The approach to MMA coaching and coach education varies around the world. Some Member Federations play a lead role with their government bodies through established sport-specific codes and delivery networks, while others have evolved their approaches more informally based on established martial arts and combat sports traditions.

Due to growth in demand and governance responsibilities, our MMA community and partners recognise the need for a standardised set of criteria, based on the latest sports science and governance recommendations, to inform the education and qualification of coaches.

GAMMA is in the process of selecting an established and recognised education partner for the development of a robust and up-to-date syllabus that follows the highest international standards of coaching using the International Sport Coaching Framework.

As part of this GAMMA seeks to provide an internationally recognised benchmark for the evaluation, certification and ongoing education of MMA coaches, working across international boundaries to establish and implement ethical guidelines and standards of practice.

For MMA coaching enquiries at GAMMA contact: c.soh@gamma-sport.org