Celebrating PO Box 8195, Burwood Heights 3151 Est. 1958 PO Box 1169, Box Hill 3128 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 9890 2588 2010 ENROLMENT Enclosed is your 2010 enrolment pack. It should contain the following items: • This information sheet • Membership Details form (one per gymnast) • Class recommendation slip (one per gymnast) • Account with any outstanding charges Please note that this is a preliminary timetable and that changes may be made prior to the commencement of term 1 - final confirmation of class times will be posted to you with term 1 fees and newsletter in late January. As has been previously communicated, from January 1st, Whitehorse Gymnastic Club and Box Hill Gymnastics Club will be merging to create a new club. Through this amalgamation period, there will be a number of changes to the way the club operates. If at any stage you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. The new club will be a community club; a friendly club; a successful club. As with both the preceding clubs, the club will remain a community based, not-for-profit organisation run by a Committee of Management comprised primarily of parents of the gymnasts. We aim to continue with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and hope that all members of your family can be made to feel at home and part of “the Club”. Your input will always be encouraged and welcomed. Programs will be run from two venues – 21 Clarice Rd, Box Hill South; and Box Hill North PS, Elizabeth St, Box Hill North. All classes will run from the Clarice Rd venue, with only a subset running from the Elizabeth St venue. If there is the option of training at the Elizabeth St venue for you, please consider which venue is most convenient and remember to mark it on your reenrolment slips. Gymnasts have been assessed by coaches and placed into an appropriate class. In 2010, some programs have changed significantly, and some have been added. To understand the expectations and aims of the program into which your child(ren) have been placed, please read the brief descriptions on the back of this letter. More detailed explanations of the programs in which you enrol will be made available to you at the beginning of the year. The 2010 fee structure has been decided upon, and a sample is below. There is also a 5% family discount for families with multiple children enrolled at the club. Hours 1 1.5 2 3 5 7.5 10 Standard (10 week term) $135.00 $199.00 $238.00 $294.00 $395.00 $491.00 $575.00 Squad (includes Holiday Training) $148.50 $218.90 $261.80 $323.40 $434.50 $540.10 $632.50 All reenrolments are due by January 11th, and after this date no places can be guaranteed. You need to return by post or email, the Membership Details form, and the Enrolment sections of the attached recommendation slips. If your child(ren) will not be returning next year, please let us know by either returning the slip appropriately marked, or by emailing the club. Similarly, if you cannot attend at the recommended time, or would like to enquire about the possibility of transferring to an alternative program (eg. from Gymstar to Gymfun or Gymfun to Rhythmic), or enrolling in an additional program, please contact us for more information. For an immediate response to enrolment enquiries, you can telephone 9890 2588 between 4.00 and 6.00 on January 4th, 6th and 8th, as well as between 11.00 and 2.00 on January 5th. Telephoning at other times and leaving a message, or sending the club an email will also yield a response within 1-3 days throughout January. Sincerely, Alan Keating Programs Kindergym is a movement program for preschoolers 5 years and under and their adult caregiver. It is designed to develop the whole child – socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively ‐ and is conducted in a safe, structured and multisensory environment. It provides positive movement experiences that can influence a child’s outlook on physical activity for life. At Kindergym it is possible to assist in the development of the whole child by providing an environment where the child may creatively explore and practise skills safely in order to increase self‐confidence and self‐esteem. The Kindergym program is guided by Accredited Leaders to ensure that the equipment set‐ups are safe, stimulating and provide endless movement opportunities for each child to play and learn. Kindergym will assist your child in development and co‐ordination, confidence and self‐esteem. Gymfun is a program for everybody, regardless of age, gender or ability. It is the perfect activity to prepare children for long‐term participation in sport and develops vital life skills. Gymfun is lots of fun. It develops balance, co‐ordination and confident body movement; it builds self‐esteem, strength and flexibility, preparing the body and mind for life's challenges. There is heaps of variety incorporating elements of Men’s and Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic and Acrobatic Gymnastics.....so there is something for everyone. Gymnasts are offered two in‐house events each year, and may be invited to participate in the Gym For All Challenge or other external events. Gymfun is a sport for life and is conducted within a safe environment which caters for personal growth and development. Gymstar is a competitive program for girls encompassing a variety of gymnastics equipment. The Gymstar program caters for girls who wish to be involved in a competitive artistic gymnastics program yet don’t want to train the hours required for the Women’s Artistic program. Girls in this program train once or twice each week, depending on the level, and are offered a number of competitions throughout the year, and it is expected that they will attend the majority of them. Gymstar is the perfect sport for girls to learn co‐ordination and confidence develop creativity and contribute to their general health and fitness. Women's Artistic Gymnastics is a program aimed at talented gymnasts who are able to commit themselves to improving their gymnastics to the best of their ability. Women’s Artistic Gymnastics enhances co‐ordination and agility, for body awareness and balance. It develops posture and confident body movement, including the ability to land safely while enhancing creativity and self‐confidence. Not all gymnasts are suited to this program, and for this reason, entry is by selection by a senior coach. Girls train 2‐3 times per week, and are required to attend a number of competitions with a team being entered at either State Pennant or Victorian Championships. Men's Artistic Gymnastics is the perfect sport to teach boys focus and self‐discipline ‐ skills that can assist with their learning and concentration. Men's Gymnastics builds strength, enhances co‐ordination and agility, and develops posture and confident body movement, including the ability to land safely. The Men’s Artistic Gymnastics program is suited to boys who have moved past Gymfun level 2 and would like to further their gymnastics career in a fun, well structured and progressive program. Boys may compete in in‐house events or at external competitions during the year, which whilst not compulsory, are strongly encouraged. We also offer a more competitive National squad program with more demanding training for which entry is by selection. Rhythmic Gymnastics is a competitive program for girls using hand apparatus and dance skills to music. Harmony between the gymnast, the apparatus and the music, plus required difficulties are necessary to achieve a balanced composition. The apparatus ‐ hoop, ball, rope, ribbon and clubs ‐ must be used in both hands, thrown into the air and be kept in constant motion. Rhythmic Gymnastics develops posture and confident body movement, co‐ordination and agility. It increases flexibility and strength and enhances creativity and builds self‐confidence. Acrobatic Gymnastics is a beautiful, dynamic and spectacular sport for both men and women. The sport develops courage, strength, stamina, co‐ordination, flexibility, jumping abilities, adroitness etc. Sports acrobatics unites its power and poise, with grace and beauty to create an intriguing sport. Acrobats perform gymnastic skills in groups of two, three and four. It is the perfect sport to teach a child balance and co‐ordination as well as sharing in the benefits of working within a team environment. Acrobatic Gymnastics caters for a wide variety of abilities and degrees of commitment. Gymnasts from age 5 can be involved through the Junior Acro classes, right up to gymnasts wishing to train for the State and National Championships or even International Competition. Adult Gymnastics is a non‐competitive program for ex gymnasts and adults with a modicum of physical fitness. It provides a wonderful opportunity for over 18s to tumble and perform gymnastic skills in a safe and comfortable environment. This a great program for those who have always wanted to learn how to so a handstand or a cartwheel or for the ex gymnast who wants to maintain their skills. We also offer Adult Fitness classes, which are a lower impact way to build up or maintain strength and flexibility.