Safety Policies

  • Girls Gymnastics – leotard (without skirt), hair pulled back, no shoes or tights.
  • Boys Gymnastics – shirt and athletic shorts, no shoes.
  • Tumbling – leotard or shirt and athletic shorts, hair pulled back, clean cheer shoes or bare feet.
  • Parkour – shirt and athletic shorts; clean, flat-soled shoes are recommended. No Crocs or light up shoes should be worn.
  • Midriffs must be covered at all times. Overly loose clothing is not recommended. Clothing with buckles, snaps or zippers are not permitted during class to avoid damaging the equipment and injuring coaches. Jewelry is not permitted. No child will be allowed in the gym in jeans or pants with buckles or zippers.
  • Talk to your child at home about staying in line, not talking loudly in class and listening carefully to the teacher.
  • Arrive at least 5 minutes before class and be sure your child is dressed appropriately.
  • Your child should check in with a key card at the front desk before class begins.
  • Try to have your child visit the bathroom before the class starts.
  • Do not allow your children to enter the gym until instructed by the coach.
  • Any children who are not attending the class must stay in the lobby.
  • Place any personal items in the cubbies provided. Please do not leave shoes or other clothing on the lobby floor as they can create a tripping hazard.
  • A coach must be present for the children to be on the equipment.
  • Absolutely no horseplay or running around the equipment.
  • Only one person on the equipment at a time, unless instructed by a coach.
  • Look around before you cross any equipment area or group class.
  • Let the teacher know if you are ever feeling sick, dizzy or faint.
  • Let the teacher know if you need to go to the bathroom or if you need a drink.
  • No gum or food is permitted in the gym at any time.
  • Children under 18 months should never hang unsupported from a bar.
  • Always pick up your child by the armpits or upper arms (instead of the hands or forearms) to prevent dislocated elbows.
  • Bars and beams should be chest height or lower. Our preschool-sized equipment is perfect for little bodies!
  • Only one child at a time in the foam pits, please – no one likes being jumped on or crushed!
  • Remember – a toddler’s head is 1/3 of their body weight. This restricts some movement that older kids may be able to do and makes balancing a bit more difficult.
  • If you are on the floor, we ask you to supervise your child at all times.
  • Adults are not permitted on the equipment. The trampoline in the Jungle Gym, the zip line and the preschool bars all have a weight limit of 75 lbs. You are responsible for replacing any equipment you have broken.
  • No shoes, food, drinks, gum, or candy are permitted beyond the lobby. This rule applies to parents and includes coffee.
  • One at a time on all equipment (especially the trampoline in the Jungle Gym).
  • Please make sure your child jumps into the pit feet first.
  • When using the zip line or bars, please hold small children by the waist. They may not have the motor control to hold on. Pulling their wrist or arm could result in an unintentional bone fracture.
  • If you see any mats or equipment that need attention, please notify your coach or the front desk. Safety is our priority!
  • If you are in the gym for Preschool Playtime, please respect the classes that are in progress and give them space. Please do not allow your child to take equipment that is obviously set up for a class (hula hoops, bean bags, etc.). Classes and camps take precedence over Preschool Playtime and Open Gym. If a class comes to your area (for example, the Jungle Gym), you will be asked politely to move to another play area. Once classes are no longer occupying an area, you are welcome to return and use that space.

Gymsport is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for all athletes, coaches, staff, volunteers, and parents, as well as promoting an environment that is free of misconduct. Therefore, the following Policy has been set forth to promote a safe gymnastics environment, both solely and in partnership with other necessary parties, including staff, volunteers, parents, and athletes.

Gymsport has zero tolerance for abuse, including inappropriate behavior and sexual misconduct, in its programs, activities, and events. All coaches, staff and volunteers shall abide by and adhere to all Gymsport policies, standards, rules, procedures, and guidelines pertaining to safe environments/athlete protection.

Abuse, including child abuse, is defined in various sources, such as state statutes, case law, sports organization and professional association codes of conduct and training manuals, corporate and business workplace documents and human rights commission materials. Gymsport has not adopted any specific definition of abuse; rather, it has chosen to defer to such general sources and definitions for reference and application, depending upon the circumstances. Nonetheless, in general, the following conduct may be considered abusive:

 Physical Abuse

  1. Any physical contact with a participant that intentionally causes the participant to sustain bodily harm, including without limitation striking, hitting, kicking, biting, shaking, shoving, forcing an athlete to train or compete when injured or mandating excessive exercise as a form of punishment.
  2. Any physical contact with a participant that intentionally creates a threat of immediate bodily harm or personal injury.
  3. Giving alcohol or inappropriate drugs to a participant.
  4. Any violation of applicable law.

Physical contact that is reasonably intended to coach, teach or demonstrate a gymnastics skill or to prevent or lessen injury (e.g., spotting, catching) does not constitute physical abuse. Infrequent, non-intentional physical contact (particularly that which arises out of error on the part of the gymnast or coach) does not constitute physical abuse.

Sexual Abuse

  1. Rape, incest, fondling, exhibitionism or sexual exploitation.
  2. Any form of sexual contact or inappropriate touching, unwanted physical contact, unwelcome advances or requests for sexual favors.
  3. Any form of wanton or obscene gesturing, lewd remarks or indecent exposure.
  4. Sexual abuse of a minor includes without limitation:
    1. Touching a minor participant for the purpose of causing the sexual arousal or gratification of either person.
    2. A minor participant touching any person, if the touching occurs at the request of or with the consent of such other person, for the sexual arousal or gratification of either person.
  5. Neither consent of the participant to the sexual abuse or contact, mistake as to the participant’s age, nor the fact that the sexual contact did not take place at a gymnastics function is a defense to a complaint of sexual abuse.
  6. Sexual abuse also includes sexual misconduct described in the USA Gymnastics Code of Ethical Conduct, including:
    1. Soliciting or engaging in sexual relations with any minor.
    2. Engaging in any behavior that utilizes the influence of a professional member’s position as coach, judge or administrator to encourage sexual relations with an athlete.
    3. Engaging in sexual harassment by making unwelcome advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
  7. Any violation of applicable law involving sexual misconduct or child abuse, or that is specifically designed to protect minors.

Tuition Policies

  • Instead of a free trial class, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee if a customer is not satisfied within 30 days of the first class.
  • Each student’s first month tuition and membership fee are due at the time of registration. Our membership fee pays for mandatory insurance and is paid once a year (with each year starting in September).
  • Tuition is due on the 1st of each month. A credit card MUST be on file in our secure Jackrabbit system to be used in the case tuition is not paid by the 10th of the month. Tuition not paid in full by the 10th of the month will be charged to the card on file along with a $15 late fee.
  • Tuition for the session is divided into 12 4-week months. Some calendar months may have more than 4 weeks, some may have less. The entire month’s tuition is due regardless of how many calendar weeks are in the month.
  • Athletes who register mid-month or mid-year for classes will be prorated the first month only.
  • There is a $30 NSF check fee for all returned checks.
  • Gymsport will not refund any amount of tuition for missed classes – set makeup practices will be available.
  • Gymsport accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Cash & checks made payable to “Gymsport”. Please place your child’s name on the memo field of your check.

Discounts are given for the following:

  • 10% tuition discount for military families (with valid ID)
  • 10% sibling discount off of tuition for each child registered off of the first.
  • Various membership discounts for events throughout the year.
  • Any athlete with a communicable disease is recommended to stay home from the gym. A child who has contracted lice, ringworm, or chicken pox is not permitted come to class until they are no longer contagious.
  • You can schedule a make up for any missed class through our Parent Portal.
  • Athletes who are missing one month or more of class may turn in a doctor’s note for tuition to be discounted by 50% for the duration of the doctor-prescribed sabbatical.

If a recreational or pre-team student is injured and cannot attend class, they have two options:

With a valid note from a doctor, class can be dropped immediately with no penalty (no 2-week written notice). They will lose their spot in the class and can return when they have been cleared by a medical professional.

If they will only be out of class for a short period and wish to hold their spot in the class, tuition will be discounted or prorated by 50%. A doctor’s note is required for tuition to be discounted, and make up classes can be taken to replace the missed classes.

  • A 2-week written notice is required to cancel your class. This can be emailed directly to office@gymsport.com for prompt processing. Please note – if a notice is not received, tuition is due. This notice is to help us ensure that our class ratios stay consistent and so that students on our waiting list get a chance to take an empty spot.
  • If you turn in your 2-week notice, your spot in class will be given to the next student on the list after that 2 week period is up. We cannot guarantee your spot in class if you should change your mind and decide to remain with the program.

Other Policies

  • Worried about snowy weather?
    You can sign up to receive text message alerts if Gymsport (or your school) is closed! Just go to www.wpxi.com or www.kdka.com and follow the instructions on the School Closings page.Remember, if you want to know if Gymsport is closed due to inclement weather, check the website (it will be on the front page), our Facebook page, KDKA, or WPXI. We may not always be able to make it to the gym to answer phone calls.
  • Parents, siblings and other family members are not to go past the lobby into the gym (except to use the men’s restroom). This is for the safety of all athletes and family members.
  • Please, no flash photography. This is very distracting to our athletes.
  • No outdoor shoes are permitted beyond the lobby. In the case of rain, sleet or snow, please be careful in the lobby. The floor gets slippery when wet, and we would like to keep everyone safe.
  • Food and beverages are sold in the Snack Shack. Please keep all food in drink in the walled off lobby area.
  • Please respect our lobby and the property there. We have furniture and other things available for your convenience while you are waiting for your child in class. Please leave our lobby the way you found it and do not allow children to intentionally destroy our property.

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