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Op Ed – Who Will Suffer From Lost Sponsors

Post Views 2,112   Over the past few weeks it has been reported that many companies have decided to pull their financial support from USA Gymnastics due to all the controversy surrounding the Larry Nassar fiasco. The Orange County Register first reported in the beginning of December that Kellogg’s and  Proctor and Gamble were going Read More

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Op Ed – Learn and Grow

Post Views 652   It has been about 8 months since the news broke about Dr. Larry Nassar and his involvement in the sex abuse scandal that has affected many US female gymnasts and many more woman that he has been in contact with through Michigan State University. We first starting hearing the news during the 2016 Read More

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Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse

Post Views 3,974   The gymnastics community has been inundated, since the Olympics this past summer, with news pieces about the sexual abuse of gymnasts. Two of the biggest headlines has involved Marvin Sharp and Dr. Larry Nassar. About a year ago, Marvin Sharp was arrested and charged with three counts of child molesting and four Read More

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USAG “Independent Review” of Sex Abuse Scandal

Post Views 439   USA Gymnastics (USAG) has decided to conduct an “independent review” on their handling of reports of sexual abuse. This comes after USAG has been named in two lawsuits by former National Team Members who allege sexual misconduct by former Team Physician, Dr. Larry Nassar. In addition, the Indianapolis Star has reported Read More

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Protecting Gymnasts From Predators – Part 3

Post Views 1,956 Click here to read Part 1 or Part 2 of the series. The final line of defense, to protect a gymnast from a predator, comes from the parent! We all want to trust the adults in our child’s life.  But according to d2l.org, 60% of children are abused by people the family trusts! So Read More

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Protecting Gymnasts From Predators – Part 2

Post Views 1,578   If you have not read Part 1 in this series, click here. But what else can be done? Well, club management can also play a large role in ensuring your child’s safety while under the supervision of their employees and/or while in their facility. I say “employees” instead of coaches because coaches are Read More

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Protecting Gymnasts From Predators – Part 1

Post Views 1,876   This is Part 1 of a 3 part series. We are hearing more and more through the media about allegations of sexual misconduct by adults toward minors in the sport of gymnastics. Almost a year ago, the owner of Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy in Indianapolis, IN (Marvin Sharp), was arrested and charged with three counts of child Read More