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U405: Coaching with Empathy

Join the Positive Coaching movement with USA Gymnastics and the Positive Coaching Alliance by registering for the U405 Coaching with Empathy course!

Course Description

PCA's research-based workshop demonstrates how to seamlessly integrate empathy into everyday coaching by creating strong connections, listening to athletes, and understanding how kids' experiences impact how they show up to practices. Coaches will take away tangible tools and tips, including the "PACT"— PCA's framework for applying empathy to create an environment with their team so all kids feel safe, seen, heard, and valued.

The online course is approximately 45-60 minutes in length

ONLINE Course Fees & Policies

  • $29 for USA Gymnastics Members:
    Recreational Coach, Competitive Coach, Owner/Managing Director, Judge, Meet Director, Athlete (age 14 and older)
  • $44 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 14 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.

Additional Course Information

Please read the registration information before proceeding.

You should receive two emails - one from USA Gymnastics confirming payment and registration, and a second email containing specific course login information. *You may need to check your spam/junk email to find this notification. If you do not receive an activation notice within 24 hours, please contact USA Gymnastics Educational Services (

For assistance with the course - login, navigation, technical assistance, test reset, or other needs, please contact Positive Coaching Alliance or call 650-209-8064.

USA Gymnastics University

U405: Coaching with Empathy is an elective course in the School of Recreation, School of Competitive Gymnastics (Women, Men, Trampoline and Tumbling, Gymnastics for All, Rhythmic, and Acro).

In order to receive University credit, members must register for U405 through USA Gymnastics.

Upon completion of the course, members can print out a certificate of course completion on their USA Gymnastics "My Profile" page. Please allow 1-2 weeks. To print course certificates, individuals must have an active USA Gymnastics membership (Recreational Coach, Competitive Coach, Judge, Owner/Managing Director, or Athlete).

Online Course Registration

Click the button below to register for ONLINE U405: Coaching with Empathy. You must be logged in order to register (Username and personal password—which you created).

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