Policies and Regulations

POLICIES & REGULATIONS
The following rules and guidelines will be in effect during the 2017-2018 season for the Power Tumble Gymnastics. Please take the time to read carefully and discuss them with your child. The athlete’s signature, as well as that of a parent/guardian, will indicate your understanding and willingness to abide by the rules and guidelines stated.

Value goes a long way at Power Tumble Gymnastics. This packet will cover the pertinent details for the 2017 – 2018 season. Athletes are expected to attend all practices, including summer practices, camps, and competitions. We expect to have our Competition Schedule completed by the end of the summer – and ALL DATES LISTED ARE MANDATORY!

ATTENDANCE
 ALL ATHLETES MUST:
• Make PTG priority over any other extracurricular activities.
• Attend and be prepared to participate in all PTG activities including those unexpectedly added throughout the season regardless of illness or injury unless otherwise recommended by a doctor through valid written documentation.
• Arrive at least 15 minutes early to all PTG activities.
• Schedule all vacations so as not to interfere with any PTG activities.
• Notify PTG in writing immediately of all expected tardiness or absences.
• Notify PTG by phone immediately of any unexpected tardiness or absences.
• If you arrive half an hour or more before practice, gymnasts need to pay for after care in order to be supervised. ($5.00 per day) NO GYMMNASTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO STAY UNSUPERVISED.

THREE STRIKE SYSTEM
This season we will be working with a three strike system for attendance, tardiness, and practice dress code. Any athlete that accumulates three strikes in a calendar month may be removed from the next competition. Two (2) instances of tardiness is an absence, if you miss 50% of a practice that is considered an absence. Each absence or dress code violation is a strike. At two (2) strikes the athlete will receive a warning letter to be signed by the parent and returned the following practice. Our disciplined approach will help encourage responsibility, safety, and organization, and further strengthen our athletes into the future.

PRACTICE DRESS CODE
Athletes will be required to wear their leotard uniform and adhere to the practice wear uniform calendar. If an athlete forgets to wear practice wear uniform, they will condition regardless of the reason. If you have lost your practice wear uniform, it is your responsibility to contact Jessica to purchase new practice attire.


TEAM PRACTICE RULES
• All Team Practices are closed to outside viewers. Parents and family members may watch practice from the lobby, but no boyfriends/girlfriends and no athletes from other teams may attend.
• There is to be no jewelry worn to practice, which includes all earrings, belly button rings and necklaces. This is not simply for appearance sake, but for the safety to the one wearing the jewelry who may become injured as a result.
• All cell phones should be turned off during practice times.
• No gum whatsoever at practices or competitions. Athletes who damage any of the gym equipment with gum will be liable for the FULL REPLACEMENT COST.
• There are to be no excessively long fingernails. A French manicure or a clear color is the only paint allowed on the nails for competitions. All nails should be kept at fingertip (sports length).
SICK POLICY
If you are present at the practice, you will be able to note changes in your routine and not be lost when you return from your illness. If the illness is extended (lasting more than one week) please provide a doctor’s note with detailed information regarding the illness and length of recovery.

CODE OF CONDUCT
A team member must at all times be a strong representative of Power Tumble and a positive reflection of his/her teammates. Abusive behavior, lying and or any other form of negative behavior are grounds from removal from this program. At PTG we want our athletes to achieve more than just being winners. We expect our athletes to be courteous, honest, determined, respectful, and have high self-esteem. In order for our organization to achieve this, we must set our standards high.

ATHLETE RULES OF CONDUCT
• No profanity or abusive language.
• No mental blocks will be tolerated, they are destructive and contagious, if your child has a mental block, they child may be asked to have a private class with an instructor
• As mentioned on our attendance policy, Power Tumble is your top extra-curricular priority. IF you chose to have others they must not interfere.
• All athletes will show good sportsmanship at all times.
• FACEBOOK & SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES ARE TREATED AS IF SPOKEN IN PERSON TO YOUR COACH AND TEAMMATES; YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS ON THESE NETWORKS AND IMMEDIATE ACTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE IF YOU ACT INAPPROPRIATELY!
• You are required to pick up after yourself, please don’t leave empty drink bottles/food containers lying around the gym. This is your facility/home, so take pride in how it looks!


COMPETITION DRESS CODE
• You must wear your complete uniform upon arrival to any competition.
• All athletes MUST be in complete uniform for ALL award ceremonies
• All jewelry should be removed prior to going to warm ups – YOUR COACH IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR HOLDING YOUR JEWELRY.
• No Color Nail Polish for any competition; however, a clear color is fine.

PARENT RULES OF CONDUCT
• Good Sportsmanship is mandatory at all competitions.
• Under no circumstance should you enter the practice area at the gym floor or any warm up area at any competition.
• Do not try to yell or get your child’s attention on the floor during practice at any point in time or any warm up area at any competition.
• Do not gossip about other athletes, coaching staff, or other teams. If this becomes a problem it will result in removing your child from the team.
• Please feel free to speak to your coaches at any time, please remember to do this at the appropriate time, do not interrupt practice or team meetings.
• It is your responsibility to know what is going on with your team, please check weekly updates by e-newsletters and Gloria.
• Please do not punish your child with practices or competitions; at that time you are punishing the entire team and program.
• Never speak or approach a competition official such as a judge, this can jeopardized any chance we have of winning or jeopardize our chances of returning to the competition event.
• Please respect the decisions the coaching staff at Power Tumble makes, they have years of experience and will make the best decisions for the entire team and program.

COMMUNICATION & FEEDBACK
• We are always looking for ways to improve, so please feel free to share recommendations and concerns.
• Parent meetings are always available and can be scheduled through your coach or directly through Gloria, Owner & Director.
• Emails and news-letters are sent at minimum twice a week to keep parents involved and updated as well as gymnasts of the current events, specials promotions or alert of any training or schedule changes.



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