About

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.

Allison Mackay

Head Coach/ Competitive Program Coordinator

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Allison competed as a provincial level trampolinist, which fostered an undeniable passion for and dedication to the sport. Allison has been coaching trampoline for almost 20 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.

Simca Shiffman-Morris

General Manager/ Recreational Programs Coordinator

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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 over 20 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.

Kyle Newton

Assistant Programs Coordinator/ Competitive Coach

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Kyle started off in men’s artistic gymnastics, at the age of 12 he transferred over to trampoline and tumbling for a year before joining the Zero Gravity Circus. 3 years later he left the circus and came to work at Vertical Zone in 2008. Kyle worked for Vertical Zone for 4 years before taking some time to pursue a career in a different field of work. In 2016 He moved to Alberta and in 2018 became the Gym for All manager at Altadore Gymnastics club. In 2021 he moved back to Ontario and has been at Vertical Zone as an Assistant Programs Coordinator and Competitive Coach. Kyle will be heading Vertical Zones first ever Gymnastrada team that will be starting in January 2024.

Allison Mackay

Allison Mackay

Head Coach/ Competitive Program Coordinator

[email protected]

Allison competed as a provincial level trampolinist, which fostered an undeniable passion for and dedication to the sport. Allison has been coaching trampoline for 13 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.

Simca Shiffman-Morris

Simca Shiffman-Morris

General Manager/ Recreational Programs Coordinator

[email protected]

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 18 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.

Kyle Newton

Kyle Newton

Assistant Programs Coordinator/ Competitive Team Coach

[email protected]

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We are located at 361 King Street (Mapleview and Veterans) Barrie, Ontario, 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 traveling 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 8 full-sized Olympic Trampolines, foam pit, airbag, cargo net, swing rope, GO Ninja equipment, 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 ([email protected]) 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.