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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:26 pm    Post subject: Does MSHSL or Mn Hockey have such a list of banned coaches Reply with quote

The Washington Post: Some Olympic sports organizations keep lists of banned coaches confidential



Some Olympic sports organizations keep lists of banned coaches confidential
Various sports’ national governing bodies are inconsistent on whether to name publicly those disciplined for misconduct.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/some-olympic-sports-organizations-keep-lists-of-banned-coaches-confidential/2017/11/22/c20a65dc-c029-11e7-97d9-bdab5a0ab381_story.html



Some Olympic sports organizations keep lists of banned coaches confidential

USOC executive Rick Adams, second from left, told a Senate Judiciary Committee in March, ‘there needs to be consistency’ on sports’ governing bodies’ handling of banned coaches lists. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
By Will Hobson and Steven Rich November 24
USA Volleyball and USA Wrestling — the Olympic national governing bodies for their sports who oversee networks of coaches and clubs that work with hundreds of thousands of children across the country — maintain lists of adults banned from their organizations for activities including sexual misconduct but keep those lists confidential, officials confirmed.

With the issue of sex abuse in Olympic sports organizations highlighted by revelations of USA Gymnastics’ flawed sex-abuse prevention policies, The Washington Post sent survey questions about child protection to all 47 Olympic and Pan American national governing bodies earlier this year. In their responses, USA Volleyball and USA Wrestling both acknowledged they kept lists of adults banned for transgressions including sexual misconduct, but they do not make those lists public.

Other Olympic governing bodies — most prominently USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming — for years have published lists of adults they’ve banned for sexual misconduct, to help prevent them from joining other organizations that work with children.

USA Swimming, which has banned more than 120 coaches and officials for sexual misconduct, said it routinely gets phone calls from other organizations that work with children, checking about people on the banned list who have applied for jobs.

“If it’s information that we know, and it can make kids safer, then we feel like it’s important to publish it,” said Susan Woessner, director of SafeSport, USA Swimming’s abuse prevention program.

[Every six weeks for more than 36 years: When will sex abuse in Olympic sports end?]

Ten Olympic national governing bodies, commonly called “NGBs,” publish banned lists online — those for swimming and gymnastics, as well as USA Archery, USA Diving, USA Fencing, USA Judo, USA Taekwondo, USA Triathlon, USA Water Ski and U.S. Figure Skating.

There may be other Olympic governing bodies that also keep confidential banned lists. Out of 47 Olympic governing bodies, 17 declined to answer any of The Post’s questions, including USA Softball, U.S. Sailing and U.S. Rowing. Others answered in ways that avoided disclosing if they have banned lists, such as USA Track and Field, which repeatedly referred Post reporters to their approved coaches registry database, declining to answer follow-ups on if the organization maintains a banned list of coaches not in that database.

USA Volleyball officials declined an interview request and said in emails that they intend to publish their list eventually, declining to specify when. In a phone interview, USA Wrestling officials also said they plan to publish their list and declined to say when.

Les Gutches, USA Wrestling’s associate executive director of programs and strategy, said the organization’s leaders were gauging the risk of a lawsuit from a banned coach or official, among other considerations, as they discussed the possibility of publishing the list.

“It’s a tough one,” Gutches said. “Clearly, we want to make the safest environment possible for kids. . . . It’s something we would like to do, and are going do.”

Meeting a different standard
Entrusted by federal law with overseeing the elite ranks of their sports, including international competitions, the 47 Olympic and Pan American national governing bodies credential or certify coaches and clubs who, collectively, work with millions of children across the country. USA Volleyball has more than 330,000 members, according to its most recent annual report, which does not provide a breakdown by age group. USA Wrestling has about 200,000 members, according to Gutches, and most of them are under the age of 18.

[Documents: USOC alerted to sex-abuse problems long before taking action]

Both organizations, like many of their counterparts, are headquartered in Colorado Springs, but their membership programs extend their reach across the country. For USA Wrestling and USA Volleyball, these membership programs are both a way to raise money and to maintain quality control over the talent pipeline for future Olympians. For local coaches and clubs, these memberships provide a way to leverage the prestige of an association with an Olympic organization to attract students.

The practice of Olympic sports organizations keeping banned lists stems from a problem that long has vexed youth-serving organizations: The criminal justice system catches only a small percentage of adults who abuse children. Abuse victims often never come forward, and the ones who do often come forward years after their abuse, making allegations difficult to prove in criminal court.

As a result, child-protection experts have recommended youth-serving organizations go above and beyond law enforcement to keep potential abusers from working with children. For years, USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming periodically have hired private investigators to look into allegations of abuse raised against member coaches and officials. The investigators present evidence to volunteer disciplinary panels, who vote on whether to impose a suspension or ban, using an evidence standard lower than the “beyond a reasonable doubt” of criminal courts.

“In law enforcement, even if they do a really, really good job, they have to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt,” said Victor Vieth, a former sex crimes prosecutor and founder of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center who has advised USA Swimming on its abuse prevention policies. “They have this really, really high bar to meet, and if you set the bar that high, you’re not going to protect very many children.”

In 1990, USA Gymnastics became the first Olympic sport governing body to publish a banned list, in its monthly newsletter. Before 2010, USA Swimming kept its list confidential. In response to a series of high-profile sex-abuse cases that year, USA Swimming officials decided to publish their banned list on its website.

That list revealed that a former national team director, Everett Uchiyama, had been banned confidentially years prior, after admitting an improper sexual relationship with a 14-year-old swimmer. The relationship didn’t result in a criminal charge because the victim didn’t come forward until after the statute of limitations had passed.

After accepting the ban, Uchiyama moved on to a job as aquatics director at a local country club in Colorado Springs. After USA Swimming published the banned list, Uchiyama resigned from the country club. Club management said at the time they knew nothing of the allegations against Uchiyama.

“I’ve seen many a situation where a coach . . . once they get banned, if it’s confidential, they’re free to move on and start their own club, or go work somewhere else with children,” said Robert Allard, a San Jose lawyer who has represented several abuse victims in lawsuits against USA Swimming and other Olympic national governing bodies.

“The only reason why an NGB would not want that information published is to protect its own hide . . . because it’s a black eye, it’s embarrassing, it’s an acknowledgement that abuse may have happened under their watch,” Allard added.

Banned lists are one measure in which some Olympic organizations are more aggressive than peer agencies. For example, schools have long struggled with how to handle information about teachers fired for abusive or sexually related acts that don’t result in an arrest. In education circles, there’s a commonly used phrase for when a school allows a teacher to resign after allegations of sexual misconduct and move on to another school: “passing the trash.” Several states have passed laws prohibiting the practice.

‘We need to do everything we can’
USA Wrestling’s Gutches said the organization has a disciplinary process similar to USA Swimming’s, and sometimes conducts its own investigations of adults suspected of abuse. Rather than publish that information, USA Wrestling flags banned member names in their internal database, Gutches said, so they are ineligible to purchase membership again.

In defending USA Wrestling’s decision not to publish its list, Gutches pointed out other Olympic organizations published their lists after well-publicized abuse cases.

“USA Wrestling has not really come up against such an issue,” he said.

While the size of USA Swimming and USA Gymnastics’ banned lists — both exceed 120 names — may give the impression those sports are more heavily afflicted with abuse than others, experts said those lists simply show aggressive child protection policies working.

“If you’re doing a good job . . . you should have a number of identified cases” of abuse, said Daniel Rhind, a senior psychology lecturer at Brunel University in London who researches child protection in sports. “That’s very hard for sports officials to get their heads around. They think zero cases is the goal. . . . I’d be more concerned about the sport with no identified cases, or a sport with only a few cases. . . . It’s highly unlikely, especially with a large organization, that they’re going to have no cases.”

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USA Wrestling declined to release any details about its list, such as the number of names, and how many have been banned for sexual misconduct. USA Volleyball deferred comment to its attorney, Steven Smith of the law firm Bryan Cave, who declined to answer questions.

The U.S. Olympic Committee has endorsed publicly the practice of publishing banned lists. It’s unclear if USOC officials have been aware that USA Volleyball and USA Wrestling still kept confidential lists.

“Banned lists are one of many tools we can use to keep predators away from athletes and help keep young children safe while they’re participating in sports,” USOC spokesman Mark Jones wrote in a statement. “We need to do everything we can to make all available information public and easy to find.”

In March, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about sex abuse in Olympic sports, USOC executive Rick Adams acknowledged the disparity between banned list policies at Olympic governing bodies has been a problem that likely has allowed adults unsafe to work with children to escape detection.

“One of the flaws in the existing system is . . . where there was vigilance [strong abuse prevention measures], the predators would simply avoid those situations, and they would simply move . . . between sports, between clubs,” Adams said. “The issue of banned lists is another area where there needs to be consistency.”

Read more coverage:

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Following sex abuse report, USA Gymnastics pledges stronger oversight of clubs

Senators propose legislation to offer money, legal protection to Olympic sex abuse prevention agency

USOC apologizes to sex abuse victims, says Olympic sports culture needs change

An athlete accused her coach of sex abuse. Olympic officials stayed on the sideline.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have an update on this? The article states both USA Hockey and Mn Hockey have banned him from all Minnesota Ice rinks. Is this enforceable?

Minn. youth hockey coach banned from state ice rinks, charged in sex case, now faces weapons accusations
By Tom Cherveny on Jul 7, 2017 at 3:41 p.m.
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BENSON, Minn. — A Benson youth hockey coach facing felony charges for allegedly attempting to solicit a child for sex over the internet also now faces separate charges for weapons possession.

It was also reported this week that the Benson Hockey Association, Morris Hockey Association, and Morris-Benson Hockey Association issued a joint statement terminating Bradley Alsaker's employment and said that Minnesota and USA Hockey have banned him from all Minnesota ice facilities.

On the day he was charged in Swift County District Court in the internet case, agents with the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Benson police officers executed a search warrant at the Benson home of the 33-year-old Alsaker.

According to allegations in a criminal complaint, they seized what they believe were three fragment grenades; five unknown explosive devices inside a military-style ammunition container; a loaded, Kimber .45-caliber handgun; a 5.56x.223 caliber AR-style rifle with a loaded magazine next to it; and a loaded Bersa .380 handgun with a loaded magazine next to it.

The weapons and explosive devices were believed to be unlocked and accessible, found in locations including a nightstand drawer, under clothing on top of a dresser, in a kitchen cabinet, and under clothing on a basement couch.

Alsaker is the custodian of two children under age 12 who live in the home and were home alone when Alsaker had been taken into custody on the internet solicitation charges.

The search led to the filing June 9 of a felony charge of possess ammunition/any firearm with a prior conviction or adjudicated delinquent for crime of violence; and two gross misdemeanor charges for negligent storage of loaded firearms where children can access and endangerment of child by firearm access.

Alsaker has a prior adjudication of delinquency for second-degree assault, a crime of violence, the complaint states, which prevents him from legally possessing firearms.

He was charged in the internet case with two felony counts: soliciting for sexual conduct a child or someone believed to be a child through electronic communications and engaging in electronic communications relating or describing sexual conduct with a child.

He allegedly sent text messages seeking sexual intercourse to a BCA agent posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Alsaker, besides serving as a hockey coach in Benson also was rink manager in Bensonb and was listed as a member of the Benson Hockey Association board on the organization's website..

According to court records, along with the juvenile second-degree assault charge, Alsaker has a 2008 conviction for domestic assault and a 2006 conviction for criminal sexual conduct in the fifth degree, non-consensual contact.

He is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 1 for a hearing to determine if probable cause exists for the charges in the two cases.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4294483-minn-youth-hockey-coach-banned-state-ice-rinks-charged-sex-case-now-faces-weapons
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

State Board Failed to Report Teachers Accused of Sexual Misconduct

September 26, 2017 02:52 PM

Minnesota teachers accused of engaging in sexual misconduct or inappropriate behavior with students have not been reported to law enforcement, according to a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation.

A review of public records and interviews with law enforcement revealed the Minnesota Board of Teaching failed to report at least 17 teachers accused of those allegations dating to the 1980s.

The board, which has the authority to suspend or revoke a teacher's license, does not consider itself a mandated reporter of allegations of sexual or inappropriate behavior involving teachers and students.

State Board Failed to Report Teachers Accused of Sexual Misconduct
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The board stated it is "not aware of any legal obligation" to report disciplinary action related to such allegations to law enforcement.

Instead, the board has operated in a vacuum for decades in which it conducts internal investigations and determines what qualifies as criminal behavior.

"The specifics behind some of this conduct often may reflect unacceptable and unprofessional behavior and/or boundary violations, but do not constitute criminal conduct and law enforcement involvement," Alex Liuzzi, the board's interim executive director, said in a statement.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS compiled all of the Minnesota Board of Teaching stipulation agreements into a public database. The stipulations are public documents that detail all disciplinary actions taken against teachers dating back to the 1980s.


He declined multiple requests for an on-camera interview but added in the statement, "The Board has an obvious interest in ensuring that the teachers who have engaged in inappropriate or illegal conduct are appropriately disciplined when warranted."

Janet Reiter, the Chisago County Attorney, says that practice puts students at risk. She believes the board is not capable of making such determinations.

"What (the board) are investigating is criminal activity and the fact that it doesn't end up into (sic) the hands of our law enforcement agencies is astounding," Reiter said. "It's just simply unbelievable."

Reiter first learned of the board's failure to report allegations of sexual misconduct or inappropriate behavior last year when her office launched an investigation against a former teacher in Rush City.

Jon Hughes, 57, was convicted earlier this month of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct while in a position of authority.

Investigators determined he repeatedly had sexual contact with a student at Rush City High School, where Hughes taught business and coached for nearly 20 years.

After he pleaded guilty, Hughes apologized to the former student during an interview with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.

"I hope she realizes that I'm sorry and that she can heal," Hughes said.

That student reported Hughes to the sheriff's office in 2014 after decades of counseling, but it wasn't the first time she had stepped forward.

Investigators learned she earlier reported her relationship with Hughes to the board back in 2000, according to a criminal complaint.

Hughes signed a stipulation agreement with the board in 2001 in which he acknowledged he engaged in an "inappropriate relationship" with the student.

RELATED: Former Chisago County Teacher Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

The board revoked Hughes' license but never shared the allegations with the sheriff's office.

In a statement, the board said its "practices did not involve sharing disciplinary action with law enforcement" at the time.

"This was eye-opening for our prosecutors and law enforcement," Reiter said. "This was something that was unprecedented."

The state Legislature passed a law earlier this year, after the Hughes case became public, which will require the board to notify law enforcement of such allegations -- but only if it takes disciplinary action. That means the board will continue to act as a gatekeeper in which its process determines which allegations should be investigated by law enforcement. That law will go into effect next year.

The board's disciplinary process, which occurs behind closed doors, takes at least 30 days and would essentially delay criminal investigations that often depend on immediate access to evidence.

Reiter says law enforcement should be notified within 24 hours.

"These cases must be investigated criminally so these people can be held accountable," she said.

The board's discipline of teachers is detailed in legal documents called stipulation agreements. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reviewed more than 800 of those files, which are stored at the board's office in Roseville.

That review identified roughly two dozen other teachers who were accused of sexual misconduct or inappropriate behavior who may have never been reported for criminal investigation.

However, in those instances, law enforcement did not retain records long enough to verify whether the allegations were ever reported by the Board of Teaching.

The stipulation agreements are considered public information, but the board only allows them to be reviewed in person or by requesting a specific document via mail.

Unlike other state boards, the Board of Teaching does not post the information online.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS compiled the stipulations into a database and map that allows users to search disciplinary actions taken by the board.

*Editor’s Note: This article originally stated 18 teachers were never reported to law enforcement. That number has been adjusted based on information not available at the time of publication.

http://kstp.com/news/failure-to-report-minnesota-board-of-teaching-failed-to-report-teachers-accused-of-sexual-misconduct/4613802/
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Interesting Reply with quote

Big Shot with MN Hockey
http://teacherdocs.kstp.com/pdf/Peart_Thomas_H_281037.pdf
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting Reply with quote

Mnnstar wrote:
Big Shot with MN Hockey
http://teacherdocs.kstp.com/pdf/Peart_Thomas_H_281037.pdf


I would hope his membership in the MGHCA Hall of Fame has been revoked.
http://www.mghca.com/page/show/2221711-tom-peart
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hockey athletic trainer charged, not an employee with Breezy Point

By Jennifer Stockinger on Jul 1, 2015 at 3:46 p.m.
The hockey athletic trainer who allegedly filmed a 14-year-old girl showering in the Breezy Point Ice Arena in Breezy Point never was an employee of the Breezy Point Ice Arena, Breezy Point Police Chief Kevin Merschman said in a press release Tuesday.

James William Diffley, 32, Maple Grove, was charged June 24 in Crow Wing County District Court with felony interfering with a minor's privacy. Diffley is anticipated to appear at 8:30 a.m. Thursday for his initial appearance hearing.

Merschman said the Breezy Point Ice Arena and dorms are used during the summer months for hockey camps. Breezy Point Resort, owner of the arena, hosts some of these camps and outside agencies lease the arena and dorms for the camps.

The camp hosted at the time of the incident was directed by the Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association, and Diffley was an independent contractor working for the association, the news release said.

MGHCA president Dale Sager could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Amy Guimont of Osseo said Diffley is the school athletic trainer at the Coon Rapids High School. Guimont said her daughter, who is a senior in Coon Rapids, is on the dance team and worked with Diffley after she broke her leg. Guimont said her daughter also baby-sat for Diffley's son outside of school hours.

"Obviously, my family is disgusted by his actions," Guimont said.

According to the criminal complaint filed against Diffley, Breezy Point officers were dispatched at 9:45 p.m. June 22 to the ice arena for a report of a male possibly filming a minor female who was showering in a locker room. An officer spoke with a 14-year-old victim and a 15-year-old witness. Both girls were participating in an all-female hockey camp taking place in the ice arena.

The officer learned the victim was showering and the witness had left the arena, but returned to the locker room to retrieve shampoo, which she had forgotten. The 15-year-old approached the locker room and saw a male standing in the locker room with a phone in his hand reaching around a privacy wall. He appeared to be filming the girl showering.

The 15-year-old confronted the male, at which time he put the phone in his pocket and walked out, the complaint said. The man was captured on video at the arena and identified as Diffley, the hockey camp athletic trainer.

Diffley was located at a cabin at Breezy Point Resort and he admitted to using his phone to observe the 14-year-old female showering without clothing, the complaint said.

The investigation continues and the Brainerd Police Department is assisting Breezy Point police.

JENNIFER STOCKINGER may be reached at jennifer.stockinger@brainerddispatch.com or 218-855-5851. Follow me at www.twitter.com/jennewsgirl on Twitter.

Correction: This story has been updated as Diffley's court date was incorrect. His next court appearance is Thursday. It also was corrected to say Diffley was an independent contractor working for the association, not an employee of The Institute for Athletic Medicine.

http://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/crime-and-courts/3777181-hockey-athletic-trainer-charged-not-employee-breezy-point
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting Reply with quote

MNHockeyFan wrote:
Mnnstar wrote:
Big Shot with MN Hockey
http://teacherdocs.kstp.com/pdf/Peart_Thomas_H_281037.pdf


I would hope his membership in the MGHCA Hall of Fame has been revoked.
http://www.mghca.com/page/show/2221711-tom-peart


Wow...for folks that don't know the entire story...you sure are judgmental! In the Bible it says this.

John 8: 4, 7
The teachers of the law and the Pharises brought a woman caught in adultery and said to Jesus. "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"

Jesus said "Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her."
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting Reply with quote

hlonjohn wrote:
Jesus said "Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her."

I am certainly not "without sin" but I did read the 'Stipulation Agreement' that was posted above. Based on that alone I am of the opinion he should be in the "Hall of Shame", not the Hall of Fame.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOTH sides ARE represented in the document...jeez!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:11 am    Post subject: Re: Interesting Reply with quote

MNHockeyFan wrote:
hlonjohn wrote:
Jesus said "Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her."

I am certainly not "without sin" but I did read the 'Stipulation Agreement' that was posted above. Based on that alone I am of the opinion he should be in the "Hall of Shame", not the Hall of Fame.


Your opinion sir. But I can guarantee you, you do not know the full story. Have a wonderful Holiday season.
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nu2hockey wrote:
BOTH sides ARE represented in the document...jeez!


Not quite true, but it is a moot point. People are going to believe what they want to believe even if they don't know the whole situation.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
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hlonjohn wrote:
nu2hockey wrote:
BOTH sides ARE represented in the document...jeez!


Not quite true, but it is a moot point. People are going to believe what they want to believe even if they don't know the whole situation.
Have a wonderful Christmas.


Actually, quite true as how Mr Peart attests to the truth of these facts by signing the document....

"The whole situation" that you allude to is that this was negotiated and the truth is worse than represented by this document....but that involves conjecture on the part of others
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I can't understand how anyone can justify a teacher with 12 years on the job getting involved with a student/player?
in 1982, Peart was hired as an assistant varsity coach at Armstrong High School in Robbinsdale.(Blaze Fugina on Jul 11, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.)(Echo Press) The Student involved year was 1994 Mr. Peart graduated HS in 1975.
He is still holding a high position with MN Hockey girls HP 16,17 and Dave Peterson Goalie camp.


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Having re-read the pdf file from the link above, I see where Mr Peart agreed to the findings as stated plus he signed the document and so did his lawyer.

So with that Hi what are the complete facts you are dangling out there.

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East Grand Forks assistant hockey coach arrested
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An East Grand Forks assistant hockey coach has been arrested and faces charges of gross sexual imposition.

Philip Jason Hartwig, 46, was arrested late Friday afternoon at a business just outside of Grand Forks.

An arrest warrant was issued in Ramsey County Sept. 15 on charges of gross sexual imposition, according to the North Dakota court records system.

Court documents and details of what led to the charges were not available Friday evening.

Hartwig remained in Grand Forks County jail Friday evening.

Hartwig is an assistant coach with the East Grand Forks Green Wave, according to the website for the Minnesota State High School League. He is also the president of East Grand Forks Hockey, according to the organization's website.

East Grand Forks Senior High Principal Brian Loer declined to comment on Hartwig's arrest.

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/4332622-east-grand-forks-assistant-hockey-coach-arrested
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how is Peart still with MN Hockey? Would this type of "findings / agreement" show up on a background check?

What about Peart's other coaching stops with high school teams?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets see maybe his cohorts protect their own regardless.

The finding I believe would not show up on a background check as I believe only police and court records are checked.

I am hoping that with all the new information and other women or girls speaking out from other sports, that more will be encouraged to do so. If there are parents or former players that were subject to any kind of abuse that the KSTP article was about. These coaches whether male or female that abuse their players in a inappropriate way need to be stopped and held accountable.
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Why we still allow bullying to flourish in kids sports
Coaches continue to perpetuate behavior that would be unacceptable in any other setting.

By Lisa L. Lewis January 2 at 6:00 AM
Lisa L. Lewis is a writer based in Southern California.

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In the cellphone video, a teenage boy stands at the front of the classroom as his football teammates laugh. The coach walks to the door and closes it. “We don’t want no witnesses,” he says, to more laughter. After hesitating, the boy complies with the coach’s orders to close his eyes and clasp his hands behind his head. Then the coach punches him in the stomach. The boy doubles over and falls to the floor as his teammates laugh some more.

The clip, shot at California’s Beaumont High School, made headlines after it was turned over to local police in October. Equally shocking, however, were the expressions of support by many of the players and their parents, who downplayed the incident and lauded the coach, Will Martin, for his mentoring influence. “If it’s so bad, why are the kids laughing?” one mom asked, while another parent characterized Martin as a “man of God.”

Martin’s behavior may be an extreme example, but physical and emotional bullying by youth coaches is often still accepted or even defended as a way to improve performance and build character. Some coaches use exercise as punishment, including one in Des Moines, who was subsequently fired for it in 2012. And verbal abuse by coaches such as name-calling and belittling players is common at all levels of sports. In one study of 800 youth athletes, more than a third of the respondents said their coaches had yelled at a kid angrily for making a mistake, and 4 percent said the coach had hit, kicked or slapped someone on the team. (The authors note that if their sample is seen as representative of the larger population of youth athletes, this equates to close to 2 million kids being on the receiving end of this type of physical bullying each year.)

In any other setting, that behavior would immediately be recognized as physical abuse, noted Jennifer Fraser, the author of “Teaching Bullies: Zero Tolerance on the Court or in the Classroom.” “Imagine two women in a staff meeting,” she suggested. “Would this be seen as motivating? Would she (the victim) be a better employee as a result?”

In many cases, coaches are simply replicating what was done to them or may be taking out their frustration on their players. “When a coach is yelling like that, they’re modeling poor emotional control,” said Kristen Dieffenbach, an associate professor of athletic coaching education at West Virginia University and an executive board member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. “When I coach soccer and hockey, I yell — sometimes you need to in order to get the kids to pay attention to you. But there’s a difference between high energy and ‘What the hell is wrong with you?’ ”

For kids and adolescents, the impact of being yelled at and belittled — or having a coach slap kick or even punch them — is long-lasting. (Even though the majority of the research looks at peer-to-peer bullying, the dynamic in coach-player bullying is consistent with the imbalance of power that’s generally used in definitions of bullying.)

Players may hesitate to speak up for fear of retaliation. And parents who do so risk being seen as helicopter parents, Fraser noted.

And in fact, there’s no evidence to suggest that this type of domineering coaching is what wins championships. Instead, coaches who use positive methods have a better track record of keeping kids from dropping out of youth sports, increasing player engagement and developing skills and character, which in turn help teams win. The nonprofit Positive Coaching Alliance, based in Mountain View, Calif., and featuring an all-star advisory board lineup that includes winning coaches, such as Phil Jackson, Bruce Bochy and Steve Mariucci, calls this double-goal coaching, which focuses on winning and even more so on teaching life lessons.

Similarly, experts like Dieffenbach believe the best way to combat old-school coaching is through education. Dieffenbach said coaches often get frustrated and resort to dictatorial techniques because they lack other tools. “Is your job as a coach to dominate, or to lead and develop?” she asked.

Requirements for high school coaches vary by state — in Illinois, for example, prospective coaches only need coaching certification if they don’t already have an Illinois teaching, school counseling or similar certificate. And in Hawaii, the governing body for high school sports only requires that coaches participating in state championship events take a “Fundamentals of Coaching” course and allows them two years to do so, even though they’re coaching players in the interim. The course is offered by the National Federation of State High School Associations, which oversees interscholastic sports federations in each state and the District of Columbia and is one of the main groups offering courses to meet these varying state requirements. Dan Schuster, who oversees educational services for the association, noted that the fundamentals course addresses bullying in the context of providing a safe and respectful environment and refers coaches to additional optional resources on the topic.

In addition to educating coaches, though, we need to look at the broader culture that’s made these bullying behaviors seem acceptable. Rationalizing it through a “win at all costs” mind-set or accepting that it’s embedded in competitive sports — particularly in aggressive ones like football — only perpetuates it. Joe Ehrmann, a former NFL defensive lineman who spent most of his career with the Baltimore Colts and is now a minister, has said, “The great myth in America today is that sports builds character . . . (but) sports doesn’t build character unless the coach models it, nurtures it and teaches it.”

We need to make sure that when we talk about bullying, we’re clear about exactly what that means. In a paper published last month in the Sport Journal, Charles Bachand noted that being able to determine whether bullying in sports is increasing or decreasing depends on having a standard definition. Some of the research to date doesn’t even include key components such as the imbalance of power inherent in the coach-player dynamic, Bachand pointed out.

Of course, most coaches are hard-working, well-meaning and passionate about sports. Those who do end up bullying may simply be frustrated or misguided about athlete development.

But when they do bully players, we have a responsibility to avoid defending or normalizing it. I have a son who plays high school varsity football, and I was sickened not just by the clip of the Beaumont High School coach, but by the parents who defended his behavior. A teen who’s been punched in the stomach by his coach has already been failed once by adults and doesn’t need to be failed again.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the university where Kristen Dieffenbach works.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2018/01/02/why-we-still-allow-bullying-to-flourish-in-kids-sports/
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Brent Vandusartz
A hockey coach faces a felony sex charge in connection with sexually assaulting a student and later inviting the teenager back to his Burnsville house during a police-monitored phone call.

James Brent Vandusartz, 56, admitted to police that he engaged in “sexual contact with the student” Nov. 28 at his home, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in Dakota County District Court. The sexual encounter happened in “the heat of the moment,” Vandusartz told officers.

Vandusartz works part time at The Blake School in Hopkins as a girls hockey coach, said Cathy McLane, school spokeswoman. He has also volunteered and worked as a girls and boys hockey coach at several other metro-area private schools, including St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul.

http://www.twincities.com/2010/12/06/hockey-coach-charged-in-sexual-assault-of-student/
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According to the USA Hockey CEP list James is a level 5 and just needs to complete a module to coach
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

greybeard58 wrote:
According to the USA Hockey CEP list James is a level 5 and just needs to complete a module to coach


Greybeard- any word on Peart and USA / MN hockey?
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I have not heard a word about Peart. I think he is no longer at Totino Grace but not sure. The one place you maybe can get an answer would be at the Mn Hockey Jan meeting which I believe is toward the end of Jan
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Ice skating coach charged with sexually assaulting 14-year-old student
Thomas Incantalupo, 47, is accused of abusing the 14-year-old beginning in August 2015
By Brandon Stahl Star Tribune JANUARY 11, 2018 — 5:58PM


A coach who worked with the Eden Prairie Figure Skating Club was charged Thursday in Hennepin County District Court with sexually assaulting one of his students beginning when she was 14.

Thomas Joseph Incantalupo, 47, of St. Louis Park, began abusing the girl in August 2015 and continued until September of last year, according to the criminal complaint. He is being held at the Hennepin County jail on five charges of criminal sexual conduct.

“As a father and a former coach of young women, this conduct, if proven in court, deserves the severest penalty possible,” said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

Incantalupo has been coaching since 1990, is a master-rated freeskate coach and was a coach for Team USA in 2008 and 2010, according to a now-deleted page on the Eden Prairie Figure Skating Club website. His bio states he also did performances on NBC, CBS and MTV, and was an “Honor Roll” coach with the Professional Skaters Association in 2008, 2010 and 2016. According to Incantalupo’s Facebook page, he had been with the Eden Prairie club since 2016.

The city released a statement Thursday night saying that the club is not a city-run organization and that Incantalupo is not a city employee.

In 2008, the Star Tribune wrote about Incantalupo when he was a coach at the St. Paul Figure Skating Club. Before that, he was a skating coach in Des Moines, where he trained a skater who would make it to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

STEVE RICE ï srice@startribune.com Woodbury, 01/10/2007] Samiera Abou-Nasr skating coach Tom Incantalupo displays his pleasure with a part of Abou-Nasr’s routine. She will compete in the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships beginning Jan. 20 and has been developing her routines since August.

According to the complaint:

Incantalupo became the girl’s coach when she was 9-years-old. The girl got good enough to become a competitive figure skater, traveling around the country and internationally. When she would travel, Incantalupo would often go alone with her and be responsible for her care.

During a trip to Connecticut in August 2015, Incantalupo began abusing his student when she was sleeping at the home of another coach. The girl said she tried to pretend she was asleep so that he would stop, but instead Incantalupo forced the girl to have oral sex. The coach told his student not to tell anyone.

Incantalupo assaulted the girl at least 40 more times until January of this year, when the now-16-year-old girl told a friend about the abuse. The girl’s parents learned about the assaults and called police.

Investigators set up a meeting at the Eden Prairie ice rink on Tuesday where they recorded a conversation between the girl and Incantalupo. The coach told the girl that she was “the love of his life.” He told her that he knew the relationship was wrong, and that he could go to jail. Police then arrested Incantalupo.



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A Minnesota girl's hockey coach was arrested on charges he traveled to Ohio to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on the Internet.

Donald Lindstrom, 48, of Babbitt, Minn., was released from jail Friday after posting 10 percent of a $100,000 bond. He was arrested Thursday at a shopping center food court, according to the FBI Internet Task Force.

http://wcfcourier.com/news/breaking_news/minnesota-girl-s-hockey-coach-arrested-in-ohio-on-sex/article_6de2d61f-3005-5c03-8ae6-5c726b14aa43.html
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Donald Lindstrom Reply with quote

greybeard58 wrote:
Donald Lindstrom
A Minnesota girl's hockey coach was arrested on charges he traveled to Ohio to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on the Internet.

Donald Lindstrom, 48, of Babbitt, Minn., was released from jail Friday after posting 10 percent of a $100,000 bond. He was arrested Thursday at a shopping center food court, according to the FBI Internet Task Force.

http://wcfcourier.com/news/breaking_news/minnesota-girl-s-hockey-coach-arrested-in-ohio-on-sex/article_6de2d61f-3005-5c03-8ae6-5c726b14aa43.html


Now wait just a second, a HORRIBLE SITUATION, but this is in an Iowa paper from 2006! Greybeard you might want to take a break
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