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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 upcoming live courses are:

This is a live course!


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  • 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!


  • Attendees must be USA Gymnastics members (Recreational Coach, Competitive Coach, Judge, Meet Director, Owner/Managing Director, Athlete)
  • Course attendees must be a minimum of 14 years old
  • Attendees aged 18 and older MUST have completed U110: U.S. Center Safe Sport Core course to attend this training.
  • Pre-registration can be done online up to 1 week prior to the scheduled course date.
  • All on-site registrations will be charged a $25 late fee and are not guaranteed course materials or a spot in the course.
  • To transfer a registration to another person, please email
  • Transfers can be made up to 1 week before the course date at no cost.
  • Transfers made less than 1 week before the course date, and transfers made onsite, will result in a $30 transfer fee.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing at
  • Cancellation requests received more than 2 weeks before the course date will result in a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than two weeks before the course date.

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. To print course certificates, individuals must have an active USA Gymnastics membership (Recreational Coach, Competitive Coach, Judge, Owner/Managing Director, or Athlete).