Ausome Policies

Ausome Program & Camp Policies

Effective September 13, 2018

Waitlist Policy

Once an Ausome program is full,  you are invited to join the waitlist for that specific program. Names will be added to the waitlist in the order they are received. Should a spot become available, waitlisted participants will be contacted (in order) by a Program Director.

Note: Once registered for a program, you will not be considered on waitlists for other concurrently running programs.

Note: Being on a waitlist for a specific program does not guarantee a spot in either the requested program or any future programs.  

1 Program-at-a-time Policy

We strive to ensure that every Ausome athlete has a chance to play. Upon Registration Day, participants are eligible to register for one program. When multiple programs are opening at the same time, participants may only choose ONE program to join.

Example: If registration for Soccer, Water Polo and Fine Motor open at the same time, you may register for only one of the three programs.

NOTE: Once a participant is registered in an Ausome program they are no longer eligible to join the waitlists of any other programs from the initial Registration Day.

No-Show Policy:

Failure to notify us 3 or more hours (when possible) before a program or camp
will be considered a no-show:

  • Every program participant will be permitted one no-show. On your second no-show,
    you will be fined $15;

  • Payment of any fines must be made prior to registering for any future programs.

  • Though we ask for a minimum of 3 hours notice, more notice would be much appreciated!

Age Requirement Policy

Each Ausome program is tailored to a specific age range. In order to maintain quality, integrity, and safety of our programs, we ask that members respect these age limits when registering participants.

*Participants must meet the minimum age requirement prior to program start date.

Programs with multiple time slots

When registering for a program with more than one start time, your child will be placed in the group that best suits their skill level. Please note that we cannot guarantee specific time slots.

Drop-off Policy

Parents are permitted to leave the premises while their child is doing a program. After signing your child in, you must notify a staff member that you will be offsite and provide your cell phone number.

Parents/Caregivers in Gym:

For the following reasons, parents/caregivers are not permitted in the gym during the session unless permitted by the Program Director:

  • Children act differently around their parents, often seeing them as a safe place they can go back to rather than being willing to take a risk that may have a positive outcome;

  • Parents can distract children, their own and others;

  • Part of Ausome Ottawa’s mandate is to create community. By having parents take a break together, they have a moment to take a breath and have a chat.

Toileting Policy

Camp: All participants must be able to independently manage and communicate their own toileting needs. (Camps are heavily supported by volunteers, we cannot guarantee that staff will be available to assist with toileting needs).

Weekly Programs: Participants do not need to be able to independently manage their own toileting needs. However, a parent or caregiver is required to remain on site to assist with their child’s’ toileting needs.  

Dress Code

All participants must be wearing indoor shoes and athletic clothing to participate in Ausome programs.