Our mission at Sterling Gymnastics Academy is to not only teach technically-correct gymnastics, but to also give the children something to look forward to each week! We not only provide the tools for your athlete to become the best gymnast they can be, but also the best person they can be. We will challenge the gymnast by:
SGA is proud to offer 2 make ups per session. These make up classes need to be completed in the session in which they were missed. The gymnast must miss a class first before scheduling a make-up. In circumstances of severe illness or other catastrophic events (substantiated by a doctor) lasting two consecutive weeks or more, the participant’s classes will be pro-rated via credit on the parents account. To schedule a make-up parents may come to the front desk or call the gyms main phone (586) 553-9481.
Class changes will be decided at the discretion of the coaches, rec director, and/or front-end supervisor. Generally speaking, permitting availability, SGA allows one class change per session and only after the 3rd week of classes.
We ask that parents have their girls in a leotard, which can be purchased in our pro-shop. Skirted ballet leotards are not suited for gymnastics events. Male gymnasts are required to wear a tank top or fitted T-shirt, tucked in, with comfortable shorts and/or athletic pants (no snaps or buckles).
Sweatshirts, oversized T-shirts, tight cotton or blue jean shorts, jeans and halter/crop tops are not considered appropriate attire. Gymnasts are required to go barefoot. All participants with hair longer than chin length are required to have their hair restrained in a comfortable style using elastic band(s). Large hair clips, plastic head bands and bubble ponytail holders are both unsafe and uncomfortable. The only jewelry permitted is stud earrings. Please leave watches, rings, bracelets, etc. at home. Sterling Gymnastics Academy is not responsible for lost or damaged personal belongings/valuables.
Classes are scheduled for each session so that each participant has 9 classes. Some extenuating circumstances arise, and only 7/8 classes will fit into the session. In these cases, an additional make-up will be permitted for those affected individuals. These cases could be holidays, weather-permitting events, and/or building catastrophes.
Sterling Gymnastics Academy teams compete in USA Gymnastics (USAG) sanctioned events. Participation on a developmental/competitive team is by invitation only. These invitations generally will go out during the Spring Session (mid-April through mid-June).
Participants’ shoes, socks, clothing and personal items are to be stored in the cubbies during class. The cubbies are located in the viewing area. Parents are asked to be sure that all personal belongings are removed before leaving the facility as Sterling Gymnastics Academy is not responsible for any item(s) left behind.
Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express credit cards are accepted as well as debit cards and cash/checks. Billing will show as Sterling Gymnastics Academy on your monthly statement. To initiate automatic card billing for tuition, please contact the front desk personnel.
Every effort is made to enroll your child in the class best suited to their individual listening and age, as well as skill requirements. Assessment is made on experience, and, if necessary, individual testing. Children are recommended to move up to the next higher level once they have mastered at least 75% of the skills at the level they are currently enrolled in.
SGA permits one evaluation per year for current members. This policy is outside of in-class evaluations, which are completed on a session basis.
Requires a non-refundable $50 deposit. This deposit will be applied to your first class.
Coaches will progress gymnast skills and evaluate throughout the session and progress reports will be handed out the 7th week of every session. Kids starting after week 5 will not receive a progress report, given that the coach will not have enough time with the gymnast to progress skills.
Private lessons are available in 30 or 60-minute increments, individually or in groups of no more than 3. You will be required to fill out a private lesson request form. This form will be then given to a qualified coach, whom will contact you from our local phone (586-553-9481). You are not permitted to be in contact with the coach via any other outlet other than in person, at Sterling Gymnastics Academy, or over the gym’s main number. Private lessons are for a specific skill and/or event.
Sterling Gymnastics Academy strongly urges parents to be sure they are able to attend the day of the week that they register for. If a change is required after your child(ren) are registered, there is a $25 charge to do so.
Sterling Gymnastics Academy does not offer refunds. We do offer credits under very limited circumstances. If approved, via the Front-End Supervisor, a credit will be placed on your account to be used for any activity or event SGA offers. Credits are available for a period of 1 year, and will be removed if not utilized by then.
1. Parent must work with the coach/director/receptionist to remedy the problem within the first 3 weeks of classes
2. Child must try the class for at least 3 weeks.
If after the parent and/or child is still un-happy, a credit will be placed on the account for the 50% of the cost of the class. Credits are available for a period of 1 year, and will be removed if not utilized by then.
Class Credits after week 3
There will be no credits issued for classes after week 3. The same is true for those individuals whom register late for the session.
Each family, which consists of children with the same last name and live in the same house hold, are required to pay an annual registration fee upon initial registration and, thereafter, annually on the anniversary of their registration. This registration entitles the participant to participate in any of the gym programs. The Registration Fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.
A $30 fee per returned check occurrence is assessed. Sterling Gymnastics Academy reserves the right to request payments be made in cash or bank check in any instance.
All recreational and preschool classes can be paid in advance for the entire year, this will allow for a 20% discount. Please see the front desk to make arrangements.
**Note: The Registration Fee is not included in the discount, and is still required.
**Note: Refunds will not be issued for prepaid classes.
All recreational and preschool participants are welcome to sign up for monthly auto-enrollment. This guarantees your spot on a specific class (day/time). This program requires a year commitment, and offers a 15% discount for all families, regardless of the number of classes/participants.
Auto-Enrollment payments are processed on the 1st of every month. If a card is declined, you will be notified immediately via email/phone call. If a payment is not made by the end of the day (business hours permitting), you will be assessed a $25 late fee. The child will not be able to continue classes until the late fee, along with the monthly balance is paid. If the balance (including the 1st late fee) is not paid by the 7th of the month, a final late fee of $25 is added to the account and you are removed from the auto-enrollment program.
If the payment, including the late fees, is not received by the end of the month, the participant’s gym privileges will be terminated and your account will be sent out for collections. Unless specific financial arrangements have been made in advance with the Gym Director or Office Manager, the stated payment due dates and fee(s) are the only accepted consideration. Payment can be made with cash, check or debit/credit card and can be made in person or over the phone.
Sterling Gymnastics Academy requires that a one-month (if your anniversary is coming up), written termination of participation notice be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Termination of Auto-Enrollment for “Child’s Name”. This notice alerts front desk personnel to remove your child from our Auto-Enrollment Program, and your card will be removed from auto-pay. If we are not notified, at-least one-month prior, your card will continue to be charged and Sterling Gymnastics Academy will assume you have authorized us to continue charging for the next 12 months.
Families registering for 2 classes, are eligible for a 10% discount. Families registering for 3 classes or more are eligible for a 15% discount.
Military families are eligible for a 10% discount for the first child. Additional children are discounted according to our standard discount policy. Only one discount applies per family (whichever is greater). Registration, competitive team tuition/fees, camp, Parents’ Night Out, open gyms, birthday parties etc. are not discounted.
To insure each participant is allowed to focus on the planned activity, we request parents remain in the viewing area. While we understand that you are proud of your child’s accomplishments, please afford us the opportunity of conducting class with a minimum of distraction. Please refrain from knocking on the windows, opening doors, yelling through the glass, waving, etc.
In any activity, there exists the potential for injury, minimal to catastrophic. The following rules and regulations are strictly enforced:
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