New children - Settling in
For all children, it can be daunting starting a new club. We would recommend that all parents familiarise themselves with all the club information, and in addition, read the information on the Codes of Conduct page.
For any child under 8, we ask that parents/carers stay in or near the building until the child can be confidently left . If you need to leave the immediate area, for any reason, please inform us. Parents must not watch classes from inside the hall, as this could affect the club insurance if there was an accident. Once your child is settled, parents may leave them in the care of the staff until the end of your child’s session.
Watch Week, which occurs at the end of each half term, will give parents opportunities to view the class from within the hall.
All classes are organised relative to school year, not age. Whatever year group your child is in, this would be the class you would choose. A child in year 1 would go into a Year R/1/2 class.
We run our classes every evening and weekend (except during York school holidays.) However, in the event of unforeseen circumstances (including but not limited to: severe weather conditions, flooding, problems with the building), we may have to cancel a session, and we regret we will not be able to refund that lesson. If a lesson is to be cancelled, AGTC will notify parents by email using the membership database. For this reason, it is essential that the club is told if email addresses change.
Gymnastics classes most have 24 children with 1 Senior Coach with four additional members of staff. Each session starts with 10 minutes of warm up, followed by 10 minutes of stretching. There is then apparatus work for 30 minutes and, to finish, 10 minutes of line / conditioning work. The children are put into groups with their coaches, where they will aim to use 2 or 3 pieces of equipment each session. This changes weekly according to the Term Plan. Where possible, children will be grouped according to their gymnastics abilities.
Where we have very small classes we may choose to run it with just a Senior coach.
Trampoline classes will have 10 children working on 2 trampolines, with 1 Senior or Club Coach and 1 Junior Coach,Sports Helper or volunteer. Each session starts with 10 minutes of warm up. Then the children will take turns on the trampolines in 2 minute intervals. All children will then be encouraged to be involved with conditioning, listening, spotting and time keeping, while waiting for their next turn.
During these sessions the children will be working towards a level badge and certificate . If you have any queries about your child's progress please come in and see a member of staff. Please visit the Awards and Resources page which will outline assessment.
Parkour classes have upto 20 children with 1 Senior Coach with additional members of staff for larger classes. Each session starts with 10 minutes of warm up. The children then begin their Parkour training.
GymPacT classes have 24 children with 3-4 coaches from the 3 disciplines; Gymnastics, Trampoline and Parkour. Children will be given the opportunity to develop skills in all 3 areas using the facilities at Energi Trampoline Park. During the GymPacT sessions, children will be working towrds a level badge by learning, developing and mastering skills from the GymPacT Skills List.This can be found on the GymPacT Page
Children can wear; leotards, t-shirts, shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms (not covering feet). T-shirts should not be too baggy or too revealing and the children cannot wear belts or dangling decorations. Although we prefer bare feet, protective, non-slip socks may be worn. On a wooden floor, however, socks can become slippy during warm up, so need to be removed for this activity.
ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING NOT WORN FOR THE LESSON SHOULD BE LEFT WITH PARENTS/CARERS AND NOT TAKEN INTO THE HALL OR LEFT ON THE FLOOR.
Long hair should be tied up at all times.
NO JEWELLERY OR WATCHES. Earrings must be removed, but if not, they can be taped up. Please ensure this is done before the child arrives. It is the parents responsibility to tape ears.
Socks MUST be worn on the trampolines. Bouncing activities will be restricted within the sessions if socks are not worn.
Food and Drinks
We do not allow chewing gum or food in the hall. Drinks bottles, with water, are allowed in the hall, but must be kept at the side and can be drunk with the permission of the coaches.
We cannot take responsibility for any personal property brought into the lesson. Please ensure that all items are named and please ensure you do not leave any belongings behind when you finish. Any loss should be reported to Ainsty staff, but left items will be given to the site lost property.
Please take your child to the toilet before their lesson starts. In the event that your child does need the toilet during the lesson, a member of staff will take them. If the child requires a parent to take them, the coach will wait at the door until the child is handed back to them.
Ainsty Gymnastics & Trampoline Club
Rob: 07856 602 199
Joe: 07548 669 595
Office: 01904 737 563
For Trampoline queries:
We offer Gymnastics, Trampoline, Parkour, GymPacT and, for the younger gymnasts, PlayGym. If you have a child who is interested in any of these recreational activities and want to learn new skills, why not join us today?