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    WAG Do your coaches say this?

    What your daughters friends think shouldn’t matter - they weren’t there and didn’t hear/see what happened. If your daughter didn’t feel it was creepy, then no need to be concerned. I’m sure all the news about Nassar has many non-gymnastics people in the mindset that most gymnasts, especially...
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    For Parents Should States have a higher qualifying score?

    Our states are usually 32-34 depending on level. I think our state meets are much less competitive than what you see at major travel meets that involve gymnasts from other states. Our state really isn’t as competitive of a “gym state” compared to our surrounding states. However, many...
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    For Parents Looking at Other Gyms - Is This Typical?

    I wonder if these gyms that ban ex customers from their premises host meets? And if so, if the gymnast’s new gym attends their meet do they give them a hard time about bringing the “banned gymnast”? Do they have a list of banned parents/kids that the admissions people aren’t allowed to let in...
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    For Parents Looking at Other Gyms - Is This Typical?

    I don’t really see that stuff about gym B calling gym A for information a “courtesy” - to me it sounds more like a gym B ratting on the gymnast and giving gym A an opportunity to blackball them. IMO the small chance that a gymnast looking to leave hasn’t paid tuition in 6 months (gym A should...
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    For Parents Looking at Other Gyms - Is This Typical?

    Not normal around me - I can say that my daughter has at least done a trail at six different gyms in the area (some she’s tried multiple times years later) over her 9+ years in the sport, and has been a member of the team at 3... Yes the gyms she was at found out eventually every time that she...
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    For Parents “A Letter I’ll Never Send”

    How old was the child who wrote this? I’d be very concerned and seek therapy and sone professional advice as to whether or not continuing in the sport is healthy (even at a new gym)...that is just awful that a child would be made to feel that way over a sport. And if the guy was that mentally...
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    WAG Teams Praying before/during meets

    Was at meet yesterday where they literally did a prayer over the announcements like before the national anthem for all to pay attention to - was a very Christian prayer w/ multiple mentions of Jesus. First time I’ve ever had that happen in all the kids activity events I’ve attended... So...
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    WAG Liukin just resigned

    Who is getting them? Survivors who were abused for reporting things, or coaches?
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    WAG Liukin just resigned

    Why not just have no one replace him and have them pick the team based on results at qualifiers...each gymnast who makes the team brings their own coach and they compete their events based on their scores at qualifiers. Why give one person so much autonomy and power over peoples dreams - that’s...
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    WAG Some news on Geddert himself - suspended

    Our gym has our coaches sign something like that too. I heard rumors one was sued over it - this was a coach who was just coaching at another gym, not opening their own...not sure what came of the alleged lawsuit. It’s not uncommon for athletes to leave to “follow” coaches around me, so I...
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    For Parents What has your gym done in response to the Nassar Scandal?

    Our gym has not done or said a single thing - they seem to be acting like it isn’t even happening. I find it very disappointing.
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    WAG Discussion of abuse in USAG - Nassar

    I’m sure most parents who are presented w/ contracts at a what seems like a wonderful gym that produces great athletes don’t foresee their child being abused so then sign. If gyms were forbidden from having such contracts to being with, it wouldn’t be an issue. It would also stop gyms for...
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    WAG Discussion of abuse in USAG - Nassar

    And when I hear stuff like coaches blacklisting athletes so they can’t go to other gyms, or these horribly punitive “contracts” that prevent the athlete from leaving...you can see why less confident/assertive/secure parents (not sure what the word is, I basically mean parents who refuse to walk...
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    WAG Discussion of abuse in USAG - Nassar

    I hope the NCAA throws the book at them... His comments implied that non-football sports are a lower priority/concern to the NCAA and can basically get away w/ more abuse. Omg!
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    WAG Some news on Geddert himself - suspended

    Yep - eerily similar to very positive Nassar resignation letter...
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    WAG Some news on Geddert himself - suspended

    Maybe somehow they can file criminal charges against him - patten of abuse or depraved indifference or something like that - Jack McCoy on Law & Order could find a way. Seriously though - I really don’t believe Nassar would have been able to do what he did w/o Geddert and the “system” created...
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    WAG Some news on Geddert himself - suspended

    That’s absolutely repulsive of the USAG. That person who said that should be fired. I bet they have no problem “interfering” w/ private businesses if they forget to send in their membership fees!
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    WAG Discussion of abuse in USAG - Nassar

    Sad about Jordyn. Girl had a really though early life - abuse by her lifelong coach and his doctor buddy, public disappointment at the Olympics, plus she gave up NCAA gymnastics over it all...
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    WAG Some news on Geddert himself - suspended

    L9/L10’s switch gyms around me all the time. Other gyms are happy to take them if they have the skills to back up their level. There is one gym that many girls have up and left cause of mean coaches - they go to one or two other gyms and do fine. This concept that a teenager with advanced...
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    WAG Some news on Geddert himself - suspended

    I’m sorry, but using a 6 month gym contract as an excuse for why you can’t leave an abusive situation/environment is really weak. If you really don’t want to go back, just stop going and stop paying (they aren’t the IRS or domestic relations who can attach your wages) - let them fight you in...