FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND INFORMATION

 

PERMITTED CLOTHING

LEOTARD, SHORTS, HOODIES, LEGGINGS, T SHIRTS

 

NOT PERMITTED

SCHOOL UNIFORMS OR SKIRTS AND JEWELLRY OF ANY KIND

HAIR

MUST BE TIED UP

FOOTWEAR​

BARE FEET UNLESS CHILD HAS A VERUCA IN WHICH CASE THE CHILD SHOULD WEAR A SOCK ON THE INFECTED FOOT. COACHES HELP REMOVE AND PUT ON SHOES BUT WE RECOMMEND SLIDERS AS THESE ARE MUCH EASIER TO TAKE ON AND OFF

JEWELLERY

NOT PERMITTED INCLUDING STUD EARRINGS. PLEASE SEE JEWELRY POLICY

WHAT TO WEAR

MEMBERSHIP/ INSURANCE

CLASSSES AND AGES GUIDELINES

BABY GYM

  • New Born and All Babies

  • Toddlers

  • Children aged 3 and 4 who are not yet ready to attend a class alone

  • Children aged 3 and 4 who may need assistance going to the toilet

  • Not suitable for school aged children

MINI GYM

  • Children ages 3 and 4 who are comfortable coming in without parents

  • Children aged 5 who are a little apprehensive and pefer smaller groups

  • Children aged 3-5 who can go to the toilet without any assistance

  • Children aged 5 who have no gymnastics experince

RECREATION

  • Children ages 5,6,7 who are complete beginners or have some experience and are still working on fundamental skills such as cartwheels and handstands

  • Boys who prefer to be in a class mixed with girls

  • Children must be independent enough to attend alone without parents.

  • Not suitable for beginner aged 8+ please see girls improvers. 

BEGINNER BOYS

  • Boys aged 5,6,7 who are beginners or have some experience and are still working on fundamental gymnastics skills such a cartwheels, handstands etc

  • Boys who prefer to be in an all boys group working on parkor specific skills as opposed to general gymnastics.

  • Not suitable for complete beginners aged 8+ please see boys advanced

GIRLS IMPROVERS

  • Girls ages 8+ who are either complete beginners OR

  • Girls aged 6+ that are working on more advanced skills such as front and backwalkover and can already peform a good handstand, bridge and cartwheel

  • Coaches will adapt stations to suit complete beginners or more advanced gymnasts

BOYS ADVANCED

  • Boys aged 8+ who are experienced and want to progress to more advanced skills

  • Boys aged 8+ who are complete beginners.

  • Coaches will adapt stations to suit complete beginners or more advanced gymnasts

GIRLS ADVANCED

  • Girls ages 10+ who are either complete beginners OR 

  • Girls aged 8+ that are working on more advanced skills such as front and back somersaults and back handsprings

  • Coaches will split into groups based on expereince level.

CIRCUS & DANCE

  • Circus Beginner: Children who have no circus experience or are aged 5 - 7

  • circus advanced:Children who have had circus experience or are aged 8+

  • Dance for children aged 7+ 

PERMITTED

  • Leotard

  • Tshirt

  • Leggings

  • Hoodie or Jumper

  • Shorts

NOT PERMITTED

  • School Uniforms

  • Skirts

  • Jewellery of any kind including stud earrings

FOOTWEAR

  • Bare feet must be worn unless a child has a veruca then a sock may be worn 

  • Coaches help children put on/take off socks and shoes but sliders are recommended.

HAIR

  • Hair must be tied up at all times

  • Very long ponytails are not recommended and plaited long hair is strongly recommended

INSURANCE

Parent must register and purchase insurance directly from British gymnastics themeselves at:

Memberships (british-gymnastics.org)

WE CANNOT ANSWER ANY QUERIES REGARDING INSURANCE AND YOU MUST CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY.

 

CHILDREN ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT A VALID INSURANCE POLICY

CLUB MEMBERSHIP

CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS £25 AND RUNS SEPTEMBER TO SEPTEMBER. THIS IS DISCOUNTED TO £20 IF JOINING AFTER APRIL..THIS IS A SEPARATE COST TO INSURANCE AND IS NOT CONNECTED

ADDITIONAL  INFORMATION

DROP OFF & PICK UP

  • We have a drop off at the door policy due to covid-19

  • Please do not book if your child is too nervous to come in alone

  • Drop off is at the front door and pick up is at the side door

  • The carpark is a communal carpark and is used by the entire buisness park. Please try to use rainbow gymnastics spaces which are marked out. There are some at the front and the side of the building

  • You can also park out on ballyoran lane

PARENTS FEEDBACK

  • Children are tested weekly on focused floor skills by the coach. This is mainly floor skills but children also learn skills weekly on bars, beam, vault and track.

  • This is emailed to the parents at the end of the term to the email you registered  when booking with class 4 kids. Please ensure this email is up to date.

BODY PIERCINGS

  • No jewellry is permitted including fit bits or stud earrings

  • Stud earrings cannot be covered with a plaster and must be removed. This is due to British gymnastics including this in their insurance policy terms due to a number of serious accidents involving stud earrings during gymnastics. 

MEDICATION

  • All children who have declared they a medical condition on registration must bring in date medication at every session or they will be refused entry due to health and safety.

  • Parents must also provide an up to date action plan to administer any medication.