How do I join?
You can subscribe to our mailing list to be kept up to date with term availability for new members. Mailing list subscribers will be emailed when we have training availability. Places can then be booked through our online payment system and are issued on a first come, first served basis. We do not operate a waiting list.
What do I wear?
Leotards can be worn. Alternatively gymnasts can wear tracksuit bottoms or leggings & t-shirt. Long hair must be tied back and jewellery is not allowed. Club leotards & hoodies can be purchased from the club but are not compulsory.
What should I bring?
All gymnasts should bring a clearly labelled bottle of water.
How long is the training?
Our training sessions are 1 hour long.
Are parents allowed to stay to watch the class?
Parents are not allowed in the gym hall while training is operating. Twice a year we provide parent open training session during which gymnasts showcase the skills they have learned. Parents are invited to watch these open classes from the balcony. Please note that we do not have any parent open training sessions until further notice due to Covid-19.
Where will I find training times and dates?
The term calendar is available on this website. Training times will be the same as the previous term unless you are contacted about a change of class time.
How can I contact the club?
Most of our correspondence is through email. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are your coaches Garda Vetted?
Our coaches are Garda vetted and have attended Safeguarding training. For more information see our Safeguarding page
Will my child use all of our equipment?
Our sessions operate on a 3 week cycle and within that time children will be offered a full range of equipment.
How will you let me know that fees are due?
By email. At Eccles Gymnastics we do all of our communication via email.
How can I find out how my child is doing?
You child's personal coach is the best person to speak to about this. Please let us know and we can arrange for you to speak to your child's coach at the next session.
Does Eccles Gymnastics have competitive squads? How can my child get in to a squad?
Our main priority is to have children keeping fit and having fun no matter what their skill level. However we also have gymnasts who train up to 13 hours a week at a competitive level and who represent the club at Gymnastics Ireland competitions. Senior Coaches within our recreational training sessions identify children to be put forward for trials. They look for children who show a combination of strength, power, speed, agility, coordination, focus and willingness to learn. We do not select children based upon the skills they currently have. If you child is not selected for a squad trial we ask that your respect our coaches' experience. Gymnastics is a very challenging sport and while we would love to accommodate everybody, the space and time we have available to us is unfortunately very limited.