Recreational Class Rules and Policies

Recreational Class Rules Policies (pdf)


WELCOME TO CAPITAL GYMNASTICS NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER – Our goal is to make this experience exciting and memorable for your family. For this to happen, it is important for you and your child to understand the rules and policies. Please take the time to read the following:

During COVID restrictions, the following guidelines are to be followed: Current COVID restrictions are in place for both students and parents. Please wait outside until a staff member is present to allow entrance. 5 minutes prior to the class start time. Everyone must wear a mask upon entering the facility. Temperatures will be taken prior to entering the gym Shoes must be taken off at the door and placed in a plastic bag with the child’s name on it. Parents must remove shoes as well. Coaches will direct students to first go wash their hands and then instruct them where to go to wait for warm up. Students will wear their mask through warm up. After warm up, they will remove them and place them in a zip lock bag that will stay with them throughout their class. Parents must always wear their mask while in the gym. Please have the mask cover both your mouth and nose. Please maintain a 10 ft. social distancing space between each other. Siblings who are in the same class must also maintain the 10 ft. COVID restriction.

Parking is not permitted in the lot in front of the gym. This is the pickup and drop off area for our students. If dropping your student off, enter the parking lot and have your child wait in a hula hoop. If you are parking and walking your child to the drop off area, you may park in the lower lot or against the fence then stand with your child in a hoola hoop. A staff member will be present to take temperatures and give you further instructions. Everyone will be asked the 5 COVID questions.

When your child’s class is finished, they will exit out the door in the parent waiting area and wait in a hula hoop to be picked up. Parents can drive through the parking lot in front of the gym to pick up their child. If you child is not there, you must circle to keep the line moving.

During Phase two of the COVID restrictions, only one parent or adult is allowed per family to enter the gym with their child(ren) during their class time. You are welcome to watch in the lobby or bleacher area adhering to the social distancing guidelines of 10 ft.

1. ARRIVALFollow COVID Instructions above until further notice. *Entrance is through the glass doors. Upon arrival, children may stow all belongings in the cubbies. Children wait in the lobby area or on the red section along the cubbies until a coach leads them to the floor for warm up. All classes warm-up together. When warm up finishes, children go to their assigned coach. PRESCHOOL: Please sit on the edge of the mat at the class bar area, which is to your right, before you reach the lobby.

2. DISMISSALFollow COVID Instructions above until further notice. Children are dismissed from class at the lobby area. Please instruct your child to go to the office if you or the person designated to pick them up are not at the gym. Children must remain inside the building until you or the person designated to pick them up has arrived. No child has permission to leave the building unless accompanied by an adult. Please be prompt on pickup. Exit door is in the lobby area.

3. ATTIRE / WHAT TO WEAR – CGNTC requires modest attire for students. For ALL classes. gymnastics and tumbling, female students must wear a leotard. It is optional to wear shorts or leggings over the leotard. Students torso must be covered. NO MIDRIFFS.
Male students are to wear athletic shorts and non-baggy t-shirt. (No buttons, buckles, zippers or snaps.) Long hair must be tied back. NO JEWELRY is to be worn. Trampoline classes require socks. Tumbling classes can wear cheer shoes, but not required.


5. MAKE-UPS – As a courtesy, we offer make-up classes for your child to participate in. NO MAKE-UPS OFFERED IN REGULAR CLASS TIMES.

***Class MUST be missed before a make-up can be scheduled. ***If a scheduled make-up is missed, it may not be rescheduled.
Reservations must be made in advance by calling the gym office the week of the desired make-up, as make-ups are scheduled one week at a time. Students have 30 days to do a make-up for a missed class.
If you pro-rated the summer session, NO MAKE-UPS are allowed for any classes missed.
NO MAKE-UPS are needed for our SCHEDULED CLOSINGS as they are built into the schedule.

6. PARENT PORTAL – In the Parent portal, you can see the class your child is enrolled in as well as their coaches name. You can view your account and make payments at your convenience

7. PAYMENT POLICY – Payment is due upon enrollment. Subsequent payments are due for an 8-week session prior to the sessions start date. The payment is due by the 7th class of the current session. A penalty of $10 is automatically applied if payment is not received by the 7th class of the current session. If payment is not made by the 8th class in the session, your child’s spot will be forfeited. There is a $25 fee for any returned payments. You may place your credit card on file in the office to make future payments easier or go to the parent portal and make payment yourself. Any questions, please speak to management immediately. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. If you agree to put your credit card on file for tuition payments, it will be charged on the FIRST day of the payment due week. TO AVOID CHARGES ON YOUR CARD, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE OFFICE TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE FIRST PAYMENT DUE DATE.

8. INJURIES – If your child incurs an injury OUTSIDE the gym (i.e. at home or school) that prevents them from taking their gymnastics class, we require a Dr.’s note indicating they cannot participate in gymnastics. The note must also include the date of the injury and the length of time of non-participation. You will have the option to withdraw your child from class and have a credit for the remainder of the session OR if you wish to keep their spot, we will give ½ credit of the remaining classes and ½ make ups. If the injury occurs here while in class, monies will be frozen and their spot is reserved for the length of time needed for recovery. A Dr.s note will also be required per our insurance company.

9. DROPS – If your child is planning on discontinuing, please notify the office BEFORE the 7th lesson of the current session. If we do not receive notification, you may be charged for the full session.

10. INCLEMENT WEATHER – If the gym is changing the schedule due to inclement weather, we will inform you of any closings or changes on our phone message system, on our webpage, and if time permits through e-mail. Our phone number is 703.239.0044 or 703.239.0046. Our website is “Like” us on Facebook (Capital Gymnastics National Training Center) to receive updates on gym happenings. NO CREDIT for missed classes due to inclement weather. Make ups will be offered.


12. REMINDERS – Gymnasts are not to be distracted by parents during practice. You have entrusted us to teach your child. It is important that you do not “coach” your child from the side. Please speak to management or arrange an appointment with the coach if you need to address issues with your child’s class.

13. PARKING – Below are areas for parking at CGNTC.
a. Lower parking lot, which is to the left before you drive up the hill to the gym. There are a set of steps that lead to the road in front of the gym. Please use caution when crossing the road.
b. Upper lots. There are two. One directly in front of the gym and one to the left of the entrance as you are looking at the gym. For the lot directly in front of the gym, please BACK your vehicle into the spots closest to the road. NOTE: PARKING IN FRONT OF THE GYM IS CLOSED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS
c. Along the fence across the road from the gym.

14. *NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY* For the safety of all athletes NO flash photography is allowed.

15. ADVANCEMENT TO NEXT LEVEL – If your child advances to the next level, he/she will receive a certificate and/or a “report card” from their instructor. You must bring the certificate or report card to the office to validate they have advanced to the level. You will then choose their new class with office personnel. If there is no room in your desired class, you will be placed on a wait list of your choice. If placed on a wait list, the child continues in their current class/level until you receive a call that a spot is open.