R103-School Age/Recreational: Hands on Training (HOTSA)

This is a NEW course, designed to provide hands on training for instructors of school-aged/recreational gymnasts. This course covers class safety overview, games, warm ups, progressions on bars, floor and trampoline, lesson planning, age appropriate skills and drills, and spotting. This is a live five hour course.

The School Age/Recreational Course has been developed to:

  • Enhance and standardize recreational gymnastics programs throughout the United States.
  • Provide appropriate information for school-aged recreational coaches with the emphasis on safety, individual development, fitness and fun.
  • Provide information on games, warm ups, progressions on bars, beam, vault, floor and trampoline, lesson planning and age appropriate skills and drills
R103 is a companion to U100 Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction course (online). It is highly recommended that you complete U100 prior to R103. However, it is not a requirement to take U100 prior. U100 covers the theories and concepts of gymnastics education and R103 builds on those concepts by providing practical examples and experience. Please Click Here for more information on U100 Fundamental of Gymnastics Instruction.

Completion of this course fulfills one of the requirements within the USA Gymnastics School of Recreational Gymnastics.

Current Course Schedule:

Cost and Registration:
    • Professional/Jr. Professional/Instructor/Introductory Coach/Jr. Introductory Coaches= $70.00 save $5 by registering online. (SAVE $5 by registering online)
    • Non-Members=$120, includes complimentary Instructor membership.

Member Clubs:
You can send your recreational staff to this course for as low as $40 a person. Start the school year off with education and energy. This is a NEW great opportunity for USA Gymnastics to assist member clubs with staff training.


    1st - 6th registrant: $59/person
    7th - 11th Registrant: $55/person
    12th - 19th Registrant: $49/person
    20th+ Registrant: $40/person!

USA Gymnastics Member Clubs have the opportunity to register anyone in their club when they use the Member Club Group Registration Form.

  • ONLINE Registration is NOT available. Download PDF Form.
  • In order to receive the Member Club tiered pricing the club MUST be a current USA Gymnastics Member Club
  • The individuals registered as part of the Member Club Group Registration are NOT required to be members of USA Gymnastics
  • Only current Professional, Instructor, Jr. Professional, Introductory Coach and Jr. Introductory Coach members will receive University credit for the completion of the course

Course Policies:
  • Pre-registration is IMPORTANT. Courses are subject to cancellation by USA Gymnastics if minimum pre-registration requirements are not met. Registrants will be notified the week of the course if a cancellation occurs and course fees can be transferred to a future course, or refunded.
  • Pre-registration can be done online up to one week prior to the live course. Pre-registration by mail or fax must be received 2 weeks prior to the course.
  • Registered individuals may cancel their registration and request a refund within 30 days following a course. A 25% processing fee will apply. Course Cancellation and Refund Form
For Questions-Email membership at membership@usagym.org or call 800.345.4719