GYMNASTICS EDUCATION TEAM AND CLASS
Welcome to Gymnastics!
Gymnastics can help develop a person’s body into a fit individual that will ensure a healthy lifestyle. It can also provide students with the opportunity to develop spatial awareness, strength, flexibility and coordination in a safe environment. This semester we will be doing various gymnastics activities. Our class will stress the importance of student safety, participation and sportsmanship while learning and performing various gymnastics skills.
Class Objective :
o To promote knowledge and skills that will allow students to be physically active for a lifetime.
o To encourage students to participate in various gymnastics-related activities during the semester; and
o To provide students with the necessary skills and instruction to develop knowledge, positive attitudes, strength, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness, motor skills, self-management skills, sportsmanship, teamwork and personal confidence for a productive, healthy and active lifestyle.
Students will receive instruction for the following pieces of equipment: boy’s parallel bars, high bar, vault, pommel horse, floor exercise and rings; and girl’s vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise.
Full participation is required in order to pass gymnastics class. Students will earn 30 participation points per day primarily through participation, activities, cooperation, good sportsmanship, proper care of equipment, the ability to follow all safety rules, skills, written quizzes and tests. Students must also dress out every day and launder their uniforms weekly, which will be counted towards your grade.
Safety is my number one priority! Students will be assessed mainly by teacher observation/evaluation of safety policy and skill progression. You will be assigned skills and routines that will be graded by observation. So be safe, follow safety rules, participate, progress and you will earn your points.
Points will be totaled at the end of each 9 weeks. 80% of your grade will come from class participation (dressing out and full participation). Skills and written test grades will count for 20% of the total grade. The total number of points earned will be divided by the total amount of points possible. Semester test grades will count for 20% of the student’s total grade.
Gymnastics team members, the same grading policy mentioned above also applies to you. However, the bulk of your grade will come from performances both at school and in competition. You will also have a few required performances at school. You will be graded not only for your full participation, or lack of, but will also be from your ability to follow safety policy, presentation and overall performances. We will have numerous skill tests in class, both on routines and on individual skills. With safety being my number one priority, only those team members that show a minimum mastery of safe routines will be allowed to compete. This will be totally determined by me, your coach.
If team members miss more than a day of regular school time, the same rules apply to you regarding excused absences and making up missed class points. In addition, team members are required to attend the back-to-school and open house performances, which will be worth 300 points.
School Policy Regarding Dressing Out:
1st and 2nd time of not properly dressing out will be 30 points off per day.
3rd time will be a call home and 30 points off
4th time and thereafter will be detention and 30 points off
Students are permitted to make up missed points if an absence is excused.
Students must be ready for roll check five minutes after the tardy bell rings. Tardiness to class will not be tolerated.
All beginning and advanced gymnastics education students are required to purchase a physical education uniform. The shorts are red cotton material and the shirts are white cotton material. Both the shirts and shorts are $7.50 each. There are also red mesh shorts available for $10.50. These uniforms can be purchased locally at Shreveport Gymnastics.
All female competitive team members are required to wear any sleeveless leotard and tight-fitting black gymnastics shorts (nylon lycra or cotton). These shorts may be worn during warm-up and in class over their leotard on most days. This will serve as their practice uniform. These items may be purchased online, at Shreveport Gymnastics Academy, or at any of the local gymnastics clubs.
All male competitive team members are required to wear either a physical education uniform, or a white or black tight-fitting tank shirt and red or black loose-fitting shorts. The reason for tight- or loose-fitting is for safety reasons. These can be purchased anywhere locally or online.
All competitive gymnastics team members are required to purchase uniforms that will be used in competition. This will be further addressed at a parent/team meeting at a later date.
For safety reasons, all gymnastics students are required wear their shirts tucked in during class. Under no circumstance will students be allowed to wear their regular school clothes to class or practice. Please take your uniforms home each Friday to be laundered.
All gymnastics students must have tennis shoes and socks. Shoes do not need to be new, but must meet safety requirements and have laces. No student may run in his or her street shoes or barefoot.
All gymnastics students must dress out in the locker rooms. No student may dress in the bathrooms of any building.
All gymnastics students, if you have long hair, you are required to wear it up and out of your face. This is for safety purposes. You must provide something to put your hair up each day, no excuses.
There is a $20.00 per semester fee due for materials and supplies for Basic and Advanced Gymnastics Education Class.
There is a $26.00 fee for competitive team members for the first semester, and a $20.00 fee for competitive team members for the second semester.
All students are required to bring a combination lock from home for their gym locker. There is no cost for the locker. You must provide the combination to that lock to me.
No student is allowed to drink, chew gum, eat candy or other food during class without permission.
No student is allowed on the gymnastics or climbing equipment unless supervised by me. No student may spot another student without permission by me. Please remember that at all times safety comes first!
Finally, students are responsible for all of their personal belongings. Students may lock their purses, wallets, lunches, jewelry and any other personal/valuable items in their locker during class, or put your personal/valuable items in your purses/backpacks and place them on the shelves in the classroom. For safety reasons and with the exception of small studded earrings, no jewelry is to be worn in gymnastics class or practice.
Remember, when you are in class, you are expected to work. Total body strength and flexibility are necessary for gymnastics, so you may have sore muscles and hands from time to time. My planning hour is 3rd/7th hour in case you need to speak to me. You may also email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to a great year at Caddo Magnet High School. Working together, we can help you have the best school year yet!
Mrs. Julie Anderson
Daily: Warm up – Strength – Stretch - Skills – Cool Down
August 13 – August 17 Introductions, forms, team building games
August 20 – August 24 Fitness Gram
August 27 – August 31 Introduction, safety instruction, and physical fitness testing/evaluation
September 3 – September 28 Basic skills
October 1 – November 9 Intermediate skills
November 12 – December 7 Routines
December 10 – December 14 Rock Climbing/Semester Review
December 17 – December 21 Midterm Exams
January 7 – January 11 Team building games
January 14 – January 18 Fitness Gram
January 21 – February 25 Introduction, safety instruction, and physical fitness testing/evaluation
January 28 – March 1 Basic skills
March 4 – April 5 Intermediate skills
April 8 – May 10 Routines
May 13 – May 17 Rock Climbing/Semester Review
May 20 – May 23 Final Exams