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Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse

Post Views 4,929   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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Protecting Gymnasts From Predators – Part 3

Post Views 2,684 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 2,232   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 2,657   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