Our rules come directly from the UK’s gymnastics governing body ‘British Gymnastics’ and so failure to comply with the rules will invalidate your BG insurance. They are there to keep gymnasts, parents and coaches safe so please take the time to familiarise yourself with the rules. Any problems or medical/cultural exemptions please speak to the Head Coach and Welfare Officer who are happy to help.
Before the session begins: Please note some of our COVID MEASURES will override the below rules.
-Arrive on time and wait to be invited into the gym, then wait in the shoe area before being invited to sit on the black line.
-Make sure you have been to the toilet before the session starts. You will be allowed to go during the session with your coaches’ permission.
-Make sure you bring plenty of water with you. Bottles can be kept by your shoes.
-If you are more than 20 minutes late for the start of a session you may not be allowed to join in as the introduction and warm up will have finished. If you know you will be late, for whatever reason, speak to the Head Coach who may be able to make allowances.
Attire, Hair and Jewellery:
-We expect girls to wear leotards with or without gym shorts and boys to wear leotards and shorts. These do not have to be the club leotards. We do have club leotards for sale and are able to advise you as to the best place to purchase any gymnastics attire/kit.
-In the summer gymnasts may wear sports/gymnastics crop tops and shorts but tops must not be low cut.
-In the winter gymnasts may wear sports/gymnastics leggings or joggers as long as they do not cover the feet.
-Gymnasts MUST NOT wear any clothing with zips, buttons or other metal adornments. Hoodies can be worn during the warm up but MUST be taken off afterwards.
-Hair MUST be secured back away from the face. If the gymnast has particularly long hair they must wear it in a bun or a doubled ponytail.
-Do not use hard plastic clips or Alice bands to secure hair.
-We have a NO JEWELLERY Policy. Earrings that CANNOT be taken out MUST be taped over before the session.
DO NOT come to gymnastics wearing any other jewellery.
-Gymnasts must train in bare feet or gym shoes if preferred.
Coaches reserve the right to refuse gymnasts’ participation in a session on the grounds of reasonable safety if any of the above rules have not been adhered to as this invalidates both the gymnast’s and the club’s insurance.