Texas USA Gymnastics Updates
As part of our outreach for Child Abuse Prevention Month, the USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Department recently conducted a webinar on “How to Talk About Child Sexual Abuse Prevention,” which is available in the webinar archive. I have included a link to the webinar because it provides some of the guidance you and your professional members have requested for addressing safe sport issues. I also encourage you to share with the professional members in your states and regions. And, as always, please contact Toby Stark, our director of safe sport, if you have any questions. We appreciate your time and dedication to our athlete’s safety and well-being.
TEXAS STRONG and PROUD YA'LL!
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1, 2017 – The Gymnastics Association of Texas (GAT), a 501(c)(3) corporation, has established the GAT Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to help gymnastics clubs impacted by Harvey. USA Gymnastics supports the Gymnastics Association of Texas (GAT) Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which GAT established to help gym owners hit hard by Hurricane Harvey with their efforts to rebuild, refurbish, clean and recover. Many clubs are at or near a total loss. The support is not only for clubs in South and Southeast Texas, but also Louisiana and other areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Texas USA Gymnastics will match up to $10,000 in donations to the Harvey Relief Fund. We would really like to donate $10,000, so we are hoping to encourage others to join us in raising as much a possible to help our gyms impacted by Harvey.
Texas USA Gymnastics wants to help, so please contact your District Coaches Representatives or Debbie Williams, with any questions or request you may have.
Big Texas Congratulations to Two Amazing Women! Kim Zimeskel and Amiee Bormann receive U.S.O.C. coaching honors
USA Gymnastics EVENT PHOTO & VIDEO POLICY
Limitations on Activity, Unauthorized Use, and Distribution
For considerations of liability, participant safety, and overall event enjoyment, family members/coaches are permitted to photograph and/or video their participant only from the designated spectator seating areas so as to not interfere with nor disrupt
(i) any portion of the event;
(ii) event participants and their performance;
(iii) the intended use of public areas; and/or
(iv) the viewing ability of others.
All photos and videos taken during the event must be for personal use only. Unauthorized commercial use, sale, or third party distribution of photos and videos from this event is strictly prohibited without prior written consent from USA Gymnastics. Violators are subject to immediate removal from the event and potentially held liable for any damage, or perceived damage, associated with the violation.
Prohibited Equipment: No Monopod, No Tripod, No Telephoto Lens greater than 6 inches or 200mm.
For the safety of the athletes, No Camera Flash is allowed during the event
Congratulations to Simone Biles and Madison Kocian for being inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame 2017
Congratulations Valeri Liukin on your induction into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Texas is very proud & honored.
Congratulations Madison and coaches!! Texas is very proud of you! World Champion on bars.
Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, became the first woman in history to win three straight World all-around titles tonight at the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships Glasgow. Congratulations Simone and Aimee! We are all so very proud of you. What an amazing accomplishment!
2015 Super Team!
Congratulations Nastia for your Induction to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.