At Fit4Kidz, the safety of your child is our number one priority as we pursue our mission. Our Safety Education includes all staff, the parents, and the children. Our mission is to teach the best gymnastics and dance possible to each child at their level. Our culture, priority, and philosophy is Safety, Fun, and Skill Acquisition. Your safety and the safety of your child is achieved when we all work together to respect common sense guidelines built on mutual respect, trust, engineering, education, and enforcement. The major guidelines listed below will help all visitors to Fit4Kidz enjoy Safe Fun.
Fit4Kidz Safe Fun Principal: All Participants, Spectators, and Employees must respect Safety Instructions at all times.
At Fit4Kidz, the most important safety feature we employ is our system of professional gymnastics instruction. Every staff member at Fit4Kidz attends hours of technical training, safety education, and continuing education, as well as on the floor training to gain multiple coaching certifications. We follow a very methodical progression of teaching that helps a student gain competency and confidence with basic gymnastics skills prior to attempting the next series of more difficult skills. A simple example; students must master cartwheels, and back rolls in beginner levels, prior to achieving round off back handsprings in high levels. Imperfections in the beginning levels lead to blocks, fear, injury, and withdrawal from the sport if the athlete is not properly trained. This is not debatable, yet sadly many other industries and some gymnastics and dance centers still ignore basic safety of children by skipping proper teaching methods. Even so, there is still a risk of injury with every athletic activity. At Fit4Kidz our mission is to determine what level your child is best at, then give her the best instruction possible. We believe that is Safe Fun Gymnastics and dance! We practice safe spotting. Most times there are two spotters for new tricks then as the child becomes proficient, we move to one spotter.
Participation in gymnastics and dance activities involves motion, rotation, and height in a unique environment and as such carries with it a reasonable assumption of risk. WARNING! Catastrophic injury, paralysis or even death can result from improper conduct of the activity.
Safe dismounts, as well as unintentional falls require proper landing techniques. No amount of matting can be fail-safe. Avoid landing on the head or neck at all costs as serious catastrophic injuries may result. Also avoid landing on outstretched arms (forward or backwards). There is a high probability that a break or dislocation can occur.
Do not participate in any gymnastics and dance activity without competent supervision. Supervision by Fit4Kidz Staff is required in all activities at all times.
The readiness and ability level of the performer, the nature of the task, and the competency of the spotter all must be taken into consideration when attempting a new or difficult skill.
Safe learning practices demand mastering basic skills before progressing to a new and/or more difficult skill.
A safe learning environment includes a correct understanding of the skill being performed and following proper skill progressions. When in doubt, always consult your instructor.
Gymnastics is an activity requiring active concentration. Horseplay or any other form of carelessness cannot be tolerated at any time for any reason. Consult your instructor.
Before directly engaging in any gymnastics activity, make sure the equipment is adjusted and secured properly and that adequate matting appropriate to the activity is in the correct position. Consult your instructor.
Dress appropriately, follow accepted warm-up practices, and be mentally prepared to engage in the activity.
Fit4Kidz Gymnastics and dance Safety Guidelines 2015