As part of our outreach for Child Abuse Prevention Month, the USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Department recently conducted a webinar on “How to Talk About Child Sexual Abuse Prevention,” which is available in the webinar archive. I have included a link to the webinar because it provides some of the guidance you and your professional members have requested for addressing safe sport issues. I also encourage you to share with the professional members in your states and regions. And, as always, please contact Toby Stark, our director of safe sport, if you have any questions. We appreciate your time and dedication to our athlete’s safety and well-being.
You probably know, Ohio law requires you to have liability insurance if you drive a motorized vehicle. However, do you know in 2013 the state of Ohio passed a law requiring coaches/officials of Ohio youth sports to have training on concussion management? This is not a one-time requirement. Every three years coaches/officials need to renew their training and have evidence of completion. This is the responsibility of each person to monitor and maintain, just like liability insurance. Please make sure you have taken a concussion training and have physical record of completion.
*Note: USA Gymnastics Safety Certification DOES NOT fulfill this requirement. Please see link below for details on what you need to know and complete.
Concussion Law: Ohio’s Return-to-Play – Youth Concussion Law (ORC 3313.539 or ORC 3314.03)
In 2017, Ohio put into effect “Lindsay’s Law”. Lindsay’s Law applies to coaches, club owners, parents, and youth athletes in being knowledgeable and trained about sudden cardiac arrest. There are online trainings and forms required to comply with this state law. To learn about Lindsay’s Law, and how it applies to you, please see the link below for more information.
We have the desire to rebuild and to move forward.
We have the opportunity right now, in the history of USA Gymnastics, in our sport, and in our country, to lead, saying, we are going to get it right. By doing that, we will honor our athletes who have been impacted and we will honor all USA Gymnastics members and participants, including, but not limited to, athletes, coaches, parents, judges, and volunteers.
We will not be the organization that shuts the doors, changes the name, and puts a new face on the same institution.
At the end of the day, we have an opportunity to improve USA Gymnastics. We have an obligation to meet the challenge that has been set before us and to become a better organization. It is about sharing positive gymnastics stories and getting it right.
We will get it right.
Eighty-Eight Women’s Program USA Gymnastics National, Regional, and State leaders stood today to wholeheartedly support USA Gymnastics.
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Held at the Duke Energy Convention Center, the U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships is scheduled for May 11-13, and expected to showcase over 675 gymnasts.
Slated for May 3-6, the Eastern and Western Championships are the competitive season's finale and feature the best gymnasts in the country for Level 9. The 2018 Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships are headed to Gordon Fieldhouse at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Junior Olympic Level 9 Western Championships go to the South Towne Expo Center.
Replacement pages posted on 7/27/17 have been revised. The reverse sides of these pages have been included so it can be printed double-sided and inserted in the Code.Download
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