Is Tot Tastics registered with British Gymnastics & what benefit does this afford to participants?

Is Tot Tastics registered with British Gymnastics & what benefit does this afford to participants?

Yes Tot Tastics is registered with BG. For a club to register with BG, it needs to have the correct insurance in place for coaches and gymnast,. All coaches must have a CRB check done and be sufficiently qualified for the role which they are undertaking (or working toward a qualification if an assistant), with a sufficiently qualified Club Coach running the club. The club must be run according to BG rules, policies, guidelines and codes of conduct and ethics and this covers everything from the safety of equipment to the wearing of jewellery by participants and coaches.

Therefore the club is run to provide the safest environment possible to enable coaches to concentrate on teaching and children to concentrate on learning ad both coaches and children on having fun and learning.

Please feel free to ask to see our registration certificate at any time.

What qualifications are needed to run a Gymnastics Club which is affiliated to British Gymnastics?

The lowest qualification needed to run a club is Club Coach. To pass this qualification you need to have passed an exam to become an Assistant Club Coach, Pass the BG Common Core written paper (an hour long multiple choice exam) and pass a 45 minute practical exam and an hour long sports specific written exam.

This entails knowledge of all areas of the sport in general as well as knowledge of joints to reduce the risks of injury, biomechanics to understand balance and body mass, BG policies and procedures governing the registration of clubs and codes of ethics, legal responsibilities, general first aid and matters regarding suitable facility provision.

Copies of qualification certificates are available to be viewed at any time. Please feel free to ask to see original certificates at any time.

Do children have to wear specialist clothes?

No. Children take off shoes and socks and participate in bear feet for gymnastics and wear just socks for safety reasons for trampolining. Shorts and T-shirt are sufficient or a tracksuit.  Please do not go out and spend money on leotards or special gym shoes. Pre-school children grow quickly and there is no need to spend a lot of money of special items of clothing. If you can pick up 2nd hand leotards then the children do like to look the part but please do not spend a great deal of money on something which may bcome a passing phase or they will quickly grow out of.  We do sell both second hand and new leotards in various styles at the club.

What apparatus are available for participants use?

Children are able to use hand apparatus within warm up and cool down periods.  This can include tap sticks, balloons, feathers, ribbons, scarves, bean bags, balls, hoops, etc.  These apparatus assist children to learn hand eye co-ordination, concentration skills an to learn about speed and gravity, colours, shapes, etc.

Sports specific apparatus consists of matting and floor square, vault, beams, bars, trampette, trampolines, soft play equipment,  climbing frames, ladders, rings and floor area.  Children will be supervised by either a parent/carer and or a coach when using any large apparatus at all times.

What are the cost of classes?

Children need to be registered with British Gymnastics for personal accident insurance. This is at an annual cost of £7.50 for children of 0-5 years of age and £15 for children of 6 and over and is payable September to September. This covers the children in case of serious injury – which isn’t going to happen of course!

Classes cost £3.50 for baby gym and £4.00 for pre-school and £5 for 45 minute classes and £10 for hour and half classes for structured classes. All these charges are applicable for trampolining and gymnastic activities.

What sessions are available?

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Monday 10.30-11.15 gym minis11.30-12.15 adult gym12.30-1.15 adult tramp 1.30-2.15  pre-school gym   5.30 – 7.30 dancing / performing arts  
Tuesdayschool group visits gym/trampolining  boxercise / martial arts 
Wednesday11.30 – 12.30sing and sign    4.00-4.45 general tramp5.00-5.45 general trampgeneral gym6.00-6.45 general tramp/ general gym7.00-7.45 general tramp8.00-8.45 adult    tramp
Thursday 10.00-10.45 pre-school gym11.00-11.45 pre-school tramp    4.00 – 4.45 general gym5.00 – 6.30 girls general gym6.45 – 7.30 general gym7.45 – 8.45 adult gym
Friday9.30 – 12.00 mother and toddler soft play playgroup    4.00 – 4.45 general gym5.00 – 6.30 boys general gym6.45 – 7.30 general gym7.45 – 8.45 circuit training
Saturday9.00- 9.45 special needs gym10.00-10.45 special needs tramp / Belly-dancing11.00-11.45 pre-school gym12.00-12.45 general tramp 1.30-3.30   Invitation only  Squad gymnastics boys and girls     
Sunday    1.00-1.45 general tramp2.00-3.00 disability multi session     

Riverside Ice and Leisure – Chelmsford

Disability Gymnastics are held on a Sunday for children of 2 years and over between 10.00am and 11.30am.

Melbourne Athletics Park, Chelmsford

Classes are run on a Tuesday at 4.00pm for 4 years plus and on a Thursday afternoon at 1.15pm for pre-school. Please call ether myself or the centre directly to register on the waiting list

William de Ferrers – South Woodham Ferrers

Structured classes – We run classes on a Tuesday at 6.00pm and 7.00pm, all classes are an hour long and are of mixed age and ability.

Danbury Sports and Social Club

Classes are commencing with taster sessions in the Octobere 2005 half term on the Tuesday afternoon and regular lessons will start the week afterwards. Please call ether myself or the centre directly to register on the waiting list.