Quinte Bay Gymnastics Club and its directors, officers, committee members, members, employees, volunteers, participants, agents and representatives (collectively the "Organization") are not responsible for any injury, personal injury, damage, property damage, expense, loss of income or loss of any kind suffered by a Participant during, or as a result of, any program, activity or event of the Organization, caused by the risks, dangers and hazards associated with the programs, activities and events of the Organization.
The Participant is participating voluntarily in the sport of gymnastics and the activities, events and programs of the Organization. In consideration of my participation in the sport of gymnastics and the programs, activities and events of the Organization, the Parties hereby acknowledge that they are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with or related to the sport of gymnastics and the programs, activities and events of the Organization and may be exposed to such risks, dangers and hazards. The risks, dangers and hazards include, but are not limited to, injuries from:
a) Executing strenuous and demanding physical techniques in gymnastics;
b) Dryland training including weights, running and massage;
c) Vigorous physical exertion, rapid movements, quick turns and stops, and strenuous cardiovascular workouts;
d) Exerting and/or stretching various muscle groups;
e) Collisions with walls, any gymnastics apparatus, floors or mats;
f) Falling, tumbling or hitting any gymnastics apparatus, the floor, mats or other surfaces;
g) Physical contact with other participants (including spotters);
h) Failure to properly use any gymnastic apparatus;
i) Failure to participate within one's abilities;
j) The mechanical failure of any gymnastic apparatus;
k) Spinal cord injuries which may render me permanently paralyzed; and/or
l) Travel to and from competitive events and associated non-competitive events which are an integral part of the Organization's activities.
Furthermore, the Parties are aware:
a) That injuries sustained can be severe;
b) That the Participant may experience anxiety while challenging themselves during the activities, events and programs;
c) That the Participant's risk of injury is reduced if they follow all rules established for participation; and
d) That the Participant's risk of injury increases as they become fatigued.
In consideration of the Organization allowing me to participate, I agree:
a) That the Participant's physical condition has been verified by a medical doctor to participate in the sport of gymnastics and in the activities, events and programs of the Organization;
b) To freely ACCEPT AND FULLY ASSUME all such risks, dangers and hazards and possibility of personal injury, death, property damage, expense and related loss, including loss of income, resulting from participation in the activities, events and programs of the Organization; and
c) To FOREVER RELEASE the Organization from any and all liability for any and all claims, demands, actions, damages (including direct, indirect, special and/or consequential) losses, actions and costs that might arise out of the Participant's participation in the activities, events and programs of the Organization.
At the Quinte Bay Gymnastics Club (QBGC), students are expected to show respect for themselves, fellow students, coaches, supervisors, guests, the gym and all the equipment and the facility itself. QBGC wants to ensure that behaviour is not something that detracts from a student's experience at our facility.
Safety is the primary focus of this model. QBGC will implement the following 3-Step Model when managing behavioral matter:
First occurrence of a behavioural matter: the student will be asked to take a break from the activity or situation. They will not be excluded, but rather provided with an opportunity to think and calm any frustrations they may have. The coach/supervisor will actively follow up with the student during this time to discuss what happened and together create a re-entry plan. The duration of the break will be completely relative to the behavior and the time needed to calm any frustrations. Parent/guardian will be notified of incident at pick up.
Second occurrence of a behavioural matter, or dealing with a more severe behavioural matter (which requires skipping Step One): the student will be asked to take a break from the activity or situation. The supervisor will hear from all parties and create an action plan. Parents and/or guardians will be contacted at this stage to ensure they are informed. The duration of the break will be completely relative to the behavior and the time needed to calm any frustrations.
Third occurrence of a behavioural matter, or dealing with a very severe issue (which requires skipping Steps One and Two): the supervisor will contact a parent/guardian to discuss the issue. If inappropriate behavior continues QBGC reserves the right to have the student suspended and asked to leave camp for the day, week or indefinitely. (A refund will not be provided). The parents/guardians input will be considered; however staff, fellow student's safety and overall well-being will be held as a priority.
During each step within this 3-step model, the coaches/supervisors will speak calmly and openly with the students involved. All parties involved will have their opinions heard and considered. All incidents will be recorded on the student's file.