What should my child wear to train at Vertical Zone?

All athletes who jump at Vertical Zone must wear suitable gym attire. Children should wear 1 piece gymnastics leotards and/or lycra or cotton shorts and a properly sized T-shirt. No zippers, ballet skirts or loose-fitting clothing are permitted. Long hair must be tied back. Dangling earrings, bracelets, watches, anklets, rings, or necklaces should be left at home. Athletes are barefoot or wear socks in the gym. Open wounds or warts must be bandaged with athletic tape and socks must be worn.

If I miss a recreational class, do I get a make-up class?

If Vertical Zone cancels classes due to unforeseen circumstances, we will provide make up classes for those athletes affected by the cancellation. If your athlete misses a class for personal reasons, there will be no make-up class, as our programs are purposefully scheduled and staffed according to registrations.

Can I just drop in to jump on a trampoline?

We strongly recommend that you call ahead to reserve trampoline time. Availability is limited, due to prioritizing time and space for recreational and competitive programs.

What is a GO fee?

As a member club of Gymnastics Ontario (GO), we are required to pay additional insurance fees directly to GO. These fees protect the athlete and club by providing additional insurance if necessary. Being a GO accredited club insures your athletes are being coached by trained National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) coaches.

Can I leave the gym, once I’ve dropped my athlete off for a recreational class or public jump booking?

Parents must remain at Vertical Zone for athletes 4 years and younger, or for any athletes who will require assistance going to the bathroom. For safety reasons, our coaches will not leave their group unsupervised and there are rarely additional staff available to provide 2-1, staff-camper, supervision required when managing personal care issues. For public jumpers, we request parents and caregivers remain at the gym in case of emergency.

My athlete is progressing very well in their recreational class and is interested in competing. How can my athlete join Vertical Zone’s competitive team?

Competitive team tryouts usually occur in the summer. However, you can email our Head Coach, Allison Mackay (allison@verticalzone.ca) to inquire about a tryout at anytime. If there is still space on the competitive team, Allison will book a tryout time for your athlete. When the competitive team is full, there are Elite Recreational classes offered for those athletes who are waitlisted for competition opportunities.