"The important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part; the important thing in life, is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well." --- Baron Pierre de Coubertin
The Virginia International Gymnastics teams began in 1988 to provide aspiring gymnasts the opportunity to develop their talent in a well-rounded, wholesome manner with emphasis on sound, progressive fundamentals. The team was conceived by Jim Roe, a former member of the United States National Coaching Staff and wife Mary, coach and former competitive gymnast.
We offer USA Gymnastics training from levels one through elite! No matter what level you seek, you can find it here!
Our coaching staff brings decades of experience to the gym, producing many USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic National competitors. Our staff also brings a well-rounded approach to the sport of gymnastics. If "winning at all cost" is your objective, we're not for you! We stress the importance of doing your best - giving 100 percent through hard work. If you do that, you will win, in one form or another!
Because safety is first and foremost, all of the coaching staff at VIGS is Nationally Safety Certified and background checked by USA Gymnastics! In addition, our staff is Safety Certified in-house as well as CPR and first-aid certified!
Whether they go on to be a State Champion, Olympian or not, we're proud of every athlete we've ever coached from the Development team member to Elite gymnasts Courtney Sarrett and Olympic Champion Courtney Kupets (Kupets began as a pre-schooler and was with us through level six - how's this for a cute early Olympian photo!).
In the last thirty-two years, our competition teams have built a fine tradition of success:
Graduating student-athletes from Virginia International Gymnastics teams have gone on to study and pursue NCAA gymnastics careers at colleges and universities across the nation, including Radford University, James Madison University, Virginia Tech, The University of Virginia, The College of William and Mary, North Carolina State University, Towson State University, California State University at Fullerton, The University of Alabama, Iowa State University, West Virginia University and The Ohio State University.
For more information on our team program, call 804-276-7039.