M200 Men’s Development Coaches’ Course: Hands-On Training
Course Description
This is a NEW live, six-hour, hands-on training course developed for pre-competitive, level 1-3 (age 4-10) boys coaches and even school age recreational coaches. Course topics include warm ups, conditioning, lesson planning, games, hands on spotting and lecture for all Men’s Olympic events. This is a great hands on experience of set-ups, drills and skill progression with instructors demonstrating practical examples of coaching boys gymnastics.

The M200 Men’s Development Coaches Course: Hands-On Training has been developed to:
  • Provide accessibility to boy’s gymnastics through a structured program that can be easily implemented in a variety of environments and facility locations.
  • Demonstrate how to create safe and fun lesson plans and class structure for men’s level 1-3 gymnastics
  • Provide coaching professionals a knowledge base of key concepts, principles, and proven techniques used in the Men’s Program
  • Establish certificate program requirements which will help identify competent men’s pre-team, recreational and competitive (Level 1-3) gymnastics coaches.
  • Provide appropriate skills, drills and techniques for entry level competitive coaches.
  • Help standardize pre-team/recreational and entry level competitive gymnastics teaching throughout the United States.
  • Provide resources, instructional materials, and assistance at men’s levels 1-3 coaching
  • Provides Hands on Spotting on all six Olympic Events/apparatus that simulate traditional boy’s competitive equipment scaled down for learning.
U200 Development Coaches Course: Sports Science (online) is a companion to M200: Development Coaches Course: Hands on Training. It is highly recommended that you complete U200 prior to M200. However, it is not a requirement to take U200 first. U200 covers the sports science aspects of coaching this level athlete including nutrition, biomechanics, injury prevention and psychology.

The locations for the live courses are:
This is a live course!
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By Mail or Fax

  • Current USA Gymnastics Member Online M200 Registration: $65
  • Current USA Gymnastics Member In-House M200 Registration: $70
  • Non-Member: $85. Click here to become a Member and receive the course for $65!
  • Pre-registration can be done online up to 48 hours prior to the live course. Pre-registration can also be done by mail or fax and must be received two weeks prior to the course.
  • A late fee of $25 will incur for all online registrations beginning the Monday prior to the live course. A late fee of $25 will incur for all mail/faxed registrations received less than two weeks prior to a live course.
  • All on-site registrations will be charged a $25 late fee and are not guaranteed course materials or a spot in the course.
  • Registered individuals may cancel their registration and request a refund within 30 days following a course. A 25% processing fee will apply. Course Cancellation and Refund Form
  • Individuals registered for a M200 course may transfer their registration to another M200 course at a different date/time (using the Course Transfer Form). Transfers to another live course must be done at least 2 weeks prior to the new course or late fees will apply.
  • USA Gymnastics reserves the right to cancel and/or change the date of any live hands-on training course due to lack of registration(s).
Additional Course Information
Additional Resources: Click here to purchase the Boy’s Essential Elements Level 1-2-3 Program.
USA Gymnastics University
M200 Men’s Development Coaches’ Course Hands-On Training is an elective course for the School of Competitive Gymnastics: Men’s within USA Gymnastics University. Upon completion of the course, members can print out a certificate of course completion on their USA Gymnastics "My Profile" page. Note: Allow 3-4 weeks for the certificate to become available once course has been completed.