About - Vertical Zone Trampoline Club

ABOUT US

Vertical Zone Trampoline Club is NOT a trampoline park. We are a trampoline training facility, governed by Gymnastics Ontario policies and staffed with coaches who are trained in accordance with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Our competitive team is 45 members strong and we offer recreational programs for all ages. Vertical Zone’s programming decisions are built on the following 4 pillars: Development, Adventure, Safety and Transparency.

DEVELOPMENT: Everyone has potential. We are here to train, develop and coach athletes to be resilient and reach their maximum potential. Our in-house expertise offers professional and proven training and coaching methods that will deliver athlete development, grit and peak performance.

ADVENTURE: There is a thrill seeker in all of us. The feeling of flying through the air is exhilarating, exciting and let’s face it, plain old fun. We believe that when people are having fun, they are more likely to learn, develop and grow. At its foundation, trampoline is a fun sport and makes it a unique activity for the adventure seeker in all of us.

SAFETY: Vertical Zone Trampoline Club believes in promoting self-esteem and that starts with safety. We prioritize the health and wellbeing of our athletes through a holistic approach to safety. Constant consideration of the athlete’s physical, emotional and social welfare makes Vertical Zone a safe place to be. Our coaches are certified, our equipment is regularly inspected and our classes are capped with safety in mind.

TRANSPARENCY: We believe strong communication is key in delivering excellent customer service. We strive to make the athlete pathway, programming, services, pricing and athlete progress easy to understand. We communicate clearly and professionally with our athletes and their families. We believe that transparency offers the respect that customers deserve.

Our Vertical Zone Leadership Team

All of our coaches are trained to the Coaching Association of Canada standards. The different levels that a coach obtains determines which skills the coach can teach.

Jenn Waterman

Owner/ Managing Director

jenn@verticalzone.ca

Experience as a high level competitive athlete in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, combined with expertise in character and leadership development for adolescents and adults, positions Jenn to ensure staffing and programming excellence at Vertical Zone. Jenn is an Ontario Certified Teacher with the Simcoe County District School Board, and has a Bachelor of Kinesiology, Bachelor of Education and Master of Education. In addition to being a former provincial/ national level artistic gymnast, as well as a recreational and pre-competitive coach, Jenn is currently certified in Level 1 Gymnastics and Trampoline.

Dave Holmes

Owner/CEO

dave@verticalzone.ca

Dave is a founding Partner of Rumley Holmes LLP Chartered Professional Accountants and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator. For the past two years, Dave has been Assistant Coach for Barrie Royals Basketball Bantam and Major Bantam Boys teams. Dave is NCCP certified, level 1 basketball.

Allison Mackay

Head Coach/ Competitive Coordinator

allison@verticalzone.ca

Allison competed as a provincial level trampolinist, which fostered an undeniable passion for and dedication to the sport. Allison has been coaching trampoline for 12 years and is a certified national coach, provincial level judge for trampoline and double mini trampoline, and as a registered Kinesiologist, has held the position as Team Ontario therapist for both Eastern Canadian and Canadian National Championships. Allison has a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Kinesiology and a Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma.

Charlie Hutcheon

Programs and Operations Manager

charlie@verticalzone.ca

A competitive gymnast before transitioning to trampolining, Charlie represented Vertical Zone at the provincial level for 3 years. Charlie has been coaching for 9 years and is a Certified Level 2 coach. Passionate about children’s fitness, Charlie is in her final year of studies at York University, which will culminate in a Specialized Honors in Kinesiology & Health Sciences degree. Her current research focuses on motor skill development and children’s fitness and health programming, which is a joint York University and Vertical Zone Trampoline Club effort.

Simca Shiffman-Morris

Recreational Program Coordinator/ Coach

simca@verticalzone.ca

Simca was a competitive gymnast until 12 years old, at which point she found her love of coaching as a Coach In Training. As soon as she was old enough, Simca started coaching and hasn’t stopped. She has been coaching for 17 years and is certified level 2 Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG), Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG), and Trampoline. Simca has coached competitive MAG and WAG athletes for years, but her passion lies in the recreational stream. There is nothing she finds more rewarding than watching these athletes progress and accomplish their goals.

James Warren

Competitive Coach/ Groups Facilitator

james@verticalzone.ca

James competed for Vertical Zone at the Provincial and National levels. As a National level athlete, James travelled to the United States and across Canada for competitions, including Canada Cup in B.C. and Nationals in Alberta. He loved his twists and successfully competed a triple full twisting back flip at the end of his level 6 optional routine. James has earned his NCCP level 3 technical coaching certification and has been coaching at Vertical Zone for seven years. The last 4 years James has thrived as a competitive team coach, adding unprecedented energy and enthusiasm to the sport of trampoline.

Jenn Waterman

Jenn Waterman

Owner/ Managing Director

jenn@verticalzone.ca

Experience as a high level competitive athlete in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, combined with expertise in character and leadership development for adolescents and adults, positions Jenn to ensure staffing and programming excellence at Vertical Zone. Jenn is an Ontario Certified Teacher with the Simcoe County District School Board, and has a Bachelor of Kinesiology, Bachelor of Education and Master of Education. In addition to being a former provincial/ national level artistic gymnast, as well as a recreational and pre-competitive coach, Jenn is currently certified in Level 1 Gymnastics and Trampoline.

Dave Holmes

Dave Holmes

Owner/CEO

dave@verticalzone.ca

Dave is a founding Partner of Rumley Holmes LLP Chartered Professional Accountants and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator. For the past two years, Dave has been Assistant Coach for Barrie Royals Basketball Bantam and Major Bantam Boys teams. Dave is NCCP certified, level 1 basketball.

Allison Mackay

Allison Mackay

Head Coach/ Competitive Coordinator

allison@verticalzone.ca

Allison competed as a provincial level trampolinist, which fostered an undeniable passion for and dedication to the sport. Allison has been coaching trampoline for 12 years and is a certified national coach, provincial level judge for trampoline and double mini trampoline, and as a registered Kinesiologist, has held the position as Team Ontario therapist for both Eastern Canadian and Canadian National Championships. Allison has a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Kinesiology and a Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma.

Charlie Hutcheon

Charlie Hutcheon

Programs and Operations Manager

charlie@verticalzone.ca

A competitive gymnast before transitioning to trampolining, Charlie represented Vertical Zone at the provincial level for 3 years. Charlie has been coaching for 9 years and is a Certified Level 2 coach. Passionate about children’s fitness, Charlie is in her final year of studies at York University, which will culminate in a Specialized Honors in Kinesiology & Health Sciences degree. Her current research focuses on motor skill development and children’s fitness and health programming, which is a joint York University and Vertical Zone Trampoline Club effort.

Simca Shiffman-Morris

Simca Shiffman-Morris

Recreational Program Coordinator/ Coach

simca@verticalzone.ca

Simca was a competitive gymnast until 12 years old, at which point she found her love of coaching as a Coach In Training. As soon as she was old enough, Simca started coaching and hasn’t stopped. She has been coaching for 17 years and is certified level 2 Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG), Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG), and Trampoline. Simca has coached competitive MAG and WAG athletes for years, but her passion lies in the recreational stream. There is nothing she finds more rewarding than watching these athletes progress and accomplish their goals.

James Warren

James Warren

Competitive Coach/ Groups Facilitator

james@verticalzone.ca


James competed for Vertical Zone at the Provincial and National levels. As a National level athlete, James travelled to the United States and across Canada for competitions, including Canada Cup in B.C. and Nationals in Alberta. He loved his twists and successfully competed a triple full twisting back flip at the end of his level 6 optional routine. James has earned his NCCP level 3 technical coaching certification and has been coaching at Vertical Zone for seven years. The last 4 years James has thrived as a competitive team coach, adding unprecedented energy and enthusiasm to the sport of trampoline.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We are located at 361 King Street (Mapleview and Veterans), in the same plaza as the fire hall. Please remind those who are visiting for the first time that we are the 2nd entrance to King St when travelling south on Veterans.

ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT

For camps, recreational and competitive programs, please register and pay online. For Private Bookings and Public Jump, we accept CASH, DEBIT and CREDIT CARD onsite.

OUR FACILITY is 7000 square feet with 7 full-sized Olympic Trampolines, Double-mini trampoline, foam pit, airbag, cargo net, swing rope and “play” house.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What should my child wear to train at Vertical Zone?

All athletes who jump at Vertical Zone must wear suitable gym attire. Children should wear 1 piece gymnastics leotards and/or lycra or cotton shorts and a properly sized T-shirt. No zippers, ballet skirts or loose-fitting clothing are permitted. Long hair must be tied back. Dangling earrings, bracelets, watches, anklets, rings, or necklaces should be left at home. Athletes are barefoot or wear socks in the gym. Open wounds or warts must be bandaged with athletic tape and socks must be worn.

If I miss a recreational class, do I get a make-up class?

If Vertical Zone cancels classes due to unforeseen circumstances, we will provide make up classes for those athletes affected by the cancellation. If your athlete misses a class for personal reasons, there will be no make-up class, as our programs are purposefully scheduled and staffed according to registrations.

Can I just drop in to jump on a trampoline?

We strongly recommend that you call ahead to reserve trampoline time. Availability is limited, due to prioritizing time and space for recreational and competitive programs.

What is a GO fee?

As a member club of Gymnastics Ontario (GO), we are required to pay additional insurance fees directly to GO. These fees protect the athlete and club by providing additional insurance if necessary. Being a GO accredited club insures your athletes are being coached by trained National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) coaches. Below is the link to Gymnastics Ontario website that explains what the Membership Fee covers.
http://www.gymnasticsontario.ca/insurance/

Can I leave the gym, once I’ve dropped my athlete off for a recreational class or public jump booking?

Parents must remain at Vertical Zone for athletes 4 years and younger, or for any athletes who will require assistance going to the bathroom. For safety reasons, our coaches will not leave their group unsupervised, and there are rarely additional staff available to provide 2-1, staff-camper, supervision required when managing personal care issues. For public jumpers, we request parents and caregivers remain at the gym in case of emergency.

My athlete is progressing very well in their recreational class and is interested in competing. How can my athlete join Vertical Zone’s competitive team?

Competitive team tryouts usually occur in the summer. However, you can email our Head Coach, Allison Mackay (allison@verticalzone.ca) to inquire about a tryout at anytime. If there is still space on the competitive team, Allison will book a tryout time for your athlete. When the competitive team is full, there are Elite Recreational classes for those athletes who are waitlisted for competition opportunities.

Are there subsidies available for my child to participate in your recreational programs?

Vertical Zone is committed to creating a fun, fitness experience while learning the fundamentals of trampoline.

*Vertical Zone is not responsible for availability or eligibility of any third-party funding agencies. Registrations cannot be held without payment in full. All registrations, regardless of funding source are subject to Vertical Zone’s refund policy.