Synergy Gymnastics Safety Rules.
Use Equipment Safely
All gymnastics equipment should be used properly and with supervision. Mats
should be used to protect gymnasts at all times. Coaches must be familiar with
the equipment to use it correctly. The safety of gymnasts and coaches is
ensured by regular equipment checks. Care should be taken to use the most
suitable equipment for the discipline and ability of the gymnasts.
SAFETY FIRST! Rule #1 in the gym is that no one is allowed to get hurt. That
means no one is allowed to do anything that might get themselves or anyone else
Safety rules must be followed not only by gymnasts, but also by the parents and
parents/guardians with a child in any gym program must sign a Waiver/Release
• NO STREET
SHOES in the gym please remove your shoes before entering the gym.
Drivers in the parking lot need to stay alert for traffic, cars backing out,
and departing and arriving gymnasts.
sure your son or daughter is actually in the gym prior to your leaving after
dropping them off at the gym.
are not allowed outside the gym unless they are directly supervised by an
Gymnasts need to wear appropriate gymnastics attire – e.g., leotards or shorts
and T-shirt for girls and shorts and T-shirt for boys. Belt buckles and any other
metal clothing accessories may not be worn on any apparatus.
Jewelry is not allowed during class. Jewelry of any kind including but not
limited to ear, nose, tongue, belly button and facial rings, clear plastic
jewelry, bracelets, necklaces and pins on uniforms are prohibited. This applies
especially to rings which may scratch the bars and cause severe pinches.
Exceptions: medical ID tags/bracelets, and rhinestones on leotards.
valuable items should be brought to the gym. We cannot be responsible for lost
or stolen items.
certain that you wear any equipment that is advised by the coach, e.g., hand or
dowel grips. Advise the coach of any poorly-fitted or defective equipment.
Gymnasts should have their hair tied back away from their face. Nails should be
trimmed to prevent the possibility of injury.
student is allowed in the gym areas or on any equipment without a gymnastics
Please be on time. The warm-ups are important to your child’s safety. Warm-up
prior to all strenuous gymnastics participation is required.
running on the concrete, especially in socks.
smoking anywhere in the gym or near the building.
Children must be kept under control in the waiting area at all times.No
standing or climbing on chairs, benches or any other furniture.
glass or glass bottles anywhere in the gym.
chewing gum, food or drinks in the gymnastics area.
Children must follow the instructions of the instructor for their own safety.
Proper gym and social behavior is expected of all students. Failure to act in
an appropriate and safe manner may result in your removal from class.
running anywhere in the facility unless directed by your instructor.
Whenever moving through the gym, stay alert and look out for other gymnasts.
alert for any physical hazards in the gym area, especially the bar cables.
Before crossing any dismount mat, tumbling strip, the floor exercise mat or any
other apparatus mat, look all around for other gymnasts. Don’t cross until the
way is clear. Always yield to gymnasts in the middle of doing skills.
Students may not leave their class without permission from their instructor.
This includes trips to the bathroom, water fountain or waiting area.
Advise the coach if you are ill or have any symptoms of illness.
Immediately wash your hands and other skin surfaces if you come in contact with
blood or other bodily fluids.
jumping off any of the trampoline apparatus onto the floor. Walk or climb off
the equipment carefully.
for proper matting before using any equipment. Check equipment, matting, and
apparatus before use.
dismount off apparatus onto anything but landing mats or crash pads.
pads, landing mats and pits increase safety, but will not totally protect
anyone from injury. Use common sense and proper learning progressions.
dive head first or land on your head or neck in the pit or on crash pads or
landing mats. No pit or mat can totally prevent serious injury to your head or
neck, so avoid landing on them.
Children on medication which may affect their coordination skills should not be
allowed to attend classes. The higher the skill level the more dangerous this
is to your child. Please advise the coach if your child is on medication.
Report any injury, unusual pain or discomfort felt during participation to your
coach or instructor immediately.
one other than currently registered and enrolled gymnasts are allowed in the
gymnastics area or on the equipment for any reason.
Spotting is to be done by coaches only. No student or parent spotting of
Gymnasts are not allowed to leave the building for any reason except with a
parent or approved guardian.
Gymnasts are expected to stay with their class and instructor throughout the
one is allowed to interfere with the progress of another gymnast or class.
Gymnasts are expected to be respectful, polite and show good manners at all
times in the gym.
fighting of any kind.
is to stay in the pit unless directed otherwise by an instructor.
foam is not to be torn into small pieces as this creates dust which can get in
destruction or vandalism of equipment will be tolerated. Gymnasts and parents
are liable for any damage caused.
trash goes immediately into trash cans.
and clothing are to be left in the designated areas, not spread all over the
gym. The gym can accept no responsibility for lost articles.
Parents should not coach from the sidelines. Your child will be safer and learn
more from the instructor and get more out of class if you do not interfere. If
you have questions, ask the coach after class, or schedule a meeting time.
Should there be a problem with a particular instructor or a problem with
anything to do with your child and the gym, please do not hesitate to discuss
the same with management.
Students must remain inside the gym until their parents arrive. Please be on
time for the start and end of your class.
Gymnasts are expected to be picked up within 15 minutes of the end of their
scheduled class. Repeated lateness without instructor or gym notification and
agreement will result in extra charges.
Parents must make their children aware of the possibility of injury and the
rules of the gym and insist that gymnasts follow the safety rules and coaches
Gymnastics Pit Safety
- No student is permitted on the trampoline or in the pit
without a gymnastics instructor present.
- Never go under the trampoline when someone else is
- Bounce using bare feet or special gym shoes (beam
shoes) because socks can lead to slips.
- No horseplay. Recklessness and horseplay is not
- Only one person on the tramp at a time.
- Never land head first on the trampoline or enter the
pit head first as it may cause serious injuries
- Keep balls and other toys off the trampolines.
- Make sure you have no objects in your pockets while in
- Consistently land all your bounces and skills in the center
of the trampoline.
- Do not stand on the trampoline frame or pads while
waiting for a turn to bounce.
- No bouncing or jumping off tramp onto the floor or mat.
- Before jumping into the pit, make sure no one else is
entering the pit from other sides.
- No one is to attempt somersaults, back handsprings or
other difficult skills without specific instructor permission.
1. Do not
dive headfirst into the pit.
landing on your knees, head or in a front drop position, especially in an
arched position. Safely land on your feet, seat or back.
proper skill progression. Do not attempt skills if you can not land safely.
check the pit before entering. Do not enter pit if other people are in the way.
climb out of the way immediately, when other people are ready to enter the pit.
6. Do not
bury yourself in the pit. Others may jump on you without knowing.
7. Do not dig
holes in the pit.
the pit regularly and whenever holes occur or the foam is packed down.
9. Make sure
the pit is fluffed before attempting skills.
10. The foam is to stay
in the pit at all times.
11. No throwing foam.