GAME OVER HEARINGS 

COMMISSION TO PROTECT YOUTH ATHLETES

NATIONWIDE GAME OVER HEARINGS

Virtual Hearings 2020

 

Day 1: October 1, 2020

 

Panel 1: A Conversation with Jennifer Sey about the International Push for Safety for Athletes

Testimony regarding the international response to Athlete A and what needs to happen in the US and abroad with the IOC.

Panelists: Jennifer Sey

Panel 2: The Economics of Being an Elite Athlete

Testimony regarding how economics work when you are an elite athlete and who are the gatekeepers that either promote your success or ensure your failure

Panelists: Eli Bremer & John-Michael Lander

Panel 3: Life After Abuse: The Continued Fight for Institutional Responsiveness and Reform

Testimony regarding the aftermath of disclosure, litigation, and the challenges of dealing with the various institutions

Panelists: Larissa Boyce & Kim Lewallen

Panel 4: Bankruptcy Proceedings

Testimony about their Constitutionality and Real-Life Consequences

Panelists: Bob Allard & Terin Humphrey

Day 2: October 2, 2020

 

Panel 5: Oversight of Coaches & Gyms

Testimony regarding the oversight or lack thereof of coaches and gyms by USAG and what coaches can do to protect their athletes

Panelists: Lisa Aguirre, Gail Santamaria, & Ann Kolasa

Panel 6:The Challenge of Uniform Prevention Policies & Governance and Oversight within Athletic Institutions

Testimony regarding instituting system-wide prevention policies within large institutions and general oversight and governance of those institutions.

Panelists: Stephanie Dallam, RN, MSN, PhD, Alyssa Beckerman, &  United States Senator Richard Blumenthal

Panel 6: The Challenges of Coping with Abuse as a Family

Testimony regarding the processes of parents and families coming to terms with a child’s abuse and the barriers to taking action

Panelists: Trinea Gonczar & Dawn Homer

Philadelphia November 4, 2019

Panel 1: Life After Abuse: The Continued Fight for Institutional Responsiveness and Reform 

Discuss the aftermath of disclosure, litigation, and the challenges of dealing with the various institutions

Panelists: Amanda Thomashow, Melody van der Veen, Emily Meinke, and Megan Halecik 

Panel 2: Role of the Coach for Young Athletes in Situations of Abuse

Discuss the role of the coach; how coaches permitted or abetted abuse, and how they can better identify the warning signs to protect young athletes

Panelists: Courtney Kiehl, Sarah Powers Barnhard, and Lisa Aguirre

Panel 3: Fixing the USOPC and SafeSport

Discuss the history and effectiveness of SafeSport and how to make the USOPC and NGB’s accountable to child protection

Panelists: Nancy Hogshead Makar, Jeremy Fuchs, Stacy Pendarvis, and Han Xiao

Panel 4: From the Sidelines to the Headlines, How Media Uncovered a Culture of Abuse in Youth Sports

Discuss how the media uncovered the story, the perspective gained through reporting, and what questions are still unanswered

Panelists: Tim Evans, Lauren Green, Will Hobson, Rebecca O’Brien, and Dvora Meyers

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