunday 23rd June 2019 - AAAsports Presentation Ceremony - Rainton Meadows Arena
Full travel and entry details will be announced closer to the time! Good luck to all Members taking part in the events this year!
Members of the AAAsports Trampoline & DMT Squads travelled all the way to Burgess Hill this weekend for the latest Trampoline League qualifying event. Competing across Individual Trampoline, Synchro Trampoline and DMT, our Members were aiming to gain points towards qualification towards the League Finals event, to be held in Sheffield in November 2018, in addition to bringing home some medals too!
Our Members achieved some fantastic results over the weekend, including Samantha and Millie who competed at National Level for the first time and Susan who made a welcome return to Trampoline competition after a year out through injury.
In the DMT event, Dan and Ollie scored 100 and 75 points respectively, with Ollie then taking home the Gold medal in the final with Dan taking home the silver! In their first National DMT competition, Millie and Samantha also gained 24 and 12 points respectively!
In the Individual Trampoline event, Susan returned to competition with two full routines and 3 points towards League Finals, while Dan came away with 100 points and a Gold medal too! Finally in the Synchro Trampoline event, Dan and Ollie came away with 50 points!
Well done to everyone who took part, and everyone who travelled to the event to support our team! The next event is a bit more local - South Shields in just 4 weeks time!
After an amazing visit over summer, we're excited to announce that we're heading back to Derwent Hill from 16th to 18th August 2019!
Join us as we climb, kayak, canoe, abseil, gorge walk and so much more in the heart of the Lake District with all your AAAsports friends!
The trip is open to anyone aged 8 and over, but spaces are limited on a first-come-first-served basis!
Click here to find out more and to book your space!
Due to a special event being held at the Louisa Centre, all AAAsports classes at the Louisa Centre will be cancelled on Friday 7th September 2018. All other classes will run as normal - thank you for your understanding!
A big welcome to the 150+ new Members that have joined AAAsports this week, and a huge welcome back to our existing Members who have continued with us for the 2018/19 season!
Our wide variety of classes are perfect for everyone, from Pre-School Trampoline and Pre-School Gymnastics classes for our youngest Members, through to Trampoline, Gymnastics, Cheerleading and Freestyle classes for those a little older, plus our exciting Adults classes every week too! Now is the perfect time to try out something new - take a look at our full class list and see if there's anything you'd like to try out!
We've got a whole range of exciting opportunities planned for across the year, including the AAAsports Championships & Presentation Ceremony scheduled for 22nd & 23rd June 2019! Put those dates in your diary now!
And of course, there's an exciting year ahead for our Squads, with competition season kicking off this weekend with a Trampoline & DMT competition down in Burgess Hill! Good luck everyone!
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Due to a training course taking place for our Coaches, AAAHQ will be closed until 4pm on Tuesday 28th August. Please feel free to leave us a voicemail or email membership@AAAsports.co.uk and our team will get back to you as soon as possible!
We're always sad to see any opportunity to Trampoline close down in our area, but we're especially sad for the employees of Gravity Force Sunderland who lost their jobs last week.
We'd like to offer those affected by this closure the chance to train as a qualified Trampoline Coach and gain employment with AAAsports instead, helping to deliver our fantastic sport to hundreds of Members each week in our classes and to help deliver in schools with our Community Outreach programme.
If you, or anyone you know, have lost their jobs as a result of this closure, please email us at info@AAAsports.co.uk and we will help to get you working for AAAsports instead!
In addition - if you held an Annual Membership for Gravity Force, we will happily transfer you on to a PAYG Membership for our Freestyle classes at no charge! Contact us for more information!
A reminder to all Members - classes are cancelled on Monday 27th August at both AAAsports Sunderland and the Sandhill Centre due to the Bank Holiday. Classes will resume as normal the following week!
The results from our End of Year Questionnaire are in, with the largest number of responses we've ever received! Thank you to all of our Members who completed the Questionnaire - your feedback helps us to further improve AAAsports classes for everyone.
Overall, we received another excellent set of results with a staggering 96.45% saying you would recommend us to a friend, and an overall satisfaction rating of over 4.5 out of 5!
We're really pleased with these results, but we're not stopping there. Keep reading to find out some further feedback and planned improvements for 2018/19!
For the second year running, you've told us that progression in our classes in incredibly important to you. This year we launched a number of different levels in our classes, which has helped to offer more progression opportunities to our Members. We're happy to see that Members believe they made more progress under this programme, and now we're looking to demonstrate that to every Member!
We have been working hard on a brand new progression monitoring system that will give Members the opportunity to track their progress from home through their myAAA account! We're in the final stages of testing and hope that this system will be ready to launch later this year!
In addition, we have taken on board feedback regarding our Award Assessment weeks - these will continue to run 6 times per year and will also be trackable through the new monitoring system, helping us to reduce errors and improve progression.
Members have told us that communication with AAAsports is continuing to improve, however Members sometimes find it difficult to get in touch with us. On further investigation, we found that many Members are trying to contact us when our office is closed or that Members have not opted-in to receive our emails.
As a reminder, our office is staffed from 10am to 5pm every weekday and can be contacted on 03335 776787, with a voicemail system available outside of these times. Members can also send us an email or leave a message through our website - we aim to respond to all messages within 1 working day. To opt-in to emails, please log in to your myAAA account - this is vital for class amendments, cancellations and other information as we do not provide paper handouts.
Members are always welcome to speak to the Greeter at their class who will be happy to provide assistance wherever they can, while at Squad level we will be introducing an Induction Meeting for Squad parents, with two more meetings planned for later in the year.
Consistency & Supervision
Our Members have highlighted that there have been a number of changes to our Coaching Team throughout the 2017/18 season. Unfortunately this is unavoidable in many cases, due to a small number of Coaches who have moved on this year, but also due to holidays, competitions and special events taking place through the year. Several Members also moved groups this year, which again resulted in a change of Coach for these Members.
As a rule, we prefer to maintain consistency in our Coaching Team to the greatest extent possible, and we will continue to do so throughout the 2018/19 season. In certain circumstances, such as Coaches holidays, training courses and competition attendance for example, change is unavoidable and we appreciate your understanding when these changes occur.
Finally, we would like to remind our Members that we have a Coach to Member ratio a lot lower than other providers! At AAAsports we have maximum ratio of:
* 8 Members to 1 Coach in Gymnastics, DMT and Pre-School Gymnastics, using 1 piece of apparatus at a time
* 10 Members to 1 Coach in Trampoline and Pre-School Trampoline, split across 2 trampolines
In between coached stations in these disciplines, all Members are provided with progressive self-guided side station activities designed to keep Members active throughout their time in our classes - please encourage all Members to join in with these activities!
Our Members have told us that they're really happy with the prices we charge for our Classes and Membership Fees, and we're happy to announce that we are freezing these prices for the 2018/19 season! In addition, we have set up a brand new pricing structure for our AAA Days which has proven very popular with our Members!
Members also said they liked the consistency of our monthly pricing based on classes spread across the year rather than per class attended each month. In order to keep this simple pricing structure in place, we are unable to offer holidays or refunds for cancelled classes, however we are reassured that Members appreciate the additional free classes that they receive each month!
AAAsports Championships & Presentation Ceremony
Our Members, family and friends absolutely loved the AAAsports Championships & Presentation Ceremony, celebrating it as their highlight of the year! You've told us that the food quality at the Presentation Ceremony was poor, however were generally happy with the price of the event. Unfortunately we are not able to improve the standard of the food without significantly increasing the price of the event, but we will be working with the venue to try and find an alternative offer for the 2019 event.
Thank you once again for all your feedback and we look forward to another successful season! Remember, you can always send us feedback through the year by emailing membership@AAAsports.co.uk!
A reminder to all Members - due to the Derwent Hill trip happening this weekend, all AAAsports classes at all locations are cancelled on Friday 17th August, Saturday 18th August and Sunday 19th August. Our offices are also closed during this time. All classes will resume on Monday 20th August as normal!
Come along and join us for a FREE day of fun at AAAsports Sunderland!
AAAsports Members, their friends and family are all welcome to take part in our 3 activities sessions on Tuesday 21st August - try out all of our activities including Trampoline, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, DMT and more!
Sessions are running at three times throughout the day:
* 12:30pm to 1:30pm
* 1:45pm to 2:45pm
* 3:00pm to 4:00pm
AAAsports Members are then welcome to join us from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for a FREE Open Gym session where they can try out all of our equipment and apparatus!
Spaces are strictly limited - to book your space, visit our website and submit your request! Click here to book!
Due to some changes in our 2018/19 programme, from September 9th, we will no longer be running Classes at Cramlington Sporting Village. However, we have added an additional Class at The Lakeside Centre!!
All Members have been notified via email about this change. If you have not received an email, please make sure you have subscribed to be on our mailing list and then contact us for any changes made to your enrolment!
We want to know what you think of your AAAsports experience! Our End of Year Questionnaire is now available online for AAAsports Members and their families to complete - we'd love to hear your thoughts!
The Questionnaire is really easy to complete and allows us to work out where we need to focus our attention to provide the best classes for all of our Members in the future. It only takes a few minutes to complete and we really do value your honest feedback!
Please take the time to help us shape AAAsports for the future - everyone who completes the Questionnaire will be entered in to a draw to win AAAsports merchandise!
Click here to complete our End of Year Questionnaire!
Just one week after the AAAsports Championships, 7 Members of the Development and Performance Gymnastics Squads travelled to Hartlepool to compete in the GGTC Apparatus competition - the final competition of the 2017/18 season.
Competing on floor, bars, beam and vault against competitors from across the region, our Members gave fantastic performances and came away with some great results! At Club Level, Callie and Isabel finished 3rd in the Under 12 and Under 14 age groups respectively, while at Competition Level, Charlotte placed 6th in the Under 14 event while Niamh finished 2nd in the 14 & Over event!
Congratulations to everyone who took part and their Coaches - full results are available to download below.
Due to a special event being held at Cramlington SC, AAAsports classes are cancelled on Sunday 1st July and Sunday 22nd July.
All other classes are not affected and will continue as normal.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the AAAsports Championships & Presentation Ceremony this weekend! Held over two days for the first time ever, the weekend provided an amazing showcase for the outstanding progress our Members have made across the previous year.
There were spectacular performances from our Members on Saturday in Pre-School, DMT, Gymnastics, Cheerleading and Trampoline, with our amazing Presentation Ceremony held at Rainton Meadows following on Sunday where every Member who took part received their medals and certificates up on stage!
Don't forget - the dates for the 2019 event have already been announced - put Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June in your diaries now!
Well done to everyone who competed this weekend - full results are available below!
A reminder that due to the AAAsports Championships the following classes will be cancelled:
* Friday 22nd June - all classes at AAAsports Sunderland only
* Saturday 23rd June - all classes cancelled at all locations
* Sunday 24th June - all classes cancelled at all locations
Classes will resume as normal from Monday 25th June!
Activity Days, Training Camps, Free Open Days and even a full weekend away - this year's AAA Days Summer Programme has it all!
Week 1 - 23rd to 27th July 2018
Monday to Friday - Come along to AAAsports Sunderland from 9am to 4pm to take part in our Trampoline and Gymnastics Camps! Learn new skills and have fun with your favourite activity!
Week 2 - 30th July to 3rd August 2018
Monday to Thursday - Squad Training for Gymnastics and Trampoline Members! Work towards your next big skill and refine your existing ones ready for the new competition season!
Friday - Squad Training for Cheerleading and Trampoline Members!
Week 3 - 6th to 10th August 2018
Monday to Friday - Try out our fantastic Multi-Activity Days with a whole range of our activities across the day - different every day!
Week 4 - 13th to 17th August 2018
Monday to Thursday - More Trampoline and Gymnastics Camps for Members to work with our Coaches and have fun in their favourite activity!
Friday - Join us in Derwent Hill for an amazing outdoor adventure for the entire weekend!
Week 5 - 20th to 24th August 2018
Tuesday - Bring your friends to our FREE Open Day at AAAsports Sunderland! Keep watching our website for more information on this exciting event!
Wednesday & Friday - More Multi-Activity Days to take part in and burn off that summer holiday energy!
Week 6 - 27th to 31st August 2018
Wednesday & Friday - The final chance to take part in our Multi-Activity Days at AAAsports Sunderland before heading back to school!
All AAA Days run from 9am to 4pm each day - prices are £20 for the first day and then just £10 for every day thereafter, meaning a whole week can be as cheap as just £60!
And don't forget - we can also extend your day until 5:30pm for just £5 more per day - perfect for parents who don't get school holidays off work!
Spaces are strictly limited and are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. To book your space, simply log in to your myAAA account!
The AAA* Awards are given to AAAsports Members whose constant determination, achievement, work ethic and commitment to AAAsports exceed their Coaches expectations and provide shining examples of excellence to other AAAsports Members. Each year the AAAsports Coaches nominate Members who they feel meet these criteria before a selection process to determine the shortlist and overall winners.
This years shortlisted Members are:
FEMALE - Alice Ward, Faith Jenkinson & Mya Liddle
MALE - Daniel Jones, Liam Webster & Oliver Marshall
The winner will be announced at the AAAsports Presentation Ceremony on Sunday 24th June at the Rainton Meadows Arena! Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated and good luck!
Gymnastics Squad Members celebrated yet more success in the first Apparatus competition of the year in Hartlepool this weekend! Members competed in events on floor, bar, bench and vault, performing routines that they have been practicing for several months!
Teams from across the region took part in the event, proving strong competition for our Members, many of whom were competing on bars and bench for the very first time! However, that didn't stop our Members who put in stellar performances across the day and came away with some great results!
In the individual events, Cameron stormed to victory in the U10 Boys event, while in the U12 Girls event Abby placed 2nd while Ruby placed 5th! In the team events, the U10 Team placed 3rd while the U12 Team placed 1st!
Congratulations to all Members who took part and their Coaches!
Information for the AAAsports Championships & Presentation Ceremony has now been released!
Saturday 23rd June - AAAsports Championships - AAAsports Sunderland
The AAAsports Championships will start off with our DMT and Pre-School Members in action, before progressing to Gymnastics, Trampoline and Cheerleading throughout the remainder of the day!
At 1:30pm, our most experienced Members will take part in our Showcase Final, where they will pull out all the stops to try and become a 2018 Champion! It's always incredible to watch our Members in action, and this year is shaping up to be the most exciting yet!
Sunday 24th June - AAAsports Presentation Ceremony - Rainton Meadows Arena
After the thrill of the AAAsports Championships comes the fun of the Presentation Ceremony! Members from across AAAsports will gather together to celebrate our successes from across the previous year, while Members who took part in the AAAsports Championships will receive their medal and certificate on stage!
But that's not all! The Presentation Ceremony will also see performances from the AAA Tigers, food, refreshments, special effects, disco, games and plenty of opportunities to win prizes too! Every Member who takes part in the AAAsports Championships already has a ticket included with their entry - additional tickets are available for £18 per person here!
Today is the last day you can get your tickets to the AAAsports Presentation Ceremony on Sunday 24th June before the prices rise on Monday!
Join us at Rainton Meadows Arena as Members who take part in the AAAsports Championships get their moment on stage to receive their medal and certificate, along with some great performances from our Cheerleaders and a look back at our successes over 2017/18! Food and refreshments are included in every ticket, along with your chance to win a whole bunch of AAAsports prizes and dance the night away at our disco!
The timetable for our Presentation Ceremony is as follows:
* 2:30pm - Doors Open & Food Service Begins
* 3:30pm - Food Service Ends & Ceremony Begins
* 5:30pm - Ceremony Ends (approx) & Disco Begins
* 8:00pm - End of Event
Tickets are still available for just £15 per person, but prices do rise from Monday 4th June! To book your tickets, visit our website here!
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