Members Code of Conduct

Codes of Conduct


Athletes, coaches, managers, officials and chaperones associated with SEPAK TAKRAW SASKATCHEWAN teams represent themselves, the sport of Sepak Takraw and the province. In order to project an image that will make us proud of our sport and our athletes, all individuals must abide by the following code of conduct during all team activities, including training, travel and competitions, while at home and away, from the moment of departure until returning:

1. Comply fully with the rules of STAS and the national body, the Sepak Takraw Association of Canada (STAC).

2. Wear all required equipment, and do not wear personal items (i.e., rings, necklaces) or anything else that may be considered dangerous or hazardous to self or others.

3. Understand that athletes are under the direction of coaches during all team functions.

4. Foul language of any sort will not be tolerated by or towards any athlete, coach, manager, official parent, or chaperone.

5. Understand the responsibilities involved in being a team member in terms of proper conduct and willingness to participate in practices and tournaments. All individuals are responsible for being on time for all practices, games, meetings, departures, curfews, etc. and to notify the coach in advance, in the event of a change of plans.

6. Demonstrate courtesy and respect toward athletes, coaches, managers, officials, parents, and chaperones.

7. Disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist or sexist remarks are not allowed and will not be tolerated.

8. Strive for excellence. Exhibit the qualities of good sportsmanship, dedication, pride, team spirit and leadership.

9. No use of any tobacco products, alcohol or other drugs, which affect physical ability, mood or behaviour, is allowed, unless prescribed by a physician for medical purposes (the administration of physician prescribed drugs will be the responsibility of the individual).

10. Participants must not use illegal drugs/narcotics or performance enhancing drugs. These include a variety of ‘over the counter’ medications. A complete list is available upon request.

11. Breaking any law of the land of any kind is not acceptable.

12. Orderly and reasonably quiet behaviour is expected while in public; this includes times in restaurants, hotels, when awaiting transportation, waiting for games to begin, at game demonstrations and/or promotional events.

13. Hotels are resting places for all registered guests; therefore hotel etiquette of the highest caliber is expected. Unacceptable behaviour includes running, phone abuse, playing loud music or television, fighting, pranks that may result in personal injury or property damage, etc.

14. All individuals are responsible for their hotel rooms. Rooms must be left clean; all garbage must be picked up and put in garbage bags and rooms checked for personal items.

15. All individuals are expected to respect others’ needs for study time, sleep etc.

16. Curfews as determined by the coach or team manager must be adhered to at all times.

17. Hotel doors must be propped wide open any time a coach, manager, chaperone or another player of the opposite sex is in the room.

18. Persons from outside the immediate team are not permitted in team hotel rooms, unless permission is obtained from the coach.

19. All individuals are expected to remain with the team during travel, and at tournament locations, unless specific permission is received from the coach.

20. Arrangements should be agreed upon between the athlete, parent/legal guardian and coach at the beginning of the trip. For those athletes who are old enough and mature enough to be responsible for themselves, special arrangements may be made with the coach providing their coach knows their whereabouts at all times.

21. All individuals are expected to treat the opposite sex with respect and dignity at all times.

22. Immoral behaviour is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

23. Behaviour on the final night of a trip must also meet all conditions as set out above.

24. Care for and respect the equipment provided and facilities made available, which would include, but is not limited to, hotel rooms, training centres, gyms and transportation vehicles. Any one found guilty of damaging property, theft or vandalism will be held totally and personally financially responsible, and will be required to make financial payment or restitution.

The Board of Directors and Coaches of SEPAK TAKRAW SASKATCHEWAN are fully aware that the above conditions may infringe on some of the athletes’ legal freedoms, but in order to satisfy legal responsibilities to the parent/legal guardian of the athlete, your cooperation is required and expected.

If an individual commits an act in serious offence of this Code of Conduct, the coaching staff may immediately expel this individual from the team. Furthermore, if this behaviour warrants them being sent home from the tournament, wherever it may be, then it would be at the expense of the athlete/parent/legal guardian, not at the expense of SEPAK TAKRAW SASKATCHEWAN.

No individual may participate in any SEPAK TAKRAW SASKATCHEWAN sanctioned program, competition or Provincial team activity until the Association is in receipt of a signed and dated Code of Conduct. For athletes under 18 years of age, a parent/legal guardian must also sign the Code of Conduct.

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Signature Date

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Signature of Parent/Legal Guardian PRINT name, and Relationship to Child

(if participant is UNDER 18 years of age)