This course teaches about the various forms of child abuse, the indicators of abuse, and the ways to effectively report abuse. USA Gymnastics offers the U302 Recognizing and Responding course as a gift to leaders of gymnastics organizations because it provides important information about mandated reporters and state specific reporting laws.
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Attention Women’s Artistic Coaches and Judges! Take a look at J412- Optional Beam Connections: To Give or Not Give covering how to identify connected elements.
Visit the Complete USA Gymnastics University Course Catalog on the Education page for details on the course using this link: https://usagym.org/pages/education/courses/J412/.
USA Gymnastics expects its professional members and clubs to provide a positive and healthy environment for youngsters who participate in gymnastics. USA Gymnastics provides an education program, has a strong code of ethics and requires completion of a safety-certification program for professional members. The organization has also added a requirement for background checks as a condition of professional membership, with renewal background checks every two years.
USA Gymnastics takes seriously any allegation of professional member misconduct or inappropriate behavior involving athletes. The organization’s bylaws include provisions for processing allegations and spell out the types of discipline, including termination of membership, which may be administered by the organization.
When USA Gymnastics terminates the membership of a coach or other professional member, that individual is permanently ineligible for membership in USA Gymnastics. This lifetime ban means the individual does not have any of the rights or privileges associated with membership in USA Gymnastics, including but not limited to participation in any event conducted or sanctioned by USA Gymnastics. In addition, USA Gymnastics makes such terminations public by posting a complete list of terminated members on USA Gymnastics’ Web site. The list of terminated members also is published in official publications at least once a year and when someone is added to the list.
USA Gymnastics is a national membership organization with approximately 90,000 athlete members and 17,000 instructor and professional members.