Child Safe Environment and Gymnastics Safety
At ATA we are vigilant to provide a safe environment with the best in gymnastics training and instruction.
All activities and classes at ATA Gymnastics are supervised and managed by staff who have completed certifications in
- Gymnastics Safety Training/Certifications from USA Gymnastics and ATA Gymnastics.
- CPR/First Aid/AED Certifications.
- All Coaches receive ongoing training in gymnastics, teaching fundamentals, spotting and training techniques through in-house training, outside clinicians, and regional and national level clinics and workshops. ATA certifies all coaches for each level of instruction.
- All Staff have completed coursework by the US Olympic Committee Safe Sport program about the nature of misconduct and how to protect athletes.
- All Staff have been background checked and have a green light through NCSI/USA Gymnastics. We also verify personal and professional references. All staff hold active memberships with USA Gymnastics.
- All Staff Members are Mandated Reporters and have been trained to report directly to Police or Child Safety Services if they have seen a reasonable suspicion of abuse.
- All Staff have been trained to ATA’s Safe Environment Handbook.
- ATA adheres to all USOC Safesport policies for creating a safe and healthy environment for athletes regarding prohibitions on any adult from being alone with a child and prohibition of one to one direct communication from an adult to a child by phone, email or social media, without parental or group involvement. At no time will staff be alone with a single child where the staff cannot be observed by others.
- Parents are welcome to stay during their child’s class and training times.
Resources for Child abuse, Sexual Abuse and Bullying Awareness and Prevention.
ATA is a partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance and believe in the Power of Positive. We believe in and implement the Developmental Zone Culture where the goal is to develop Better Athletes and Better People. The following becomes the prevailing models in our coaching and programs. Click here for more information.
- The Double-Goal Coach, who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports
- The Second-Goal Parent, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
- The Triple-Impact Competitor, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.