In order to become a trained Gymnastics Foundations (GF) coach, a participant 15+ years old must attend a series of three training courses, as described below.
- GF Theory - This course is run virtually and can be taken in any order relative to the other two courses.
- GF Introduction - This course introduces basic concepts of play, class management, and fundamental movement patterns. It must be completed prior to completing a Discipline Specific course.
- A Discipline specific GF course (e.g. Active Start, Artistic, Trampoline and Rhythmic)/
- Active Start – coaches are introduced to the active start approach and learn how to work with preschool age children. They will be prepared to coach participants aged six months to six years.
- Artistic – coaches learn the Fundamental Movement Patterns (FMPs): stationary positions, landings, locomotion, rotation, spring and swing. Coaches also learn basic skills specific to artistic gymnastics and will be prepared to coach recreational artistic participants aged six years to teens (Both MAG and WAG).
- Trampoline – coaches learn progressions and safety tips for teaching basic jumps, body landing skills, adding twist before or after a skill and combination skills specific to trampoline gymnastics. Coaches will be prepared to coach recreational trampoline participants.