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Safety, Resignation, Controversy, Nick Checker
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[QUOTE=paksalto;35973]a coach that doesn't want the parents to watch and actually blocks the path with a mat...scary! not the gym for me! it could be innocent, but still, that is really unsafe. why can't the parents just not "distract" the kids - and what about at competition - they don't get distracted there?! what do they do at competitions? or if they don't compete yet, it would be a good practice to get used to and not get distracted by the audience.[/QUOTE] The Gym Chat Forum has a thread on this topic with links to the Nick Checker situation: A coach that doesn’t want parents to watch?!From the site, gymnasticscoaching.com: A coach Nick Checker (Nicholas Checker) resigned his position after 21-years with his club to protest a management decision that opened his gym to spectators, including parents. Checker had argued that he covered the viewing window “so parents didn’t distract children and to reduce risk of injury.” Personally, I prefer children’s sports clubs to be open to spectators at all times, even at risk of distraction. But there is a great compromise, one with which almost every coach can agree. Spectators sit behind one-way mirrored glass. Parents can see in. But the gymnast sees a mirror. Why the controversy may seem to still exist is because of the resignation following the compromise—that is, this coach would leave employment AFTER the proposed compromise of installing the two-way mirror. There was also talk recently concerning his alleged blocking the path of the parents by placing a mat in the path. And the aunt (a 27-year resident of Montville) chose to withdraw her niece from her pursuit of registration in a neighboring town in which the aforementioned coach is said to be working, following a verbal dispute, in which the fifteen-year old was told she didn’t have the “right” hair or looks to be one of the women on the “team,” which followed the question by the niece whether or not the coach’s toupee was colored, and if he was indeed 49 years of age as he stated (and not 63 which was in fact his true age as of early 2013). Distressing, to say the least. Gym Chat Sports Message Boards -gymnastics,diving,football,soccer,ballet,baseball... club governance, Gymnastics, product endorsements, psychology, safety Best perhaps to do some vetting, for one thing to be sure your coach is more devoted to gymnastics, than placing notices looking for a "cast" in a horror video (as was also the case here). Happy flips, and good luck!Gymnastics -- All About the Sport of Gymnastics
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Controversy, resignation, Nicholas Checker, Nick Checker, Nicholas P. Checker
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:shock:[QUOTE=meganclarke;269328]The Gym Chat Forum has a thread on this topic with links to the Nick Checker situation: A coach that doesn’t want parents to watch?!From the site, gymnasticscoaching.com: A coach Nick Checker (Nicholas Checker) resigned his position after 21-years with his club to protest a management decision that opened his gym to spectators, including parents. Checker had argued that he covered the viewing window “so parents didn’t distract children and to reduce risk of injury.” Personally, I prefer children’s sports clubs to be open to spectators at all times, even at risk of distraction. But there is a great compromise, one with which almost every coach can agree. Spectators sit behind one-way mirrored glass. Parents can see in. But the gymnast sees a mirror. Why the controversy may seem to still exist is because of the resignation following the compromise—that is, this coach would leave employment AFTER the proposed compromise of installing the two-way mirror. There was also talk recently concerning his alleged blocking the path of the parents by placing a mat in the path. And the aunt (a 27-year resident of Montville) chose to withdraw her niece from her pursuit of registration in a neighboring town in which the aforementioned coach is said to be working, following a verbal dispute, in which the fifteen-year old was told she didn’t have the “right” hair or looks to be one of the women on the “team,” which followed the question by the niece whether or not the coach’s toupee was colored, and if he was indeed 49 years of age as he stated (and not 63 which was in fact his true age as of early 2013). Distressing, to say the least. Gym Chat Sports Message Boards -gymnastics,diving,football,soccer,ballet,baseball... club governance, Gymnastics, product endorsements, psychology, safety Best perhaps to do some vetting, for one thing to be sure your coach is more devoted to gymnastics, than placing notices looking for a "cast" in a horror video (as was also the case here). Happy flips, and good luck!Gymnastics -- All About the Sport of Gymnastics[/QUOTE]
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Nicholas P. Checker, Nick Checker, Red Flag, Resignation
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[QUOTE=wowgym;36160]A coach that doesn't want the parents to watch - that's a huge red flag!![/QUOTE] Big time! :o
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Nicholas P. Checker, Nick Checker, Red Flag, Resignation, Parents Can't Watch?!
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[QUOTE=fliptwist;133910]The story is from over 3 years ago. It's still an issue? I agree wiith letting parents watch. IMO it is not a good enough reason to say that the kids will get distracted - they should be taught not to get distracted and focus. They need the same skill during competition the most, especially when there isn't a coach ready to spot/catch any mistake right next to them.[/QUOTE] [COLOR="Black"]The question people are asking: Why did he get so upset after the parents and class requested to install the one-way mirror?!? Why resign if they were willing to compromise?!?! Why does he not want parents to even watch at all, and what is with blocking the parent's pathway with a mat and covering the viewing window?! :o[/COLOR]
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Videomaker, casting, Nicholas Checker, Coach That Doesn't Want Parents to Watch
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UPDATE: This is the gymnastics coach who has videos on public access and who has had calls for acting for some of his gym class members in some kind of play or video. Nicholas P. Checker Nicholas Checker Nick Checker
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A Coach that Doesn't Want Parents to Watch, Nicholas Checker
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[FONT="Arial Narrow"][FONT="Verdana"][FONT="Arial"][FONT="Tahoma"]Originally Posted by meganclarke The Gym Chat Forum has a thread on this topic with links to the Nick Checker situation: A coach that doesn’t want parents to watch?! From the site, gymnasticscoaching.com: A coach Nick Checker (Nicholas Checker) resigned his position after 21-years with his club to protest a management decision that opened his gym to spectators, including parents. Checker had argued that he covered the viewing window “so parents didn’t distract children and to reduce risk of injury.” Personally, I prefer children’s sports clubs to be open to spectators at all times, even at risk of distraction. But there is a great compromise, one with which almost every coach can agree. Spectators sit behind one-way mirrored glass. Parents can see in. But the gymnast sees a mirror. Well, Nicholas Checker resigned and did not like the compromise of the one-way mirror installation. Why the controversy may seem to still exist is because of the resignation following the compromise—that is, this coach would leave employment AFTER the proposed compromise of installing the two-way mirror. There was also talk recently concerning his blocking the path of the parents by placing a mat in the path. And the aunt (a 27-year resident of Montville) chose to withdraw her niece from her pursuit of registration in a neighboring town in which the aforementioned coach is said to be working, following a verbal dispute, in which the fifteen-year old was told she didn’t have the “right” hair or looks to be one of the women on the “team,” which followed the question by the niece whether or not the coach’s toupee was colored (dyed), and if he was indeed 49 years of age as stated (and not 63 which was in fact his true age as of early 2013). Distressing, to say the least. Gym Chat Sports Message Boards -gymnastics,diving,football,soccer,ballet,baseball. .. club governance, Gymnastics, product endorsements, psychology, safety Best perhaps to do some vetting, for one thing to be sure your coach is more devoted to gymnastics, than placing notices looking for a "cast" in a horror video (as was also the case here). Happy flips, and good luck!Gymnastics -- All About the Sport of Gymnastics ----------------- [FONT="Arial Narrow"][FONT="Garamond"][FONT="Arial"][FONT="Garamond"]Am not sure why the students just cannot get used to the parents watching. The parents are there during competitions. Plus, blocking the parent's path with a mat and covering the viewing window, not to mention resigning after the proposed compromise of the parents installing a one-way mirror--no brainer here IMHO. Sorry Nicholas Checker. This was a fail. A really good blog which raises the point of "What are we teaching our kids," entitled "The Gym Coach," is found on Wordpress. The blogger asks something which raises the question of what is the right atmosphere and considers potential issues: “I really believe that the atmosphere and example we set in the gym is the determining factor to whether the gymnast feels like a failure or a success at the end of her career. . .” In light of this, one might ask, "What are we teaching our coaches?"
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Nicholas Checker Will Not let Parents in Room to Watch
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The coach who does videos. Wisp is the name of his new one. He puts them on public access. He supposedly teaches how to write and get into movies on public access and self publishing. :lol: :roll: [FONT="Tahoma"]Originally Posted by meganclarke The Gym Chat Forum has a thread on this topic with links to the Nick Checker situation: A coach that doesn’t want parents to watch?! From the site, gymnasticscoaching.com: A coach Nick Checker (Nicholas Checker) resigned his position after 21-years with his club to protest a management decision that opened his gym to spectators, including parents. Checker had argued that he covered the viewing window “so parents didn’t distract children and to reduce risk of injury.” Personally, I prefer children’s sports clubs to be open to spectators at all times, even at risk of distraction. But there is a great compromise, one with which almost every coach can agree. Spectators sit behind one-way mirrored glass. Parents can see in. But the gymnast sees a mirror. Well, Nicholas Checker resigned and did not like the compromise of the one-way mirror installation. Why the controversy may seem to still exist is because of the resignation following the compromise—that is, this coach would leave employment AFTER the proposed compromise of installing the two-way mirror. There was also talk recently concerning his blocking the path of the parents by placing a mat in the path. And the aunt (a 27-year resident of Montville) chose to withdraw her niece from her pursuit of registration in a neighboring town in which the aforementioned coach is said to be working, following a verbal dispute, in which the fifteen-year old was told she didn’t have the “right” hair or looks to be one of the women on the “team,” which followed the question by the niece whether or not the coach’s toupee was colored (dyed), and if he was indeed 49 years of age as stated (and not 63 which was in fact his true age in 2012-2013). Distressing, to say the least. Gym Chat Sports Message Boards -gymnastics,diving,football,soccer,ballet,baseball. .. club governance, Gymnastics, product endorsements, psychology, safety Best perhaps to do some vetting, for one thing to be sure your coach is more devoted to gymnastics, than placing notices looking for a "cast" in a horror video (as was also the case here). Happy flips, and good luck!Gymnastics -- All About the Sport of Gymnastics ----------------- Am not sure why the students just cannot get used to the parents watching. The parents are there during competitions. Plus, blocking the parent's path with a mat and covering the viewing window, not to mention resigning after the proposed compromise of the parents installing a one-way mirror--no brainer here IMHO. Sorry Nicholas Checker. This was a fail. A really good blog which raises the point of "What are we teaching our kids," entitled "The Gym Coach," is found on Wordpress. The blogger asks something which raises the question of what is the right atmosphere and considers potential issues: “I really believe that the atmosphere and example we set in the gym is the determining factor to whether the gymnast feels like a failure or a success at the end of her career. . .” In light of this, one might ask, "What are we teaching our coaches?" Nicholas P. Checker Nicholas Checker Nick Checker Nicholas Checker coach
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