INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 4, 2018 – USA Gymnastics women’s program is holding a one-day verification event, similar to the American Classic, to select the athletes to compete at three upcoming international events. Scheduled for Feb. 25, the one-day event will be held at Louisiana State University’s training facility.
“We want to thank LSU’s women’s gymnastics program for the opportunity to use their facility,” said Rhonda Faehn, senior vice president for women’s gymnastics. “Their incredible facility allows us to hold an alternative for team verification that uses a format that is familiar to the athletes and coaches. We will provide more information in the near future.”
Athletes will be named for the all-around World Cup competitions in Stuttgart, Germany, Birmingham, Great Britain, and Tokyo, Japan, as well as the alternate for the 2018 American Cup. The opportunity is open to members of the women’s national team and other rising gymnasts who were invited to participate in the original February verification camp.
USA Gymnastics is committed to creating a culture that empowers and supports our athletes. The organization has and will continue to take specific and concrete steps to promote athlete safety and prevent future abuse by adopting and vigorously enforcing the USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy, which requires mandatory reporting, defines six types of misconduct, sets standards to prohibit grooming behavior and prevent inappropriate interaction, and establishes greater accountability. Other efforts taken to strengthen that commitment include establishing a dedicated, toll-free number, 833-844-SAFE, and the safe sport email address of [email protected] to simplify the process for reporting; building a safe sport department that is developing a comprehensive education plan for members; and adopting bylaw amendments to provide the basis for further developing our safe sport programs and governance.