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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my child?

You can register and pay for your child's classes online by clicking here.

 

How do I know what class to put my child in?

Class descriptions (available here) outline what the age requirements are for each class and provide a small description on what the class is about.  Registration into PreCompetitive, Xcel, and Competitive streams are by invitation only.  Assessments for these classes typically occur in May/June for the following season.  Please contact coach@athabascaflips.ca for placement questions.

 

Where do I get a uniform for my child?

There are leotards available for purchase at the gym.

We highly encourage our athletes to wear gymnastics appropriate attire, which is tight fitting athletic clothing.   Items with buttons, zippers, pockets, hoods, or rips are not allowed to due to safety concerns.  Participants may be asked to change or sit out if their clothing is unsafe or inappropriate.

Male athletes may wear athletic clothing or gymnastics singlet with shorts or longs.

Female gymnasts may wear athletic clothing or bodysuit (leotard) with/without fitted shorts.

All athletes are be barefoot, except if the participant has warts (wear socks to prevent spread) or on the in-ground or double mini trampolines.

 

Hair is to be tied back out of the gymnast's face, regardless of gender.

AGF Fee – What’s this?

Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) fee is a combination of charges that provide resourcing for athletes and member clubs who fall under the umbrella of Alberta Gymnastics Federation and Gymnastics Canada while also providing insurance coverage and legal support in the event that an unfortunate injury is incurred during gymnastics instruction.  The AGF fee is charged when you first sign up for a class during the AGF fiscal year (July 1 – June 30), and covers all of your recreational gymnastics resourcing for the year and is transferrable between AGF sanctioned gymnastics clubs.

 

My child does not want to continue in gymnastics? How do I withdraw and can I get a refund?

Registration fees may be reimbursed upon request within the first two weeks of each session start date (prorated amount includes the remaining classes of the session minus the AGF Insurance Fee, and will be applied to the family’s online account).  FLIPS will ensure withdrawal information is forwarded to all affected parties, including coaches and the Registrar, to ensure class lists remain current. To withdraw from a class please click here

Volunteering and Fundraising: why is this required?

In an effort to keep a balance between affordable rates and building/staff costs, we ask that all recreational families participate in volunteer and fundraising activities.  A volunteer deposit AND a  fundraising deposit  are required on the first day of class. Fundraising commitments are per family, not per child.  You may choose to opt out of either or both by allowing us to cash the deposits.  More information regarding volunteering and/or fundraising, please click here

How can I become coach with FLIPS?

Fantastic! More information regarding coaching (and coach to be) opportunities can be found by clicking here

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