At Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Center, the safety of your child is our top priority. We have gone to great lengths to help ensure the safety of all participants and their families in a variety of areas through measures such as spotting progressions, continuing education, reporting, background checks, and other policies.
Our new hire employment training consists of a comprehensive program which includes written testing of our policies and procedures as well as practical “hands-on” testing of skills, spotting techniques, and of course, gym safety.
Staff training for existing employees is ongoing and encompasses annual updating of USA Gymnastics membership in good-standing, continuing education on concussion protocols, child misconduct and bullying, background checks, SafeSport and local, regional and national clinics, and continuing education seminars.
Additionally, Greater Buffalo Gymnastics has fully adopted the USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy and elected to have all our employees become USAG members, before it became mandatory.
While we never anticipate a situation in which you might need to use them, please be aware the following tools are available to you:
USA Gymnastics and U.S. Center for SafeSport Reporting Portals
Parents’ Guide to Misconduct in Sport and Youth Athlete Training
Should you or your child have any questions or concerns, please feel free to bring them to our attention. We will assist you privately and confidentially. We aim to ensure to your child’s participation and time here is a positive addition to their growth and development. Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s care for the time they are with us!