Collegiate Gymnastics

College – The Next Phase . . .

Many young men spend their entire youth dedicated to the sport of gymnastics.  And many athletes and their parents may be asking, what comes next?  What are the options available to continue with gymnastics.  This portion of the site provides parents and coaches education and resources to assist gymnasts in pursuing a successful collegiate career.

A couple key resources on the Internet regarding college gymnastics:

www.CollegeGymnastics.org – sponsored by the College Gymnastics Association

www.usa-gymnastics.org – USA gymnastics site

Where might I continue my gymnastics in college?  If you hope/plan to be a collegiate male gymnast, you options are currently significantly limited compared to the women’s side of the sport.  In response to Title IX which mandates comparable number of male and female athletes in the college ranks, collegiate men’s Olympic sports like gymnastics have been cut around the country.  What was once a stronghold for the US, men’s collegiate gymnastics is limited.  Scholarships for men’s gymnastics are also limited in each program to typically fewer than 7 (total) athletes per year.  If you are hoping for your 10 year old to earn a gymnastics scholarship to college, you would be better served by investing in his college fund.  Or better yet, investing in the Men’s Collegiate Gymnastics campaigns.  Together, we can increase the funding and collegiate opportunities for men’s gymnastics!

College Recruiting: 

If you want to learn more about college recruiting for men’s gymnastics, you may find the information at AthNet helpful:  Collegiate Recruiting

You will also need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center

Colleges Currently with NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Programs:

University of California, Berkeley

University of Illinois, Champaign

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Iowa

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

The Ohio State University

University of Oklahoma

Pennsylvania State University

Stanford University

U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S.Military Academy

U.S. Naval Academy

Springfield College

College of William and Mary

COLLEGIATE CLUB TEAM PROGRAMS

The National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs – NAIGC is a useful resource for exploring club programs for both men’s and women’s gymnastics.

Arizona State University
James Madison University
MIT
So Cal United Gymnastics
SUNY-Brockport
Temple University
Univeristy of Washington

ICF is dedicated to helping young men of all socio-economic backgrounds participate in the sport of gymnastics by providing financial aid, social support, and educational resources.