TUMBLING GYMNASTICS is the practice of manipulating one’s body as to perform somersaulting, flipping, rolling, or arm supported re-directional techniques. Tumbling can be performed on a mat or track or without the use of apparatus. Tumbling employs a wide range of movements that require discipline, skill, speed, flexibility and strength.
Tumble Mania provides opportunity for a number of young and talented assistant coaches to become qualified and coach at the Tumble Mania centers.
Danie Haasbroek (Manager)
Founded the first tumbling only club in South Africa.
Started with gymnastics at age of 6, awarded provincial colors in 4 different provinces, gold medalist at various provincial and national level competitions, represented South Africa at various international events as a national team member and captain of the national squad, national team coach of senior and junior national tumbling teams, produced various medalists at the world tumbling championships and world age group games.
Produced and organised various provincial and national competitions , workshops and development clinics. Was appointed by the International Gymnastics Federation president of the organising committee of the 21 st Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships ( final Olympic qualifier) and Age Group Games at Sun City. The largest international gymnastics event ever presented by South Africa (Attended by delegations for more than 40 countries).
Former president of the South African tumbling technical committee, national and international tumbling judge and national team manager.
Presented a great number of coaches and judges courses qualifying officials for the sport.
Introduced professional cheerleading to the South African sports arena.
Manager of the professional Bulls Babes entertainment squad which delivers high quality dance and acrobatic performance to the South African corporate, sports and entertainment industry.
With good relations in the national and international tumbling gymnastics community, brought several international coaches and international gymnasts to South Africa over the years to present courses and clinics and participate in exhibitions. Some names include: Alexei Kryjanovski RUSS – world champion, Pascal Eozan FRA – world champion, Chrystelle Robert FRA – world champion, , Chad Fox USA – world champion, David Martin FRA – world champion trampoline , coaches Vasili Skakun RUSS, Christophe Lambert FRA, Nard Gazelle USA , Geert van den Bergh BEL, Karine Lambert FRA, Romi Viginie FRA , Abadie Viginie FRA . Some of which attended workshops for Tumble Mania as recently as 2013.
Danie owns a successful sports and entertainment event management agency.
Michelle Haasbroek (Director of Coaching)
Started sports career at age of 10, achieved Gauteng colours in gymnastics and tumbling , multiple Gauteng and South African gold medallist. Member of South African women’s national team for 10 years, South African national women’s champion 7 years in a row, first South African female tumbling gymnast to achieve majorly on international level, competed twice in the world championships and world games abroad and was rated amongst the 10 top female tumblers in the world.
Former international judge and currently qualified judge and a level 3 tumbling coach for the South African Gymnastics Federation, studied Human Movement Education at UP. FIG level 1 coach.
Is full time movement education instructor, developed and presents Tumble Mania Kiddies and Minigim programmes ( 3 – 6 yr olds) , fun movement education activity for pre-school children. Show cased Minigim at The Rand Show at Tumble Town – hundreds of kids of the visitors to the show attended.
Tumbling programme for school children presented by Michelle ensures that more than 18 provincial medallists and 15 medallists at South African national championships level are produced by her every year.,
Michelle also excels as high performance coach and her gymnasts and last year 3 gymnasts awarded federation colours, 2 silver and a bronze medal at the ZONE VI Championships (African Countries) presented at the University of Pretoria, one tumbler participated at the 11th African Gymnastics Championships and was awarded senior national colours . He won bronze and the team came second. Competing countries were Namibia, Egypt, Botswana, Algeria and Zimbabwe.
Michelle was awarded the top Gauteng North coaching award. She is passionate about developing the sport and regularly presents tumbling holiday camps and workshops attended by gymnasts and tumblers from all over the country ( as far as Cape Town). Michelle is also a energetic sports event organiser .
She was the secretary general for the 21st World Championships and Age Group Games and chief results coordinator for this major event. Together with her husband Danie she has been involved with presentation of a great number of courses, clinics and events.