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LIABILITY WAIVER/CODE OF CONDUCT

Code of Conduct

Triad Baseball Academy Release and Waiver of Liability

Assumption of Risk:  I, on behalf of myself and/or child that I am the parent of or legal guardian over, understand that playing or participating in Triad Baseball Academy’s camps, teams, lessons, practices and/or clinics (collectively referred to as “Activities”) may be a potentially dangerous activity involving risk of injury.  I understand that in any contact sport, such as the Activities, a participant can be seriously injured. I am aware that the dangers and risks to myself and child playing or participating in the Activities may include, but are not limited to, falls, contact or collisions with other participants, equipment and facilities, and the effects of weather, including high heat and humidity (facilities may not be air-conditioned).  I understand that I and/or my child may incur serious injury, including paralysis or death, as a result of the dangers and risks associated with the above Activities.  I have certified to the coach, by my signature below, that my child is in good health and physical condition and sufficiently able to participate in the Activities. I understand that the coach recommends that my child obtain a physical examination to identify any physical condition or limitation of which I might not be aware that could affect his/her participation in the above-named sport. I have advised the coach in writing below of any limitations on my child’s activities for medical reasons.

 

Knowing and having been informed of the potential dangers and risks associated with the Activities, and in consideration of my child/ward being allowed to participate in the Activities, I hereby agree on behalf of myself, my family members and my child/ward to assume all such risks and, further, to waive, release, discharge, hold harmless, and covenant not to sue Triad Baseball Academy, a facility, the coach, and their respective employees, agents, representatives,  physicians, first responders and volunteers from any and all liability, actions, causes of actions, claims or demands for personal injury, death or property damage of any kind or nature, and any other claims whatsoever arising out of, or in any way connected with, my child’s/ward’s playing and participating in the above sport or camp.  This Release and Waiver extends to all claims of every kind or nature whatsoever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown. The terms hereof shall serve as an assumption of risk, release and waiver for myself, my family, my child/ward and our heirs, executors, administrators, guardians or anyone else who might assert a claim on our behalf.

I hereby consent to permit the coach and staff working in the Activities to provide emergency first-aid or medical treatment for my child/ward, according to their best judgment, in the event he/she suffers an injury or illness while participating in the camp or on the camp premises.

 

Triad Baseball Academy in its sole discretion, from time to time, may choose another venue to accomplish the purpose of this camp. This waiver of liability extends to any venue, its ownership, management, and employees, chosen by Triad Baseball Academy.

 

I grant Triad Baseball Academy and its representatives the right to use photos of my child/ward for future advertising and promotional efforts.

 

My signature below/or checking the indicated box indicates that I have read, understand and agree to all statements above.

ATHLETIC CODE OF CONDUCT

STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

At Triad Baseball Academy, we believe that participation in our program can provide players with the opportunity to improve both mentally and physically. We pride ourselves in teaching the proper way to play and practice, as well as strive to get the most out of our players with the goal of seeing them move on to play at a higher level.

Important life lessons will also be taught through the mental and physical challenges of training and competition and through the experiences of winning and losing graciously and respectfully.

PROGRAM GOALS

Triad Baseball Academy is a place that players will experience: 

1. Enjoyment of the Game

2. Enjoyment of the Facility

3. Self-Improvement

4. Personal and Team Competition

Triad Baseball Academy will commit to the following:

1. Offer players an enjoyable experience

2. Promote personal improvement in skills, physical condition, and knowledge of the sport

3. Provide the greatest possible opportunity for athletes to participate in both competitive practices and games

4. Making sure each player has a commitment to competition at all times

5. Promote programs of excellence that accomplish the above and lead to success on and off the field

 

To achieve these goals, we hold the following positive expectations for our staff, players, and parents:

The coaches are leaders, dedicated to more than the basics of competition.

As professional educators, leaders, and role models for players, coaches will:

 

• Exemplify the highest character as a role model for young people

• Recognize the individual worth and reinforce the self-image of each team member

• Establish a realistic team goal or vision for each season and communicate that to the athletes and parents

• Encourage and assist players to set personal goals

• Strive to develop the qualities of competence, character, civility, and citizenship in each player

• Proved a safe, challenging and encouraging environment for practice and competition

• Gain an awareness of the importance of prevention, care, and treatment of athletic injuries

• Teach and abide by the rules of the game

• Build and maintain ethical relationships with coaches and administrators

• Strive for excellence in coaching skills and techniques through professional improvement

• Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat

 

OUR PARENT'S CODE

Parents play a vital role in the development of their child and the success of the Triad Baseball Academy program. Therefore, we expect parents to do the following:

 

• Be a positive role model through their own actions to make sure their child has the best experience possible

• Be a fan of the team, not just a fan of your child

• No entering dugouts, practices or games unless requested or asked by a member of the Triad Baseball Academy staff (injuries are the only exception)

• 24-hour period after games to ask your coach questions and/or concerns about your player’s performance (Please respect this rule).

• Show respect for the opposing players, coaches, and spectators

• Be respectful of all officials’ decisions

• Do not instruct their children before or after a game, because it may conflict with the coach’s plans and strategies

• Praise their child in their attempt to try to improve themselves

• Gain an understanding and appreciation for the rules of the contest

• Help their child learn that success is experienced in the development of their skills and that they can feel good about themselves, win or lose

• Address problems or concerns with coaches and directors in an appropriate manner, including proper time and place. Be sure to follow the chain of command (Coach, Head Instructors, Instructors, etc.)

• Do not engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety or well-being of any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee

• Encourage your child to treat any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee with respect regardless of race, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or ability

• Do not encourage your child, or any other person, to initiate a fight or scuffle with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee

• Respect the coaches and program directors decisions. Triad Baseball Academy is always looking out for the best interest of the player

OUR BALL PLAYER'S CODE

Given our belief that baseball provides a unique opportunity for the development of the physical conditioning, athletic skill, and character traits, we expect every Triad Baseball Academy athlete to strive for the following:

 

COMPETENCE

• To develop the skills necessary to participate competently in the game

• To demonstrate knowledge of the rules and conventions of the game

• To demonstrate knowledge of the strategies of the game

• Obtain and commit to the THREE C'S (Confidence, Compete, Challenge)

 

CHARACTER

• To be dependable in fulfilling obligations and commitments

• To accept responsibility for consequences of actions, to not make excuses or blame others

• To strive to excel

• To be committed

• To persevere, give 100% effort and not give up in the face of setbacks

• To demonstrate truthfulness

• To play by the rules of the game

• To refrain from engaging in any behavior this would endanger the health, safety or wellbeing of any coach, player, parent, participant, official, or any other attendee

• To accept losing and winning graciously; by congratulating opponents and by not sulking or displaying other negative behaviors

 

CIVILITY

 

• To refrain from “trash talk” and other put-downs of opponents and teammates

• To treat any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee with respect regardless of race, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or ability

• To refrain from a fight or scuffle with a coach, player, parent, official, or any other attendee

• To be fair and treat others as one wishes to be treated

• To understand that the coach’s decision is in the best interest of me and the team 

• To listen to and try to understand others

• To be compassionate and sensitive to others

• To actively support teammates and others

• To be faithful to the ideals of the game, including sportsmanship

• To keep commitments to the team

• Players are encouraged to able to play for their high school and middle school teams if notice has been given

• High school and middle school team functions come before TBA commitments

• To show team spirit, encourage others and contribute to good morale

• To put the good of the team ahead of personal goals

 

FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE CODE

Failure to abide by the code while attending, coaching, officiating or participating at Triad Baseball Academy sporting events will be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to the following in any order or combination:

 

• Verbal warning issued by a Triad Baseball Academy Staff Representative

• Immediate ejection from that event followed by a written warning issued by a Triad Baseball Academy Staff member or, on-site director of tournament

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