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Information for new members

INSURANCE AND MEMBERSHIP

 

All of our members are required to have British Gymnastics insurance and East Region Gymnastics membership. Both of these are included in your joining fee and are payable again in our July invoices regardless of when you join. (You only ever pay 1 joining fee) British Gymnastics insurance and East Region Gymnastics membership run from October 1st to September 31st and are payable each year in your July invoice this is so we can input the information and have your insurance ready when you come back for the Autumn term. British Gymnastics are a strong and recognised organisation that ensure that we run a safe child friendly club and that our coaches are trained to the highest standard. We also want to support the fantastics achievements and success of our British gymnasts so they can continue to train, work hard and continue to succeed. The East Region work in partnership with British Gymnastics to serve a better future to clubs, coaches and it's members (parents and children)

 

TERMLY ENROLMENT

 

Approx 3 weeks before the end of each term we start handing out invoices for the coming term. Please make sure you receive an enrolment form as any places not secured with payment by the deadline WILL be offered out to our waiting list. We always put a payment deadline date on the form so members are aware of when payment is due by.

 

We can take payment by bank transefer with the details below.

 

Bank- Barclays

Sort Code - 20-37-21

Account Number - 13446123

Please put your childs name as a reference. Also please send us an email so we know it has been sent.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION

 

Please ensure if your child has any serious medical issues that you have noted it on the form and made us aware of it. We do also ask if your child has more specific needs that you can discuss this with a head coach as the more information we have the better we can help. Please ensure that no clothing or shoes are left in the reception area or corridor as this causes obstruction for our members and other people using the centre.

 

ALL Jewellery must be removed before the lesson starts. If your child has newly pierced ears they will need to be covered with tape or plasters in advance. Please make sure long hair on boys or girls is tied back and clipped away from the face.

 

We kindly request that no photographs or filming take place from the balcony by anyone to ensure as much child protection as possible.

 

Please arrive for your childs lesson approx 5 minutes before the class starts to give you time to sign your child in. We ask that you are ready to pick your child up outside the hall 5 minutes before the class finishes so your child is able to find you when they come out of the gym.

 

BRITISH GYMNASTICS PROFICIENCY AWARDS AND COMPETITION

 

During the Autumn and Spring terms the children will be working towards the British Gymnastics Proficiency Award scheme. Your child will work towards the core proficiency awads from Badge 8-1. They will then start on the Advance Proficiency Awards. This will not only give the experiance in Artistic gymnastics and using the apperatus, it will also introduce your child to other diciplines of gymnastis, Rythmic, Acro, Aerobic, team gym etc. All levels of the proficiency Awards will assist in the progressive development of core skills such as balance, strength, flexibility and co-ordination and incorporates compulsory pulse raising activities. Badges and Certificates can then be purchased at an additional cost once your child has successfully passed.

 

As of 2017 in the Summer term we will have our annual competition where all children are invited to take part. There is a small fee to enter the competition which goes towards the cost of running the day. Entry forms will be handed out during the second part of the Summer term. Children compete routines on different apparatus against others of their own age within the club. Awards are given to children with the top 3 scores in each catogory. All children receive a medal for taking part.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

We occasionally have DE Photo joining us to take action shots of your children whilst they compete. These pictures are available to buy online and the 10% that DE Photo give us back as a club we donate to charity. It is shared between Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Brain Tumour Charity, both of which are very close to our hearts. DE Photo are recognised by British Gymnastics and all staff are CRB checked.

 

If you do not wish your child to be photographed please let a member of staff or a DE Photo photographer know.

 

PARKING

 

Parking is in the main carpark and is a 5 minute walk from the sports complex. Please see our 'Finding Us' page for more information.

 

RICKMANSWORTH GYMNASTICS CLUB CLOTHING

 

When you first become a member you will receive a Rickmansworth Gymnastics Club bag and t-shirt.  In addition to this we also sell Leotards and shorts which are available through our website.

 

REFUNDS

 

We offer you a free trial when you first join us to see how you and your child get on with the session, day and time. Once you have paid and enrolled your child, refunds will ONLY be given if you are moving house out of the area.

 

ABSENCE

 

If your child is absent from a lesson for any reason it is not possible to make up this class in the week on a different day. If your child is unable to attend gymnastics for a significant time due to a serious injury/operation that prevents them from taking part we will require written confirmation or a letter from either a doctor or hospital in order for us to determine whether a credit is due.

 

HOLIDAY CLUBS

 

From 2017, we will be introducing holiday gymnastics sessions to members and non-members. More information to follow.