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Mr Michael A Taylor
180 Seminary Drive Menlo Park, California 94025 United States

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National Safety Instructor for USA Gymnastics (USAG), the official Olympic and National governing body for the sport of Gymnastics, since 1992. I also serve USAG as a member of the National Safety/Risk Management Review Board and the National PreSchool Advisory Committee. I am a Professional Development Certification Programs Instructor, a Kinder Accreditation Teacher and Movement Education Development Course Instructor. I have presented seminars at the USAG National Congress on topics that incl ...
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Expertise


Gymnastics expert, Gymnastics Risk Management, Gymnastics coaching education.

 

Areas of Expertise


gymnastics testimony, gymnastics expert witness, gymnastics professional

Expert Witness Categories


Gymnastics, Accidents, Risk Analysis, Spinal Cord Injury, Biotechnology, Accident Prevention

Summary of Experience


A nationally recognized gymnastics expert, Michael Taylor has gymnastics experience since 1968 as a competitor, coach, judge, club owner, director, recreational athlete and administrator. Currently a Senior Recreation Supervisor for the Community Services Department of the City of Menlo Park in Menlo Park, CA. National Safety Instructor for USA Gymnastics (USAG), the official Olympic and National governing body for the sport of Gymnastics, since 1992.
I also serve USAG as a member of the National Safety / Risk Management Review Board and the National PreSchool Advisory Committee. I am a Professional Development Certification Programs Instructor, a Kinder Accreditation Teacher and Movement Education Development Course Instructor. I have presented seminars at the USAG National Congress on topics that included Safety in the Gym for Class Instructors, Setting up your PreSchool Gym Safely, and Partner Parents among others. I am an active member of the United States Elite Coaches Association (USECA) and publish featured monthly articles in the USECA Newsletter. I am a regular clinician / presenter at the USAG Region 1 Congress and have presented workshops and seminars at the California Parks and Recreation Society Bay Area Institute. I have published articles in USAG Technique Magazine and in USA Gymnast Magazine on The Benefits of Gymnastics, The Code of Points for Marketing, and Positive Coaching among others.
I am a featured columnist on the USA Gymnastics Online website (www.usa-gymnastics.org). I am CPR / First Aid / Sport Safety Certifier for the American Red Cross, a National Association for Sport & Physical Education member and an American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Dance member. I have been a Coaching Principles Course Instructor for the American Sport Education Program since 1981 and am an Instructor for the Stanford University based Positive Coaching Alliance.
I am a nationally certified Youth Sports Administrator for the National Alliance of Youth Sports. I am a Certified Pool Operator and a licensed National Playground Safety Inspector.

 

 

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