Winstrada Development Programme

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Overview

The Winstrada Aesthetic Sports Development Foundation is the international body for the promotion and development of recreational and therapeutic gymnastics and trampolining. It's aim is to develop trampolining and gymnastics programmes that provide a resource to aid safe trampoline and gymnastic training and progressions [1]

Trampolining and Gymnastic Programme

Both the trampolining and gymnastics programme are made up of 10 grades with each grade having a number of sections. Each section within a grade focuses on different movements or aspects of trampolining or gymnastics. A student must pass each movement within each section to progress.

Winstrada Development Scheme and Rebound Therapy

Grades 1, 2 and 3 of the Trampolining Programme have been adapted to match the exercises that form the basis of Rebound Therapy.

Grade 1 focuses on foundational abilities and for the child to gain confidence with trampolining. Grade 2 looks at progressive movement patterns and higher level of spatial awareness.  Grades 3 through to grade 10 focus on trampoline form and specific movements and routines.[2]

Example of Trampolining Programme [3]

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Grade 1 - Section A

1. Lies or sits on soft object eg beanbad

2. Enjoys being bounce while lying or sitting on beanbag

3. Enjoys movement with parachute

4. Enjoys rocking motion of bed when lying down

5. Being bounced in back lying position- maintains shape

Grade 2 - Section B

7. Can achieve two footed jump – landing evenly

8. Can achieve two footed jumps repeatedly – landing evenly

9. Perform 3 bounces – stop – stillness

10. Standing position – bounce with quarter twists

11. Pogo – moving around trampoline, understands and performs forwards, backwards and sideways movements

12. Haka (fast knees up together and touch)

Example of the Gynmastics Programme[3]

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GYMNASTICS PROFICIENCY GRADE 3

Minimal assistance may be given if required (awards 1-3 only).

To gain the award, complete 8 of the skills below.

1) Balance on back in a dish shape.

2) Bunny hop into and out of hoops.

3) Balance on tummy in arch shape.

4) Roll forwards from squat position.

5) Rock backwards from seated tuck position. 6) Front support, jump feet in between hands. 7) Hula hoop.

8) Action song to music.

9) At least 3 skips over rope turned by teachers.

10) Link a jump, roll and balance together.

Intended Population

The Trampolining Programme and Gymnastics Programme were developed for all levels of individuals from very basic (Grade 1) to advanced (Grade 10).

Grades 1,2 and 3 of the trampolining programmes can be used for Rebound Therapy in individuals with disabilities.

Measuring Progress

Progress is measured by simply ticking off completion of each movement within each section. A tick is granted when a student can competently perform a movement. A Grade is completed once a student can successfully complete every move within that Grade.

For individuals that have physical or intellectual challenges that are having Rebound Therapy. The Huddersfield Functional Index, which gives each movement for Grades 1, 2 and 3, a mark out of 4, would need to be used.

Links

The programme and posters are freely available at the Winstrada Website.

References

  1. Winstrada Development Scheme. Available from: www.winstrada.com (accessed 29 June 2019).
  2. Smith E, Griggs G. Good Vibrations’: The effectiveness of teaching rebound therapy to children with profound and multiple learning difficulties. Journal of Qualitative Research in Sport Studies. 2010;3(1):91-104. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Winstrada Development Scheme Programmes. Available from: www.winstrada.com (accessed 29 June 2019).