Q: Must we purchase the Club uniform when we join?
A: Not necessarily. All gymnasts representing the Club must wear a club uniform and tracksuit (required for National Level 4 and up). These may be purchased through the office but may be borrowed initially.
Q: I notice some parents spend a lot of time sitting and watching their child's group training. Am i disadvantaging my child by not doing the same?
A: Not at all. It is recommended that parents watch a little, especially when the gymnast invites them to see a new skill or needs some support through a bad patch. Otherwise, our experience is that it is better for all concerned not to spend long hours watching/interacting with the gymnast.
Q: why cant we have more notice of holiday and term training times?
A: Gymnastics at the Club level depends on the availability of part-time coaches, whose personal timetables are often in doubt until the last moment. This is particularly true prior to the long Christmas break and start of Term 1.
Q: my child is having social problems in her training group, Who should i talk to?
A: Best to discuss the matter with the Group Coach in the first instance. The Group Coach will in turn advise the Coach Coordinator for that level and the Management Committee.
Q: my daughter loves gymnastics but hates competitions so much that she wants to quit. what should we do.
A: Of course no one can make her continue if she doesn't wish too. However, she may wish to transfer to the Recreation Stream rather than leave gymnastics altogether. The ALP program provides the excitement of trying a new skill without the pressures of the National Training program. Competitions are optional.
Q: up to what mag level can my son train at csg?
A: Level 5 or National Level 4. After achieving this level, your son may transfer/be invited into into a Men's program.
Q: I am having trouble paying the fees. What can i do.
A: Advise the Office as early as possible and come to some arrangement with the Manager.
q: why are the fees set at the level that they are?
A: Gymnastics is an individual and highly technical discipline. The sport is resource intensive in terms of both infrastructure and personnel. Committed coaches form the backbone of the sport. Qualifications and experience are rated highly, as well as the ability to work long hours relative to say, teams sports coaches or referees. Gymnastics is never-less one of the least expensive pass times (per hour) compared to childcare, ballet and even cricket.
Q: where can i find out about competition dates and times?
A: Such information is set out in this website and on enrollment forms, our eFB newsletter, Facebook and the CSG APP. Your liaison parent also has all the information your require. PLEASE login to your parent portal and view your child's account and pay on time. You might be able to compete if you haven't paid for composition fees as. We are a non profit organisation and reply on your prompt payment for such events. We cannot pay for your child competition fees.
Q: When you travel expenses become a factor.
A: Travel is an expense when gymnasts represent their club or at National competitions. You will be notified if your child is required to travel for competitions. The expense lies with the parents.
what can csg do for me?
A: Ask not what CSG can do for YOU, BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR CSG. Every little bit helps, in anyway you can, ultimately this helps the club and in turn helps your child. A great sense on Club Culture.
We're in this TOGETHER.
We're in this TOGETHER.