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School of Competitive Gymnastics - Women

With the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics 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 compulsory levels (levels 1-5 Xcel). The courses required for this certification enhances coaching skills and strengthens training techniques for gymnasts at the previously stated levels.

Course Requirements:

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 compulsory and/or beginning optional level (levels 5- Xcel). This certification offers greater flexibility in course selection to address one’s specific needs to achieve excellence.

Course Requirements:

  • You must be Instructor AND Junior Olympic Development Coach Certified
  • W300: Women’s Junior Olympic Coaches Course
  • U109: Bloodborne Pathogens

National Coach

The National Coach Certification is for coaches working with optional level athletes (Level 9/10, Elite). 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:

  • You must be Instructor, Junior Olympic Development Coach AND Junior Olympic Team Coach Certified
  • W400: Women’s National Coaches Course