WELCOME TO THE ARIS SELECT GYMNASTICS TEAM!
The purpose of this handbook is to inform gymnasts and parents of the policies and requirements for participating in the ARIS Select Gymnastics Programme. ARIS and the coaching staff have designed these policies to assure that all of the team athletes can learn and compete in a happy, safe and productive environment.
ARIS SELECT GYMNASTICS TEAM MISSION
The goal of the ARIS Select Gymnastics Team is to provide talented young gymnasts with the opportunity to train and compete in local and international competitions.
DUO’S AND TRIO’S
The gymnast is paired up to form duo and trio groups. Each group will have their own routines based on some guidelines for each level.
✓ Coaches put a lot of personal time into each athlete and ask their athletes to make a commitment to the team as well.
✓ To maintain quality and productive program, gymnasts are expected to be at every scheduled practice on time. They may not be more than 10 minutes early before for practice.
✓ Attendance is required every day prior to a competition unless excused for sickness. Injury 2 weeks before a competition may omit the gymnast from the competition as deemed by the coaching staff or a physician. Meet fees will not be refunded if your gymnast is sick or injured.
✓ The team practices year-round. The Coach decides on the schedule for time off. ARIS teams do train on the day before, during, and after most holidays.
INSURANCE AND INJURIES
✓ Gymnasts must provide their own medical insurance.
✓ Gymnasts must report all injuries, including injuries that occur outside of the gym, to the coaching staff as soon as possible. The coaches can then make sure that the gymnast is protected from further injury during practice.
HOW OUR FEES WORK
Module Tuition fees are based on an 8-week budget that is broken into approx. 24 session payments. The cost of the entire program remains mostly the same even when athletes are sick, or injured. Therefore, there are no discounts for any of these situations. If an athlete should decide to drop from the team, then that spot will be replaced as soon as possible by another athlete on the waiting list.
ARIS pays 100% of the module tuition fee to the coach to cover her expenses. Competitive gymnastics is a very rewarding and incredible experience, but might not be affordable for every family. At ARIS we do our best to keep the cost down, and at the same time maintain the highest quality staff.
DELINQUENT TUITION PAYMENT
✓ Delinquent tuition payment can result in the suspension of the gymnast until payment is made or special payment arrangements have been made with the ARIS Administration.
COMPETITION POLICIES AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
✓ A gymnast may compete minimum once per year. ($1,200.00 – $2,000.00)
✓ Gymnasts who are determined ready to compete by the coach will automatically be signed up for all of the competitions offered in the upcoming season.
COMPETITION FEES & PAYMENT POLICIES
✓ Competition fees are collected prior to the first competition. Meet entry fees are required by ARIS several months prior to the competition.
✓ Competition fees are paid directly to ARIS.
GYMNASTICS COMPETITION FEE OVERVIEW:
✓ The gymnast must hold a current ARIS Gymnastics space.
✓ Competition Entry fee $40 – $100.00 (1-2 competition per year)
✓ Competition Leotard & warmup leotard (new leotards every 2 years) $245.00 – $365.00. At this time, we borrow competition leotards.
✓ Competition Warm Ups & Bag Approx. $165.00
✓ Module fees, competition attire must be current and up to date prior to enrolling in competitions.
✓If the gymnast is signed up for a competition, they must travel to and from the competition with the team.
✓ Tickets are purchased at a group discounted rate. All tickets must be purchased with the team.
✓The reservations for a specific competition will be made directly through the ARIS Administration office.
✓ Parents will be notified with specific travel costs approximately 30 days prior to booking. We book in advance to get the lowest priced tickets.
✓ Suitable clothing consists of leotards, Lycra shorts, and warm‐up suits.
✓ Hair needs to be securely tied back when she arrives to class.
✓ Jewelry other than post earrings will not be permitted and is strongly discouraged to bring into the gym due to loss or theft.
✓ All gymnasts are required to be in full and proper team uniform when competing or appearing at a team function.
✓ ARIS Select Gymnastics Programme provides well‐qualified, professional coaching staff. Please allow your child to benefit from the coaches’ expertise, experience and knowledge.
✓ It is at the coach’s discretion to move a gymnast to a higher level of practice at any time that the coach deems necessary.
✓ The coaching staff has the right to remove any disruptive behavior from the gym in order to maintain a positive and safe environment.
✓ The gymnast must respect the coach and coach assistant, they are there to provide gymnast safety.
RESPECT THE SPORT OF GYMNASTICS
✓ The way you act in the gym and at competitions is a reflection on yourself, your teammates, and ARIS Select Gymnastic Team.
The following actions show respect and are expected of ARIS Select athletes.
✓ Participate in all competitions. We are a competitive team. We need to measure our work and progress by competition in front of our families, friends, and teammates.
✓ Attend every practice leading up to the competition. Every competition is important in some way. ALSO, if a gymnast misses practice the week before a competition (besides an excused absence such as sickness, or family emergency) she will be pulled from competition. The more we practice competing the more confident we become.
✓ Conduct yourself with grace and courage during the competition by accepting all scores in a positive manner.
✓ Gymnasts may at no time during a competition go to the stands to talk to parents, families, or friends. This is a team competition and there is no need to speak with family until after the competition is complete. This could be ground for the gymnast to be asked to leave the competition, or be suspended from the next competition.
THERE WILL BE NO TOLERATION OF TALKING OF A TEAMMATE’S SCORE IN A NEGATIVE MANNER. IF THIS HAPPENS THE GYMNAST WILL BE PULLED FROM THE MEET IMMEDIATELY AND ASKED TO LEAVE. THE SAME IS EXPECTED FROM THE PARENTS AND SPECTATORS.
EXAMPLES OF DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
✓ The gymnast may be asked to leave the gym and go home early.
✓ The coach may request a meeting with the parents.
✓ The gymnast may be suspended from the team for a period of time or maybe scratched from competition.
✓ The gymnast may be suspended permanently from the team.
Please NOTE: If a gymnast is suspended from a workout or from competition for any reason the fees associated with training or competing are not refundable or discounted.
✓ The gymnast may be asked to leave the program if we cannot get her to conform to the expectations of the team, coach or gym.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OF TUITION OR COMPETITION FEES WHATSOEVER IF A GYMNAST IS ASKED TO LEAVE THE PROGRAM.
✓ The ARIS Select Team is managed by the ARIS Administration, when possible they seek corporate sponsors.
✓ The main purpose of the sponsor is to offset the cost of international competitions to help lower the cost of competition for the gymnasts.
✓ Funds from sponsors in the past have helped with: travel expenses for gymnastics competitions, and some training. This includes airfare, hotel, car rental, and food expenses.
GYMNAST AND PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT
The following code of conduct supports the mission of ARIS Select Gymnastics and defines acceptable behavior to help provide a positive experience for all participants.
- Gymnasts are expected to treat each other, coaching staff, recreational classes, officials and the gym with respect and courtesy.
- Dangerous, disruptive or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
- Parents must remain in the security area during practice and let the coaches do their job.
- Please refrain from bringing questions or concerns to the coach during practice hours. It is disruptive and will detract from the quality of the workout. The coaching staff is more than willing to talk with parents during non‐coaching hours.
- During competitions, please do not come onto the competition arena or communicate with your daughter from the stands.
- Come regularly to the gym parent meetings to obtain information. Check E‐mail and WhatsApp regularly for gym updates.
- Please remember that the measure of success needs to be decided by the gymnast doing the participating.
- For a positive experience for all ARIS Select Gymnastics Team members, certain boundaries are necessary. Disrespectful comments concerning coaches, gymnasts on the team or parents on the team can result in immediate suspension without reimbursement.
Gymnasts and Parents must abide by the ARIS Select Gymnastics Values and Philosophy.
The ARIS Select Gymnastics Team is open to all qualifying individuals. ARIS Gymnastics does, however, hold the right to deny membership to anyone unwilling to abide by the ARIS Gymnastics team handbook and policies, Code of Conduct and/or Bylaws.
As a member and parent of ARIS Select Gymnastics Team, I have read the team handbook and code of conduct and agree to abide by the stipulations therein.
Please read the above and sign the agreement on the School Stream App below.