A. Player's Code Of Conduct. Purpose: The Big South Challenge (BSC) seeks to provide a great lacrosse experience for all its players, parents, and coaches. BSC feels that how the game is played is even more important than winning itself. In pursuit of this goal, we have adopted this Code of Conduct and Sportsmanship policy. Players: As a member of a team and an organization your actions reflect on your teammates and the rest of BSC. You are expected: To play the game for the game’s sake; for the fun of it. To treat your coach, teammates, officials and opponents with respect. To avoid inappropriate behavior during, games. To control your emotions. To attempt to win through your skills, effort and tactics; to always be fair. To take victory modestly and defeat graciously. To adhere to the rules of the game & confirm to the rules established by BSC.
B. Medical Treatment. I hereby consent to my child participating in the BSC. I consent and grant permission to the coach and / or assistant coach, or any authorized BSC official, to obtain any medical care necessary as a result of injuries sustained by my child in this activity. Photo Release & Waiver. I hereby grant BSC and its successors, assigns and licensees, permission to use pictures taken of my child in publications and other media use, exhibit and display my child's picture in connection with any public materials produced by or for BSC. This permission is freely given without remunerative consideration of any kind.
C. Armature Athletic Waiver and Release of Liability. In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in BSC, the undersigned parent(s) or legal guardian(s): 1. Agree to instruct the minor participant that prior to participating, he should inspect the facilities and equipment to be used, and if the participant believes that anything is unsafe, he should immediately advise his coach or supervisor of such condition(s) and refuse to participate. 2. Acknowledge and fully understand that each participant will be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability and death, and severe social and economic losses which may result not only from their own action, inaction, or negligence, but action, inaction or negligence of others, the rules of play, or condition of the premises or any equipment used. Further, that there may be other risks not known to us or reasonably foreseeable at this time. 3. Assume all of the above risks and accept full personal responsibility for the damages following any such injury, permanent disability, or death. 4.Release, waive, discharge, and promise not to sue and otherwise agree to hold harmless, The StickWithUs Organization, The Big South Challenge BSC, as well as, sponsors, managers, coachers, participants and other person associated with the program, and owners / lessors of premises used to conduct the event from any and all liability for injuries sustained by my child in this activity.
D. Parent’s Code of Conduct: The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these "six pillars of character.”. As a parent or spectator: I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others. I (and my guests) 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 and spectators. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of the athletes. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability. I will teach my child that doing one's best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.
As legal guardian of this participant, I hereby verify by my electronic signature (selecting the SUBMIT button below) that I have read and fully understand each of the above conditions for permitting my child to participant in the Big South Challenge BSC and any/all StickWithUs.org sponsored events and activities and I accept each of the above conditions, especially the waiver and release set forth in paragraph B.