DISCLAIMER: THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF GYMNASTICS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY (OR LOSS OF PROPERTY) TO ANY PERSON WHILE PRACTICING, TRAINING, TAKING CLASS, COMPETING, PARTICIPATING IN OPEN GYM, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, SPECIAL EVENTS, DEMONSTRATIONS OR SHOWS, SUPER HERO ACADEMY OR IN ANY OTHER WAY INVOLVED IN GYMNASTICS, CHEER-LEADING, PRESCHOOL OR TEAMS AT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF GYMNASTICS FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF GYMNASTICS, ITS OWNERS, OFFICERS, AGENT OR EMPLOYEES.
In consideration of my participation, I hereby release and covenant not to sue THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF GYMNASTICS LLC., THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF GYMNASTICS Directors and officers, teachers, coaches or agents from any all present and future claims resulting from ordinary negligence of THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF GYMNASTICS, or others listed for property damage, personal injury or wrongful death, arising as a result of my engaging in or receiving instruction in gymnastics, cheerleading or any other activities or any activities incidental thereto, wherever, whenever or however the same may occur. I hereby voluntarily waive any and all claims resulting from negligence, both present and future, that may be made by me, my family, estate, heirs or assigns. Further, I am aware that gymnastics and cheerleading are vigorous sporting activities involving height and rotation in a unique environment and as such they pose a risk of injury. I understand that gymnastics, cheerleading and related activities always involve certain risks, including but not limited to death, serious neck and spinal injuries resulting in complete or partial paralysis, brain damage and serious injury to virtually all bones, joints, muscles and internal organs and that the mats, pits and other safety equipment and apparatus provided for my protection, including the active participation of a coach or teacher who will spot or assist in the performance of certain skills may be inadequate to prevent serious injury. The risk of harm may be limited by all of the safety equipment and trained coaches, but never eliminated. I understand that participation in gymnastics and related activities involves activities incidental to active participation in gymnastics, including moving from event to event, conditioning, stretching and other activities which may leave me vulnerable to the reckless actions of other participants who may not have complete control over their actions or knowledge of the risks involved and hereby agree to accept my and all inherent risks of property damage, personal injury or death. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF GYMNASTICS and all other listed for any and all claims arising as a result of my engaging in or receiving instruction in THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF GYMNASTICS activities or any activities incidental thereto, whenever, wherever or however the same may occur. I understand that this waiver is intended to be as broad and as inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Illinois and agree that if any portion is held invalid, the remainder of the waiver will continue in full legal force and effect. I further agree that the venue for any legal proceedings shall be within the State of Illinois. I affirm that I am of legal age and am freely signing this agreement. I have read this form and fully understand that by signing this form, I am giving up legal rights and or remedies which may be available to me for the ordinary negligence THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF GYMNASTICS. or any person listed above.
I grant to The American Academy of Gymnastics, LLC, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs of me, my children, and my property in connection any activity associated with The American Academy of Gymnastics, LLC. I authorize The American Academy of Gymnastics, LLC, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that The American Academy of Gymnastics, LLC may use such photographs of me with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.
AAG strives to promote a positive and supportive environment for all gymnasts. We depend on parents and caregivers to maintain that positive energy for our gymnasts in their homes, before and after classes/practices, and at competitive events and performances. Students and team members are expected listen to and follow the instructions of their coach, to receive and accept correction, constructive criticism, encouragement, and guidance. Our coaches have vowed to use all of their experience, creativity and intelligence to help all of our gymnasts achieve their peak performance at their skill level.
Positive reinforcement is strongly encouraged. Gymnastics skills can be very challenging and stressful to learn, and progress is almost always incremental over time and difficult to perceive in the short term. Encouragement from parents, caregivers and even siblings is crucial for building confidence, self-esteem, and for the overall long-term success of our gymnasts, not just in the sport of gymnastics, but in all avenues of life!
Students and team members are expected comply with safety instructions of coaches and staff members at all times, and should strive to cooperate with planned lessons and activities. Disruptive behavior is strongly discouraged, and disrespectful or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated.
Any instance of profanity, racial slurs, of threats of violence or other forms of abusive language towards AAG students or staff will result in the IMMEDIATE termination of your child's enrollment.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to observe practice from AAG's guest lounges on the lower and upper floor. However, parents are not permitted to enter the gym at any time during regular practice hours or class time. While we strongly encourage team members to take advantage of Open Gyms and private lessons as additional training opportunities, we do not encourage parent coaching or at-home workouts during the competitive season.