Who Do The Gym's Have To Answer To?

Discussion in 'Discussing the Cheerleading Industry' started by cheysmomager, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. cheysmomager

    cheysmomager I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    We have just had to most horrible experience with my daughters gym (due to location she has no other options). l had heard complaints prior to joining, but nothing close to what we went through. Who can you report this behavior to? This includes 1) ignoring a doctors letter and refusing to allow the child medication 2) stating he knows she does not have such condition 3) the awful bullying that took place after we left (and we do have audio tape) done in front of all cheer teams in the program 4) flat out slander in front of teammates and in personal email sent to another parent (stating that " child was never vilified only held responsible for her actions -- a quitter is a quitter and a wimp is a wimp reguardless of age. 5) Violating a HIPPA Law and announcing a child's health condition to the entire gym (not that it was private)

    Other parents are horrified at what their children were subjected to after we left. One team member has since been thrown off because her parents stated publically they did not approve of what happened. The audio of his rant is about to go public.

    I am not interested in sueing. These people have nothing and by the time it got to court I would no longer be interested or want to see them. I do think that they need to be held accountable for their inappropriate actions. They feel they have done nothing wrong stating that they can run their business like they want.

    I pride myself on not worrying about what others think. Their argument with me was she was a being overdramatic. That I can handle (she is a drama queen)!! But the continual statements that she is a wimp and a quitter are rather hurtful!! She is 14 and has been cheering for 10 years. Since she was 5, her dream was to one day become a coach. She is not a problem child in practice or classes (never in trouble by teachers). She pays attentions, doesn't disrespect the coaches, and does what she is told. This is her second year there and this is the first, and only, time to have been continually yelled at in class (telling her to knock it off, she's a drama queen) for the same thing.

    Please lead me in the right direction!!

     
  2. CoachMandiCF

    CoachMandiCF I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    You can always go to USASF with any complaint. Sorry you had to go through that :(
     
  3. Cheer Dad

    Cheer Dad Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I am not sure how much 'bite' the USASF will have but you can try.
    Not sure what gym you were with but based soley on your listed location there are a number of gyms roughly an hours drive away which is less drive time than some people I know make 2-3 times a week. Not sure if a lot of other families may also be leaving that gym also but if so organizing a carpool could help ease the travel time for you.

    Good luck.
     
  4. cheysmomager

    cheysmomager I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Unfortunatly that was the closest to us and that was a hardship on me. Sadly for now, my daughter will have to take a "break".

    thanks!
     
  5. Cheer Dad

    Cheer Dad Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    :( Good luck with it and hopefully your break is a short one.
     
  6. VTX

    VTX I nugget in the back

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    So sorry about your gym, I grew up around you and know the driving required to get to any gym. Really the only thing I can think of would just be let people know what happened and stay away. Good Luck with everything and hope you find a new gym soon!
     
  7. thecheernerd

    thecheernerd They call me Susie

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    So sad...it's too ad that some people lack any sense of "class".
     
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    If you don't got to the police for any criminal violations or the courts for civil violations, I'm not sure what you want done.

    And USASF doesn't have jurisdiction over stupid business practices.
     
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    viralscorp I text ACEDAD all the time

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    The Better Business Bureau would be a good place to take your complaints. Hopefully your gym is a registered business, in which case you are a customer. It probably won't do much for your current situation, but it can inform new parents about the organization.
     
  10. REA Dad

    REA Dad I nugget in the back

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    Not an expert by any means but I don't think there is much the USASF can do as the gym didn't violate any of the cheer rules. If your child was refused proper medical treatment/care and there was definitely was a HIPPA violation you might want to look into some type of criminal complaint. Good luck!
     
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    Post onYELP........if nothing else, it will make you feel better
     
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  12. OneIntenseMama

    OneIntenseMama I nugget in the back

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    I'm so sorry this has happened to you and your CP. We've been through something very similar this past year and also had to take a unwanted vacation. I'm in the same boat as you so to speak, have no clue what to do about it. I hope your CP finds a new "home" that will make her happy.
     
  13. CricketCheerMom

    CricketCheerMom I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    This seems to be happening to a lot of people. I am so sorry this happened to you. remember KARMA!