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The United States Elite Coaches Association for Women's Gymnastics (USECA) is an organization for coaches devoted to the progress of competitive level gymnastics in America. Members enjoy the benefits of regularly scheduled meetings at USA Gymnastics Congress, representation on the USA Gymnastics Advisory Council. A major voice and influence on the rules, policies and decisions that govern and affect our gymnasts and coaches, regular communication with members (a major goal of USECA is to keep you informed). Members also receive the USECA Journal published to the web 8 - 10 times per year and 20 online Videos per year, recognized as a primary source of information in the gymnastics community. USECA is the ONLY women's coaches' voice on the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors!

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A Voice in USA Gymnastics

USECA is the ONLY women's coaches voice on the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors!

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From The Chairman

  • Why Is The USOC Requesting Section 8?

    The USOC has informed our Board of Directors that they plan to implement Section 8 which de-recognizes an organization of its status as NGB. I have met with Sarah Hirshland, the president of the USOC, a few times and it was communicated to me the USOC believes USA Gymnastics will suffer from the legal problems associated with the lawsuits from the survivors which will, in their opinion, hurt our High Performance Teams. I believe this to be a strategic move on their part to appease our critics and congress for the perceived lack of progress we have made as an organization to solve our public image problems. If the USOC takes on the task of managing our HP Teams USA Gymnastics will still be facing the challenges of litigation from the survivors.

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  • USECA honors Tony and Paula Gehman

    This year, two very dear friends, both of the gymnastic community and myself, have retired from active coaching. Of course, I am speaking of Tony and Paula Gehman.

    I think the first time I really met Tony was at a Class 1 State Championship in 1980. He was coaching with Paul Bohrer, “The Sarge” at North Stars Gymnastics and I was working with Dave Feigley coaching at Bridgettes. I honestly don’t remember who won the meet – just that it was a tightly fought contest, one of those where you still feel good about how your kids performed.

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  • A New Organization for Coaches

    HOW WE GOT HERE

    The erosion of the US gymnastics coach has been slow, but steady, Since the ‘one person’ decision-maker method of training was instituted within the US, the personal coach has taken a back seat. By placing our trust into a system that had success in other countries, the personal coach of US women gymnasts, sometimes through fear of retribution, has largely had their voice removed from the decision-making process in training our athletes. Secretive meetings, behind the curtain decisions as to who “made the team” has certainly played a role in the current climate today.

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  • What Happened to Gymnastics?- Personal Reflections by William A Sands, PhD, FACSM

    In spite of a crushing lack of talent, I was a gymnast.  Gymnastics was my love and my identity.  I grew up by and through gymnastics learning many life lessons from my coach and other coaches of the “old guard.”  Prior to college, gymnastics books were my only coaches – I was lucky to survive.  Gymnastics was as much a part of me as breathing.  Sadly, things have changed.  During the last decade or so, perhaps longer, the gymnastics world has become a toxic, selfish, mean-spirited, greedy, and grotesque place.  Except for a handful of experiences, I walked away from gymnastics after the Athens Games.  I would like to offer some ideas for those who, like me, still love gymnastics but have also found modern gymnastics a disquieting enigma of the first order.

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