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Gymnastics and cheerleading

Markel has partnered with the following vendors to provide discounted services to insureds. See below for descriptions and links to more information directly from the vendors.

Praesidium child abuse risk management services*
Your staff and volunteers can reduce the risk that a child in your care will be sexually abused by an employee, volunteer, or by another child. But first, they must know how. Praesidium, Inc.'s "Armatus" will teach them. As a Markel client, you can access the Armatus training resources for just $10 per user. Get access to other select sex abuse risk management training and educational services from Praesidium at a 20% discount.

Intellicorp criminal background checks at a discount*
Run background checks on your employees and volunteers at a discounted rate. Additional jurisdictional fees may also be charged.

Markel also provides these additional safety resources. For a full range of risk management information, you can explore Markel's risk management library.

Safety guides
Read detailed safety guides for more information on common activities and loss control.

Concussion management

Safety video resources

Ask a safety question
Get answers to your safety questions from our Loss Control Department.

Driver education
We encourage you to engage your drivers in the Proactive Defensive Driving training program that explores subjects including the causes and consequences of poor driving, preventable & non-preventable collisions, risk factors outside your vehicle including the road, weather and other drivers, managing risk on the road, as well as basic vehicle maneuvers.

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Communication strategies for young coaches
Ex-employees must sign waivers
Guidelines for trampoline users
How does your cheer program’s safety strategy stack up?
Keep your gym injury free
Managing your trampoline exposure
Preventing injuries is everyone’s responsibility
Preventing tumbling injuries in cheerleading
Safety signs help prevent gym injuries
Supervision: it’s not just a job, it’s a requirement
Waiver safety
Why use a sign-in/sign-out procedure?
Curriculum and lesson planning - risk management tips
Leasing your facility can cost you money

Gymnastics insurance - Risk management news (Vol. 1, 2017)
Gymnastics insurance - Risk management news (Vol. 1, 2015)

*Markel provides access to various risk management products at a discount to its customers.  In making these discounts available, Markel is not endorsing these products, making any warranty (including any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose) or guarantee with respect to the products or assuming any liability for any damages that may result from their use.

Coverage availability varies by state. Please refer to policy forms for coverage terms and conditions.