Policies/procedures are subject to change as local COVID-19 policies/procedures change. We will try to keep this as up to date as possible. *Updated : 1/2/2021*
Per PA State Guidelines, all gymnastics and staff members must wear a face mask at all times in the gym unless it poses a safety hazard. Coaches will direct a gymnast to temporarily remove his/her mask when necessary.
What are the cleaning and sanitizing guidelines AJS will instill during day to day activity?
What does a typical arrival at AJS look like?
(1) There will be seperate entrances and exits to ensure no bypass contamination. Please follow signage and/or staff direction when you arrive.
During training, what is the procedure for bathroom breaks?
(1) Each gymnast must wear their mask.
Can parents sit in the lobby?
For the health and safety of all, it is preferred that parents not enter the lobby area for the time being, until restrictions are relaxed. However, we realize we cannot prohibit parents from watching their daughters per SafeSport policy. Per CDC guidelines, we can allow 4 parents/caregivers at a time to be in the lobby at one time and they should stay 6 feet apart. Please be courteous to others and limit your time in the lobby to just a few minutes so others can have time in there as well.
Will the coaches be spotting my child?
Athlete safety is paramount, we will not restrict coaches from spotting an athlete if necessary, to protect them from injury.
What necessities should be in my childs gym bag?
Items marked with * pertain to our competitive team girls only
4*) Wrist weights
5) Filled water bottle(s) – Make sure you have enough. Water fountain cannot be used to refill.
6*) Grips (if she wears them)
7*) Scraper/grip brush (if she wears grips – this is just a grill brush)
8*) Tape shark (if you want it to cut off tape)
9*) Filled small spray bottle (if she wears grips)
10) Extra hair supplies (brush, ties, clips, bobby pins)
11) Personal hand sanitizer if you have some - we will have sanitizer in the gym/office/lobby area
12*) SNEAKERS – when the weather is nice they will do some conditioning/strength outside.
What does the departure at AJS look like?
After practice is complete, each gymnast will sanitize their hands, put their mask back on, and leave through our designated EXIT in single file. Team member pickup procedures will be the same as arrival.
How many gymnasts/staff are allowed in the gym at a time?
We will abide by the current local government maximum COVID-19 occupancy requirements at all times, utilizing the main gym, the back gym and the ballet/dance room. Numbers are subject to change as local guidelines change.
What are Parent/Guardian responsibilties?
(1) Talk to office staff about the gym's new safety protocols if any questions arise
What should my gymnast do before coming to the gym?
Every child should have a temperature check before leaving for the gym. If a temperature is over 100.4 (CDC guideline), please do not come to the gym.
Please make sure your child uses the bathroom before coming to the gym to keep bathroom usage in the gym at a minimum.
Gymnasts should be dressed in workout apparel and ready to work out. We prefer that gymnasts not use the bathroom for changing if at all possible. All belongings/clothing/shoes should stay in his/her bag or with a parent. Cubbies will not be available for use.
Please make sure your child has eaten before coming to the gym. If her group will be in the gym long enough to take a snack/meal break (pertains to team only) please make sure she brings her own snack/meal. The vending machine is not currently available.
What steps will be taken for breaks on hot days during the summer?
On warm days, gymnasts will be allowed to take short breaks in the lobby area on a rolling basis using social distancing every hour or so.
Coaches will also make sure that gymnasts are taking regular water breaks at all times.
What actions will be taken in the case that someone in the gym (staff or gymnast) is exposed to someone with a suspected or confirmed case, or if someone in the gym (staff or gymnast) has suspected symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19?
If this happens, we will adhere to the current CDC procedures for cleaning/disinfecting and decontaminating necessary areas in the gym and requiring necessary quarantines per their guidelines.