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Your children are our priority and we at CSRG always have their best interest at heart. The coach holds primary responsibility for maintaining good order at practice and competitions. Gymnast(s) may be asked to leave practice after two prior warnings “for cause” or disciplinary reasons. This may include crying, disruptive behavior, being rude or disrespectful to the coach or teammates.
No child is permitted to attend class until parents/guardian fills out our enrollment form. The form includes a liability waiver that is standard for athletic clubs and essential to our business.
The Code of Dress for gymnastics activities is designed to safeguard the participants and coaches. The following points should be adhered to during training and events:
Gymnasts and coaches must wear appropriate clothing, which does not impede the freedom of movement required by the activity and is not too loose as to constitute a hazard. Black leotard, black stretchy shorts, and white socks. Gymnasts must keep their hair off the face into a short ponytail or a bun. Gymnasts are allowed to wear warm jackets for warm-up time only. Gymnasts and coaches must wear appropriate clothing, which does not impede the freedom of movement required by the activity and is not too loose as to constitute a hazard. The wearing of clothing with buckles or clasps are dangerous and are prohibited. Raised adornments on gymnastics clothing are dangerous and are prohibited. Long hair may become a hazard and it should be tied back to avoid accidents. Participants should work in bare feet or gymnastics slippers. The wearing of socks without gymnastics footwear on polished or slippery surfaces is not permitted. Long fingernails present a risk to the gymnast and coach. The coach is responsible for ensuring the length of fingernails is compatible with the activity. Coaches and gymnasts should be aware of the risks associated with wearing spectacles and minimize the risks by wearing flexible frames, an elastic sports band or contact lenses to ensure safety.
Any concessions on dress must be within the bounds of reasonable safety. The element of risk should be explained to the coach/participant (parent or guardian) and every attempt to control the risk should be adopted.
No jewelry allowed, except small stud earrings.
CSRG Policy on Body Piercing
CSRG believes that jewelry and adornments worn in body piercing are inappropriate for safe practice in gymnastics. This policy applies to all participants and coaches in training and in events at home and abroad.
A person participating with body adornments or jewelry MUST inform the coach and remove the relevant items to reduce the risk of injury to the participant, the coach, and others.
Whilst a coach is carrying out a spotting or gymnast supporting role; all jewelry must be removed. However, if the coach is evaluating performance or giving instruction only; (by this we mean coaching whilst not in direct physical contact with the gymnast or gymnastic equipment), jewelry may be worn.
Exceptions to the above policy may be applicable in special circumstances, which are outlined below:
Jewelry that cannot be removed
It is acknowledged that in some circumstances, it may be impossible to remove a ring and/or dermal piercings. Should this be the case; the ring must be sufficiently covered with protective tape; and the piercings covered sufficiently to eliminate any risk.
Newly Pierced Ears
Newly pierced stud earrings need to be covered with protective tape but must be removed as soon as possible (normally after six-weeks). This does not cover the taping of earrings which can be removed.
For the avoidance of any doubt, any jewelry which can be removed, should be removed.
Religious and Medical Jewelry
With regards to the wearing of jewelry, sensitivity to religious beliefs and medical requirements/reasons should be afforded, but safety is paramount and any jewelry that is considered by the coach to be a safety hazard, should be changed or participation may be prohibited. Any concessions on religious or medical jewelry must be within the bounds of reasonable safety. The element of risk should be explained to the coach/participant (parent or guardian) and every attempt to control the risk should be adopted.
In all instances above, it is the responsibility of the coach in charge of the session to ensure a sufficient risk assessment has been carried out.
If the coach identifies a significant risk to the participant, coach, or others, which cannot be controlled satisfactorily, then within the bounds of reasonable safety, the coach MUST prohibit participation.
Legitimate health and safety concerns which contra-indicate participation, will supersede any other considerations, be they religious, medical, or other.
Failure to conform to this policy will prohibit the individual’s participation on the grounds of reasonable safety and may render the individual’s insurance invalid should an accident result directly from non-compliance.
Drop Off - Pick Up
We insist that parents/guardians physically come into the facility to drop off and pick up their children regardless of age. Classes begin and are dismissed promptly at their scheduled times. Please be sure you physically see your child in class prior to leaving the facility and is pick up on time.
As a USAG member club we must abide by “Safe Sport” rule. We are unable to supervise children prior or post class time. CSRG staff is responsible for children only during their scheduled class time. Gymnasts are allowed to be in the gym early by coach’s invitation only. If you need to pull your child out of practice early, please let the office know at the time of drop-off. In the event of emergency circumstances, please speak to the office staff to assist you in getting your child out of practice.
Gymnasts must remember the number 1 rule for the Club when it comes to practices and competitions: EARLY IS ON TIME, ON TIME IS LATE, AND LATE IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. Please make sure your child is at the gym 15 minutes prior to start of practice. Coming to practice exactly on time and then taking 15 minutes to change is not considered being on time.
Only gymnasts may enter the gym. For safety reasons NO parents, grandparents or siblings allowed to enter gym at any time. We provide ample sitting/viewing space in designated area.
*Dear Parents! We are asking that you keep vigilant watch on siblings and young visitors that accompany you when you drop off/pick up your gymnast. Use of any rhythmic equipment from locker room, opening displays and performing gymnastics skills in the hallways is dangerous and not permitted.
If you need to speak with your child’s coach, please do so after class. The coach will inform the parent if a behavioral situation requires your attention.
Parents must notify gym via phone call (805)300-6224 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org that gymnast will miss practice prior to practice time (no during or after). If it is illness, please notify office and do not come to practice if your child is sick. Homework is not an excuse to miss practice. We understand that gymnasts are student athletes, but they need to learn manage their time to continue to be successful student and athlete.
We are kindly asking parents not to call coaches during practice time. Coaches come out to the common area after each class and will answer your questions. If a family member is unhappy with the results of a competition, they must wait 48 hours after the competition to address the coach. After 48 hours, gymnast and parent should both talk to the coach.
We do care about the success of all athletes and will do everything possible to accomplish that. Every effort will be made to listen to and understand the concerns of the athlete. The athlete may not like the reply, but each concern will be addressed, and explanation will be shared with athlete. Parents calling coach every week is unacceptable. The coach reserves the right to end a parent constantly calling them and only discuss matters with the athlete. Harassing or threatening a coach in any way is cause for immediate dismissal from the club.
Please make sure that all contact information is current and up to date and all payments are made on time! Please be supporting at practice and competitions. Try not to be critical. All gymnasts and coaches are trying their best. No one is going out there to do a bad job. All gymnasts are responsibility of parents. Please keep in mind that at all competitions the gymnast is the responsibility of the parent. Please reinforce manners, behavior and code of conduct expected of CSRG gymnast. Please be an example to your children. DO NOT discuss coaches work or other gymnasts in front of your children. You chose our school, and we chose our coaches who are the most qualified professionals in the business. They have titles, knowledge and experience working with children. Any discussions about coaches or gymnasts are prohibited in CSRG facility.
Competition Team Policies and Procedures:
• Placement on the competition team is by invitation from the coach only. Coaches’ assessment of the skill level and age determine level placement. Gymnasts must complete the season and compete at State and Regionals to advance to the next level.
• Levels 3, 4 and 5 gymnasts must attend classes 3 times a week and take ballet classes. Gymnasts must meet our requirements to compete.
• All gymnasts level 6 and up must attend practice 4 times a week or more and take ballet classes. Gymnasts must meet our requirements to compete.
• All competition team members must be always respectful of coaches. They also must be willing to accept and follow a coach's corrections.
• All team members must be respectful and supportive of their teammates.
• Team members must have their own set of equipment and toe-shoes. Gymnasts should also have all apparatus available at every practice.
• Private lessons are available with all coaches and can be scheduled directly with the coach.
• All parents are responsible for renewing annual membership to USA Gymnastics. Your child must have a current membership to compete. (No exceptions!)
• The gymnast must follow USAG rules for competition. A gymnast may not proceed to State Competition unless they attend two invitational competitions. A gymnast may not compete at Regionals unless they compete in State Competition. A gymnast may not go to Nationals unless they compete at Regionals.
• Levels 3, 4 and 5 can compete in local competitions only, but may have to go out of town for State, Regionals, and Nationals. Level 6 and up gymnasts will attend local, out of town and out of state competitions throughout the competition season. National Qualifier, US Nationals and Junior Olympics are usually held on East Coast.
• The registration fee for any competition is the responsibility of the parents. Registration fees are payable to CSRG. Parents must pay registration fee at the time of official notice usually given 2-3 months in advance. Registration fees are non-refundable.
• Parents are responsible for the coach’s competition fees and travel expenses, which includes transportation and lodging. Coaches’ competition fees and travel expenses are due at the time of registration and are not refundable.
• Gymnasts should arrive at the competition 2 hours before the start of their rotation. Gymnast's hair must be in a bun, and make-up done. Gymnasts must dress in black leotard with club logo and CSRG warm-ups. Gymnasts should have all equipment, toe shoes and leotards with them. Gymnasts in Levels 3 and 4 must wear the same leotard for all three routines. Levels 5 and 6 may wear two leotards, and level 7 and up may wear four.
• On arrival, gymnasts should immediately go to the warmup area and find their coach. The warmup area is only for gymnasts and coaches. All parents must find seating in the common area.
• Parents cannot approach other coaches or judges for any reason. If a parent approaches a judge, the gymnast will be immediately disqualified. So, if you have an emergency or a problem, please text or call your coach and let them know.
Competition Team Policies and Procedures:
We recognize the commitment required for competition team, because it is time consuming not only for gymnasts, but also for parents. It is also a financial obligation and requires a certain level of commitment.
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