With the Trampoline and Tumbling 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 beginning to coach gymnastics. The course(s) required for this certification provides a good foundation for future development of coaching skills and techniques.
The Development Program Coach Certification focuses on educating coaches with gymnasts who are at the pre-team and/or beginning compulsory levels (levels 1-4). The courses required for this certification enhances coaching skills and strengthens training techniques for gymnasts at the previously stated levels.
The Development Program Team Coach Certification provides the course work to enhance one’s coaching skills and techniques as they relate specifically to athletes at the competitive compulsory and beginning optional levels (levels 5-7). One must have prior experience as a Development Program Coach.
The National Coach Certification is for coaches working with optional level athletes (levels 8-10, Elite). This 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. One must have prior experience as a Development Team Coach.
And the following electives:
Two (2) electives chosen from the following courses:
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: