get on YuoTube and watch videos of the lifts . figure out the right and wrong ways . then practice the movements at home with a broom handle until your new membership starts .
standards mean shit . dont worry about that . your only goal is to be stronger/bigger in 1 year than you are now . if thats NOT your goal , you're posting on the wrong site .
there will be experienced lifters watching you at first . they're waiting for you to break a finger doing something stupid . dont do that . just focus on your goal for that day . try to stay out of peoples way until you get a feel of things .
you wont be the only newb there .