Positive Coaching eLearning course

British Gymnastics:

The course is free for all our members who hold a Level 2 or above coaching qualification and is compulsory. …

The course aims to raise awareness on how different belief systems impact coaching behaviours and the coach-participant relationship. …

Men’s Artistic Head National Coach, Paul Hall MBE recently completed the course:

“… I know the value of good feedback and, having just completed the Positive Coaching eLearning course, I would recommend it to everyone involved in the sport. Its message is well presented, and I found the course to be an essential tool in creating a safe and effective coaching environment.”

 

Olympic Champ banned for ‘pantsing’

The world’s top short-track speed skater and reigning Olympic champion has been banned from the sport for a year after allegedly pulling down a male teammate’s pants in front of several women in South Korea.

The Korean Skating Union (KSU) has suspended Olympic gold medallist Lim Hyo-Jun from all skating-related activities in response to the sexual harassment allegation …

The KSU has also banned all 14 skaters on the men’s and women’s national teams for one month.
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Li Li Leung supportive of athletes speaking their minds

Li Li Leung wants Simone Biles to speak up whenever, however and wherever the Olympic gymnastics champion sees fit. …

“Historically, our organization has silenced our gymnasts and I am 100% supportive of giving our athletes a voice,” Leung said Thursday in her first extended public remarks since taking over in March. …\

WILL GRAVES – New USA Gymnastics president points to ’positive trajectory”

Anna Li resigns as USAG Athletes’ Council rep

Former U.S. national team member Anna Li has resigned from USA Gymnastics high profile Athletes’ Council amid allegations that she and her mother, Jiani Wu, have been verbally, emotionally and physically abusive to young gymnasts. …

The U.S. Center for SafeSport launched an investigation into Li and Wu on Monday and at least 11 complaints have been filed against Li and Wu ….

“Earlier today, Anna Li stepped down as an athletes’ representative on the Athletes’ Council, which the Council accepted,” Paul Ruggeri, chairman of the Athletes’ Council, said in a statement to SCNG.  “The Athletes’ Council will decide next steps regarding the vacancy.” …

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While the investigation is in progress, Anna is still a member and eligible to participate as a judge and/or a coach. She’s judging this weekend.

Simone: USAG failed us. USOC failed us.

Simone is responding to this article:

Senate panel: Negligence by Olympic, USA Gymnastics officials enabled abuse by ex-team doctor Nassar

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Alaska Gymnastics team in jeopardy

Last March, the University of Alaska Anchorage gymnastics team concluded its historic 2019 season with a program record total of 194.200 at the MPSF championship. …

On June 28, Alaska governor Mike Dunleavy announced a massive reduction of state support for the University of Alaska system …  means the university’s state funding will fall by 40 percent for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019. …

Alaska gymnastics head coach Tanya Ho and her team are waiting anxiously for news about the future of their team. …

Alaska already lags significantly behind the rest of the country in terms of access to higher education. As of 2014, it was one of only four U.S. states in which less than half of high school graduates immediately enrolled in college.

2020 Season in Doubt for Alaska Gymnastics Amid Unprecedented State Budget Cuts

Chris Riegel accuses coach Larry Moyer

“I was sexually abused by my personal coach from 1973 to 1981, and due to the absolute failures of the USGF (USAG) and USOC, it wiped away my youth, cut short my career, and left me with wounds that never heal,” Riegel wrote in a letter to USA Gymnastics and SafeSport last October. …

Riegel is going public now out of frustration over the way USA Gymnastics handled his case both when he was a teenager and since he filed a complaint with the sport’s national governing body last fall. …

Moyer was forced out of the sport in 1993 by Mike Jacki, president of what was then called the U.S. Gymnastics Federation. Jacki confirmed the move, but the expulsion was not an official act and was never formally announced or made public, and Moyer is not listed on USA Gymnastics or the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s banned lists, something Riegel wants to change. …

Moyer recently turned 77. He lives in a red brick row house on a quiet tree-lined street next to a cemetery in Allentown, 35 miles from Reading. …

BEHIND THE WALLS: Sexual abuse in American men’s gymnastics