Individual Membership Information

Membership 2017-18

You may be aware the legislation regarding data protection is changing. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to become adopted by UK Law. The changes impact many of the ways organisations work including how they process personal data, which includes membership data.

How this affects gymnast membership

Historically, clubs have provided details about the gymnast to Scottish Gymnastics to allow us to activate membership benefits, including insurance, and to send out membership pack. Due to the change in the legislation, from October 2017, clubs will no longer be able to do this. Therefore, gymnast members (or their parent/guardian if they are under 16 years old) will need to join or renew their Scottish Gymnastics membership directly with us.

Before the new membership year starts on 1st October 2017, gymnasts or their parents/guardians will be provided with everything they need to know to complete the new membership process. This will be in the form of a leaflet provided by their local gymnastics club. 

You probably have lots of questions still needing answered about the new online membership process and we hope we've answered some of those here to help gymnasts or their parents/guardians. The new online membership system will be available via the join/renew button at the top of this page from 1 October 2017. 

How this affects coach, judge and club memberships

Renewal dates for coaches, judges and club memberships vary throughout the year. Your club will notify you when your membership is due for renewal but if you think your membership may be due for renewal you can visit the new section of the website from 1 October to complete your membership with us for 2017-18. Our membership system will know when you are due to renew and it won’t allow you to complete the process until then.

If you are a judge, perform a club role or perhaps a mixture of both, the system will help you select the membership type you need – there are descriptions of the types further down this page. 


Membership Category and Costs

Scottish Gymnastics membership types and costs for the 2017/2018 membership year can be found below;

MEMBERSHIP TYPE PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS FEE
Judge (National & Brevet) SG & BG Gold Rolling £76
Judge (Regional & Below) SG & BG Bronze £17
Level 2+ Coach SG & BG Gold Rolling £76
Level 1 - Assistant Coach SG & BG Silver £41
Helper & Learn to coach  SG & BG Bronze  £17
Competitive Gymnast SG & BG Silver £41
Gymnast SG & BG Bronze £17
Pre School Gymnast SG & BG Bronze Pre-School £11
Safeguarding Officer SG & BG Bronze £17
General administration role Club Officer Free

Member Types Description

MEMBERSHIP TYPE DESCRIPTION
Judge (National & Brevet) A member who has a judging qualification or attending a judging course at National or Brevet level. A member who is participating in judging at these level require the highest level of membership. It is advised that judges also attend the SG safeguarding courses. 
Judge (Regional & Below) A member who has a judging qualification or attending a judging course at Regional level or below. See above for level of membership required. It is advised that judges also attend the SG safeguarding courses. 
Level 2+ Coach A member who has a level 2 or above coaching qualification or attending a level 2 course in any discipline of gymnastics. This member type requires the highest level of membership.  It is a requirement for all coaches to get a PVG Disclosure through SG and attend the relevant SG safeguarding course.
Level 1 - Assistant Coach A member who has a level 1 coaching qualification or attending a level 1 course in any discipline of gymnastics. A level 1 coach requires silver membership on the understanding that they are directly supervised by a minimum of a level 2 qualified coach and does not undertake any class on their own. It is a requirement for all coaches to get a PVG Disclosure through SG and attend the relevant SG safeguarding course.
Helper & Learn to coach  A helper membership is for members who are in the gym working with children, it is also available to those have the learn to coach qualification, and also for chaperones. As they are working with children they are required to get a PVG Disclosure through SG and attend the relevant SG safeguarding course.
Competitive Gymnast A gymnasts who trains within a club at a competitive level. It entitles you to compete in any competition arranged within or outside of Scottish Gymnastics.
Gymnast A gymnasts that take part at beginner or recreational level. It also entitles you to compete in some beginner competitions organised by SG. 
Pre School Gymnast A member participating in pre-school gymnastics activity, this membership category includes insurance. 
Safeguarding Officer A member carrying out the role of safeguarding officer within a registered SG club. The Safeguarding officer will promote best practice throughout the club by ensuring everyone is aware of their responsibilities and the role they have to play in safeguarding at the club. A safeguarding officer must have a valid SG Safeguarding 2 and a PVG workshop and get a PVG Disclosure through SG.
General administration role A general administration role is someone within the club who supports the general functions of the running of a club as well as committee members who may carry out administrative roles outwith the club itself. These members are not working directly with children and not for anyone with a coaching role. Clubs must register all committee members with Scottish Gymnastics, this category is free.

Requirements of Membership:

For Requirements click HERE

Transfering Clubs:

For Guidelines click HERE

How to Guide:

For a how to guide for GymNET click HERE.