Code of Conduct

The code of conduct outlines the standards and behaviours that are expected of all gymnasts, coaches and parents who are associated with the club. It has been created to ensure that everyone can experience a safe, welcoming and friendly environment.

The code of conduct should be followed by all when in the gym during weekly classes and when representing the club at external events such as competitions.

Club Members

All members should:

  • Be polite and respectful to coaches, parents and other gymnasts and respect their decisions.
  • Be well behaved at all times.
  • Be punctual in attendance to training and competitions.
  • Respect the gym equipment
  • Do not use inappropriate language.
  • Remain in the gym unless you are given permission to leave.
  • Remove all jewellery and body piercing at training and competitions.
  • Make sure all long hair is tied back.
  • Ensure coaches are aware of any injuries or allergies.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for participating.
  • Do not chew gum during sessions.
  • All mobile phones and electronic devises must be switched off during sessions.
  • Try your hardest at all times with a positive attitude.
  • Do not publicly criticise fellow gymnastics, coaches or helpers in relation to ability, ethnic background or religion – understand others right to membership.
  • Should not request to add or follow coaching staff on any form of social media.


All coaches should:

  • Abide by the Scottish Gymnastics Associations Child Protection and Equity policies and the Code of Practice for Coaches and Officials.
  • Apply the code of conduct in an equitable manner at all times.
  • Consider the well being and safety of participants before the performance at all times.
  • Endeavour to establish good communication with the club, officials and parents for the benefit of all.
  • Have an up to date disclosure or be a member of the PVG Scheme and hold valid qualifications and insurance cover.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with members and parents based on trust and respect.
  • Promote safe practices and training environment for participation.
  • Ensure the equipment in use meets the correct safety standard and is appropriate for the participating age group.
  • Avoid favouritism at all times.
  • Appropriate clothing must be worn for coaching and jewellery must not be worn.
  • Portray appropriate behaviour in relation to the use of appropriate language, switching off mobile phones and electronic devises.
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport and never demean a child for poor performance or mistakes.
  • Are prohibited from sending a friend request or requesting to follow any member or their parents/ siblings on any form of social media.


All parents should:

  • Treat all coaches, parents and gymnasts with respect.
  • Pay any fees for training, competitions, and other associated fees promptly.
  • Project a positive image of the club at all times.
  • Always collect your child promptly at end of sessions.
  • Keep the club informed if your child cannot attend a session.
  • Always ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the activity.
  • Support club activities whenever possible.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Help your child recognise good performance, not just good results.
  • Ensure your child understands and abides by the code of conduct.
  • Ensure your child attends sessions on time and only misses sessions due to understandable circumstances or events.
  • Never punish a child for poor performance or making a mistake – support your child’s involvement.
  • Should not request to add or follow coaching staff on any form of social media.
  • Prohibited from taking photography during sessions of any child unless authorised by the club, the gymnasts in the photo and their parent/ guardian.
  • Prohibited from uploading pictures onto any social media of any child with the exception of their own, unless they have consent from the child, their parent and the club.