Gymnasts code of conduct

  • Always wear the correct attire i.e. tracksuit, leotard. Do not wear jewellery or body piercings. Hair must be tied back and not contain any beading
  • Do not run in the gym (unless warming up or working on the floor)
  • Do not lie down on or in-between mats when you are waiting for further instructions
  • Co-operate at all times with the coaches and other gymnasts, behave in a courteous and civil manner, and maintain high standards of sportsmanship
  • Respect your coach at all times
  • If you arrive at the gym before any of the coaches, you MUST wait outside until a coach arrives
  • Make sure that you know when you are being given instructions and listen to them
  • No pushing, pulling or fighting with other club members
  • Do not cheat in training as the only person who loses out is you FAIL TO PREPARE – PREPARE TO FAIL
  • Do not bring food into the gym area. A drink is permitted to be with the gymnast at all times. (Not cans)
  • Do not bring canned or fizzy drinks
  • Bad language will not be tolerated
  • Treat the equipment with respect
  • Gymnasts must participate within the rules and respect coaches, judges and their decisions
  • Gymnasts must inform the head coach of any injuries or illness they may have before the warm-up begins
  • Gymnasts should remain with coaches at the end of a session until collected by their parent or guardian
  • If a gymnast needs to go to toilet during training they will go in pairs or a group with older gymnasts, but not alone
  • Stay safe online and never post anything on social media that could be hurtful or harmful to others

THE CLUB HAS THE RIGHT TO ASK ANYONE NOT COMPLYING WITH THE CODE OF CONDUCT TO LEAVE A CLUB SESSION OR, IN THE CASE OF ONGOING INFRACTIONS, TO LEAVE THE CLUB