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Elevating Gymnastics Coaching: Fostering Athlete Growth

Course Description

"Elevating Gymnastics Coaching: Fostering Athlete Growth," is an online course aimed at enhancing coaching skills to positively impact athletes. Today's coaches are not just trainers; they are mentors, role models, and crucial supporters in athletes' overall development. This course provides practical knowledge, effective strategies, and insightful approaches to support athletes' physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.

This course will explore key coaching aspects beyond gymnastics' technical skills. Effective coaching entails a holistic approach tailored to each athlete's unique needs. Whether you're experienced or new to coaching, this course will help create connections with athletes, foster their growth, and cultivate a positive, nurturing environment for athletes to grow.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Coaching Philosophy
Lesson 2: Power and Responsibility
Lesson 3: Active Listening
Lesson 4: Nonverbal Communication
Lesson 5: Miscommunication
Lesson 6: Social Emotional Learning
Lesson 7: Building Athletes' Self-Confidence
Lesson 8: Trauma Informed Coaching
Lesson 9: Creating Environments That Foster Self-Motivation
Lesson 10: Promoting Athlete Agency

Depending on the learner, each lesson will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete.


  • $55 for current USAG members
  • $75 for non-members


The information provided in this course, Elevating Gymnastics Coaching: Fostering Athlete Growth, does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. All information, content, and materials herein are for general informational purposes only. All liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of this course are hereby expressly disclaimed.

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