1. How young do kids start to take classes at Eagles?
Eagles has classes for as young as 12 months! At 12 months, children start with our Parent & Tot classes. Children age 2-5 years take classes in our Mighty Munchkin program. At age 5 girls can go into our Levels program and boys go into Boys Gym & Strength classes. At age 5, boys and girls also have the option of taking Trampoline and Tumbling classes.
2. Can my friend who doesn't attend classes at Eagles come to Open Gym (Camps, Back Handspring Clinic, Open Gym)?
Yes! Friends and members of the public are more than welcome to attend Open Gym, Camps, and Back Handspring Clinics! We just need a release signed by their parent or legal guardian to participate.
3. If I sign up for classes, do I have to pay for a long session?
No! Eagles class fees are month-to-month so you are only required to pay for one month at a time (however you do get a discount if you pay for multiple months.) For your convenience, you do not have to "sign up" each month - we assume you are continuing in your current class until you notify us otherwise.
4. Do you offer trial classes?
Yes! We are happy to let your child "TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT" - your child can take ONE trial class before deciding whether to sign up for classes. If you do, you will pay for that trial class along with your other class fees.
5. What benefits does my membership fee give me?
By being an Eagles member, you get a discounted member price on all of our special events like Open Gym, Camps, etc.
6. Can I change class times whenever I want?
Yes! You do not need to wait for a new month to change classes. Just call the office to find out if there is availability in the class time you are interested in.
7. Does Eagles do Birthday Parties?
Yes! Eagles is well known for their awesome birthday parties! They are held on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons primarily. But we can do a weekday if your child is out of school.
8. Do you prorate a month in which I miss some classes?
We only prorate the very first month you sign up, after that when you miss classes you can either come to Open Gym for free or call the office and arrange to attend another class for your makeup.
9. Can my child take more than once a week?
Yes! In fact, taking more than once a week helps your child improve and develop strength at a much faster rate. Just as if you only went to the gym to work out once a week - you know you wouldn't get as strong or develop skills as quickly as if you went multiple times a week. It works the same way in gymnastics. By the way, you get a price break on second and third classes!
10. How do we know if you are closed due to snow?
We post snow closings on our web site (www.EaglesGymnastics.com) and on our Facebook page. We try to get the answering machine message changed but are not always able to do so.
11. Do we make-up when Eagles has a "studio holiday" or scheduled day off?
No. When we set our schedule for the year, we take any breaks or days off into account so that every class day will get an average of 4 classes a month. Some months you may get 5 classes (which we don't charge extra for) and some months you may get 3 classes, but all class days end up with an average of 4.
12. If I refer somebody to Eagles, do I get a referral reward?
Yes! If you are currently in classes and you refer a friend that signs their child up for class, you will get a $20 credit on your account to be applied to the following month's tuition. The referral fee is per family, in other words, if the family you refer signs up 2 kids, you earn just one referral reward of $20. However, there is no limit to how many referral fees you can earn - so keep spreading the word about Eagles!
13. What are my options for paying my fees?
You can pay online via our website (just click on the Register/Log In link at the top of the page.) We can also take your Visa, Mastercard or Discover card number over the phone or at the counter. We also accept cash or checks at the counter.
15. How does my child get invited to the more advanced programs?
The coaches for the more advanced programs like Hot Shots, Stars, Shooting Stars, Mini Stars and Xcel will give you an invitation when they feel your child is ready to enter the program. In general, students that take more than once a week and attend Open Gyms or the Recreational Booster will progress more quickly and be more likely to earn a spot in these programs.
16. How can I help my child progress more quickly?
There are many ways to increase your child's strength and skills more quickly. Adding a second (or third) class time develops muscles and the repetition of the gymnastic skills ensures that skills will be acquired more quickly. Open Gym is also a great way to get in an additional practice time - one in which the student can build strength but also work on particular skills that they are wanting to master. This is a great opportunity to get a more personalized practice on gymnastic skills or routines in preparation for Club Classic Meets.
17. Can we make up if we miss a class?
Yes! There are two ways to make up a missed class. You can come to an Open Gym for free as a make-up. You also may call the office and schedule a make-up in another class time. Please do not just show up to another class time, if the class you want to attend is full, we cannot let you do a make-up in that class. Also, you can only do make-ups in months in which you have paid for classes. This does not mean you have to make up your missed class in the same month that you miss! You may carry forward a make-up into a future month as long as you have paid for that future month. Make ups may NOT be used to "pay" for a month's tuition.
18. Can my school, scout troop, girl scout troop, club have an event or field trip at Eagles?
Yes! Eagles would love to host your group! We can offer many different types of field trips - themed or not, organized games or open gym time, and more. Call the office or see the link on this site for more info.
19. Are you hiring?
We are always looking for friendly, upbeat, energetic people to coach gymnastics! Please call Haley at 816-941-9529 for more information.
20. Am I automatically enrolled each month, or do I need to call and sign up each time?
Once you have started attending Eagles, we assume you want to keep that class time unless you tell us you are dropping. So you do not need to "sign up" each month. To drop a class, you must notify us in writing by the 10th of the month prior to the month you wish to drop (ex, to drop for May, you must notify us in writing by the 10th of April). Please be aware, that when you drop, your class spot is offered to other students so when you wish to resume, you will need to call to see what is available since your spot may have been filled while you were not attending.
21. What do my kids need to wear to their class?
Girls need to wear a leotard and go barefoot. We also ask that they do not wear any jewelry and that their hair is pulled back in a pony tail or bun. Boys need to wear a tee-shirt and gym shorts - nothing with buttons or zippers. Boys also go barefoot.
22. Do I need to check my child in at the front desk every week?
Yes! It's our way of taking roll and it helps us to pass along information that you may need about your classes.
23. What are your hours?
Someone is in the office ready to help you at these times: