Questions & Answers
Question - What should my child wear to classes?
Tips for Gymnast's
Parents for competitions
Answer - Expect nothing except that they try their hardest.
Celebrate what they can do - even if others can do more.
Compare their performances to their past performances instead of performances from other competitors. Like this you can highlight their improvements.
Make sure they know that you will not be disappointed or angry if they make a mistake because everything else will worry them and blood flow in the brain will go to the emotional part of the brain instead of the computer bit that has all their movement patterns stored.
Mistakes will happen if either over-thinking or worrying interferes with the performance.
Question - Class Attendance
Answer - All classes are paid monthly in advance.
Entry Level and Intermediate Gymnastics classes are one x 1 hour session per week.
Modules are 1x 2hr session per week.
Development classes are two 1½ hour sessions per week, and both classes should be attended.
Development Star Classes are 3 x 2 hour sessions per week.
Performance women's artistic classes consist of 3 sessions per week totaling 10½ + hours.
Elite women's artistic classes consist of 6 sessions per week totaling 20 hours.
Performance Tumble consist of 2/3 sessions per week totaling 4 / 6 hours.
Floor & Vault consist of 2 sessions per week totaling 4 hours.
Question - What happens if I'm late picking up my child.
Question - Scottish Gymnastics & DGC2k membership?
Answer -Scottish Gymnastics is the governing body for gymnastics in Scotland and DGC2k is a member. Clubs must register all of their affiliated members (gymnasts and officials). Failure to do so will result in insurance being invalidated in the event of injury or incident. The membership / Insurance runs from 1st October to 30th September of the next year and is not Pro Rata. There are four categories of gymnast membership,
Recreational Gymnast (£17): Membership is available to gymnasts that take part at beginner or recreational level. It also entitles you to compete in Beginner competitions organised by SGA. All registered Recreational Gymnasts automatically receive Personal Accident insurance on joining SG.
Competitive Gymnast (£41): Membership is available to gymnasts who train within a club at a competitive level. It entitles you to compete in any competition arranged within or outside of the Scottish Gymnastics Association. The membership year runs from 1st October to 30th September and is not pro rata.
Preschool (£11) A member participating in preschool gymnastics activity, this membership category includes insurance. The membership year runs from 1st October to 30th September and is not pro rata.
DGC2k Annul Membership (£15.00) is to help with some of the costs for administration.
The club organises your Scottish Gymnastics membership for you and pays the fee on your behalf.
If you were to move to another club your membership moves with you and your new club would become your gymnast's primary club.
Question - Competition Leotard
Answer - Our competition Leotards are specially designed for the club and need to be bought by parents. There is an 8 week delivery time for batches of leotards so make sure you get fitted for a leotard (contact email@example.com) and order your competition leotard through the online shop in good time. Competition Leotards should only be worn at competitions where you are representing DGC2K
Please take great care when washing your leotard. Hand wash with gentle detergent, squeeze out the water and drip dry.
The Club will buy back your leotard from you if you have outgrown it or leave the club. Depreciation is at £10 per competition, as long as the leotard is in good condition.
Question - Can a gymnast move from one section to another
Answer - Yes. if a gymnast finds that their section is too difficult or not suiting them they can ask to move to another section of the club; Women's Artistic, Tumble, Floor and Vault or Rhythmic this would be done in consultation with the Coach, Gymnast and Parent.
The coaches are open to discussion with gymnasts & parents, always ask the coach first as they have long term plans for the gymnast and are best equipped to answer your questions, remember gymnasts have off days and sometimes weeks, so please ask first.