|West Coast Handbook|
West Coast Gymnastics Handbook
All members are welcome at West Coast Gymnasts Incorporated, a non-profit organization run by an elected committee. This Club Handbook provides an overview of club and it is important that all members read and understand the contents. For further details of the Club structure refer to the Club Constitution available at the Office.
The mission of West Coast Gymnasts is to provide all gymnasts with opportunities for social and physical development in an atmosphere of sportsmanship, through a well-managed program that is professionally staffed.
The Club is affiliated with Gymnastics WA, providing the members; -
All club members are registered with Gymnastics WA, providing: -
All coaching staff are accredited and affiliated Gymnastics Western Australia. Information on coaching, judging and club official’s staff is displayed in the foyer.
WEST COAST LEVELS PROGRAM STRUCTURE
Programs are provided in both Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG), Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) and Sports Acrobatics (ACRO).
ELITE LEVEL PROGRAM
The WA Institute of Sport (WAIS) runs an Elite Gymnastics Program and aims to produce Olympians. West Coast Gymnasts actively participates in the identification of gymnasts suitable for the Elite Gymnastics Program.
Gymfest is a non-competitive group display of gymnastics, dance and acrobatics to music. Costumes are compulsory. Local, interstate and international competitions and events are available.
Kindergym is a pre-school program available from 18 months to 4 years of age requiring parent participation. The program is designed to develop fine motor skills in a fun filled, innovative environment.
West Coast Gymnasts has an in-house gym fun program that can be run in the club or taken to the school site.
The Recreational program is designed for boys and girls who wish to participate in a healthy, fun, safe and social environment.
CLUB LEVELS PROGRAM
Club Levels is a competitive stream requiring a minimum of 2.5 hours per week training.
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
NDP is a program working to the Australian Gymnastics Federation set requirements. Gymnasts with extraordinary potential at a young age have the opportunity to attend a trial at the Western Australian Institute of Sport.
NATIONAL LEVELS PROGRAM
National Levels is a program working to the Australian Gymnastics Federation set requirements. Gymnasts with extraordinary potential at a young age have the opportunity to attend a trial at the Western Australian Institute of Sport.
A program combining men’s pairs, women’s pairs, women’s trio, men’s pairs mixed pairs and four men teams combining balance and dynamic skills. The program requires participants to commit to team membership, as this program involves interstate travel.
West Coast Gymnasts participates in the Challenge Achievements and Pathways in Sport (CAPS) program by providing CAPS members the opportunity to complete all aspects of the program.
CAPS is a sport and community based youth leadership program designed to improve the volunteer base within sporting clubs. Participants aged 12-20 years of age are provided with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the pathway areas of: -
Sportsfun and other Active Australia leadership programs.
Participants complete a required number of hours in their selected pathways under the direction of the nominated supervisor. In addition, participants receive recognition from their sport, develop lifelong skills, have lots of fun, and develop important networks within the sporting industry.
Club 10 is a quality improvement accreditation process that rates gymnastics clubs in the following areas—
The Management Committee is committed to maintaining and/or improving the Club 10 star rating for the benefit of all members.
All members and their families are invited to participate fully in the West Coast Gymnasts Club. The Club is dependant on volunteers to assist with the running of the club in many areas including administration, fundraising, judging, and coaching and event co-ordination. Calls for assistance with specific events and activities are placed on the notice board in the foyer or in the Club Newsletter. Parents are asked to complete their occupations on the enrolment form to assist the Club identify specific skills/talents/equipment, which may be called upon during their membership.
The Management Committee has developed a strategy to maintain and/or increase the current level of volunteers within the club. The strategy includes a reward and recognition scheme applicable to all members/volunteers who are valuable assets of the club. The Management Committee acknowledges that the scheme is designed to make the recipient “feel good” and recognizes their commitment to the club. Whilst volunteers are recognized on an ongoing basis the main venue to reward and recognize volunteer contributions is the Annual Trophy Day.
HEALTHY CLUB POLICY
West Coast Gymnasts Inc recognizes that smoking and passive smoking are hazardous to health. We will ensure a smoke free environment by:
West Coast Gymnasts Inc does not permit the consumption of alcohol on the premises at any time.
West Coast Gymnasts Inc does not condone the use of illicit or performance enhancing drugs.
West Coast Gymnasts Inc will take all reasonable steps to address sun safe practices by, where possible:
West Coast Gymnasts Inc actively promotes sports save strategies for all training and competition sessions at all levels. The Club will encourage all staff and members to adopt practices that seek to prevent injury by:
HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES
West Coast Gymnasts Inc recognizes the importance of good nutrition for sports performance by:
SPORTS SAFE POLICY
The safety of all gymnasts is our primary concern. We actively seek to promote, encourage and support Sports Safe strategies for all training and competition sessions at all levels.
Where possible West Coast Gymnasts Inc will:
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH POLICY
The Club abides by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1988, which puts the responsibility on employers and employees for making the workplace safe. We all have a duty of care and penalties are provided for contravention of the prescribed requirements of the Act. The main duties of the employers and employees are listed below.
Duties of Employers
Duties of Employee
GRIEVANCE RESOLUTION POLICY
The Club endeavours to resolve all grievances equitably. In order to comply with the policy the Club will –
The grievance resolution policy applies to the management of employee concerns.
The protocol and procedures of events is decided by the Sports Management Committee (SMC) and not necessarily by those carrying out the duties.
Please Note: If an infringement occurs relating to the above rules this may lead to a penalty or disqualification for gymnasts competing.
The Club maintains a fully stocked medical cabinet for emergencies. Coaching staff is not able to dispense medicines (including paracetamol) without the permission of a parent or guardian. Gymnasts requiring regular medication are required to notify their coach and provide written consent from their parent or guardian.
Gymnasts who require strapping to be applied for injuries
Or training must supply their own strapping tape.
Monday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 12.00pm
Wednesday 11.00am - 7.00pm
Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 3.00pm
Please phone: (08) 9249 3535
during admin hours for all account enquiries