Q: Are the coaches trained?
A: All staff are at least level 1 coaches (except trainees who are undertaking supervised training, and completing Gymnastics Australia approved coaching courses) Some staff actually have level 2 and level 3 FIG coaching qualifications. In addition, all staff undergo a working with Children background check before working for us.
Q: Can I stay and watch?
A: Yes! Parents are allowed to stay and watch all non competitive classes (but please don’t take video or photos). With competitive gymnastics, parents may only view from 6:30pm onwards, and with cheerleading by invitation only. For our Kindy Kids Club program, we encourage parents to drop off and pick up after the class. Our Kindy Coordinators are trained pre-school teachers, and experience tells us children are more focussed and less distracted when parents aren’t there. If you want to see how your child is doing, pop in 15 minutes or so before the end of class.
Q: Can my child try a class first to see if they like it?
A: Yes! We encourage all new members to come along and pay for a single trial lesson to make sure they enjoy the class before enrolling for the term, and paying fees and registration.
Q: Does my child need a uniform?
A: No, not for non competitive classes. You may purchase one if you chose, but it’s purely optional. With competitive Gymnasts, a leotard, or cheer outfit, along with club tracksuit and bag are required for competitions. Prices are available from reception.
Q: How much do classes cost?
A: The cost of each class is outlined here on the website. Term fees are paid in full at the start of each term (eg class fee x number of weeks in the term). Registration for a calendar year is paid at the beginning of the year, or the second visit for new members.
Q: If my child likes their trial class and wants to join up, what do I do?
A: Nothing after the trial class! We encourage you to go away and have a have a chat with your child. We will save a spot for your child in that class for the following week. When you return, you’ll need to pay for the remainder of term fees (pro-rata) and an annual registration fee. Please note: if you do want to join up, but can’t make the second week, make sure you contact us or your child will lose their spot in that class.
Q: What do I need to bring on my child’s trial lesson?
A: Please bring a completed enrolment form (or complete the online enrolment form), money for one lesson, a pair of socks and comfortable clothing such as shorts and T-Shirt (not excessively loose or baggy). Please don’t bring your child with clothing with buckles or clips. Also, remove all jewelry (stud earings are acceptable) and tie long hair back.
Q: What should my child wear to gymnastics?
A: Comfortable clothing that is not too lose and a pair of socks for the trampoline. For example shorts and a T Shirt. Long hair should also be tied back so it doesn’t fall over the face, and all jewellery should be removed (stud earrings are okay, but anything else should be removed).
Q: When do new members pay their fees?
A: After participating in a trial class, full fees (pro-rata for the remainder of the term) and Registration for the year are due on the second visit. Your child will not be able to participate in the class unless payment is received.