GymCastic on the USAG abuse scandal

Episode #245 is one of the best in a long time.

Spencer and Jessica on:

USA Gymnastics President has resigned …

Why this is not the time to move on because nothing has changed

  • Three things that still need to be done to prevent abuse at USA Gymnastics
  • USAG still going to do their own policing on non-sexual abuse misconduct and crimes. SafeSport only investigating sexual assaults.

Jessica O’Beirne is the person to follow on this issue. Now that Steve Penny has resigned — a symbolic sign of willingness to change — Jessica details some of the next steps necessary if USAG is actually going to make the sport safer for athletes into the future.

Listen here.

support Temple Men’s University Gymnastics

Former Captain Jesse Kitzen-Abelson is back from coaching in South Africa, currently assisting long time Head Coach Fred Turoff.

They ask that supporters of Men’s Gymnastics help the program survive and thrive by following and sharing social media.

Temple is recruiting too. They no longer have Division I athletic scholarships but there are other kinds of support available.

GymnasticsVille podcast

A new audiocast not yet available on iTunes.

GymnasticsVille co-hosts Remi Marvin and Midknight Robin interview the 2016 NCAA Gymnastics Assistant Coach of the Year for the University of Oklahoma, Taqiy Abdullah-Simmons.

Taqiy led the Sooners to three NCAA team championships during his time at OU (2005, 2006 and 2008), and also captured the 2007 NCAA All-Around title, becoming the first African-American to accomplish this feat.

Listen to it online. Season 1 – episode 1 – 153 Consecutive Wins for OU Men’s Gymnastics

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