- Oct 24, 2009
I am pretty sure it is at least alluded to in the SafeSport policy info.AGREED about the shiny glossy words from USAG. I want to see the changes in action. I also thought it a little weird that they mandated that she had to report. That doesn't make any sense. And if that is the case, when are we as parents and members going to be clearly educated about the new process??? Because I certainly haven't. So you can't hold me and my child accountable for something I'm not aware of (and that you haven't even fully implemented yet).
https://usagym.org/PDFs/About USA Gymnastics/safesportpolicy_010818.pdf
Here are a couple "highlights" ... all emphasis is mine.
A covered individual shall refrain from ... "willfully tolerating any of the forms of Misconduct and Prohibited Conduct." Athletes are covered individuals for this." (p. 1)
The following behavior by a Covered Individual may be considered misconduct as defined in the SafeSport Code: Abuse of Process, Failure to Report, Intentionally Making a False Report, or Retaliation. Any such conduct, including after the resolution of a matter is final, is a violation of this policy and/or the Center’s SafeSport Code." (p. 3)
So, basically, if abuse of any type is happening, it needs to be reported.
My guess is that they don't want another issue where YEARS later, over 100 gymnasts decide to come forward about abuse they had been dealing with... :'( ... report it before it can get that far and prevent others from having to go through it.