IGC Master of Sport Certification Coaches Exam - Artistic Gymnastics
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the latest, most comprehensive technical information specific to gymnastics coaching presented in an easy to learn, well-illustrated practical format, Championship Gymnastics by Gerald S. George, Ph.D., a worldwide respected authority in the biomechanics of gymnastics!
your competency and coaching knowledge in biomechanical techniques as it relates to championship performance in gymnastics!
an official IGC Certificate of Merit specific to Level I - Biomechanical Techniques of Gymnastics from IGC University, the world recognized leader in gymnastics education!
your gymnasts with sound coaching practices and protocols that are second to none in the world!
Course Created by
Gerald S. George, Ph.D.
Gerald S. George, Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology at the
University of Louisiana, is a world-wide, respected authority in biomechanics
of sport and injury causation. Having served as author, contributor and/or
senior editor to over 10 textbooks and 120 article publications specific to
gymnastics training and technique, Dr. George’s writings, research and lectures
are well-known throughout the gymnastics world. The most notable of his works
include the classic Biomechanics of
Women’s Gymnastics which was the best-selling gymnastics textbook in
the world for 3 consecutive years. His newest textbook, Championship Gymnastics, has received tremendous reviews
worldwide, has been the best-selling gymnastics textbook internationally for
the past 8 years, has been adopted by Gymnastics Australia as their Elite
Coaches’ Educational Textbook, and is currently being used in 50 countries.
Director of Education and Safety for the United States Gymnastics Federation,
Dr. George served as Senior Editor the first and second editions of the USGF Gymnastics Safety Manuals as
well as Project Director of the USGF Gymnastics Safety Certification Program,
the original forerunner to the current USA Gymnastics, Inc.’s Risk Management
Program. Dr. George also served as Project Director and Senior Editor to all 3
editions of the AACCA Cheerleading
Safety Manual as well as the 4th edition slated for release
in the Fall of 2018. And finally, Dr.
George served as Co-Chairman of the U.S. Diving Inc.’s Safety Consortium and
was Project Consultant to both editions of the U.S. Diving Safety Manual.
addition to having received innumerable professional awards for teaching,
scholarship and research including the Patrick Rutherford Endowed
Professorship, the Red Lerille Endowed Professorship, the ULL Distinguished
Professorship Award. Dr. George has been the recipient of the C.H. McCloy
Research Award in Gymnastics (1971), Hartley Price National Honor Research
Award, (1972); National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches Research
Award, (1980); National Recognition Award for Research in Sports Biomechanics,
(1981); USGF Honor Award, (1983); F.I.G. Outstanding Lecturer Award, (1988);
U.S. National Diving Safety Service Award, (1989); Helms Gymnastics Hall of
Fame Inductee, (1990); National A.A.H.P.E.R.D. Presidential Citation Safety
Award, (1992), National American Spirit Award for Cheerleading Safety, (1996),
USAG Hall of Fame Inductee (1996), and the World Acrobatic Society Gallery of
Legends Inductee (2011).
recently, Dr. George was inducted into the LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction
(2011). Throughout his career, Dr. George has been and remains a sought-after
lecturer and clinician by gymnastics professionals throughout the United
States, Canada, Europe, Australia and China.