ASAA Ethics / Policy Handbook
Please refer to the 2016-17 ASAA Policy Handbook Pages 26-34; excerpted below:
- Fair Play and Sportsmanship
All competitions must be conducted with a high standard of courtesy, fair play and sportsmanship. All those involved share this responsibility.
A. Coaches must demonstrate qualities of courtesy and good sportsmanship. These are evidenced by proper acceptance of officials’ judgment, positive encouragement of player performance and bench behaviour.
B. Athletes must demonstrate qualities of courtesy and good sportsmanship by proper acceptance of officials’ judgment and by showing proper respect for opposing athletes as well as for teammates.
C. Cheerleaders must demonstrate courtesy and good sportsmanship by the appropriateness and timeliness of the cheers they lead, respect for the other cheerleaders and athletes, and their attempts at effective crowd control.
i. Spectators, both student and adult, must demonstrate courtesy and good sportsmanship by positive cheers of encouragement for their team, not against the opposing team. This is evidenced by the absence of booing and vulgarities. Spectators must also show proper acceptance of officials’ judgment. Artificial noisemakers are not permitted during provincial championship tournaments/ event including: badminton, basketball, cheerleading, curling, golf, team handball, track & field, volleyball and wrestling. With the exception of air horns and electronic megaphones, noisemakers are permitted at cross country, football and rugby. Prohibited noisemakers may include but are not limited to: air horns, cow bells, plastic tube horns, garbage can lids, etc. The provincial championship host shall have the authority to eject from the competition facility individuals who, following a warning, refuse to comply with this requirement.
ii. Eviction for Inappropriate Language and/or Behaviour
The Executive Committee or its host/designated representative shall have authority to direct any person to immediately leave any premises or venue hosting any ASAA sanctioned event if that person:
1. exhibits rude or abusive behaviour to any other person
2. uses vulgar, obscene or abusive language and/or gestures
3. fails to promptly follow any reasonable direction given to that person by the designated representative of the ASAA. The Executive Committee or its designated representative shall have the authority to notify local law enforcement personnel of the failure of any person to immediately comply with a direction to leave any premises or venue hosting any ASAA sanctioned event.
E. Administrators and Teachers Administrators and teachers must demonstrate courtesy and good sportsmanship by their positive examples.
2. Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
A. The ASAA is unequivocally opposed to athletes using any banned substance as identified by Sport Canada. It is equally opposed to the use of such substances by individuals in a position of leadership in school sport (i.e., coaches, trainers, managers, and administrators). In addition, the ASAA is opposed to any illegal and/or unethical physiological manipulation, such as blood doping or hormones, employed for the purpose of performance enhancement.
B. The ASAA prohibits athletes possessing/consuming any alcoholic beverage while involved in ASAA activities. It is opposed to the use of such substances by individuals in a position of leadership in school sport (i.e., coaches, trainers, managers, or administrators) while involved in ASAA activities.
C. The ASAA prohibits athletes, coaches/teacher sponsors and any other individuals in a position of leadership such as trainers, managers, administrators from smoking and/or using spit tobacco on-site while involved in ASAA activities. This applies to all activities held on school property and rented community facilities for events such as Rugby, Track & Field, Football, Golf and Cross Country running.
ASAA FOOTBALL POLICIES
- Please refer to the 2016-17 ASAA Policy Handbook Pages 99-106