CODE OF CONDUCT for Participants

Earls Gymnastics is a British Gymnastics (BG) affiliated and GymMark accredited Club. As such we adhere to and abide by all BG policies to ensure we maintain a safe, positive and enriching environment for all.

Please take the time to read through our Code of Conduct/Club Rules with your child before enrolling at Earls Gymnastics.

By selecting 'Yes' to the 'I have read and agree to abide by Earls Gymnastics' Code of Conduct' question on our online enrolment form, you are stating that you have read and understood these rules and will read the Code of Conduct your child/children and make sure they understand what is expected of them.

You are also agreeing to support these rules in any way you can.

As a member of Earls Gymnastics, you are expected to abide by the following club rules:

  • All Gymnasts must participate within the rules and respect coaches, judges and their decisions.
  • All Gymnasts must respect opponents and fellow club Gymnasts.
  • Gymnasts should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach if they are going to be late.
  • Payments for any fees or events must be settled promptly.
  • Gymnasts must not smoke, consume alcohol or take drugs of any kind whilst representing Earls Gymnastics at competitions or other events.
  • Gymnasts should treat all equipment with respect.
  • Gymnasts must not use bad language.
  • Gymnasts should remain with coaches at the end of a session until collected by their parent or guardian.
  • Please do not go on any apparatus before or after the class or without the permission of a coach.
  • If you have a verruca, please cover it with a plaster.
  • Gymnasts should not wear: shoes, jeans, skirts, long casual trousers, fared tracksuit bottoms, hooded tops, and clothing with zips or toggles.
  • No jewellery of any description is to be worn, this includes; all body piercing, watches, rings, earrings, necklaces and no nail extensions. Please note that Earls Gymnastics takes no responsibility for any jewellery that is left at the Admin Desk. This also applies to any other items such as mobile phones or money.
  • No outdoors shoes should be worn on any piece of apparatus or the matted area.
  • No eating, drinking or chewing on the matted area or apparatus, before, during or after your class.
  • Gymnasts must inform the lead coach of any injury or illness they may have before the beginning of the class.
  • No Gymnast is permitted to leave the Gymnastics area during a class. If you need to leave early you must inform the admin desk and your coach before the start of your lesson.
  • Do not leave the Earls Gymnastics to go home until you are collected by your parent/carer. Gymnasts MUST inform the admin desk and a coach if their parent has not collected them. Under no circumstances must they leave the Admin area.
  • Please do not leave valuables lying around and ensure you take all your belongings home with you.
  • Members should not use bad language and should respect all coaches, admin staff and fellow club members. We do not allow bullying, or any form of physical violence in our club. If you are found to be bullying, action will be taken and, in some cases, this may result in you being asked to leave the club.
  • We like to resolve an issue swiftly, if you feel you have been treated unfairly either by another child or by a coach you will let a coach or the welfare officer Sonia Caulwell know.