We have compiled the following information below to help you in your booking places for Term 3, please take time to read the information carefully. Places will be available to book on our website after 10am on Thursday 29th March.
What places do you have available for starting in April 2018?
A lot of places on offer are only for children with previous gymnastics experience. This is because we hold a very high member retention rate meaning that we cannot create new classes and the children joining must be able to slot into the existing class groups. There are places for beginners but not a lot. Information on experience levels can be found below.
Are these the only places available? Will you be adding more?
These are the only places currently available and will not be adding anymore at the moment. We understand that the times and ability levels do not suit everyone, we hope that we will have something that suits you in the future.
Can I be put on a waiting list?
All of our places are offered on a first come, first book basis so for this reason we do not hold a waiting list.
Please feel free to send us an email with any alternate queries but if an age group/beginners group is not listed, we do not have places available at the moment. If you would like to discuss the experience level required that is no problem to discuss in detail but it is best to email us so that we can look at the experience clearly.
Why do these places require experience?
Some places require previous gymnastics experience as we cannot put new gymnasts in with a group of gymnasts who have been taking part in classes for a longer period of time. We strive to keep our groups streamed to ability and age level where possible. It would be unfair to a complete beginner to put them into a group of gymnasts who are a lot more experienced. All gymnasts must learn the basics and fundamentals of gymnastics in order to progress safely and well within their class and group.
What counts as experience?
Classes in Bar Monkey, gymnastics in a Crossfit setting, gymnastics in PE lessons, FitKid or self taught does not qualify as having experience to join our classes. Experience must have been at Sugarloaf Gymnastics camps/classes or at another gymnastics club, experience and skills will be checked to see if gymnast is a suitable fit if an experienced place is booked and details not given. If you are unsure please do send us an email detailing your gymnasts previous experience and we will be able to determine if they will be of similar skill level to fit in with the existing group. If the relevant experience isn’t held, a refund will be processed following a phone call/email to you.
How do I know if my child matches the experience criteria?
You can sign into your Easy Payments Account if your child has done a camp/term with us in the last 2 years, and check how many camps/terms they have done. Summer/Midterm Camps (4 days), except the week of the August Bank Holiday are 12 hours, which is equivalent to one term with Sugarloaf Gymnastics, if coming from another club please send us an email to info[@]sugarloafgymnastics.ie
You don’t have many places for boys?
We are predominantly a girls club (or Women’s Artistic Gymnastics WAG ) meaning that we have all 4 WAG apparatus, Uneven Bars, Floor, Vault and Beam but do not have all 6 Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) apparatus (High Bar, Parallel Bars, Pommel Horse, Still Rings) so cannot offer a full boys program. As a result we always have much lower in take of boys classes than girls as we can only coach boys at a basic recreational level.
At what age can children start classes?
Girls born in 2014 can begin in January as long as they have turned three. Boys must be born in 2013. All children must be fully toilet trained, no nappies allowed and must be able to toilet and dress themselves fully without any help needed.
I’m confused by the listing, how do I know if it’s for boys/girls or if experience is required?
While it might seem daunting at first with the information listed, it is straight forward. Here is an example of a listing to help explain:
When does Term 3 start for new members?
Term 3 has already begun for some of our current members and new members will join from after the Easter midterm break. See the below start dates for each class, please make a note of dates off in your diaries:
- Monday: April 9th Click here for term dates / dates off
- Tuesday: April 10th Click here for term dates / dates off
- Wednesday: April 11th Click here for term dates / dates off
- Thursday: April 12th Click here for term dates / dates off
- Friday: April 13th Click here for term dates / dates off
- Saturday: April 14th Click here for term dates / dates off
Key Information to assist you in your booking:
- The column on the left lists details the class day,time, year of birth & whether experience is required. Column on the right lists the term dates, cost and the amount of experience required (if any).
- Follow the steps very carefully. We have a detailed breakdown below.
- We strongly advise to use a personal email address – not a work email address to, company servers often block our emails. Ensure the spelling is correct.
- For any issues with credit card acceptance contact Easy Payments Plus, SG cannot help you with this: 01 2393254
- Best results for booking have proven to be on a computer/laptop rather than iPad/phone.
- If your choice comes back with a message stating that it is unavailable, this class is now full.
- Ensure to select “allow text ” and “allow email” to receive important communication from us, no advertising or spam will be sent.
- There is a 5% discount available for siblings attending from the same family, this is automatically calculated but must be in the one transaction.
A Step-By-Step Guide to booking your place using Easy Payments Plus
If you would like to view a more extensive guide, click here where screen shots are included in the process.
Click on the Pay Now Button at the bottom of the page or at the bottom of the “Current Availability” page
Find the listing you wish to book and click “Add to Bill”
If you have an existing Easy Payments Plus (EPP) account, sign in and proceed as normal. If you do not, select “no”on the question “do you have an Easy Payments Plus Account?” and fill in the required details.
You may be prompted to search for the organisation you are wishing to make payment to. Search “SUG”.
EPP works similar to systems used by schools, register yourself first, then your gymnast. Fill all of the information in correctly and in full. Please include the correct emergency contact number. In case of injury/illness we need to be able to contact you.
At the bottom of the page you will be prompted to agree to 2 very important conditions which must be respected and complied with. We also recommend that you tick to receive texts/emails from us. No spam or advertising is sent via these forms of communication. We will only communicate via text for emergencies eg. class cancellation and all term/news information is sent via email.
Enter the gymnasts details. Medical information is particularly important, whether it is learning difficulties or a relevant medical condition. If you would like to give us more information on a condition please email info[@]sugarloafgymnastics.ie following your booking. Clear details of experience must be given. “Yes” is not sufficient information.
From this screen click “proceed to payment”. If wishing to add another class booking for another child you will need to add their details also, click “Add more items”
You will now enter into the payment section, follow the steps carefully. You must agree to the Terms and Conditions laid out by Sugarloaf Gymnastics and the waiver from our governing body Gymnastics Ireland before being able to proceed.
A receipt then appears on screen confirming your child’s place. A copy of this is also emailed to you instantly, please check your junk mail if you did not receive this. Attached is also a PDF document of our Starter Pack FAQ which has all of the information you need for beginning, please read this carefully in preparation before your first day.
Our FAQ has many other frequently asked questions which may help you – click here.
Please make yourself familiar with our Club Policies & Rules – click here.