20 Mile Athletic Center has begun a carefully planned, three phase re-opening process.
- Phase One allowed teams to return to practices.
- Phase Two features the return of rec classes.
- Phase Three will allow for open gym, birthday parties and parents night out to return.
Listed below are the general rules and guidelines that all gymnasts and families we will need to follow. Please read each item carefully.
Policies and Procedures:
1. Everyone is required to wait outside until the scheduled start time of their practice or class.
2. Please use hand sanitizer prior to entering the gym. There will be hand sanitizer at the entrance for everyone to use when entering the facility.
3. Upon entering the gym, each gymnast will have their temperature taken by a touchless thermometer and be signed in with a record of their temperature. A reading of 99.0 degrees and below is acceptable. Following CDC guidelines, anything above 99.0 degrees will result in the child being sent home. Please keep in mind that physical activity, dehydration and simply standing in the hot sun can elevate temperature readings. Please avoid these for at least 30 minutes prior to coming to practice.
4. Each gymnast will need to bring a gym bag with them everyday with everything they will need for practice. This bag will go home with them everyday. Anything left in the gym after practice ends will be thrown away – no exceptions! Please encourage your kids to be responsible with their belongings. Note: locker rooms have been closed until further notice.
5. Drinking fountains are closed and wrapped. Each gymnast will need to bring a water bottle with them each day. We recommend bringing at least 64 oz. of water to each practice. It is hot in the summer months and hydration is crucial for optimal physical functioning. Water bottles will need to be thrown away after practice or taken home and washed. Any water bottles left in the gym after a practice ends will be thrown away.
6. No food will be allowed in the gym. Please encourage your gymnasts to eat prior to coming to practice. You can have a snack ready for them when you pick them up but they will not be given a break during practice and they will not be allowed to eat in the facility.
7. We encourage everyone, parents and kids alike, to practice good nutritional habits. It is important to keep in mind, no matter how advanced we are as a society, we are all biological beings. Proper sleep, nutrition and hydration is absolutely essential to function as a human being. This may seem silly to mention, but poor sleep, nutrition and/or hydration habits are a very common issue among team members.
8. Only one person at a time will be allowed in the restrooms. Hand washing signs will be posted in each restroom to remind kids to wash their hands.
9. Parents will not be allowed in the lobby area or the gym. This is necessary to keep the numbers down in the facility.
10. All staff will be temperature checked and signed in as well. The same rules will apply for staff as for the gymnasts.
11. Doors will be opened and remain open for ventilation.
12. All coaches will be wearing masks but gymnasts will not be required to do so. Performing gymnastics with a face covering can pose a serious injury risk and is not advised.
13. Team gymnasts will need to bring a large tupperware container with lid with their own chalk and honey to use. Below is a link to where you can go to buy chalk:
Due to social distancing guidelines, we’re required to stagger our practices and class times. For that reason, there’ll be changes to the days and times of some team practices and rec classes. We apologize for changes in the schedule but with the limited numbers allowed in the gym, we need to remain flexible.
Each level will be getting their full hours per week, so we will not have to sacrifice our practice time.
If you have any questions regarding teams, please email your team coach, or Coach John at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will continue to provide updates on team scheduling and rec classes, as well as when we expect to begin Phase Three, as new information comes in.