Our mission is to provide useful information, products and services to all of the various groups involved in the sport of gymnastics – from preschool coaches to Elite International gymnasts. Our information comes from the experiences and programs of National and international coaches and from years of reading and research.
There is a dearth of current training information organized and available for parents, gymnasts, coaches and everyone else in the sport. We plan to bridge that gap.
For team and recreational gymnasts, we plan to provide the information that they would hear if an Elite International coach sat down with them on a one-to-one basis and explained everything about their training program to them.
For parents, we plan to provide information necessary for parents to make good decisions about their gymnast’s participation in the sport and information about they can do and should do (and should not do) to help their gymnasts enjoy their participation in the sport
There is no place in this country where coaches and instructors can go to learn everything they need to know about coaching the sport of gymnastics. Because of this, too many coaches teach the way they were taught or the way they have seen other coaches teach without any real basis for the true effectiveness of those coaching methods. We plan to provide all the information coaches will need to run an effective team training program.
Non-profit organizations are important to the funding of effective team programs. There is a lot of misinformation and misguided effort involved in most gymnastics non-profit organizations. There is also a lot of reinventing the wheel. We plan to provide sound strategies and theories for the creation and implementation of successful non-profit fundraising organizations.
Gymnastics judges are sometimes the most unpopular members of the gymnastics community. They are viewed as a necessary evil for running gymnastics meets. Other than in the somewhat rare case where a judge is currently or has been a coach or gymnast, judges have much less experience in the gym than either coaches or the gymnasts they judge. We plan to provide judges with the perspectives of experienced gymnasts and coaches and products that can aid judges in improving their judging skills.
Let’s finish with what this website is not. It is not an opinion site. It is not a site that just lists results of meets. We are not here to advertise a team or federation. We are here to provide useful and valuable information for all those interested in our sport of gymnastics.
The standard legal disclaimer in the sport of gymnastics is to remind gymnasts, their parents, and their coaches that any activity involving height and motion may possibly cause accidental serious, severe or catastrophic injury, paralysis or even death. You are warned that gymnastics may be inherently dangerous and have been warned that participation and/or use of information herein may result in serious, severe or catastrophic injury, paralysis or even death and as such readers or users of any or all of our educational information who subsequently choose to participate in the sport are said to have voluntarily waived their right to recover in the event of personal injury.
Gymnastics may be identified as a sport to be inherently dangerous. The sport is generally known to cause injuries and a person participating in an inherently dangerous sport should know the dangers and by participating has assumed the risk of injury.
This site is designed to be a gymnastics educational information site. It is provided in the belief that information is of benefit for the safety and progress of gymnasts All information, materials and photos contained within it are either original content, public content, common knowledge within experts in the sport or fair educational use of materials for scholarship, criticism, comment, teaching and research.
This site is intended to inform and educate. It is not intended to replace and cannot replace the advice and direct supervision of an experienced knowledgeable coach or gymnastics instructor.
Coaches, parents, gymnasts and readers of any or all of the information contained within this site, especially readers who have not read all of our information, are warned that incomplete knowledge about gymnastics may be dangerous if misapplied in the gym. It is the personal responsibility of every reader to gain sufficient knowledge to protect gymnasts from injury.
The authors and publisher of this material have no liability or responsibility for any damage or loss caused, or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly, by the information contained herein. The authors and publisher of this material are not responsible for any errors or omissions. All information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind.
Persons accessing this information assume full responsibility for the use of the information and understand and agree that Gymnastics Zone, its agents and assigns are not responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage arising from the use of the information.
The information published on this site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.
No warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title or non-infringment or implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of these pages. Gymnastics Zone shall not be liable for any indirect, direct, incidental, special or consequential damages, lost profits or for business interruption arising out of the use or inability to use this Information, even if Gymnastics Zone has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusion of certain warranties or limitations of liability, so the above limitations may not apply to you. In such case, Gymnastics Zone will only be held liable to the full extent permitted by law.
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We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when children are involved or when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site (“Visitors”) who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by GymnasticsZone.com (collectively, “Services”) (“Authorized Customers”).
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Personally Identifiable Information refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.
What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?
We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors. We collect the following additional information from our Authorized Customers: the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Authorized Customers.
What organizations are collecting the information?
In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Authorized Customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.
How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?
We use Personally Identifiable Information to customize the Site, to make appropriate service offerings, and to fulfill buying and selling requests on the Site. We may email Visitors and Authorized Customers about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to contact Visitors and Authorized Customers in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.
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We may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authorized Customers, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.
How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?
Personally Identifiable Information collected by GymnasticsZone.com is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of GymnasticsZone.com except for use as indicated above.
What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
Visitors and Authorized Customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us at GymnasticsZone@gmail.com.
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How does GymnasticsZone.com use login information?
GymnasticsZone.com uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.
What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorized Customers on the Site?
Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law.
We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.
How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?
All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.
How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?
Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at GymnasticsZone@gmail.com.
Can a Visitor delete or deactivate Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site?
We provide Visitors and Authorized Customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from the Site’s database by contacting GymnasticsZone@gmail.com. However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor’s entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.
This web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.
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Gymnastics Zone Web Site Agreement
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