USA Gymnastics publishes a separate list of Participants declared Permanently Ineligible for Membership by USA Gymnastics or the U.S. Center for SafeSport. This list can be found here.
The Participants listed below are subject to restrictive measures issued by USA Gymnastics and/or the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Restrictive measures limit a Participant’s access to athletes, USA Gymnastics Member Clubs, and USA Gymnastics Members, up to and including a suspension from any contact.
Prior to December 17, 2020, restrictive measures were issued consistent with preceding USA Gymnastics Bylaws. The now obsolete language contained in the Bylaws prior to December 17, 2020, is provided at the bottom of the page for reference. Interim measures are now issued consistent with the USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Investigation & Resolution Procedures, Amended and Restated Bylaws of USA Gymnastics, Inc., Effective December 17, 2020, and the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement Section XII.
An interim measure is not a finding of misconduct under the USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy or the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement and should not be interpreted as such. Interim measures are intended to ensure the safety and well-being of the gymnastics community; prevent conduct or participation detrimental to the sport or its reputation; prevent escalation of a reported Safe Sport violation; or limit/monitor the conduct of a Participant who is the subject of a Safe Sport violation report.
An interim measure or restrictive measure issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport indicates the matter is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Federal law prohibits USA Gymnastics from discussing such matters. Matters under the Center’s jurisdiction can include any form of misconduct addressed in the USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy and the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement and are not limited to sexual misconduct. For additional information regarding measures issued by the Center, please contact the Center directly here.
A person who violates any restrictive measure may be guilty of an Abuse of Process pursuant to the USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy and the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Anyone who intentionally assists an individual in violating these measures may also violate the “Aiding and Abetting” language of the Safe Sport Policy and the SafeSport Code. USA Gymnastics Member Clubs must follow membership guidelines regarding persons on this list.
These lists do not include minors, expired interim measures, or persons declared ineligible for future participation.
Applicants who are ineligible for USA Gymnastics Membership for failure to pass a background check are not included on this list. USA Gymnastics does not publish the names of these individuals in accordance with federal privacy law.
A finding of sexual misconduct by the U.S. Center for SafeSport will also render an applicant ineligible for USA Gymnastics Membership, in addition to any sanctions imposed by the Center. USA Gymnastics does not publish the names of individuals ineligible for USA Gymnastics Membership due to a finding of sexual misconduct unless a sanction is imposed.
These lists are not exhaustive and must be consulted for guidance only. They should be considered in addition to other research.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport publishes a separate searchable database for individuals subject to the Center’s measures related to all Olympic and Paralympic sports. The database can be found here.
9.3 U.S. Center for Safe Sport. The Corporation shall report and refer all allegations of sexual Misconduct to the Center, and all such matters will be within the Center’s exclusive jurisdiction. The Center shall investigate such allegations or reports, issue any interim suspension or other measures pending the conclusion of the investigation and any hearing(s), make recommendations of sanctions or disciplinary action as a result of such investigation, and fully adjudicate such matters. Members have an obligation to promptly report any possible violations pertaining to sexual Misconduct: (a) Directly to the Center, or (b) Directly to USA Gymnastics, which will in turn forward the information to the Center. Reporting to the Center and/or the Corporation DOES NOT satisfy any legal reporting requirements under state or federal law. If the suspected conduct may also be criminal, persons are required to report to law enforcement. For state-bystate reporting requirements, see www.childwelfare.gov. USA Gymnastics shall accept jurisdiction over matter referred by the Center to USA Gymnastics.
10.5 Interim Measures. At any point before a Complaint is resolved under the provisions of this Article 10, interim measures may be imposed to ensure the safety and well-being of the gymnastics community or where an allegation is sufficiently serious that an Adverse Party’s continued participation could be detrimental to the sport or its reputation. (a) Notice. Unless imposed under emergency circumstances involving an imminent threat of harm, the Corporation will notify an Adverse Party that intends to impose an interim measure by a specific date, and the Adverse Party may request a hearing prior to interim measure becoming effective. (b) Hearing. The hearing, if requested, shall be: (i) A telephonic hearing; (ii) Will be conducted by a three (3)-member hearing panel appointed by the Ethics and Grievance Committee, consistent with the Hearing Panel staffing requirements set forth in this article; (iii) Implemented on the most expedited basis possible; and (iv) Strictly limited to determining whether there exists reasonable cause to impose one or more interim measure. (c) Measures. The Corporation may impose any interim measure consistent with the forms of discipline set forth in this Article 10, and may also include, but not be limited to altering training schedules, providing chaperones, implementing contact limitations, or Member Club restrictions.
10.12 Discipline. The following forms of discipline may be imposed: (a) Reprimand. A communication, either public or private, of the Corporation’s decision to impose a reprimand regarding the Complaint. Any reprimand may be combined with probation or suspension. (b) Probation. A ruling that, for a specified time, the subject’s continued participation in the Corporation’s activities, sanctioned competitions or membership programs is conditioned upon the satisfaction of certain conditions. These conditions shall be described specifically, as shall the consequences of failing to meet them. (c) Suspension or Termination. A determination that: (i) Either permanently or for a specified period of time, the subject is prohibited from participating in sanctioned competitions or other of the Corporation’s activities, or (ii) The subject is terminated from membership in the Corporation. The effect of a suspension may be limited to certain activities or competitions, and conditions may be established that, if satisfied, will result in the lifting of a suspension. (d) Other. The Hearing Panel may order such other relief as it deems appropriate (e.g., letter of apology or restitution, including, for example, the payment for damaging equipment or the recovery of any financial benefit improperly derived by an Adverse Party). (e) Notice of any discipline imposed on a Member will be communicated to the affiliated Member Club, and to any other necessary parties such as State and Regional Chairs or meet directors.
10.13 Disciplinary Affects. (a) Any member suspended for any duration, who is terminated from membership, or who is determined to be permanently ineligible is prohibited from any association with any activities conducted by a Member Club, in addition to being prohibited from participation in sanctioned competitions or other Corporation activities, for the duration of the suspension, termination or ineligibility. (b) A suspension, termination or determination of permanent ineligibility of an individual Member who has any ownership interest – direct or indirect -of a private gymnastics facility and/or the managing director of public/non-profit facility will result in a suspension of Member Club status. (c) With respect to all matters which are investigated and adjudicated by the Center, the Corporation shall enforce any such sanction imposed by the Center.