Can my son/daughter try out a session before joining Netherhall Gymnastics?
Potential gymnasts are more than welcome to come and try a session for free before joining a Netherhall Gymnastic class or waiting list. If the child wishes to continue after the trial session and there is a place available, we will need to register him/her with BAGA. A payment to cover the insurance and membership to BAGA will be due on the 2nd session.
How do I enrol my son/daughter for Netherhall Gymnastics classes?
To add your child to the waiting list, please come and speak to our coaches before or after the class. We will need to ask for the potential gymnast’s name, date of birth, prior experience and as many contact details as possible. Please provide an e-mail as this is the easiest way to communicate unless you prefer another method of communication.Please check our website regularly for any updates with regards to the waiting list.
What do gymnasts do during gymnastics class?
We give the children a chance to try various gymnastics disciplines, sports acrobatics, tumbling, and rhythmic gymnastics in a safe environment. We teach different skills such as vault, bar, beam, tumbling and acrobatics.
Can I watch my gymnast during a gymnastics class?
During the gymnast’s first session parents/guardians would be allowed to stay and watch how their child settles with the group. However after the first session parents are not allowed due to Health and Safety reasons, unless under exceptional circumstances and prearranged with the Head Coach. We organise several displays where we invite all parents, relatives and friends to watch the gymnasts as they perform a specially prepared programme.
How much will it cost ?
The costs are £5 for hour and hour and a quarter sessions and £5.50 for hour and a half classes, and this is due prior to the start of each new term. An additional annual fee, depending on the age of the gymnast, is collected to cover the gymnast's membership to British Gymnastics. Please email for the fees due each term.
What are gymnasts expected to wear during gymnastics classes?
We strongly advise for the boys shorts and t-shirt, and for the girls leotard, however in cold weather a track suit on top of the mentioned gear. Due to a Health and Safety reasons we can not allow loose clothes, denim, jewellery, ear rings, chewing gums, socks; long hair must be tied up all the times. The children’s clothing must not have zips, buttons or hoods on when they are taking part in their gymnastics session. Please may we also request that children do not wear crop tops when training. As coaches, we do not feel comfortable or appropriate supporting children in these.
Does Netherhall Gymnastics run holiday programmes?
We do run a holiday club from time to time, please email us for session dates, times and fees.
Will my child gain a certificate/accreditation from British Gymnastics or other awarding body?
We provide training towards different levels of skills, which lead to a certificate and awarding a Badge. For the older gymnasts we can provide training towards BAGA qualifications such as Assistant and Club Coach in either Sports Acrobatics or General Gymnastics.