Everything You’ll Need As A GymnasticsEtc. Team Member
GymnasticsEtc. provides quality gymnastics and family focused programs to those dedicated to a well-rounded journey. Our knowledgeable well trained staff help our customers feel valued and educated.
Welcome to the GymEtc. family.
The golden rule is pretty simple. “Use good judgement in all situations.”
We are professionals. We are coaches. We are trusted to protect, educate, and interact with our student athletes and campers in a manner that is not only appropriate but, surpassing the parent/guardian’s expectations.
It’s simple for a company to say they value their employees. We really believe it. And because you are valued by us, we want to help set the tone that we expect you to hold us accountable to and practice yourself.
A great work place is having stunning colleagues, opportunities, and resources.
For our clients GymnasticsEtc is a family. For our staff GymnasticsEtc. is a team. Like a sports team, we are invested in the success as a whole. We have a mission, we have individual roles, we must work together with the intent to win (make the gym the best).
You’re Free. Be Responsible.
Responsible People Thrive on Freedom, and are Worthy of Freedom.
Our model is to increase employee freedom as we grow, rather than limit it. This is to continue to attract and nourish great employees, so we have better chance of long‐term continued success.
When it comes to coaching and child interactions, everyone has their own style. For the most part, that’s all up to you and your style.
Two Types of Necessary Rules
1. Prevent irrevocable disaster – E.g. Financials produced are wrong – E.g. Child safety is threatened.
2. Moral, ethical, legal issues – E.g. Dishonesty, harassment, abuse, etc. are intolerable
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine De Saint‐Exupery
We don’t want you to be little robots. We train our staff because we know and believe in the importance of sound bio-mechanics. We want you to be the best so our athletes can be safe and be the best to their ability. HOWEVER, we don’t want you to lose passion. Passion drives us. It innovates us. It is what helps you make our GymEtc staff team and work place better!
The concept is simple and proven, keep each employee at top of market for that person. This means we want to pay you as much as possible.
HOW WE DETERMINE PAY & RAISES
Lots of people have the title “Major League Pitcher” but they are not all equally effective. Similarly, all people with the title “Senior Gymnastics Coach” or “Director of After School” are not equally effective. So the art of compensation is generally based on three factors: Employee Success, Efficiency, and Consistency.
These factors are reviewed and discussed with your supervisor every 6 months. At which time compensation will be evaluated and positively adjusted in accordance to the review.
The Big Take Away
We develop people by giving them the opportunity to develop themselves, by surrounding them with stunning colleagues and giving them big challenges to work on.
Individuals should manage their own career paths, and not rely on a management for planning their careers.
Individual’s economic security is based upon their skills and reputation.
As a team member of GymnasticsEtc. you are trusted to be a true professional. As such we require that you adhere to the following guidelines for appearance.
Tattoos & Piercings:
Hairstyles, Jewelry, & General Appearance
You are the face of the company to whoever is in front of you. This means you should take pride in your work place and always do the little things like pick up a piece of trash on the floor when walking by it.
Office Manager Responsibilities:
After School & Camp Team Members:
Coach Team Member:
Facility Maintenance Team:
Sick Leave –
Employees are allowed unlimited sick time (within reason)! Look, if you’re sick, your sick. However, if you abuse the policy you may face disciplinary action. For example, if you’re sick for 3 days with the flu that’s one thing. If you’re “sick” and someone sees you at the beach or out about shopping…. that’s abuse.
Special Note: Employees who are contagious, coughing, or sneezing are not permitted to come in to the gym. Heroics that can make the rest of us sick will not be appreciated.
Step 1. Complete the sick time notice form on the staff portal and call your manager to let them know that you are going to be out sick.
Step 2. If you are unable to reach your manager or don’t hear back from them within 1 hour of your class/shift starting, please call the General Manager (George 954.579.3397)
Family Medical Leave
The government has a law that says you must give unpaid time to workers for dealing with serious medical issues or a birth or adoption. We obviously follow that law.
Holiday Time Off –
Official Company Holidays are:
When a holiday falls on Saturday, we take off Friday. When a holiday falls on Sunday, we take off Monday. See also, our vacation policies, which are very generous and flexible and should make it so you don’t need to game the holiday system to get what you need.
Jury Duty –
Communicate to your team lead the starting date of duty, expected date of return and scheduling issues/flexibility. Be expected to communicate daily with George and leads.
Un-Paid Time Off –
Under some circumstances, we will allow you to take unpaid time off.
Parental Leave Policy –
Parental Leave (for primary caregiver) –
All primary caregivers, including adoptive and foster parents, with one year of service may receive 12 weeks off without pay. This is not vacation time. This is in the event that you need to attend to your child/spouse with prolonged serious medical conditions that cause a conflict with your work schedule.
Parental Leave (for non-primary caregivers) –
All non-primary caregivers, including adoptive and foster parents, with one year of service may receive 6 weeks off without pay.
Health Insurance –
Working Partnerships –
Retirement / 401K –
Vacation Policy –
Gymnastics Meets & Competitions –
Summer Camps & Fields Trips –
Training & Professional Development –
We have a ZERO tolerance policy. Concerns can be filed anonymously or with your name on them (it’s your choice). We will investigate with the cameras in place, discuss with the involved parties and execute discernment and justice.
FILE A CONCERN USING THE FORMS SECTION
We value your views and opinions. Without you, our team doesn’t work. Share your thoughts, concerns or ask a question anonymously or with your name on it (it’s up to you).
SHARE YOUR THOUGHT USING THE FORMS SECTION
DCF Policy – As per current Florida laws, we have to allow DCF officers talk to children they have a case on. First we verify their credentials (request to see a badge). WE MUST BE IN THE ROOM, AS WE NEVER LEAVE A CHILD UNATTENDED. During this time, we make notes and then contact the parent afterward.
Discipline – GymnasticsEtc is dedicated to protecting our athletes, families, and staff. As such, we need to be strict with discipline when it’s necessary. Disciplinary actions are taken when events up to and including the following occur:
The following violations are grounds for immediate termination:
General process for discipline
All discipline actions are taken on a base by base case. These are the general guidelines for how disciplinary actions will work but, you’re never going to have to worry about it because you’re awesome.
Smoking, Drugs, & Alcohol –
Upset Parent procedure
Lost Kid on Field Trips
Injury & Injury Reports
Fire / Evacuation Situations
Unruly Child – Fighting Children
Unauthorized Person Picking Up Child
As a GymnasticsEtc coach you have the opportunity to fill the following roles:
2 Junior Coach
4 Senior Coach
5 Team Coach
6 Head Recreational Coach
7 Head Team Coach
Coach In Training (CIT)
All employees will start their career as a CIT during their first 30 days. During this time, they will shadow each each skill level and then work with the HRC to hone their Intro gymnastics terminology, coaching skills, and spotting ability. During this time, they will shadow for the first 1 week and then be shadowed the following week by their trainer. After the first two weeks of training CITs can progress to a different levels of coaching based on their performance and a skills/terminology evaluation.
Junior Coach (JRC)
The next level in the career is a Junior Coach (JRC). This level comes with an increase in compensation and opportunities. One can become a JR by completing the following:
The majority of coaches will fall into this category but, hopefully will progress beyond. This level comes with an increase in compensation and opportunities. One can become a coach by completing the following:
Sr. Coach (SRC)
This is our highest level of coaching for recreational gymnastics. This level comes with an increase in compensation and opportunities. One can become a SRC by completing the following:
This is the entry level position for coaching competitive team gymnastics. This position includes travel opportunities, advanced certifications and training, as well as opportunities for administrative work. To become a Team Coach you must accomplish the following:
Head Recreational Coach (HRC)
The HRC is our leader in the recreational gymnastics department. The HRC oversees the entire recreational department and is essentially our coach to the coaches. This position comes with perks and opportunities. One can become the HRC by completing the following:
Head Team Coach (HTC)
The HTC is our leader in the competitive gymnastics department. The HTC oversees the entire competitive gymnastics department and is essentially our coach to the coaches. This position comes with perks and opportunities. One can become the HTC by completing the following:
As an after school employee, you have the opportunity to fill the following roles:
All employees start their career as a 30 day probation period where they are a “Coach in training”.
After 30 days, you graduate to an “after school coach” by obtaining a passing grade during your evaluation form. This new title comes with additional pay increases and responsibility.
You can progress to a head coach by accomplishing the following:
Head Coaches are given opportunities for the following:
The employee will receive 3 shirts during orientation. Additional gear can be purchased from our pro-shop.
Our worker’s comp is through Bridgefield Casualty Insurance. If an employee is injured while at work, on the clock, or running business errands we can file the claim for them.
Step 1. Complete an injury report form found here.
Step 2. Email Bridgefield the injury report
Step 3. While the employee is at the doctor/dentist/hospital you can have the medical office contact the GymnasticsEtc General Manager so they can provide the GM with their form for worker’s comp claims (some offices are different and will have their own forms for the GM to fill out).
Step 4. File the injury report and a copy of the doctors/dentist form into the employee record.
More information for the insurance account is available from the general manager or Phil (the owner of GymEtc) if needed.