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RCIG Frequently Asked Questions2022-03-01T15:27:33-05:00

FAQs

Here you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions. Feel free to ask one of our coaches, or Contact Us for more information!

WHERE ARE THE CLASSES OFFERED?2022-03-01T15:39:09-05:00

We are located at 11248 Patterson Ave, Henrico, VA 23238. We are part of the Tuckahoe Village Shopping Center.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO TAKE CLASSES AT RCIG?2021-01-14T03:02:46-05:00

RCIG classes are specifically designed for individuals with special needs, but anyone can participate. Typically 5 – 10% of our athletes are neurotypical. And we often have siblings that participate together!

WHAT AGES DO YOU SERVE AT RCIG?2022-03-01T15:40:37-05:00

How old are you? We have a class for you! Our youngest athlete is 2.5 and our oldest is 46! We offer child, teen, and adult classes and will work with you to find the best fit for your needs.

WHAT TIMES ARE CLASSES OFFERED?2021-01-14T03:04:02-05:00

Classes are one hour each and run in 8-week sessions. We offer classes all throughout the week, depending on your age. Please refer to the Schedule tab listed on this site for up-to-date information.

WHAT IF MY CHILD NEEDS A 1:1 AIDE?2022-03-01T15:41:49-05:00

Most of our athletes do, and that’s ok! When we meet, your athlete will get one free trial class for us to assess your athlete’s abilities and needs. We have trained volunteers and staff at every class that can handle any situation. Some of our volunteers come to us through VCU pursuing degrees in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Special Needs fields.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO GYMNASTICS CLASS?2021-01-14T03:05:40-05:00

When you become an RCIG athlete you will be given a super cool RCIG gym shirt! We encourage every athlete to wear it each week to class as a team uniform, along with comfortable shorts or leggings. We understand that sometimes wearing something new or a certain color may not be something you are comfortable with. So, bottom line, comfortable athletic clothing with no zippers and no shoes or socks. But, we are flexible and we can work with you if needed.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME TO CLASS?2021-01-14T03:06:21-05:00

A fun attitude, and a bottle of water!

WHAT WILL THE FIRST CLASS LOOK LIKE?2022-03-01T15:43:55-05:00

All of the classes are similar in the way we format the class. The hour is broken up into four different areas of the gym with water breaks in between each change. After a few classes, the athletes start to know that water breaks mean we’re ending one obstacle course and moving on to the next. We also offer social stories in our welcome packet for athletes that may struggle with change. If your athlete needs visual support, such as a schedule, we offer that as well.

AM I ABLE TO OBSERVE DURING CLASS TIME?2021-01-14T03:07:47-05:00

YES! The athletes LOVE having an admiring crowd watch through the observation windows. However, if you’d rather grab a book or take a nap on the couch, we applaud that too!

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, HOW WILL I BE CONTACTED DURING CLASS?2022-03-01T15:47:37-05:00

We ask that the parent, caregiver, or family member that brings the athlete to class stay in the building. You can read, chat with friends, do grocery shopping online, or nap, but we do ask that you stay on the property so we can easily access you in case of an emergency. If you must leave the building, we ask that you do not leave the shopping center. You must sign out at the front desk, and leave your contact information.

CAN WE MAKE UP A CLASS IF WE MISS ONE?2021-01-14T03:08:58-05:00

Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to offer make up classes. We have a specific ratio of coaches to athletes that we aim for in each class in order to help ensure athlete success, safety, and progress and because of this, we don’t offer make up classes.

WHAT ARE THE CLASS CANCELATION POLICIES?2022-04-28T15:31:25-04:00

We do our absolute best to always have scheduled classes. However, in the case of inclement weather or other local emergencies, we ask everyone to check our Facebook or Instagram for updates on weather and other closings. Enrolled athletes will receive an email regarding any cancelations. As of 2022 we will no longer be able to offer credits for inclement weather cancelations.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO YOUR STAFF MEMBERS HAVE?2022-03-01T15:51:33-05:00

Coach Mike, Coach Jocelyn, and Coach Grant’s educational background can be found on the About Us tab. But, our volunteers are all trained by Coach Mike. They also are required to attend an annual Sensory Integration Training presented by Cornerstone Therapy Associates. All of the paid staff are CPR certified and any staff or volunteers that are over the age of 18 have also successfully passed a criminal background check.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?2021-09-27T18:08:31-04:00

Yes, if you take multiple classes in the same session, or have multiple athletes enrolled in the same session. See our Scholarships & Discounts section at the bottom of the Registration page.

DOES RCIG PARTICIPATE IN GYMNASTICS COMPETITIONS?2021-01-14T03:11:33-05:00

Nope! We encourage teamwork within each of our classes and to cheer for one another unconditionally, but we do not enter competitions outside of the gym.

DO YOU OFFER BIRTHDAY PARTIES?2021-01-14T03:12:05-05:00

Yes, we do! If you are an existing RCIG athlete, or have been in the past 6 months, we would love to host your birthday party, school celebration or any type of party. Contact Coach Mike for details.

FAQs

Here you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions. Feel free to ask one of our coaches, or Contact Us for more information!

WHERE ARE THE CLASSES OFFERED?2022-03-01T15:39:09-05:00

We are located at 11248 Patterson Ave, Henrico, VA 23238. We are part of the Tuckahoe Village Shopping Center.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO TAKE CLASSES AT RCIG?2021-01-14T03:02:46-05:00

RCIG classes are specifically designed for individuals with special needs, but anyone can participate. Typically 5 – 10% of our athletes are neurotypical. And we often have siblings that participate together!

WHAT AGES DO YOU SERVE AT RCIG?2022-03-01T15:40:37-05:00

How old are you? We have a class for you! Our youngest athlete is 2.5 and our oldest is 46! We offer child, teen, and adult classes and will work with you to find the best fit for your needs.

WHAT TIMES ARE CLASSES OFFERED?2021-01-14T03:04:02-05:00

Classes are one hour each and run in 8-week sessions. We offer classes all throughout the week, depending on your age. Please refer to the Schedule tab listed on this site for up-to-date information.

WHAT IF MY CHILD NEEDS A 1:1 AIDE?2022-03-01T15:41:49-05:00

Most of our athletes do, and that’s ok! When we meet, your athlete will get one free trial class for us to assess your athlete’s abilities and needs. We have trained volunteers and staff at every class that can handle any situation. Some of our volunteers come to us through VCU pursuing degrees in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Special Needs fields.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO GYMNASTICS CLASS?2021-01-14T03:05:40-05:00

When you become an RCIG athlete you will be given a super cool RCIG gym shirt! We encourage every athlete to wear it each week to class as a team uniform, along with comfortable shorts or leggings. We understand that sometimes wearing something new or a certain color may not be something you are comfortable with. So, bottom line, comfortable athletic clothing with no zippers and no shoes or socks. But, we are flexible and we can work with you if needed.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME TO CLASS?2021-01-14T03:06:21-05:00

A fun attitude, and a bottle of water!

WHAT WILL THE FIRST CLASS LOOK LIKE?2022-03-01T15:43:55-05:00

All of the classes are similar in the way we format the class. The hour is broken up into four different areas of the gym with water breaks in between each change. After a few classes, the athletes start to know that water breaks mean we’re ending one obstacle course and moving on to the next. We also offer social stories in our welcome packet for athletes that may struggle with change. If your athlete needs visual support, such as a schedule, we offer that as well.

AM I ABLE TO OBSERVE DURING CLASS TIME?2021-01-14T03:07:47-05:00

YES! The athletes LOVE having an admiring crowd watch through the observation windows. However, if you’d rather grab a book or take a nap on the couch, we applaud that too!

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, HOW WILL I BE CONTACTED DURING CLASS?2022-03-01T15:47:37-05:00

We ask that the parent, caregiver, or family member that brings the athlete to class stay in the building. You can read, chat with friends, do grocery shopping online, or nap, but we do ask that you stay on the property so we can easily access you in case of an emergency. If you must leave the building, we ask that you do not leave the shopping center. You must sign out at the front desk, and leave your contact information.

CAN WE MAKE UP A CLASS IF WE MISS ONE?2021-01-14T03:08:58-05:00

Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to offer make up classes. We have a specific ratio of coaches to athletes that we aim for in each class in order to help ensure athlete success, safety, and progress and because of this, we don’t offer make up classes.

WHAT ARE THE CLASS CANCELATION POLICIES?2022-04-28T15:31:25-04:00

We do our absolute best to always have scheduled classes. However, in the case of inclement weather or other local emergencies, we ask everyone to check our Facebook or Instagram for updates on weather and other closings. Enrolled athletes will receive an email regarding any cancelations. As of 2022 we will no longer be able to offer credits for inclement weather cancelations.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO YOUR STAFF MEMBERS HAVE?2022-03-01T15:51:33-05:00

Coach Mike, Coach Jocelyn, and Coach Grant’s educational background can be found on the About Us tab. But, our volunteers are all trained by Coach Mike. They also are required to attend an annual Sensory Integration Training presented by Cornerstone Therapy Associates. All of the paid staff are CPR certified and any staff or volunteers that are over the age of 18 have also successfully passed a criminal background check.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?2021-09-27T18:08:31-04:00

Yes, if you take multiple classes in the same session, or have multiple athletes enrolled in the same session. See our Scholarships & Discounts section at the bottom of the Registration page.

DOES RCIG PARTICIPATE IN GYMNASTICS COMPETITIONS?2021-01-14T03:11:33-05:00

Nope! We encourage teamwork within each of our classes and to cheer for one another unconditionally, but we do not enter competitions outside of the gym.

DO YOU OFFER BIRTHDAY PARTIES?2021-01-14T03:12:05-05:00

Yes, we do! If you are an existing RCIG athlete, or have been in the past 6 months, we would love to host your birthday party, school celebration or any type of party. Contact Coach Mike for details.

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