WHEATLAND ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2323 Liberty Street, Aurora IL 60502 www.waasports.org 630-978-2855
CODE OF CONDUCT:
The Purpose of the Wheatland Athletic Association’s Code of Conduct is to protect the participants in our programs and to encourage good sportsmanship. When you register to participate in the Wheatland Athletic Association programs, you agree to the code of conduct set forth in this document.
In order to keep participation in WAA sports a rewarding experience for all those involved, failure to abide by the rules and guidelines in this document will be cause for disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following:
Verbal warning by official, head coach, and/or director of the league, Written warning, Suspension for a minimum of one game, up to lifetime suspension from all WAA programs for parent, spectator, volunteer and/or participant. All violations will be kept on file by Wheatland Athletic Association, Legal action if necessary.
WAA Board Members represent the organization and are considered officials at WAA events and have the right to enforce violations of the code of conduct. Disciplinary action will be determined by the Wheatland Athletic Association’s Board of Directors. All decisions are final.
Players - I will learn the rules of the sport and follow them to the best of my ability. I will respect my coach, be courteous, listen and perform to the best of my ability. I will respect my teammates and treat all other players the way I would like to be treated. I will respect my opponents. I will respect the officials and let them do their job. I will compete fairly and demonstrate good sportsmanship no matter if my team wins or not. I will only use social media in a positive manner.
Coaches - I will be a positive role model for my team by learning and following the rules of the game/league, encouraging sportsmanlike conduct, showing respect, courtesy and positive support of the players, officials, other coaches and spectators at each game and practice.I will not engage in or encourage any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct. I will remember that children participate in sports to have fun and will work to organize practices that are fun and challenging to my players. I will treat each player as an individual and consider the large range of emotional and physical development for the age group. I will teach my players to respect the officials and I will respect the officials at all times. I will teach my team that doing one’s best and working as a team, are the most important goals of youth sports. I will only use social media in a positive manner and encourage my players and parents to do the same. I will never physically, sexually or verbally abuse any player, coach, official or parent. I will never be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while participating in a WAA event. I will never use tobacco products at any WAA event.
Parents - I will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators at every game and practice. I will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, parent or spectator. I will teach my child to play by the rules and follow the player’s code of conduct. I will teach my child that doing one’s best and working as a team is more important than winning. I will only use social media in a positive manner and encourage my child to do the same. I will inform the coach of any physical limitations that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during the games and practices, unless I am the team coach. I will demand a sports environment for my child and other children that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and will refrain from their use before and at all sports events.
PARTICIPANT/PARENT/GUARDIAN/VOLUNTEER WAIVER AND RELEASE FORM
Wheatland Athletic Association, Inc. (“WAA”) is committed to conducting its programs, services, and activities (collectively “WAA Activities”) in a safe manner and holds the safety of all WAA volunteers and participants in high regard. Volunteers, participants and parents/guardians of minor volunteers and participants must recognize that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to volunteer or participate in performing and/or otherwise assisting in WAA Activities. You are solely responsible for determining if you and/or your minor child/ward are physically fit and/or adequately skilled to participate or volunteer in WAA Activities. You hereby represent to WAA that you have consulted a physician before participating or volunteering in any WAA Activities and that you and/or your minor child/ward do not have any health issues which would preclude you from participating or volunteering in WAA Activities. You also agree that at the request of WAA, its representative, employee, or a volunteer coach, you may be required to attend all practices and games with your child if additional supervision is deemed necessary by WAA, its representative, employee, or a volunteer coach.
Participating and volunteering in WAA Activities often challenge and engage the physical, mental and emotional resources of each participant and volunteer. Despite careful and proper preparation and instruction there is still a serious risk of injury when acting as a participant or volunteer in WAA Activities. All hazards and dangers can’t be foreseen. In this regard, it is impossible for WAA to guaranty your safety.
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
Please read this form carefully and be aware that by participating or volunteering in WAA Activities, you will expressly assume the risk and legal liability and waive and release all claims for injuries, damages, or loss, which you and/or your minor child/ward may sustain as a result of participating or volunteering in any and all WAA Activities. You also acknowledge that you are solely responsible for providing the necessary insurance coverage for yourself and your child and that WAA does not provide participants with supplemental medical coverage.
I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants and volunteers participating and/or engaging in WAA Activities, and I knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, death, damages, or loss, regardless or severity, that my minor child/ward and/or I may sustain as a result of said participation or volunteering in WAA Activities, and hereby give approval for my minor child/ward to participate in WAA Activities. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I and/or my minor child/ward may have as a result of participating or volunteering in WAA Activities against WAA, or any of its affiliates, officials, directors, employees, agents, officers, and/or other volunteers. I further pledge to abide by the WAA code of conduct.
I have read and fully understand the above information, warning of risk, assumption of risk and waiver and release of all claims. If registering online or via fax, my online or facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature.
Participant Name (please print):___________________________________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian/Volunteer Name (please print):_____________________________________________________________________