Friday, July 2, 2010

Parent Meeting Replacement

In lieu of having a Parent Meeting we decided to post a note here for all to read. We understand how busy June can be so we thought this might be easier especially considering the number of families that come to the meetings we host.
We will have Parent Meetings in the fall.
All questions can be asked via e-mail or by chatting with your athlete's coach directly (if you can catch us).
Please Make a NOTE of all the points outlined below:
Congratulations to all the tumblers who were offered spots in the tumbling program for the 2010/2011 season. We do appreciate your dedication, loyalty commitment and enthusiasm for our tumbling program. By implementing the ‘Re-Tryout’ and ‘Tryout’ protocols we are not trying to be mean or lacking in support of those athletes that we have been working with and developing over the previous year (or years). Our program is a competitive program with a limited number of spaces. We are simply trying to ensure that those athletes who are the most deserving of a spot on the team are receiving those spots.

If at some point we do ask your child to leave the program this may be thought of as a good thing allowing the athlete the opportunity to explore other sports where they may be more suited physically, mentally or socially.

Summer Attendance: During the summer session we expect 50% attendance as a minimum. We would prefer that your child attends 100% of their scheduled classes but we understand summer schedules are far more complicated and we would hope that kids take the time to enjoy summer camps, weeks at the cottage and time with family. Please send me an e-mail with the dates that your child will not be at tumbling. Low attendance in some groups on specific weeks may allow us to accommodate other athletes who have summer training conflicts and permit them to make the minimum number of training hours.

Fall/Winter/Spring Attendance: During the school year we expect 80% attendance as a minimum. Obviously the less your athlete trains the less they will progress and the less they will be prepared for competition. It is in your best interest to have your athlete at the gym as much as possible.

Violation of Attendance Minimums and Removal from the Program: If Niki and I choose to remove an athlete from the program then your contract with the club will be terminated at that time and you will not be charged a 2 month contract breaking fee. If you choose to leave the program before the end of the season for whatever reason including failing to make the minimum number of attendance hours required you will be charged the 2 month contract breaking fee. We cannot hold spots for athletes who do not attend the program. If you have schedule conflicts that will prevent your athlete from reaching the minimum attendance requirement but wish to remain as part of the tumbling program please e-mail me outlining your situation.

Schedules: Summer Schedules and a Tentative Fall/Winter/Spring schedules have been distributed (as well as posted here on the blog as early as the end of May 2010). We understand the logistical difficulties that families encounter by receiving these schedules as late in the year as we distribute them as summer camp registration and vacations need to be booked several months in advance. Please note that we create our schedule with careful consideration. We realize that there will be conflicts and we have outlined how we are attempting to provide concessions for these conflicts. Again if you have schedule conflicts let us know as early as you can so that we might help make accommodations.

Viewing Area Closure: During the summer months the viewing area may be closed in the evening so there will be no parent viewing. Your child will be let in at the sliding glass doors at the front of the club and be ushered out at the end of their session. When the viewing area is closed no one is permitted in the gym lobby for safety and liability reasons. Our apologies for the inconvenience that this might cause.

September Meetings: In September we will have specific meetings with all the individual tumbling groups so that we might address items that are unique to each group of athletes. Explanations of the competitions and structure of the competitive season will be discussed at that time.

Weeks Off:

June 28th to July 2nd, August 23rd to September 3rd for the Developmental and Provincial D groups

July 19th to 23rd, August 23rd to September 3rd for the Provincial CBA and National Groups

Active Rest: During the rest periods we expect athletes to remain active. We will be giving the tumblers a checklist of activities to do during their off time in order to keep them fit.

Nutrition: Niki has posted comments on Nutrition here on the blog over the course of the year. Feel free to go back and search out these nutrition tips. They may pop up again in the future. Please ensure that your child arrives having eaten and are prepared to train for the duration of the class. This is your responsibility to ensure that you athletes comes prepared.

Sponsorship: Athletes are able to search for sponsors to offset the costs of training and competitions. The OGC is working of creating an up-to-date sponsorship package for all competitive athletes. Please enquire if you are interested in sponsorship.

READ THE BLOG REGULARLY: Very important that you keep up-to-date on this blog. It is the online bulletin board for our program. Everything is archived here so you can go back and pull any information that you might need.

Competitive Registration: Registrations are due now so please get all forms into Agnes immediately.

Any questions can be directed to:

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