The CIT program is a one or two year program that introduces young teens ages 12 to14 years to the various aspects of coaching gymnastic sports, and prepares them for entry into the Gymnastics Foundations component of the National Coaching Certification Program.
The CIT program includes individual study, mentorship and hands-on coaching experience, under the supervision of a Mentor Coach. The CIT can act as an assistant coach under the direction of a certified coach, but cannot have sole responsibility of a group. A CIT must always be under the direct supervision of a certified coach who is at least 18 years of age. Direct supervision is defined as one certified coach supervising one CIT at one time.