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WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

I acknowledge that volleyball or any sporting event is an extreme test of a person's physical and mental limits and that my participation in a volleyball event can cause potential death, serious injury, or property damage.   With a full understanding of the potential risks, I HEREBY ASSUME THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING OR OFFICIATING IN A VOLLEYBALL EVENT.

I hereby take the following action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns: a) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all claims or liabilities for death or personal injury or damages of any kind, EXCEPT THAT WHICH IS THE RESULT OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE AND/OR WANTON MISCONDUCT OF PERSONS OR ENTITIES LISTED BELOW, which arise out of or relate to my traveling to and from or my participation in any volleyball event, THE FOLLOWING PERSONS OR ENTITIES: USA Volleyball and its Regional Volleyball Associations, tournament directors, sponsors, and the officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents of any of the above; b) I AGREE NOT TO SUE any of the persons or entities listed above for any of the claims or liabilities that I have waived, released or discharged herein; and c) I INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the persons or entities mentioned above from any claims made or liabilities assessed against them as a result of my actions.

SIGNATURE(s) REQUIRED

In consideration of the rights and privileges granted to me by signing this membership form, I certify that

1. I have read and completed all sections of this membership application;

2. I have read and understand the USAV and RVA Codes of Conduct, Disciplinary Policies, and Waiver and Release of Liability;

3. I understand that the Codes of Conduct, Disciplinary Policies, and Waiver and Release of Liability apply to my conduct in all activities or events sanctioned or sponsored by the USAV/RVA in which I participate;

4. I (or my parent or legal guardian) am at least eighteen (18) years old;

5. I agree and consent to abide by the RVA and USAV Codes of Conduct, Disciplinary Policies and Waiver and Release of Liability set forth herein; and

6. I understand that, if I violate the USAV or RVA Codes of Conduct, I might be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with USAV or RVA Disciplinary Policies.

   Date: 12/12/2018
(Acceptance Pending)

 

A parent or guardian must execute, in addition to the foregoing Waiver and Release, the following, for and on behalf of the minor.
The undersigned parent and natural guardian or legal guardian of the applicant (   ) executes the foregoing Waiver and Release for and on behalf of the minor named herein. I hereby bind myself, the minor and all other assigns to the terms of the Waiver and Release. I represent that I have legal capacity and authority to act for and on behalf of the minor named herein, and I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the persons or entities named in the Waiver and Release for any claims or liabilities assessed against them as a result of any insufficiency of my legal capacity or authority to act for and on behalf of the minor in the execution of the Waiver and Release. I have also read and understand the USAV Participant Codes of Conduct (Section II above) and have reviewed the Codes with my child regarding the stipulated conditions and their ramification. I fully consent to my child's participation in RVA/USAV events.
  
USA VOLLEYBALL PARTICIPANT CODE OF CONDUCT
THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE PROHIBITED:

1. Violation of any anti-doping policies, protocols or procedures as defined by the International Olympic Committee (IOC; www.olympic.org), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA; www.wada-ama.org), Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB; www.fivb.org), US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA; www.usada.org) or the United States Olympic Committee (USOC; www.teamusa.org). Violations of this provision will be adjudicated only by USADA or the proper anti-doping authority, not USA Volleyball (USAV).

2. Violation of safe sport rules, policies and procedures promulgated by the U.S. Center for SafeSport (www.safesport.org), as they may be amended from time to time.

3. Possession, consumption or distribution of alcohol,tobacco, vaping devices, or e-cigarettes if illegal or in violation of USA Volleyball (USAV) or Regional Volleyball Association (RVA) policy.

4. USAV policy prohibits the possession, consumption or distribution of alcohol, tobacco, vaping devices, or e-cigarettes by anyone registered as a junior volleyball player at the event venue of any USAV/RVA sanctioned junior event.

5. Use of a recognized identification card by anyone other than the individual described on the card.

6. Physical damage to a facility or theft of items from a room, dormitory, residence or other person. (Restitution will be part of any penalty imposed.)

7. Possession of fireworks, ammunition, firearms, or other weapons or any item or material which by commonly accepted practices and principles would be a hazard or harmful to other persons at USAV/RVA sanctioned events.

8. Any action considered to be an offense under Federal, State or local law ordinances.

9. Violation of the specific policies, regulations, and/or procedures of the USAV, RVA or the facility used in conjunction with a sanctioned event. (It is the responsibility of the individual to be familiar with applicable specific policies, regulations and procedures.)

10. Conduct which is inappropriate as determined by comparison to normally accepted behavior.

11. Physical or verbal intimidation of any individual.

12. Actions that will be detrimental to USAV or the RVA.

USA VOLLEYBALL DISCIPLINARY SUGGESTIONS
  • I have read and understand the USA Volleyball Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Policies.
  • I agree and consent to abide by the USA Volleyball Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Policies and other region specific code of conducts and/or disciplinary policies.
  • I understand that, if I violate the USAV and/or RVA Codes of Conduct, I might be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with USAV and/or RVA Disciplinary Policies.
Infraction When Occurred Suggested Maximum Sanction **
First

Before or during event


After event concludes

Individual disqualified (if person is a junior, he/she will be sent home as soon as possible and parent or guardian notified). The individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for one year starting from the date of infraction.

The individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for one year starting from the date of infraction.

Second

Before or during event


After event concludes

Individual disqualified (if person is a junior, he/she will be sent home as soon as possible and parent or guardian notified). The individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for two years starting from the date of infraction.

The individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for two years starting from the date of infraction.

Third  

Individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for the remainder of his/her lifetime.

NOTE:  

Major misbehavior (e.g. verbal or physical abuse of a child, sexual harassment, etc.) may subject the violator to a lifetime ineligibility for USAV registration or RVA membership after the first infraction.

Sanctions are applied after affording the participant due process that may be required by the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act (TSOASA), USOC, USAV, and RVA. Appeals, other than for doping violations and matters under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Center for SafeSport , may be made in accordance with procedures set forth in the bylaws and operating codes of USA Volleyball and the RVA respectively. USADA and the U.S. Center for SafeSport retain the sole ability to determine any and all sanctions in those matter under their respective and exclusive jurisdictions.
NOTE: Major misbehavior (e.g. verbal or physical abuse of a child, sexual harassment, etc.) may subject the violator to a lifetime ineligibility for USAV registration or RVA membership after the first infraction. Penalties are only applied after affording the participant due process as required by the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act (TSOASA), USOC, RVA, and USAV. Appeals, other than for doping violations, may be made in accordance with procedures set forth in the bylaws and operating codes of USA Volleyball and the RVA as printed in the current Official USA Volleyball Guide and RVA Handbook, respectively.
  • I, a prospective or current member of USA Volleyball and/or one of its Regions, agree to abide by and be bound by the applicable Bylaws, rules, regulations, Code of Conduct, competition rules of USA Volleyball, as well as the safe sport rules, policies and procedures promulgated by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, as they may be amended from time to time. I agree to be subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Center for SafeSport and agree that any sanctions imposed by the Center extend to my participation in all USA Volleyball events or activities, or events and activities of other NGBs, and may be posted publicly and include information regarding the misconduct involved.
  • I agree that I will abide by the rules and guidelines regarding club affiliation as established by the Regional Volleyball Association in which I am applying for membership.
  • I hereby agree to be filmed, video, audio, digitally recorded and photographed, and to have my name, image, picture, likeness, voice and biographical information otherwise recorded, in any and all forms of media now existing or hereafter developed (the "Media"), during USA Volleyball (USAV) and/or its Regional Volleyball Association (RVA) sanctioned events, by USAV/RVA's authorized representative, under the conditions specified by the USAV/RVA (the "Footage").
  • I hereby grant USAV/RVA, with no financial or other compensation due to me, full right and license to use, and to authorize third parties to use, in all media, the Footage for: (1) news and information purposes, (2) promotion of the specific competition(s) in which I compete or other USAV/RVA sanctioned events, (3) promotion of the Sport, and (4) promotion of USAV/RVA, or both (5) the promotion of players for recruiting or scouting purposes, or (6) for education purposes, provided that, in no event may the USAV/RVA use or authorize the commercial use of the Footage in any manner that would imply my endorsement of any company, product, or service, without my written permission.
  • The current FIVB Sports Regulations stipulate that the Federation that is the first to issue a national license for the player is considered to be the player's Federation of Origin regardless of the player's citizenship. The current FIVB interpretation of "issue a national license" means registering with the Federation (in our case, USA Volleyball). Therefore, please be advised that if you register with USA Volleyball, and subsequently desire to represent another country in international competition, you may be subject to the FIVB regulations regarding "Change of Federation of Origin" which includes the payment of significant fees to the FIVB and review and approval of such application by the FIVB.
  • I hereby certify that the information provided is being done directly by myself or by me, as the legal guardian representing a minor, and that it is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I also understand and agree that incomplete or false information is grounds for denial of membership.

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