USA Gymnastics recognizes that event director and club administrators are committed to providing all participants with a safe environment and in a manner that follows both public health authorities and USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy.
We also recognize that it can be challenging to determine how to adhere to each policy, given the complexities that such regulations can pose to club operations and event production. Therefore, we have developed the following guidelines to help event directors and club administrators adhere to their local public health requirements and maintain compliance with USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy.
First and foremost, the USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy does not have the authority to circumvent local public health officials’ mandates, such as facial covering, social distancing, proof of vaccination, and/or testing requirements. Further, event directors and club administrators have the authority to enforce and require measures to provide participants with a safe environment.
However, the Parental Access to Practice policy is a requirement of the USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy. And it allows parents/guardians to monitor their child’s environment and view their growth in the sport.
Club administrators and event directors must adhere to this policy and implement alternative viewing options when public health regulations impact a facility’s traditional access to viewing.
A club administrator and/or event director is never permitted to eliminate access to viewing without an alternative viewing option.
All Alternatives Must:
Permitted Alternatives Include:
For further questions or clarifications, please contact Shelba Waldron, at [email protected].