Visiting Coaches Program

Throughout the summer, our Visiting Coaches Program offers professional coaches (ages 18+) from around the world the opportunity for continuing their education through lectures, observation, hands-on practice, and networking.

It’s one of the rare opportunities for personalized mentoring and education, with clinicians who analyze, evaluate and understand your needs. The Visiting Coaches Program gives you the chance to refine your philosophy of coaching; develop new tools to plan, implement, assess, and improve your coaching; participate in practical learning including hands on spotting and drills for skills; and discuss the latest in safety and risk management issues.

Housing and meals are included and visiting coaches, of course, have the opportunity to enjoy some of IGC’s exciting recreation activities.

Details

The week-long program includes:

  • Expert coaches and guest lecturers
  • Gymnasts of all abilities and levels to observe during the week
  • Opportunity to observe and ask questions of Elite/NCAA coaches, gymnasts, and judges
  • Content tailored to your individual needs and focus areas
  • Up to 15 hours of classroom based instruction
  • Up to 20 hours of observing and/or hands-on development

Dates

We offer 9 weeks this summer, each running concurrently with our weeks of summer camp. See this summer’s dates here. There is limited space available each week. Apply early.

Directors

The program directors are:

Abie Grossfeld

      • U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Inductee
      • 2-Time Olympian
      • 3-Time Olympic Coach
      • FIG Brevet Judge

Phil Frank

  • Instructor for USA Gymnastics Risk Management/Safety Courses
  • Expert Witness in Sports Injury Litigation
  • Consultant for the gymnastics community in spotting, progressions, and program assessment and design

Costs

The full cost is $800 per week. This covers the complete weeklong Visiting Coaches Program, plus food, housing, and recreational activities on campus. For clubs with gymnasts attending camp, one coach is entitled to attend a week free of charge for every ten campers enrolled. Groups may qualify for additional visiting coaches depending upon the number of gymnasts attending camp.

To Enroll

Simply download and fill out the application below and return via email at office@internationalgymnastics.com or via fax at (570) 620-0616.

Download the Coach Registration Form

For More Information

For more information, please contact Geri Johnston, our Visiting the Coaches Program administrator, by phone at 570-629-0244 or by email at geri@internationalgymnastics.com.