Welcome to West Tennessee GCA


THE BEST JUST GOT BETTER

 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! WE WANT TO WISH YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND MAKE SURE YOU ARE AWARE OF OUR HOILDAY SCHEDULE. POSTED ON GCA FACEBOOK AND ALL GCA REMINDS.  NO CLASSES WEDNESDAY THUR SUNDAY. WE WILL START BACK UP MONDAY 11/30 . SAFE TRAVELS AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

GCA LEXINGTON, CAMDEN, MCKENZIE AND HENDERSON ARE ALL OPEN! PLEASE REVIEW TENNESSEE PLEDGE GUIDES FOR GCA 

We are implementing the following Covid-19 safety procedures to keep our staff and students healthy.                                                                                                                                                             
* Only @ McKenzie Armory will Temperature Checks be done per Armory Guidelines.                                

Screening:

Coaches will take their own temperatures and do self-screening prior to entering facility. They will wear a mask or cloth face covering when in close proximity to students.

Parents are required to check athletes for a temperature and other Covid-19 symptoms prior to class:
If exhibiting any of the following symptoms, athlete must stay home:
* If temperature of 100.4 or above
* If athlete has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days
* If athlete is experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat or a new loss of taste or smell
* If athlete has had a fever in the last 48 hours

Social distancing:
1. We ask that parents to assist their athletes in spacing out upon entering facility (not all storm door at once)
2. **ONLY ATHLETES permitted to enter at this time with the EXCEPTION of PRESCHOOL CLASS - (1 parent may accompany each child)
3. 6’ apart strip markings will be placed on tumbling floor to help athletes maintain social distancing
4. Marked spots for preschool parents to sit
5. Separate entrance and exit for students

Santizing
1. Athletes and coaches are required to sanitize hands upon entering and exiting the gym.
2. All equipment will be santized with cdc approved solution prior to class
3. All high touch areas will be sanitized prior to GCA leaving facility.

**All students will be required to bring own marked water bottle **

Coach B
#gcastrong


MAY 26TH Update

CAMDEN, HENDERSON and MCKENZIE locations
All National Guard Armories and Briarwood School remain temporarily shut down to outside events and activities, meaning these programs will remain closed. 

All accounts from these programs will be held and NO June tuition will be drafted for those locations. 

We are allowing students from those programs  to transfer to our Lexington facility.  If you wish to temporarily transfer until we are able to reopen at those locations, please call Coach Brantley at 731-614-6788 for a class day and time. 

If you do not wish to transfer but want to continue when we reopen your location,  your account will remain “on hold” and NO tuition payment will be drafted at this time. 

If you wish to drop all together, you will need to complete a stop draft form (located in the forms section to the left) and send a photo of it to Coach Brantley at 731-614-6788. 

We are reassessing each week as the governor continues releasing reopening plans and guidelines. 

When we are able to re-open we will first offer make-up classes and then pro-rate tuition thereafter. 

MAY 26TH UPDATE

 LEXINGTON LOCATION ONLY:

This is the last week for March Makeups for the Lexington program. Classes and automatic payment scheduled will resume June 1st.

If you need to drop and stop your draft, please fill out a Stop Draft Form (located in Forms section to the left) and send text photo to coach Brantley 731-614-6788 by Thursday May 28th.


First, THANK YOU to everyone who has and continues to work together by adjusting normal life activities with the shared goal of combating this pandemic. We would not have made it this far without everyone's willingness to play an important role. We are excited, to say the least, with the phased reopening of businesses for the nation at large and our facility specifically.

However, the importance of respecting social conditions is not over. Although anxious to reopen, GCA will carefully transition back into offering our standard programs with a mindset of caution and flexibility. Appropriate to our environment, we are committed to continuing safe social practices and effective sanitization.

Beginning Tuesday, May 19th, we will begin offering your March makeup classes. It is imperative that your child attend the class day and time that you are enrolled in as to not overload any one class. We anticipate June 1st as our official return to class schedule and automatic payment system. We understand some families may not yet be comfortable returning and we want to accommodate that decision. If that is the case, we ask that you complete and submit a stop draft form available under the forms section of our website westtennesseegca.com prior to Tuesday, May 26th. This form can be mailed to GCA, P.O. Box 364, Lexington, TN 38351 or sent via text message to 731-614-6788.

Listed below are some key changes and practices we have highlighted expecting GCA staff and families to respect. We will be posting a video on our Facebook by the end of the week outlining some of the steps taken in order to comply with the Governor’s Tennessee Pledge guidelines for re-opening safely.

It is imperative that we do things right by following the guidelines outlined below in order to continue having classes. Things may look a little different for a while, due to the social distancing guidelines, but there is plenty we can be doing to get stronger, more flexible and increase our tumbling skills.

In order for us to begin our Phase 1 of reopening there are some health and safety guidelines we ask staff, parents and students to follow:
1. Please check temperatures prior to coming into the gym. If temperature is over 100 degrees, please stay home.
2. If you or your child have been around anyone who has been sick, please stay home.
3. Wash hands for at least 20 seconds immediately upon entering the gym. Maintain 6’ social distancing (There will be marks on the floor to assist with this.) Hand sanitizer stations are also set up to use throughout class time as necessary.
4. Please park in the front and wait for GCA staff to open the door. A GCA staff person will be positioned at the front door to signal students to enter and assist with hand washing/sanitation. Be sure students do not all rush to the door all at once but space out entering the gym so we can maintain the 6’ social distancing required.

(PRESCHOOL CLASS PARENTS ONLY, due to social distancing guidelines, we ask that if your child is one to wander or not able to follow specific directions and stay in place, we ask that 1 parent accompany that child throughout the class).
5. After you have dropped off your student, please park behind the building as students will be exiting through the back door in order to avoid cross-over traffic at the front door.
6. Bring your own personally marked water bottle. We have temporarily closed our drinking fountain and drink machine.

Cleaning:
In order to keep our staff and students safe we have implemented additional cleaning and sanitizing routines recommended by the CDC and our local health department.

Masks:
Staff will be wearing masks. Students are not required to wear a mask, but if you are more comfortable with them wearing one they certainly can.

Enter/Exit:
Students will enter through the front door and exit through the back door in order to cut down on cross-over traffic.

Hygiene:
If you have to cough or sneeze, please do so in your elbow, shirt sleeve or tissue and use hand sanitizer provided.

It is our hope that by everyone adhering to these Phase 1 guidelines, we will be able to continue our reopening phases, and slowly be able to relax some of the guidelines when appropriate and safe to do so.

We appreciate your cooperation and support as we try to get back in the gym. Let’s all do our our part to keep each other safe so that we can continue to get through this together.

We know this is a lot of information to digest. Most importantly, we miss you and we THANK YOU for your continued support. We are excited to welcome you back. We wanted to get information to you as soon as available; and please continue to watch for future updates. As always, our website and Facebook are continuously updated, please check those sources for changes. 

APRIL 27TH

Dear GCA Family,

We hope all our students, families & friends from GCA Lexington, Camden, Henderson, McKenzie and all our mobile preschool and cheer programs are safe and doing well during this quarantine.   We thank you and appreciate your patience and support as we continue to navigate our way through the COVID-19 county, state and federal guidelines for opening GCA. 

Governor Lee’s latest press conference on COVID-19 outlined the Phase 1 guidelines which allowed for the re-opening of restaurants and retail (with restrictions), but ordered all other businesses (including gyms & fitness centers) to remain closed. 

RE:  CAMDEN, HENDERSON and MCKENZIE LOCATION

Initially, all National Guard Armories received orders to temporarily shut down outside events and activities until the End of April.  These orders have now extended into May.  This means we will be unable to operate the Camden, Henderson and McKenzie programs for the month of May.  NO accounts were drafted for the month of April and NO accounts will be drafted for the month of May.  When we are able to re-open we will first offer make-up classes and then pro-rate tuition thereafter as necessary. There is also a possibility of offering additional days and classes at our Lexington location for those interested if the orders from the Governor are lifted for our business but the armories remain closed to outside events and activities. 

 

RE: LEXINGTON LOCATION

Our Lexington gym will remain closed until Governor Lee includes gyms/ fitness centers/sports facilities in the re-opening phase. NO accounts were drafted for the month of April and NO accounts will be drafted for the month of May.  When we are able to re-open we will first offer make-up classes and then pro-rate tuition thereafter as necessary.  We will resume normal operations as soon as it is safely possible to do so.

We will continue to post activities and challenges for your athlete and family here daily.


We will be updating this information as more information becomes available to us.

This is a temporary set-back for us as well as many other small businesses. Again, we thank you for your patience and support through this time?  We will be here for you, please be here for us. We will get through this TOGETHER!

God Bless!
Coach Brantley

 

Follow GCA on:

 

Facebook: West Tennessee Gym and Cheer Academy
Instagram @gcagems
Website westtennesseegca.com
Remind app ...join a specific class by texting your location code to 81010
Camden: @gcacam
Henderson: @gcahen
McKenzie: @gcamck
Lexington: @gcatue @gcawed @gcathu

GCA YOUTUBE...GCAGEMS

MARCH 27 TH

Dear GCA Families,

We know this past week has been full of confusion and uncertainty for many of you, as it has been for us. We thank you for your patience and support as we continue to navigate our way through COVID-19.

After Governor Lee’s declaration on COVID-19 All gyms in the state of the Tennessee are temporary shut down until April 6th.

Re: CAMDEN, HENDERSON and MCKENZIE locations
All National Guard Armories received orders to temporarily shut down outside events and activities until the End of April. This means we will be unable to operate the Camden, Henderson and McKenzie programs for the month of April. All accounts will be held and NO April tuition will be drafted for those locations. Hopefully we will be able to re-open beginning in May. When we are able to re-open we will first offer make- up classes and then pro-rate tuition thereafter. There is also a possibility of offering additional days and classes at our Lexington location for those interested if the orders from the Governor are lifted and allow us to resume business.

Re: Lexington location
Our Lexington gym will be closed through April 6th as the Governor has ordered. We will NOT be drafting April tuition on April 1st. If we are able to resume classes after April 6th, we will first offer make up classes and pro-rate tuition if there are any weeks left in April.

We will be updating this information as more information becomes available to us.

We will resume normal operations as soon as it is safely possible to do so.

Thank you all for your patience, understanding and support through this. This is a temporary set back for us as well as many other small businesses. We will be here for you, please be here for us. TOGETHER we will get through this!

We will continue activities and challenges posted here daily for your athlete and family.

God Bless
Coach Brantley

GCA UPDATE
To better serve our community and help prevent the spread of COVID-19
ALL GYM LOCATIONS...
GCA Lexington , GCA Henderson, GCA Camden , GCA Mckenzie , all GCA Mobile Preschool Tumbling Programs, GCA Birthday Parties & Events and GCA GEMS Competitive Cheer will be closed for Classes through March 31st.

Follow GCA also on
Instagram @gcagems
Website westtennesseegca.com
Remind app ...join a specific class
Camden @gcacam
Henderson @gcahen
Mckenzie @gcamck
Lexington @gcatue @gcawed @gcathu

GCA YOUTUBE...GCAGEMS

Thank you for your support and understanding during this time.
Coach Brantley

ALWAYS EARNED...NEVER GIVEN

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2020 WSA NEW ORLEANS NATIONAL CHEER CHAMPIONS!!!

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SEVERAL GYM LOCATIONS

 LEXINGTON Monday-Saturday, HENDERSON (only on Mondays), CAMDEN (only on Mondays)  & MCKENZIE (only on Tuesdays)
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GCA COMPETITION CHEER TEAMS.... GCA GEMS ARE A CLASS AND CUT ABOVE THE REST!!! SENIOR ELITE RUBIES (RED), JUNIOR WHITE DIAMONDS (WHITE) AND YOUTH SAPPHIRES (BLUE). GCA GEMS RISE UP & SHINE!!!

 
GCA HAS 5 BRANCH LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT WEST TENNESSEE LEXINGTON main gym MONDAY-SATURDAY.  HENDERSON AND CAMDEN ON MONDAYS,  MCKENZIE ON TUESDAYS,  AND JACKSON CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL ON THURSDAYS. 
 
 We provide a FUN, SAFE, and PRODUCTIVE environment for youths in our community and surrounding areas, by way of recreational  gymnastics, tumbling, trampoline, and cheerleading. GCA is also home to the oldest and most successful competitive cheer program.  Maintaining integrity, and focusing on becoming strong in all ages and levels of tumbling and cheer, GCA has implemented a true athletic and business atmosphere for gymnastics, tumbling, and cheer. Our PASSION  for coaching and training todays youths in a positive environment, while putting emphasis on family is our mission. Our program is very well structured. THE BEST COACHING-STUDENT RATIO!  

 

GCA BIRTHDAY PARTIES A MUST!!!  $250 Birthday Party Fee, 2 COACHES, 20 CHILDREN MAX....obstacle courses. zip line, inflatable slide and trampolines, cargo net, in-ground trampolines, pit races and more,,, CALL 731-614-6788 TO SCHEDULE YOUR CHILDS PARTY. PARTIES ARE BOOKED IN ADVANCE UP TO 8 WEEKS ONLY ON SATURDAYS 1-2:30 OR 4-5:30.