How can I sign my child up for classes?
Pierce Athletics offers a rolling enrollment for all recreational classes so you can begin classes at any time throughout the year. There are several ways to enroll in classes.
For all new athletes, we recommend purchasing a 6-week trial membership so your child can check us out for a lost-cost, low-commitment. If you prefer to do this in person, you may stop by any time, or you can call to make an appointment for a tour of our facility.
For returning students, you may stop by the office to complete your membership enrollment. Your 1st month’s membership fees are due with a membership contract to complete your enrollment.
How do I know if classes have openings?
We currently offer more than 50 classes each week. If you are interested in a particular class, you may call to find out if there are current openings. Our web access for current athletes only allows viewing for open classes. Most classes are offered several days a week, so we can usually find a time to fit into almost any schedule.
Can we try a class?
Absolutely! We recommend purchasing a trial membership for the best experience. Our trial memberships allow the athlete to fully experience the classes at Pierce Athletics at an introductory rate and with no required monthly commitment. During the first trial class of the membership, we can also give you a tour of our facility and introduce you and your athlete to our coaches! We’re certain you’ll love the confidence-building experience children have here at Pierce!
What if my child has to miss a class?
Not a problem! We understand that your schedule is busy, and many school events happen at night — not to mention — kids just get sick! Any time your child has to miss a class, just let our office know, and we’ll help you set up a drop-in class that works for you! Most of our classes are offered several times per week, and it’s very easy to schedule. If your child is in a class that’s not offered as often, we’ll find a suitable alternative.
What should the athlete wear to class?
Tumbling students should wear a leotard with shorts or leggings (female) or gym shorts and any style athletic shirt, preferably tight fitting (male). Long hair should be in a pony tail or off the face and no jewelry is allowed for the safety of the athlete and the coaches.
Cheerleading students should wear a leotard with shorts or leggings and clean tennis shoes (female) or gym shorts and any style athletic shirt, preferably tight fitting and clean tennis shoes (male). Hair should be in a pony tail and no jewelry is allowed. Shoes that are not deemed “clean” by the instructor will not be allowed. Students who are barefoot may not participate in stunting due to safety.
What extra costs may be incurred?
Recreational athletes will not be required to purchase anything extra. Competitive athletes must purchase team attire and pay competition fees.
Who will be instructing my child?
The coaches at Pierce Athletics are extremely qualified! We do monthly coach’s training where we discuss the nature of teaching children, specific skill sets that coaches must possess to work with different children, new techniques and drills for teaching skills, and hands-on spotter’s training. We attend annual conferences where we learn new skills as well as update our credentials. We are a United States Tumbling and Trampoline gym as well as a United States All Star Federation gym. We hold a variety of stunting, tumbling and safety certifications. Coaches undergo training when first joining our staff and shadow top instructors prior to teaching. If you have not yet met your child’s coaches, please let the office know you’d like to meet them!
How do I pay for classes?
Pierce Athletics offers automatic payments for our athletes, so a valid credit card or checking/savings account is required to be on file. Accounts are charged on the 1st of each month. Parents who prefer to pay may do so in person with the office or online via the parent portal prior to the 1st of the month.
How can I change my child’s enrollment status?
To make a request to put an account on hold, please send an email to PierceAthletics@msn.com. It is important to send this through email to ensure the account is properly notated on the date the email is received. All requests will be considered on an individual basis. You will receive an emailed confirmation with your account request status. Approval to put an account on hold does not guarantee re-enrollment into the original class. Note: All athletes with the need to change their child’s enrollment status will be required to resume and complete their signed membership.
How long might I be on a waiting list?
Some of our classes fill up very quickly and waiting lists seem to develop over night! In the past, if we see a waiting list getting too long, we have been able to add a class or we add coaches to increase our available slots. If you have been on a waiting list for more than three weeks, you may contact us to see if we can find you a different class that may suit your needs.
How do you determine if classes are canceled for weather?
It is very rare that we cancel classes for weather. However, should inclement weather arise, we first look at the safety of our staff when traveling. If we feel like we cannot adequately staff our classes during inclement weather, we will notify families via email, Facebook and text. Please see the front desk to receive text-message notifications. Pierce Athletics does provide drop-in classes for anything your child may miss due to a weather cancellation.
What do you do during weather warnings?
If a tornado watch is issued, the gym will remain in full operation, and our staff will closely monitor all media for updated information. In the event of a tornado warning, the athletes and their families will be escorted to a safe zone with our staff until the warning is cancelled. Our facility will remain open during this time for those who are already traveling to the gym when the warning is issued.