Gymnastics (General Procedures)
Secondary - Curricular 2019
- Consult Risk Management.
- This activity page must be presented to the activity provider prior to the activity taking place. The activity provider must meet the minimum requirements listed on this page. For more information on planning trips using outside providers, consult Outside Activity Providers.
- Mats must be placed on all designated landing areas under and around equipment without overlaps or gaps.
- Regularly check mats for wear and tears.
- General utility mats to use for floor work, tumbling and landing on feet from a controlled height (student’s height at shoulder is maximum jumping height):
- cross-link foam 5 cm (2’’)
- open cell foam 5 cm (2”)
- polyurethane 5 cm (2”)
- dual density 5 cm (2”)
- mats of equivalent compaction rating as determined by manufacturer
- Landing surfaces to be used for elevated inverted skills (for example, Parallel Bars, Still Rings, Balance Beam, Uneven Parallel Bars, Vault Table, Flatback):
- 30cm – 60cm (12”–24”) landing mats of solid or cross-linked foam or equivalent. These must not be used as a landing surface for controlled landing (for example, landing on feet) off any piece of equipment.
- Landing surfaces for controlled feet first landing (for example, vaulting (no inversions), dismounts from a height):
- Hardside / softside landing mat minimum 12cm (5”) with hard-side up must be in place for each apparatus.
- Mats must be situated around/under apparatus as a landing area such that there is no overlap or open spaces.
- Landing surfaces for handspring to flatback vaulting (with inversion):
- Mats must be stacked, roped together to a minimum height of 105cm (42”) and a maximum of 125cm (50”) using 5 cm increments. The top mat must be hard- side up.
- Bare feet, running shoes or gymnastic slippers.
- No sock feet permitted.
- Secure or remove eyeglasses.
- No jewellery permitted.
- Tie back long hair and remove hair clips.
- Floor plan must allow enough space around each piece of apparatus for safe movement.
- Allow for landings at safe distances away from walls and other equipment.
- Perimeter of gym must be free from excess equipment, (for example, tables and chairs).
- Teachers must create an atmosphere of discipline and control.
- Observe that students demonstrate control of basic movement before moving to more complicated skills (for example, rotations on mats before performing on apparatus, and perform landings before working on elevated equipment).
- Mat work must precede apparatus. Apparatus must be introduced one piece at a time, working towards the development of a circuit.
- Landing mat must be properly placed for landings and precautions must be taken to minimize movement of mat on impact.
- All elevated inversions require constant visual supervision.
- Spotting is initially the role of the teacher, and then may progress to students who have been trained by the teacher.
- Responsibilities vary with the age, strength and experience of the student.
Fri, 08/23/19 11:09 am