Parents Agreement 

It is our aim as a gymnastics club to create a safe environment, to give all gymnasts attending the club a fulfilling and enjoyable gymnastic experience, to strive to provide the opportunity for members to achieve their gymnastic potential and to improve the physical well-being, posture, co-ordination, concentration and confidence of all participants. Parents should encourage their children to value their own performance and not the result.

Never force the children to take part if they are reluctant but do support their efforts to improve and to learn from the gymnastic experience. Set them a good example by recognising sportsmanship and applauding good performance.

Gymnasts are expected to arrive on time for training and competitions and to inform their coach or ring the club if they are going to be late or absent. Gymnasts should also inform their coaches before training commences if they are injured or unwell. Suitable clothing must be worn to all training sessions and long hair must be tied back tidily. All jewellery must be removed before training.

Parents should not attempt to communicate with their children from the walk-way or make any noise which might interrupt the training session. Young children are always expected to be closely supervised in the Centre and should not cause a distraction to the gymnasts and coaches. Mobile phones are not to be used whilst a training session/competition or event is in progress. Mobile phones should be switched to silent when in the gym. Smoking is not allowed within the building. If a parent wishes to take photographs during a training session of their child using a camera, mobile phone, tablet, video recorder or any other recording device they must contact the club administrator or senior coach.

We would prefer gymnasts to come to the club already in their club uniform. However, we do understand that sometimes this is not possible but would ask that all parents particularly with the younger gymnasts to supervise their children changing completely in either the changing room provided in the Kinder Gym to the upstairs toilets before and after training and refrain from using the reception area or walkway.

Parents should collect children on time and endeavour to inform the club well in advance of any problems. Parents should make coaches aware if someone different will be collecting their child on any occasion. If there is any reason why only they should collect their child, they should make specific arrangements with the club.

Term fees should be paid before the start of term. Annual Club Membership must always be paid at the beginning of the September Term. Failure to pay promptly may negate the insurance. Payment problems should be discussed with the Secretary.

The Club adopts an ‘open door’ policy and it is the responsibility of all to make sure that policy is not abused. Please challenge anyone who you believe is behaving inappropriately or report your concerns to one of the coaches. Please share any concerns or complaints about any aspect of the Club by speaking to the appropriate individual or by making a formal complaint through the approved channels.

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