John Geddert faces 24 charges

John Geddert was head coach of the 2012 U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team, which won a gold medal.

eNassar was the team’s doctor and also treated injured gymnasts at Twistars, Geddert’s Lansing-area gym for elite athletes. …

Geddert was suspended by Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics during the Nassar scandal. He told families in 2018 that he was retiring. …

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SHIFT podcast – Parent Episode

Dealing successfully with parents is a coaching skill.

BUT a skill set for which many of us have little training.

HANDLING CONFLICTS, REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS, AND SETTING BOUNDARIES

Guests:

Diana and Chelcie of The Routine Podcast have one of the most popular podcasts we’ve ever done which was related to parenting (find that episode here). Due to their amazing perspective as a former NCAA gymnast (Chelcie) and a mother of an NCAA gymnast (Dianna) I wanted to have them on to offer their thoughts. 

Eva Shute also had one of the most popular podcasts we’ve done related to culture change and a lot of that conversation revolved around parents (find that episode here). …

Click through to Shift Movement Science.

New Zealand apologizes for abuse

Gymnastics New Zealand has formally apologised to those in the community who have experienced abuse, following the release of the “confronting, sobering” independent review into the sport.

“We’re sorry that those who have gone before and some of those currently engaged in our community who have suffered abuse and have suffered negative experiences as a result of participating in gymnastics,” Gymnastics New Zealand chief executive Tony Compier said.

“We apologise for that unreservedly, and we will work hard with our community and our partners to address and redress that.

“We commend the courage and bravery of those who have come forward to share their experiences.” …

Stuff

Fauci: schools safer than community

Data so far shows — for kids — Schools safer than the home community.

I’d argue Gym Clubs are safer than schools.

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.

Gymnastics Canada – Changing our Culture

150+ registrants, so far, for this FREE Safe Sport webinar.

JAN 14, 2021 at 7PM EST..

Gretchen Kerr, PhD from the University of Toronto and Dave Tilley DPT, SCS CSCS, the CEO & Founder of SHIFT Movement Science & Gymnastics Education.

It will be recorded for future reference.

Register here.

Thanks Kim.