Gymnastics Instructor Certification

Level 1 Certification - Fundamental of Gymnastics Instruction

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Course Description

This course was designed to provide gymnastics professionals with a knowledge base of key principles and proven coaching techniques used in gymnastics today. The topics of coaching principles, basic safety and risk management, communication, supervision and instruction, teaching gymnastics skills, athlete development and preparation, and more are covered in this comprehensive introductory course. Each unit contains a "Coaches Clinic" segment with common terminology as well as video demonstrations of beginning recreational skills and progressions.

This course will be beneficial to all gymnastics professionals - both experienced and inexperienced. Instructors new to the sport of gymnastics will find this course provides a valuable foundation on which to build their education and skills. Experienced professionals can use this course as a self-assessment to fine-tune their own skills and coaching philosophy as well as align with industry best practices. All gymnastics professionals will gain greater insight, knowledge, training tips, and ideas throughout the course.

The focus of the Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction Course is predominantly on the recreational gymnastics levels, however the information is applicable to all levels, from preschool, to school-age, to competitive athletes. The skills presented are basic skills advancing no higher than levels 2 or 3. All gymnastics disciplines are covered including women's artistic, men's artistic, trampoline, rhythmic, and acrobatics.

Registration - Registration must be completed online. Please read all course and registration information before proceeding.

Members with the following member types, use this link::

  • Professional (PRO)
  • Junior Professional (JPRO)
  • Introductory Coach (ICOA)
  • Junior Introductory Coach (JCOA)

Members with the following member types, use this link::

  • Instructor (INST)
  • Foreign Instructor (FINS)
  • Athlete (age 15 or older) (ATHL)
  • Non-members (with username and password)
REGISTERBegin / Continue Taking the Course (for all member types)BEGIN / CONTINUE COURSE

Course Outline

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Gymnastics
  • Coaches Clinic: Floor exercise
  • Coaches Clinic: Uneven Bars & Balance Beam
  • Coaches Clinic: Vault & Trampoline
  • Coaches Clinic: High Bar & Parallel Bars
  • Coaches Clinic: Pommel Horse & Still Rings
  • Coaches Clinic: Rhythmic & Acrobatic Gymnastics

Additional Course Info

Course Access:

Once registration is complete, users will have access to the course for 30 days from the date of registration. The course must be completed during this time or re-registration is required. Users can log in and out of the course as often as you wish during the registration period.

Course Fees:

  • Professional, Jr. Professional, Introductory Coach, and Jr. Intro Coach member - no charge (registration is still required)
  • Instructor, Foreign Instructor, and Athlete members - $15
  • Non-members - $25 (Become a member - take advantage of educational discounts for this course and others and earn additional benefits!)
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She can learn lots from sports.I would encourage

2012-08-20 21:10:29 by her-to

Appreciate sports aka kinda' like art appreciation(appreciate it but not an artist, etc.) by enrolling her into a couple of sports classes so she will learn/respect all that goes into sports. Maybe rhythmic gymnastics or gymnastics, yoga or horseback riding? People love sports because you get to see an entirely different side to some of those people that you would never imagine they were capable of. lists these

2003-11-07 12:50:35 by sanderson

For San Mateo
GymTowne Gymnastics
580 Crespi Center, Unit J, Pacifica, (650) 557-9611
300 Piedmont at Courtland Drive, Suite 604, San Bruno, (650) 589-3733
Since 1982, GymTowne has offered indoor play, incorporating fun and developmental skills programs for children of all ages. Rug Bugs (walkers to three-year-olds) is a movement exploration program where the children are allowed to play with parental participation required. Mini-Gym-Bugs (two to three-year-olds) class works on development in jumping, climbing, motor and rhythmic skills. As your child becomes older and more skilled, they move on to the Mini-Gym-Minis, Jumpin-Gym-Minis, Pinocchio's Pals and then to the recreation levels

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