Q: What does my child need to wear?
A: We do not have a set uniform, however we do have GymKidz merchandise which is available to purchase. To avoid any injuries, gymnasts must be dressed suitably for training, your chid can either wear a leotard of their choice or a T-shirt and shorts/leggings are ideal, bare feet are essential. Hair must be tied back and off the face and no jewellery is to be worn.
Q: Does my child need to bring anything to their gym sessions?
A: Please provide your child with a water bottle that they can have during the session. If your child requires medication of any sort (asthma inhalers etc) please put them in a clearly labelled box or bag and make us aware so that we can access them if or when needed.
Q: Do I have to book in advance or can I just turn up?
A: All classes must be booked in advance of the day, this is to prevent over booking. If you turn up without booking, we reserve the right to turn you away. Booking your child in is easy call, email or use our online booking system.
Q: Can parents/careers watch?
A: Parents are not allowed to watch regular classes. We do always try to hold an open class once a term in each school.
Q: What sort of incentives do you offer the children?
A: We believe that all gymnasts need a little bit of encouragement, which is why we integrate a 'star of the week' certificate into the classes. Every child in Gymkidz will have the opportunity to receive a certificate throughout the term for a range of things, including listening to the coach, trying hard, good behaviour, learning a new skill.
Q: What happens if my child doesn't enjoy gymnastics?
A: If you are unsure of whether your child will enjoy their classes we encourage you to take a couple of taster sessions. If you are still unsure, you can pay for the half term so they can have a go. Unfortunately we operate a strict no refund policy so once fees are paid we are unable to refund them regardless of the situation.
GYMKIDZ RULES & CODE OF CONDUCT
Gymnasts need to arrive wearing appropriate uniform for training.
Gymnasts need to arrive prompt for their lessons. More than 15 minutes late they will not be able to join in, warm up is important and happens at the start of the session.
Hair needs to be tied up with clips
No jewellery is to be worn.
Gymnasts should not eat or chew gum during a session.
Gymnasts should treat all equipment with respect.
Gymnasts must inform the head coach of any injuries or illness they may have before the warm-up begins.
Gymnasts must not use bad language.
Gymnasts should remain with coaches at the end of a session until collected by their parent or guardian.
Bad behaviour will not be tolerated and any child that displays this will be asked to leave the club without notice .
Encourage your child to learn the rules and participate within them.
Set a good example by recognising good sportsmanship and applauding good performances of all.
Always ensure your child is dressed appropriately for GymKidz and has plenty to drink.
Pay any fees for training or events promptly.
Make sure your child arrives on time.
Always collect your child promptly at the end of a session.
Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
Never punish or belittle a child for performance or making mistakes.
Support your child’s involvement and help them enjoy their sport.