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EDUCATION

USA Gymnastics University Certification Requirements MISSION The mission of USA Gymn astics University is to provide a multi-level, sta nda rdized ed ucation program that is ava ilable th roug hout th e co untry w ith emphasis on t he pro per developm ent of gymnastics parti cipa nts in a fun, sa fe envi ro nment.

PROGRAM COLLEGES

BUSINESS COLLEGE

For gymnastics coaches wo rking w ith pre-team, compulsory, optional, and elite ath letes in any of the gymnastics disc iplin es. (Women, Men, Rhyt hmic, Trampoline & Tumbling, Acrobatic Gymn ast ics, Group Gymna stics)

For club owners and program directors runn ing programs includ ing gym nastics.

JUDGES COLLEGE

RECREATIONAL COLLEGE For gymna stics in structors and teachers working w ith athletes in preschool, recreati onal, or school-aged program s in gymna stics clubs, com munity centers, schools or other places.

Additiona l education opportu nities for judg es at the compu lsory, opt ion al, elite and intern at ional levels. (Wom en, Men, Rhyt hmic, Trampoline &Tum bli ng, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Group Gymnastics)

LEVEL 5

LEVEL 4

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 1 Accredit ation at Level 1 is standard and can be applied to any USA Gymnast ics University College. PREREQUI SITES: • USA Gymnastics membersh ip* • Background check • Minimum age 16

PREREQUISITES : • USA Gymnastics membership* · Mini mum age 18 • Level 1 Certification CERTI FICATION REQUIREMENTS: 20 credits accumu lated from designated core courses and elective cou rses

PREREQU ISITES: • USA Gymnastics membership* • Level 2 Certification CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS : 25 credits accumu la ted from designated core courses, practical experience and elective courses RENEWAL REQUIREME NTS: 15 credits every 4 yea rs

RENEWAL REQ UIR EM ENTS: 10 credits every 4 years

CE RTIFI CATION REQ UI RE M ENTS : 10 credits accumulated from designated core courses only (Safety, First Aid, Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction) RENEWAL REQ UI RE M ENTS : 10 credits every 4 years

* All requi re ments of membership must be current * Certif icat ion is va li d for 4 yea rs.

PREREQUISITES : · USA Gymnasti cs membership * • Level 3 Certification CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 30 credits accumulated from designated core courses, practical experience and elective cou rses RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS : 20 credits every 4 years

PREREQUISITES: • USA Gymnastics membership * • Level 4 Certification CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS : 40 cred its accumulated f rom designated core courses, practical experience and elective courses RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS: 25 credits every 4 years

MASTER OF SPORT Honorary Title Lifetime member of USA Gymnastics DESIGNATION REQUIREMENTS : • Based On coach ing excellence, experience and ath lete performance at world-level competit ion or Olympic Games • FIG Coach ing Brevet / Level 5 Certif ication • Granted by Progra m Committee RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS : • lifet ime honor ·If actively coachi ng, must maintain Level 5 certif ication

Profile for USA Gymnastics

Technique Magazine – May 2007  

Technique Magazine – May 2007