U101 - Safety & Risk Management
Course Description
The primary goal of this course is to increase safety and risk management awareness. The course has been designed for a variety of audiences - gymnastics coaches, teachers, instructors, club owners, meet directors, judges, athletes and others. The course addresses the two basic areas of risk in gymnastics - risk of injury, which is the primary risk, and risk of a lawsuit. Education, preparation, and vigilance are the primary tools gymnastics professionals need to deal with risk and uncertainty in the sport of gymnastics.
  • The U101 Safety/Risk Management course is offered as an online course and as a live course. Individuals can choose which course they prefer to take.
  • U101 Safety/Risk Management is required for all Professional Members and Junior Professional Members of USA Gymnastics.
  • Re-certifying members can take the course up to one year prior to expiration. New expiration date will be July 31, four years from your expiring year.

    Current Expiration Date Upon Renewal
    The NEW Expiration Date
    2015 7/31/19
    2016 7/31/20

The online course takes approximately four to five hours to complete. The live course is scheduled for five hours.

Once you complete the U101: Online Safety & Risk Management Course, a copy of the Safety Handbook will be mailed to you, within 2 weeks. Make sure you won’t have any issues receiving a copy of this book. Please review your mailing information on your My Profile. If uncertain how to update your profile, click here.


The locations for the live courses are:

Cobra Gymnastics and Dance Center; 56 Howe St Rutland VT 05701
Monday, June 13, 2016 04:30 PM to 09:30 PM

Hilton Charlotte University; 8629 JM Keyenes Drive Charlotte NC 28262
Thursday, June 16, 2016 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Dallas Near the Galleria; 4099 Valley View Ln Dallas TX 75244
Friday, June 17, 2016 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM

San Jose McEnery Convention Center; 150 W San Carlos St San Jose CA 95113
Thursday, July 7, 2016 02:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Omni Providence Hotel; 1 W Exchange St. Providence RI 02903
Thursday, August 4, 2016 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Sheboygan County YMCA - 812 Broughton Dr. Sheboygan WI 53081
Saturday, August 20, 2016 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM

DeVos Place; 303 Monroe Avenue northwest Grand Rapids MI 49503
Thursday, September 15, 2016 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Online Course Registration
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Online Course
  • Individuals will have access to the online course for 30 days. The course must be completed during that time otherwise you will have to re-register and pay for the course again.
  • Users must progress through each page and chapter of the course before accessing the final test. There is a 25-question final exam which must be passed with 75% or better score.
  • Within 4 weeks following course completion, a hard copy of the Gymnastics Risk Management handbook will be mailed to the participant.
Fees:
  • $65 for USA Gymnastics Members
    Professional, Jr. Professional, Instructor and Athlete (age 14 or older)
    • This fee is for first time certification or online re-certification.
    • In-house registration - $70
  • $85 for Non Members (includes a complimentary Instructor Membership - 18 years and older - A background check is required). (A certificate/university credit is unavailable to Non-Members)
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Policies:
  • Online course fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another individual.
  • Course attendees must be a minimum of 14 years old.
Live Course
Live courses are conducted annually at USA Gymnastics National Congress and Regional Congresses as well as various locations around the country by a National Safety Instructor.
  • The live course includes an open book exam. Exams must be passed with 75% or better score.
  • Course participants will receive a copy of Gymnastics Risk Management handbook at the course.
  • Late and onsite registrants will receive a U101 Safety/Risk Management Course Attendance Verification form which verifies successful completion. These are valid for 60 days. Please keep your verification form with you to present at USA Gymnastics' sanctioned events.
Fees:
  • $0 for Professional Members with "CURRENT" U101 Safety/Risk Management Certificate wishing to re-certify at a live course. This can be done up to one year prior to expiration. Please contact member services at 1-800-345-4719.
  • $70 for USA Gymnastics Members (SAVE $5 by registering online)
    Professional, Jr. Professional, Instructor and Athlete (age 14 or older)
  • $85 for Non Members (includes a complimentary Instructor Membership - 18 years and older - A background check is required) (A certificate/university credit is unavailable to Non-Members)
    Not a member? | APPLY NOW!
Policies:
  • 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 U101 may transfer their registration to another live U101 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. Individuals MAY NOT transfer registration to another type of course or to another individual.
  • Late registration is not guaranteed a book.
  • 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: Please visit the USA gymnastics online store for an opportunity to purchase "Guide to Safety & Training in the Gym" (2-disc DVD set). This resource compliment material presented in the U101 Safety & Risk Management course.
  • U101 Safety/Risk Management Q & A - Questions and answers regarding the Safety/Risk Management Certificate course.
  • List of National Safety Instructors - List of instructors certified to teach a live Safety/Risk Management Course. Contact a local instructor to set up a course in your area.
USA Gymnastics University
U101 Safety and Risk Management Course is a required course for USA Gymnastics University.

Upon completion of the course, members can print out a certificate of course completion on their USA Gymnastics "My Profile" page. (*Live Course: please allow 3-4 weeks)