Practice Times: Monday – Friday 3:00 pm – 6:00pm Optional Saturday 9:00 am -12:00 pm **Practice is scheduled for workshop and vacation days. See calender for times.
Academic Standards: 1. To be eligible for gymnastics students must earn sufficient credits each year.
Freshman: 13 ½ credits
Sohpomores: 27 credits
Juniors: 40 ½ credits
Seniors: 54 credits
A student who falls behind will be ineligible until they have earned enough credits to graduate on time.
2. A student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
A student who has a GPA less than 2.0 is ineligible until they have raised their GPA to a 2.0 or higher.
A student who has a failing grade is ineligible to compete until an updated report from the teacher stating they are now passing.
3. School Suspension: A student suspended from classes is also suspended from practices and meets during the period of the suspension.
4. There is no tolerance for of use drugs, alcohol or tobacco products.
1st offense: sit out 2 meets
2nd offense: sit out 6 meets
3rd offense: no longer eligible to participate.
5. Every two weeks coaches will be given a grade update per each student. Any student with grades lower than a C or missing assignments will be forced to sit out during meets until their grades are brought up or missing work is turned in.
Gymnastics Standards:Gymnasts must be able to complete 2 of the following skills by themselves or with minimal spot.
Floor: Round-off Back-hand-spring
Attendance: 1. All practices are required. Organize make-up work/ tests so that it will not require you to come late or miss a practice. Use your study halls/ free periods to take care of missing work right away. Please talk to a coach if you have unavoidable conflicts. Homework is not an excuse to miss practice.
2.Please try to schedule appointments around practice times. Try not to schedule family dinners or events that may involve leaving or missing practice …if possible please try to schedule these for after practice.
3.Illness: Parents should call or email a coach during the school day to let them know the nature of the illness if a gymnast is not at practice or school. An email or a phone call is required prior to an appointment from parent.
a.If you should become ill during the school day, please call/email . Information should not be received second hand from other gymnasts.
4.ONLY excused absence is a school sponsored activity.
5.Any gymnast with 3 unexcused absences will sit out for an eligible meet.
Gym Rules: 1. Be on time to practice- warm-ups start at 3:00 sharp! If you are late for any reason besides a family emergency or extreme circumstances, you will have extra conditioning.
2. Gymnasts must get permission from a coach before leaving the gym for any reason (bathroom, locker, trainer, phone calls, talk to teacher, etc.)
3. All gymnasts will stretch and condition as a group.
4. All gymnasts will wear a leo for practice. Shorts are optional. No t-shirts, tank tops, pants or socks during practice.
5. There are no cell phones allowed in the gym. They must be turned off and out of sight at the start of practice! No exceptions.
Meets: 1. You must attend all meets, even if you are not competing.
2. To be eligible to compete, a gymnasts must be at school the entire day and at practice the day before the meet.
3. Home Meets: Be at the gym at 4:15 to help set up equipment. JV and Varsity warm-ups start at 4:30pm. Competition begins at 6:00pm. (We will also clean up the gym after home meets. All gymnasts will help. Usual time leaving the gym is around 8:30pm.
4. Away Meets: Departure time will vary depending on the distance of the meet. You will be assigned a job for the season of carrying equipment to away meets. You must ride the bus home unless prior permission has been granted by coach and athletic director!! Fill out a transportation for at least 24 hours ahead of time in the Activities Office and let Kirsten know that you will not be riding the bus. Please only use this option in extreme circumstances…it is important for the girls to come to the meet as a team, and to leave the meet as a team.
We will try to have team meetings after all meets, both home and away. After away meets, our team meetings will be held on the bus ride home.
5. During competition gymnasts are to remain with team at all times during a meet, whether or not they are competing. Do not go in the stands to visit with friends or family while your teammates are competing.
6. Meet Dress Code:
All gymnasts are expected to wear team clothing. Gymnasts will wear the team warm-up or sweatshirts at meets. (The team warm-up is required for march-in and competition!)
Hair will be pulled back and out of your face.
No jewelry will be worn for practice or competition (earrings, necklaces, belly button rings, etc.)
All fingernail/toenail polish needs to be removed before all meets.
Expectations: What coaches expect from the gymnasts.
1. Positive Attitudes
2. Safety: Don’t take risks by attempting skills without permission. Do not attempt to spot one another!
3. Trust:In your coaches and your team mates.
4. Unity: Although gymnastics is often regarded as an individual sport, here at Eden Prairie it is first and formost a team effort. To make this happen, we must support each other.
5. Representation: Be aware of your appearance and the attitude that you are projecting- At school, online and expecially at meets. Remember who you are and what you represent; not only yourself, but your team, family and EPHS.
6. Honesty: In all areas of life, academically and working with the team.
7. Respect: For other people and for the property of others in the gym, away at meets, and in every day life. Show consideration at meets for the other teams, coaches, judges, spectators, and your teammates.
8. Punctual: Promptness to practice, meets, meetings, classes, and with deadlines.
9. TEAM SPIRIT!! Cheer and support your teammates in practice and competition.
10. Coachability: This includes effort, cooperation, and your association with teammates. Challenge yourself to make the most out of every practice. Set goals and make them realistic through hard work and dedication. You must be prepared to meet every challenge and embrace it with enthusiasm and a positive attitude. The effort that you put in will be rewarded in the end as you grow and learn from your experiences (both good and bad). Gymnstics can teach you valuable lessons that will carry over into any activity you choose to participate in during your life. Make every day count!!!