Whether this is your first time enrolling into gymnastics, or whether you are just looking into new facilities for your child, you probably have a lot of questions. Here are some of the most asked questions that we think you may find useful.
When can I enroll?
You may enroll into a class at anytime. Enrolling in the middle of one of our four week tuition cycles will result in a pro-rated tuition for your first payment. Classes continue all year until AGSA is notified that a student will be dropping from our program.
Do you offer a free trial class?
AGSA currently offers one free trial to new potential members. This may be scheduled by clicking the parent portal link on the top of the page, or clicking here.
How much will gymnastics cost?
Because some classes are of different lengths, costs of classes may vary. The cost of any particular class can always be viewed online via the class schedule link on the top navigation bar.
Is there a registration fee?
All new students are charged an annual registration fee. At the current time, this fee is $40 for the first child enrolled, $20 for the second child, and $0 for each child after the second. This registration must be renewed one year from the date it was last paid.
How often does the class meet and for how long?
Classes meet once a week at the same time and day each week. Parents may enroll their child(ren) into multiple classes if they choose to. Most of our classes are 55 minutes long, however all 11-14 year old classes are 1 hour, 25 minutes long. The specific length of each class is listed on our live schedule.
What is the student to teacher ratio?
Pre-school classes (age 3 & 4) have a 6:1 max student to teacher ratio, while classes for ages 5 and up have an 8:1 max student to teacher ratio.
Do I need to stay and watch? / Can I stay and I watch?
Parents of students enrolled in a pre-school program are highly encouraged to remain in the facility during class as our staff is unable to assist students with any restroom needs. Parents of potty trained students are not required to stay, but it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure our staff has an accurate contact phone number just in case of an emergency. Everyone is always welcome to stay and watch the progress of their child(ren).
What is the appropriate attire?
Students owning a leotard are more than welcome to wear this to practice, however it is not a requirement. Workout pants, or yoga pants are appropriate, as are shorts and a simple t-shirt. Students are bare foot during class, and any dangling jewelry must be removed. Hair should always be tied back neatly.
When can my child begin competing?
This is a difficult question to answer due to the different comprehension and skill retention abilities of each individual student. AGSA does not compete students for acrobatics until level 5. When a student has acquired the skills necessary to successfully compete this level, they will be invited to an acrobatics pre-team, or sports training team. A full listing of skills required at various acrobatic levels can be found online @ usagym.org
Should my child practice at home?
Children can always do safe, passive stretching at home (sit in a split while watching television). It’s very important that skills that are more difficult, and can easily result in an injury not be practiced however, unless in the presence of a USAG Safety Certified instructor.
Is this gym competitive or recreational based?
AGSA offers both competitive programs, as well as recreational programs. Students hoping to get some physical fitness in a fun and safe environment will enjoy our recreational classes, whereas students hoping to compete are pushed to be the best they can be for competitions. AGSA has one of the best junior olympic acrobatic teams in the country!
If we miss a class, can we make it up?
Because of the strict student to teacher ratio, missed classes do not result in pro-rated tuition. AGSA does however offer a make-up class for any day of practice missed by students enrolled in a recreational class. This class must be scheduled by the office staff, or through the parent portal, and dates and times available will vary based on current student enrollment.
Is there any type of open gym?
Because AGSA puts the safety of the children above all else, only structured classes are offered, and there is no open gym time available.