Aspect 2: Safety in Gymnastics
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 27, 2014 9:43 AM
Accountants and insurance agents are commonly used by gym owners to help with their finances. Club owners also talk to lawyers and bankers to gain advice about their finances. USAG also provides owners with advice on running their business.
Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 27, 2014 9:45 AM
Finding and keeping qualified employees is a major concern. Gym owners often offer benefits and/or raises to ensure their employees happiness. Medical insurance is a popular benefit that is provided.
Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 27, 2014 9:46 AM
2 out of 3 of the surveyed club owners are getting a personal retirement benefit from running their business.
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 26, 2014 9:45 AM
A survey taken by coaches, both assistant and head coaches, showed the results of the average, min, and max yearly salaries. The average was $34,979. The minimum was $3,200. The maximum was $81,800. This was for a 40 hour week, 50 weeks per year. The survey was conducted between college level coaches and club level coaches ranging from ages 21-52 with experience ranging from 4 years to 30.
Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 27, 2014 9:23 AM
Male coaches generally make more money than female coaches at the club level. However, at the collegiate level, females averaged with a higher salary than male coaches. Experience is also a factor that comes into play when determining a salary.
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 25, 2014 9:21 AM
The USA Gymnastics University is a series of online courses that a gymnastics club owner must take in order to run a proper business. The courses are not free, however, you must take them and pass with at least a 75% to become certified. The Gymnastics University also has safety courses that not only business owners, but all coaches must take in order to coach at competitions.
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Women's J.O. Coaches' Course Certification

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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 5, 2014 9:33 AM
USA gymnastics committee held a course for coaches to come and learn new ways of spotting, new techniques, conditioning and more. This course helps with safety within gymnastics because it helps the coaches learn new and more up-to-date ways of running their gyms/practices. The coach will have more knowledge on spotting a gymnast which is a major safety concern for the coach and gymnast. They learn new conditioning exercises which will help keep the gymnast strong and confident. They learn new body shapes to teach their gymnasts in order to help make skills easier. They learn flexibility stretches to help the gymnast become more limber enabling them to preform more skills. This course overall benefits coaches to help them provide a safe and knowledgable environment.
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 4, 2014 9:36 AM
Communication between the coach and gymnast is also a very important safety precaution. A gymnast who has fear of doing a skill or does not feel comfortable preforming the skill is in danger of injury. They will not preform the skill with as much confidence therefore causing them to possible become hurt. In many cases, the gymnast is too nervous or scared to tell their coach they don't feel comfortable doing a skill in fear of the coaches response. A coach must learn to be understanding towards a gymnasts feelings and comfortability in order to provide a safe gymnastics environment.
Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 4, 2014 9:40 AM
Safety should not be overlooked due to a gymnasts skill level and ability to learn. It is still necessary to put the gymnast through all of the basic and beginning steps to gymnastics. Skipping through the basics can only hurt the gymnast later on in their career. They will not have the 'physical preparation
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Safety Tips: Gymnastics

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Gymnastics is a great sport and a fun way to get a muscular, toned body. But, it also presents a very real risk of injury. To keep things safe during practice and competition, follow these tips.
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 3, 2014 9:29 AM
Gymnasts are prone to injuries due to the difficult skills they are required to preform. Common injuries among gymnasts include broken ankles, sprained wrists and feet, back injuries, concussions, and many others. They are also in danger of eating disorders to maintain the desired gymnast body.
Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 3, 2014 9:35 AM
A good way to ensure a gymnasts safety is to evaluate the equipment regularly. Check the equipment to make sure that it is still in good condition and safe to use. The equipment must also be placed in a way that there will be no collisions of any sort. There needs to be room to breath in between each event or set of equipment. Floors should be covered with padding or mats to reduce pressure of landings. A first aid is necessary, along with a person who is able to handle it.
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 27, 2014 9:31 AM
This course is provided by USAG for gymnastics club owners to become educated on the running a successful business. It focuses more on the business side of things rather than the gymnastics/coaching. There are different levels of courses available.
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USA Gymnastics | USA Gymnastics Code of Ethical Conduct

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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 25, 2014 9:25 AM
USAG has come up with a general code of proper conduct that all members should follow. If a member is not following the code, USAG has the right to take away a person's membership. The code is not a list of specific rules, it is more of a guideline.
Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 25, 2014 9:30 AM
Coaches should behave in a positive manner, always encouraging the gymnast without negativity. A coach cannot discriminate against any gymnast, they must treat everyone fairly and give equal opportunities to every gymnast. Every member must preform to their best potential, without slacking off or taking the easy way out.
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 5, 2014 9:41 AM
Coaches are required to complete certain safety courses in order to become a certified coach. The safety course teaches and tests the coaches knowledge on basic safety procedures to more in depth procedures. It shows the coach what to do in case of emergency such as a back, neck or head injury. It also shows the coach different ways to place mats to avoid an injury. The coach will not become certified if they do not pass the test. A coach must be certified in order to be coaching in a USAG gymnastics organization.
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Gymnastics Safety During Gymnastics Instruction

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The first and most important topic in gymnastics instruction is how to stay safe and uninjured. The following is a list of some of the things you can do to
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 5, 2014 9:21 AM
Communication between the coach and gymnast is one of the most important safety concerns. The coach must ensure that there is clear communication and a good understanding of how the gymnast feels. The coach must also keep the equipment up-to-date and safely placed, make sure the mats are properly placed and make sure that there is enough mats for all 'fall zones.'
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Gymnastics Safety Tips: Keep Kids Injury-Free

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Girls all over America watched gymnast Gabby Douglas flip and spin across the Olympic mat a couple years ago, dreaming they might one day reach that level of el
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Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 3, 2014 9:45 AM
Gymnasts are prone to all kinds of injuries. However, there are ways to prevent most injuries. The coach should be properly trained and aware of the danger of the sport. If the coach is not properly trained, they may push the gymnast to preform a skill that they may not physically be able to accomplish. This would cause the gymnast to fall and most likely hurt themselves.
Nikki Peduzzi's comment, March 4, 2014 9:21 AM
Back injuries are common in gymnastics. Sprains, strains and fractures in the vertebrate is due to poor core conditioning. Spondylolysis is a common back injury. Rehab is extremely important when coming back from an injury. Allowing a gymnast to return to practice before taking proper care of an injury could make the worse.