Make sure your child is dressed properly for class. (ie. Leotards are preferred for gymnastics classes. Athletic shorts/pants and t-shirts/tanks, for Tumble Class or Tumbling Ninja Class). Pants that are too long, cut offs, or pants with belt loops, buttons, snaps, or zippers are not allowed.
Gymnastics and Tumbling Ninja students participate with bare feet. Tumbling & Jumps students wear socks and shoes.
Low cut tops and/or exposed midriff and rolled up short shorts are NOT ALLOWED.
Hair should always be pulled securely away from the face.
For your student's safety, please remove all jewelry. Stud earrings are allowed, no dangles.
Valuable items should not be brought to the gym. Tuscaloosa Tumbling Tides will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Siblings of students may not be on the gym floor or equipment AT ANY TIME.
NO ONE is allowed on any piece of gym equipment until an instructor has given permission.
Any misconduct, bullying, or unsafe behavior WILL NOT be tolerated and may result in the student being removed from the class for the day.
Students must stay with their class at all times.
Students may not be on the gym floor or equipment outside of their class time.
Parents must come to the inside gym doors to pick up students at the conclusion of class. Students WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to go upstairs or outside without parents.
By the very nature, sports, including gymnastics and other activities available at Tuscaloosa Tumbling Tides, carry a risk of physical injury. No matter how careful the participant and the coach are, no matter how many spotters are used, no matter what height is used or what landing equipment utilized, the risk cannot be eliminated. The risk of injury includes minor injuries such as bruises and more serious injuries such as broken bones, dislocations, muscle pulls, and concussion.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a "ding," "getting your bell rung," or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation ctivity. If a student is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a practice or meet they shall be removed from participation at the time of the injury and may not return to participate until the student has received a written clearance from a licensed health care provider.
The risk also includes catastrophic injuries such as permanent paralysis or even death from landing or falls on the back, neck or head. Sports, including gymnastics or any activity that involves motion, rotation and height in a unique environment, carries with it a reasonable assumption of risk.
Tuscaloosa Tumbling Tides is bound by law to inform all participants and/or their guardians of the risk involved in the activity of gymnastics and sports in general. Anyone participating in Tuscaloosa Tumbling Tides programs must sign the notice on the application, and adhere to the safety rules governing Tuscaloosa Tumbling Tides. These rules are posted inside Tuscaloosa Tumbling Tides gym. In consideration for Tuscaloosa Tumbling Tides acceptance of the applicant, and in consideration of the applicant's opportunity to improve skills through the use of Tuscaloosa Tumbling Tides' staff, equipment and facilities, those legally responsible for the named enrolling student realize the risk of injury involved and hereby agree to assume the responsibility of such for said student and further agrees to save and hold harmless Tuscaloosa Tumbling Tides, its employees, and all others concerned, and to indemnify them against loss, intending to be legally bound.
I certify that the enrollee has no condition that prohibits full participation in the activities at Tuscaloosa Tumbling Tides.
I assume all the ordinary risks when using the facilities and hereby release Tuscaloosa Tumbling Tides, or any of its employees, from any injury or damages suffered in connection with said use of the aforementioned facility and its equipment.
In case of emergency, if I cannot be reached, I authorize Tuscaloosa Tumbling Tides, its agents and employees, to contact and secure necessary medical attention for me or my child.
I authorize that Tuscaloosa Tumbling Tides has the right to use all photographs or videos taken of me, or my child during classes/practices/special events, etc. for advertising or promotional material.
By entering this facility, you are aware that you agree to fully accept all known and unknown risks, including the potential risk of exposure to viruses, disease, or any illness including respiratory illnesses. Although we regularly clean our equipment and presently are using enhanced cleaning methods and standards set in place by the State of Alabama regarding social distancing in our facility, you understand that you may be exposed to a virus such as coronavirus or its symptoms through no fault of our own. You understand and agree that you will hold us harmless and you will not hold us liable for any real or perceived symptoms of any diseases, illnesses, or conditions, nor for exacerbating any existing symptoms, and you fully agree to accept all risks of entering the facility, using the equipment, working with coaches, attending classes, and/or interacting or being exposed to other adults and children in the facility.