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School of Competitive Gymnastics - Gymnastics for All


With the Gymnastics for All Emphasis, one may achieve four certificate program options. Each certificate offers a unique set of courses to equip coaches with the knowledge required to achieve excellence.

The certificate programs are progressive and one must complete one certificate level prior to moving to the next. Coursework for the next certificate program can be pursued at any time.


The Instructor Certification is for those who are just beginning to coach gymnastics. The course(s) required for this certification provides a good foundation for future development of coaching skills and techniques.

  • All gymnastics disciplines will be engaged
  • Available to all coaches, instructors, and teachers
  • Focuses on beginning levels of gymnastics

Course Requirements

Junior Olympic Development Coach

The Junior Olympic Development Coach Certification focuses on educating coaches with gymnasts who are at the pre-team and/or beginning competitive levels as well as beginning noncompetitive Gym Fest performance routines(levels 1-4 Gym Fest). The courses required for this certification enhances coaching skills and strengthens training techniques for gymnasts at the previously stated levels.

Course Requirements:

And one (1) elective chosen from the following courses:

  • Any one (1) course from the Gymnastics for All course List:
    See “Course Catalog” for a list of available courses.

Junior Olympic Team Coach

The Junior Olympic Team Coach Certification provides the course work to enhance one’s coaching skills and techniques as they relate specifically to athletes at the competitive, advanced levels as well as more advanced noncompetitive Gym Fest performance routines (levels 4-6 Gym Fest). This certification offers flexibility in course selection to address one’s specific needs to achieve excellence.

Course Requirements:

Any one (1) course from the Gymnastics for All course List:
See “Course Catalog” for a list of available courses.

National Coach

The National Coach Certification is for coaches working with optional level athletes as well as advanced noncompetitive Gym Fest performance routines (levels 6-10, Gym Fest). The certification offers courses that will help coaches develop skills and techniques that will foster growth, improvement, and excellence with one’s athletes and one’s self.

Course Requirements:

General Requirements For University Admission

The certificate program can be earned by completing designated “core” course work and school specific courses. Courses and other requirements vary depending on the school of study and the specific certificate program.

Regardless of what area of study one chooses, everyone within the university must:

  • Successfully complete U100: Fundamentals Of Gymnastics Instruction Course (online)
  • Be a current USA Gymnastics Member (Professional, Junior Professional, Instructor).
  • Be responsible for knowing the course requirements for the certificate program they are pursuing. (While course requirements can and will change for different certificate programs, those who have already received their certificate will maintain as active/current.)


  • Admission to multiple schools within the university is permitted.
  • Course requirements are subject to change at any time.
  • Designated purchased technical material, and free downloads are eligible for credit. Proper paperwork for credit must be submitted to USA Gymnastics.