FIG still allows “single point of failure” equipment

In an era with redundancy in all things related to safety, why does FIG certify equipment where failure of one link in a chain can result in the apparatus falling? 😦

Jalon Stephens walked away. This time.

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Canada’s Responsible Coaching Movement

Gymnastics Canada just took the RCM (Responsible Coaching Movement) pledge. These priorities will be integrated into existing programs.

What are the 3 steps to Responsible Coaching?

  • STEP 1: FOLLOW THE RULE OF TWO – THIS MEANS THAT THE COACH IS NEVER ALONE OR OUT OF SIGHT WITH YOUR CHILD.
  • STEP 2: COMPLETE YOUR BACKGROUND SCREENING
  • STEP 3: ENROLL IN ETHICS TRAINING

Click PLAY or learn more on YouTube.

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For Parents with Children in Sport

 

 

16-Year-Old Russian Gymnast Hip Replacement

Terrible news. 😦

Dvora Meyers:

Ekaterina Sokova, a 16-year-old Russian gymnast and former member of the national team, has made a video alleging that coaching neglect led to a deterioration of a hip joint injury and, eventually, a hip replacement surgery. …

Deadspin

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