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U202 - Understanding Maturation

Course Description

This course is designed to help gymnastics professionals understand the physical changes expected when athletes experience maturation and their peak height velocity, commonly known as their "growth spurt," and the expected differences in athletes during early vs. late maturation. Throughout the course, participants will learn the risks to athletes during this time and strategies to mitigate and reduce the likelihood of injury.

The is an online course, that will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Fees & Policies

  • $15 for USA Gymnastics Members:
    Recreational Coach, Competitive Coach, Owner/Managing Director, Judge, Meet Director, Athlete (age 16 and older)
  • $35 for Non-Members (note: certificates are unavailable to Non-Members)
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  • Course fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another individual.
  • Course registrants must be a minimum of 16 years old.
  • Participants will have access to the course for one year after registration and may access the course as often as they wish during that period. The course must be completed during this time or re-registration and payment is required.

This is an online course!

Online courses are a great way to complete courses on your own time and on your own schedule.


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Additional Course Information

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