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R103: School Age: Hands on Training (HOTSA)
Course Description
This is a course, designed to provide hands on training for instructors of school-aged/recreational gymnasts. This course covers class safety overview, games, warm ups, progressions on bars, floor and trampoline, lesson planning, age appropriate skills and drills, and spotting.

The School Age/Recreational Course has been developed to:
  • Enhance and standardize recreational gymnastics programs throughout the United States.
  • Provide appropriate information for school-aged recreational coaches with the emphasis on safety, individual development, fitness and fun.
  • Provide information on games, warm ups, progressions on bars, beam, vault, floor and trampoline, lesson planning and age appropriate skills and drills
This course is focused on teaching gymnastics movement education to school aged children (ages 6+).

R103 is a companion to U100 Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction course (online). It is highly recommended that you complete U100 prior to R103. However, it is not a requirement to take U100 prior. U100 covers the theories and concepts of gymnastics education and R103 builds on those concepts by providing practical examples and experience. Please click here for more information on U100 Fundamental of Gymnastics Instruction.

The course will take approximately five hours to complete.

The locations for the upcoming live courses are:

This is a live course!
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You must be at least 14 years of age to take this course.

Individual Registration
  • $65 for USA Gymnastics Members: Recreational Coach, Competitive Coach, Judge, Meet Director, Owner/Managing Director, Athlete (aged 14 or older)
  • Not a member? APPLY NOW!
Member Club Group Registration
  • USA Gymnastics Members Clubs can register their USA Gymnastics members (Recreational Coach, Competitive Coach, Judge, Meet Director, Owner/Managing Director, Athlete (aged 14 or older) at the following discounted rates:
    • 1st Registrant: $65
    • 2nd - 6th - Registrant: $59/person
    • 7th - 11th - Registrant: $55/person
    • 12th - 19th - Registrant: $49/person
    • 20th+ - Registrant: $45/person
    • In order to receive the Member Club tiered pricing, the club MUST be a current USA Gymnastics Member Club. Not a member club? Click here.
    • Attendees must be USA Gymnastics members: Recreational Coach, Competitive Coach, Judge, Meet Director, Owner/Managing Director, Athlete (aged 14 or older).
  • Course attendees must be a minimum of 14 years old
  • Attendees aged 18 and older MUST complete U110: U.S. Center Safe Sport Core course to attend this training.
  • All participants aged 18 or older must have a current criminal background check.
  • Pre-registration can be done online up to 5 business days prior to the 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. Cancellation requests can be emailed to
  • Individuals registered for a R103 HOTSA course may transfer their registration to another HOTPS course at a different date/time (using the Course Transfer Form). Transfers to another live course must be done at least 5 business days 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).