WONDERING WHAT TO WEAR?
Wear fitted clothes. Kids will be going upside down. You do not want them trying to hold their shirt down when they should be focused on their form and the safe execution of the skill at hand.
For girls, a gymnastics leotard and compression shorts or leggings are recommended. Avoid tights and socks as the footing can be slippery. Leggings and footless tights are generally fine. Alternatively a shirt (that tucks in) and paired with shorts/ leggings can also be worn to class.
No jewelry should be worn. If ears are newly pierced and earrings cannot be taken out, they must be low-profile studs. Rings, necklaces, bracelets (excluding medical) and dangling earrings should be left at home.
Long hair should be tied back. Since kids will be rolling, they may find a bun to be an obstacle on their head. Some kids prefer a braid so that on twisting moves their hair does not whip them in the face.The key is to keep it out of the face so it is not a distraction or something they need to swipe aside when they finish a skill. The key is to keep it out of the face so it is not a distraction or something they need to swipe aside when they finish a skill.
For boys, we recommend a compression shirt, a boys leotard or a t-shirt which can tuck in paired with athletic shorts or compression shorts. We also recommend that boys do their class barefoot.
At the beginner stage, special accessories such as grips or tramp shoes are not needed or allowed unless specifically directed by the coach.
A variety of gymnastics leotards & shorts for both girls and boys are available for sale at the club reception. Prices vary depending on style and brand.