Students should wear tight-fitting workout-style shorts or pants, and a tight-fitting t-shirt. Shirts should be long enough to tuck-into pants when necessary. NO BUCKLES, ZIPPERS, BUTTONS or SNAPS! Hair must be secured away from the face and shoulders. Bare feet are required in the gym. No jewelry.
Flipstar offers a full competitive program for women's gymnastics. These classes are by invitation only. We are constantly evaluating and discussing the progress and potential of each child in recreational classes. If your child shows mastery of the basics, the parent is usually the last to find out! If we think your child is a good candidate for our competitive program, our head coach will test her and make a determination. If she passes and we like what she demonstrates, we will contact the parent and discuss our options for her movement up, into a more advanced class.
Leveled classes are solely based on skill and the overall potential demonstrated by the child. Skill mastery and coachability are key. We still keep things fun, but the child who has been invited into the level program will have additional expectations that must be met. We go over everything with the parent, to make sure those expectations can be met.
The gym is a great place to hold your child's next birthday party! For $125, you get 10 kids and 90minutes in the gym to play, eat and do gifts! We provide all paper products and a little giveaway for each child. Please see this Birthday Party Info Packet for additional downloadable information.
Payment for classes is due-in-full at the time of registration and enrollment into the class. Payment is the only way to reserve your child's spot in any given class. Class spots are limited, and are first-come, first served. Your child will not be permitted to participate if you owe a balance for the class. Once your balance is paid in full, your child will be permitted to resume class participation. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Your child is expected to show up for their registered class each week ON TIME. WE DO NOT CREDIT FOR MISSED CLASSES. Your family is given ONE (1) MAKE-UP CLASS PER 12-WEEK TERM, regardless of the reason for missing class. Make-up classes must be pre-scheduled with the front desk at least one (1) week ahead of time. Your make-up class date and time options will be determined by our office manager. Make-up classes are only available if there is room for an extra child in an age-equivalent class. We will do our best to accommodate your needs!
Beginning at 18 months, you may bring your little one to our specialized mommy and me class! We begin working with your child at an early age to help develop gross motor skills, listening, turn-taking, rhythm and music skills and following-direction skills. One (1) authorized parent or guardian is required to participate in class with the child, and this person acts as a helper and guide to the child. Your child will remain in this class until the
coach and Flipstar's head coach determine the child is ready to be moved into an indepedtent class.
If we have inclement weather which forces the cancellation of classes, we will try our best to have the class cancellation announcement made by 2pm. We almost always follow decisions made by Ludington Area School District. Please call us (231) 845-1385 &/or check Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/FlipstarGym
CLASSES CANCELLED DUE TO ANY WEATHER-RELATED CIRCUMSTANCE IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL AND WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED FOR A MAKE-UP DATE.
Once your child is developmentally ready, our coaches may recommend we move them into the Tumble Tots class. This class builds strength, confidence, listening skills, memory and overall independence. Children move into this independent class when they are ready, not necessarily at a birthday or when a friend does. We work closely with you as the parent to insure we make the best decision at the right time for your child's ultimate success. Music is used in this program, too. Your young gymnast will learn without realizing they are working hard! PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO REMAIN ON PREMISES DURING THIS CLASS.
Private lessons are available on a limited basis. Coach availability and gym availability must align. We evaluate this request on a case-by-case basis. Please call our front desk for more information.
With a gym full of children ranging in ages, sizes and working on different skills, we always have safety at the forefront of our minds. All coaches have a constant eye on what each child is doing, where they are, and if it's a safe scenario for everyone. We will take action to address any situation deemed unsafe. If/when a child is corrected by a coach but does not respond to the coach's behavior request, this can cause us a safety concern. If you see a coach taking a disciplinary action with a child (time-out, sitting aside, etc.) this is for the protection of that child, and for all other children in the gym.
WE WILL USE DISCIPLINE TO MAINTAIN CHILD SAFETY!
These classes are designed to introduce your child to the foundational skills needed for the sport of gymnastics. Since gymnastics is a sport built upon mastery of basic skills, you will see kids working on cartwheels, handstands and other drills almost non-stop during their class "career." These are just a couple examples of the basics and, once mastered, we then introduce additional skills that build upon the basics. You can never do too many perfect pull overs on bars, perfect jumps onto the vault, perfect full turns on beam or perfect leaps on floor! Mastery is what matters here, and we will work the skills and drills until your child had developed a natural muscle-memory of the proper way to execute the skill! We change-up the practice drill to keep class interesting and keep kids on their toes!
We have room to rent you space for everything from Cheer groups who may want private gym time, to classes or meetings. Please contact our front office for more information on how we can help you host a great gathering or a special gym class!
Flipstar Gymnastics Center coaches and staff are NOT responsible for children before or after class time. ALL CHILDREN, INCLUDING SIBLINGS, MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN. Parents are welcome to stay and watch classes, but this is not required. If you choose to observe, you mustremain in the parent viewing area and/or waiting room. Enrolled students waiting in the waiting room area MAY NOT ENTER THE GYM until their class time.