I watched the webinar. It was about tough coaching vs emotional abuse. The examples were all about emotional abuse. She didn’t give any examples of what “tough coaching” is compared to that, so if she had given more examples of that to understand better.
The email was called "Webinar: Tough Coaching vs. Emotional Abuse". It's on YouTube. I tried to share a link but
it tried to embed it which I don't think works. But search on youtube and should be able to find it.
My thoughts were "Its about time" USAG at least made an attempt to address this issue. My feeling is that for those coaches who have been abusers for years, they will not think this applies to them. I hope they make all coaches watch it in order for them to be coaches and they should have some actual training for all coaches. But it is good that parents might be more aware now. Although this is at least a first step, USAG has many more steps to take to actually change the now prevalent culture that they have allowed to happen all these years. I have not watched the video yet, but plan to when I have the computer to myself.
Tough Coaching or Emotional Abuse:
Knowing When the Line Has Been Crossed
Email from Kim Kranz Chief of Athletic Wellness. The webinar is by Shelba Waldron Safesport Director of Training and Education.
What I like is Shelba Waldron experience with abuse of children is outside of gymnastics. It breaks down the behaviours including coaches trying to dismiss minimize.
I like that it went to parents and coaches.
That forces coaches to reevaluate what is going on in their gym and how they respond if there is a problem.
Pretty much hit the nail on the head for DD experience.
Interesting they came up with this year the athletes from the Nassar case continue to be frustrated ( rightly so) with the tone deaf responses from the organization.