GYM RULES

Hampton Gymnastics East's insurance requires that STUDENTS ONLY may use the trampoline and or/other equipment under the supervision of a certified gymnastics coach. Parents/Adults /Spectators must refrain from using any gymnastics equipment as per insurance and safety regulations.

  1. Gymnastics is an activity that requires focus and attention. No horseplay in the waiting area or on the workout floor at any time will be allowed.
  2. NOTICE—All gymnasts, parents, and spectators:  Gymnastics apparatus may only be used when a certified gymnastics coach is in direct supervision of the activity.  (That means no handstands, cartwheels, or flips before class in the waiting area!)
  3. All participants are required to wear appropriate gymnastics attire.  Girls: leotards (and shorts if desired), and Boys: T-shirt and shorts.
  4. All physical activity carries with it the potential for serious injury or worse, particularly when the activity takes place upside down. Pay attention to instructions and use Safety Landing Drills to complete all skills.
  5. Landing any gymnastics skill on the head, neck, back, or stomach could cause serious injury. In addition, stiff arming a landing, or landing in a pit inappropriately may cause serious injury. See your instructor for proper Safety Landing Drills.
  6. Use of gymnastics accessories such as grips, straps, wrist and ankle wraps, as well as tape for rips should only be done under direct supervision of a certified gymnastics instructor.
  7. Enthusiasm and motivation when appropriately channeled can lead to the acquisition of new skills, however, no skill should ever be attempted without permission and/or safety spotting from a certified gymnastics instructor.
  8. Basic skills, especially strength and flexibility, are the foundation for excellence in the sport of gymnastics. Follow the correct progressions in learning new gymnastics skills.  Ask your gymnastics instructor for guidance.
  9. Before using any gymnastics equipment it is imperative that the gymnast check with a certified gymnastics instructor to make sure the apparatus is set correctly and that safety devices and matting are appropriate to the level of skill being attempted.
  10. Gymnastics is a dynamic activity that requires a sufficient warm up period to insure all body parts are prepared for activity. Consult with a certified gymnastics instructor for guidance in conditioning and warm-up exercises.

For the Parents

We are excited to provide safe quality gymnastics instruction to your child. In order to maximize each child’s potential, we ask you to kindly follow some guidelines:

 

Punctuality:

Please bring your child to class at least 5 minutes before class begins. Please pick up your child promptly as we cannot supervise children after class nor monitor their safety.

 

Parents in class:

For parents who will view the class, we ask that you please remain in the LOBBY area. Again, allow us to emphasize our focus on safety and focus for the children. Children can sometimes be tired, cranky, angry, moody or require special attention. We understand the nature of childhood yet we askthat you be available to remove your child from the class should he/she is;

  • Not following instructions,
  • Fighting with other class members,
  • Crying, screaming or yelling (that is also traumatic for the other kids)

Once calmed down, your child can be brought back to complete the class. You are responsible for being with your child if any disruption occurs. We ask that each child has a basic understanding of the English Language in order to keep safety for your child and other students

 

Medical and Other:

Please inform us of any medical condition your child may have, students with Aspergers’s or ADHD or Special Needs are welcome physical and psychological. It helps usevaluate how to work with them for optimum potential.

 

Hand Spotting/ Physical Contact:

Gymnastic training requires teachers to touch, hold and “hand spot” your children for safety as they learn the Gymnastics Progressions. We ask all parents to sign a consent form along with a release form.


Safety Guidelines

Safety is Crucial!

PLEASE READ ALL GUIDELINES FOR SAFETY

WE ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILDREN TO ABIDE BY THESE GUIDELINES FOR THEIR SAFETY AND THE ONE OF OTHERS.

  1. Gymnastics is an activity that requires focus and attention. No horseplay in the waiting area or on the workout floor at any time will be allowed.
  2. Notice - All gymnasts, parents, and spectators:  Gymnastics apparatus may only be used when a certified gymnastics coach is in direct supervision of the activity.  (That means no handstands, cartwheels, or flips before class in the waiting area!)
  3. All participants are required to wear appropriate gymnastics attire.  Girls: leotards (and shorts if desired), and Boys: T-shirt and shorts.
  4. All physical activity carries with it the potential for serious injury or worse, particularly when the activity takes place upside down. Pay attention to instructions and use Safety Landing Drills to complete all skills.
  5. Landing any gymnastics skill on the head, neck, back, or stomach could cause serious injury. In addition, stiff arming a landing, or landing in a pit inappropriately may cause serious injury. See your instructor for proper Safety Landing Drills.
  6. Use of gymnastics accessories such as grips, straps, wrist and ankle wraps, as well as tape for rips should only be done under direct supervision of a certified gymnastics instructor.
  7. Enthusiasm and motivation when appropriately channeled can lead to the acquisition of new skills, however, no skill should ever be attempted without permission and/or safety spotting from a certified gymnastics instructor.
  8. Basic skills, especially strength and flexibility, are the foundation for excellence in the sport of gymnastics. Follow the correct progressions in learning new gymnastics skills.  Ask your gymnastics instructor for guidance.
  9. Before using any gymnastics equipment it is imperative that the gymnast check with a certified gymnastics instructor to make sure the apparatus is set correctly and that safety devices and matting are appropriate to the level of skill being attempted.
  10. .Gymnastics is a dynamic activity that requires a sufficient warm up period to insure all body parts are prepared for activity. Consult with a certified gymnastics instructor for guidance in conditioning and warm-up exercises.

STUDENTS MAY NOT USE ANY OF THE GYMNASTICS EQUIPMENT OUTSIDE OF CLASS TIME AND IN THE PRESENCE OF THEIR CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR.