Update: The Region 5 Director is Don McPherson.
That’s a red flag for me. He’s well known online for defending Steve Penney, the old system. And belittling survivors. At one point he tried to apologize:
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This is an independent organization that has been formed by US club owners to help provide guidance to USA Gymnastics in moving the sport of gymnastics in a positive direction. …
… charter members donated $1,000.00 each to cover the financial and legal obligations in forming such an organization.
Click over to the official website to learn more – usgcoa.org
General Membership will open on January 1, 2019. The cost for membership will be published after the next board meeting.
I’d hoped this new organization might do more for coach education. The only mention of the word education, however, is here:
In the future the USGCOA will be hosting an Owners Summit. The focus will be on ways to improve your business. Many topics that are pertinent & beneficial to club owners and your bottom-line. This is tentatively scheduled for October of 2019 in Las Vegas.
It’s possible USGCOA might be a candidate to take over from USAG as national Sports Governing Body.