FIG Gymnastics Ethics Foundation

I do like them using the word ETHICS as it includes much more than just protecting athletes from predators.

The creation of this new structure, called the “Gymnastics Ethics Foundation”, will be put to a vote of the FIG’s national member federations at the next Congress, to be held in Baku (AZE) on 2-3 December 2018. …

According to the Constitution of the Foundation, it will have responsibility for:

– monitoring the good governance and ethical principles of the FIG;

– managing disciplinary procedures;

– safeguarding athletes and other participants in Gymnastics from harassment and abuse. …

The Foundation will be made up of three sections:

– A Safeguarding section, including a helpdesk for reporting any case of harassment or abuse. This section will be responsible for carrying out an initial assessment of any complaints, accusations and facts reported. It will also provide legal support if needed.

– A Disciplinary section which will include the two disciplinary bodies already in place, the Disciplinary Commission and Appeal Tribunal.

– A Compliance section to monitor good governance and ethical principles of the FIG.

FIG

At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

Scheduled release sometime 2019.

HBO Documentary Films has acquired worldwide TV and streaming rights to At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, which explores the sexual abuse scandal that shook the sports world in 2017. …

Deadline

rules for coaches in the Gym

Tony Retrosi:

My 5 Rules. These go for every employee AND team gymnast. 

• BE ON TIME. …

• DO NOT SIT DOWN IN THE GYM. …

• NO CELL PHONES IN THE GYM.  …. I make exceptions often (kids are home alone, waiting for a call back from Dr.) but I do not like this to be a habit. If you are videoing- use the gym IPad. …

• DO NOT COME TO ME WITH A PROBLEM WITHOUT A POTENTIAL SOLUTION. … 

• EVERYONE LEAVE WITH A SMILE. … 

TOO MANY RULES

USAG empowering?

Good point here from the last U.S. Olympic men’s head coach.

I did see something, somewhere from USAG on the ESPYS Courage Award. But it was not energetically enthusiastic.

No doubt their lawyers have suggested that kind of post might be used in court.

via Irish Daniel

wearing shorts over the leotard in competition

One Gym Mom wonders WHY our sport has not evolved to the point where more gymnasts aren’t wearing Lycra shorts in competition.

It reminds me of the 1990s when I petitioned to allow the University of Saskatchewan women’s team to wear shorts and leo. That request was instantly approved. … The young ladies, however, decided to — last minute — compete in leotards after all.

I LOVE Gymnastics, but…

interview with Bailey Ferrer’s Mom

Gym Blog Central:

We sat down with Lyn Ferrer, the mom of former Jr. Elite and now soon to be LSU Tiger Bailey Ferrer, to find out what it was like to raise an Elite gymnast. …

  • How the decision was made to go elite
  • Advice for picking an Elite gym/coach
  • Boundaries between coach, parent, athlete
  • Sacrifices an Elite family makes
  • Time devoted to the sport
  • Injuries

Behind the Scenes of an Elite Family – Part 1

LF: We built a home and within 6 months we refinanced our home not once, but 3 times to support Bailey’s Elite travels to and from the “Ranch”, the USA Gymnastics National Training Center. The amount of monies for qualifying meets, hotels, American Classics, P&G’s, Classics, etc.; none of which includes your normal gym fees, doctor visits, and surgeries. …

GBC: Looking back, was there ever a time you should have called USA Gymnastics or Safe Sport on one of Bailey’s coaches? If yes, why didn’t you?

LF: As we look back on Bailey’s Elite training, my answer would be yes, we should have filed a complaint throughout those specific years.

Behind the Scenes of an Elite Family – Part 2


Inside Gymnastics

over 100 gymnasts – Arthur Ashe Courage Award