Rules of conduct for SGS team representatives
- All athletes planning to compete with Surrey Gymnastic Society must formally register their intent with GBC prior to a specified date. Upon registering, all athletes shall receive a copy of the Surrey Gymnastic Society Rules and Regulations for Team Representatives.
- Athletes (and their parent/guardian if under legal age) are required to read the documents and sign a letter of consent acknowledging the binding nature of the rules and regulations and the athletes intention to abide by these rules and regulations.
- It is a basic assumption of these rules and regulations that the coach will bear the responsibility or preparation of the athletes in such a way as to leave no doubt what so ever of precisely what conduct is expected of them when participating in any program, event, or competition sponsored by the Surrey Gymnastic Society.
- Except for extenuating circumstances. i.e. illness or injuries, the athletes must attend regular practices when missing a training session, the athlete should inform the coach.
Rules of Conduct
- All athletes are expected to behave in a mature manner, remembering that they are representing their club and their community.
- All athletes are expected to comply with dress code as laid out by by GBC and the Surrey Gymnastic Society. This includes attire, attire at practices and competing locations, attire during warmups and competitions.
- At practices all females must wear a bodysuit. They may choose to wear gym shorts. Males must wear shorts. They may choose a singlet or a t-shirt.
- When travelling the team jacket must be worn
- At competition all females must warm up in bodysuits. Track suits are optional. Males must warm up in competition shorts. Singlet or t-shirt optional.
- All athletes are expected to comply with curfews laid out by coaches, chaperons, or team manager. This includes curfews before, during, and after the competition.
- All athletes not of legal age are strictly prohibited from having in their possession or consuming alcoholic beverages. Athletes of legal drinking age are prohibited from consumption of alcohol prior to competing and during travel competitions.
- All team members ( athletes, coaches, managers, and chaperons ) are strictly prohibited from having in their possession or consuming any substance prohibited by federal drug legislation.
- All athletes are expected to comply with team travel arrangements and schedules. Any athletes that require special arrangements due to extenuating circumstances must make such arrangements through the team manager. All athletes must stay at the same accommodations when at competitions.
- All athletes are expected to remain with the team during travel unless prior arrangements are made with the coach and/or chaperon.
- Any and all delegates guilty of damage, theft, or vandalism shall be held totally responsible and are to reimburse in total the person or persons in question.
Athletes violating the Rules of Conduct of the Surrey Gymnastic Society shall be subject to the following disciplinary action(s), depending on the severity of the violation. The action to be taken will be decided by the Head Coach and Club Coordinator, with consultation from the Personnel Committee:
- A verbal reprimand by the head coach as witnessed by the chaperon whenever possible,
- A written reprimand and warning by the head coach as witnessed by the chaperon whenever possible,
- Placing of the athlete on probation,
- Suspending the athlete for a specified period of time,
- A fine of $100.00 to be paid before the delegate is permitted to take part in any future Club activities.
Disciplinary actions will be decided upon depending on the severity of the violation.
All disciplinary actions ( 1 through 5) will be reported to the athlete’s parents. Actions 2 through 5 will also be reported to the Board of Directors.
The athletes coach on the competition floor will handle any necessary disciplinary actions needed during a competition.
Entitlement to a Hearing
An athlete shall be entitled to a a hearing with the Executive Committee prior to any disciplinary action being carried out. The athletes parent/guardian must be present or an athlete advocate may be named.
The athlete may appeal to the Board of Directors. If the athlete decides to appeal, the Board of Directors decision will be final.