IISD GENERAL CODE AND TRAVEL TEAM CODE OF CONDUCT
The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to promote the best possible individual and team performance. It is also designed to promote a favorable image of the Indiana International School of Diving. The athletes serve as ambassadors of their sport. USA Diving supports this code.
ALL TEAM MEMBERS, TRAVEL TEAM OR OTHERWISE, WILL ABIDE BY THE CODE OF CONDUCT GENERAL CODE
- Give your best effort at all times and do what the coaching staff asks of you.
- Attend all training sessions regularly as well as team functions and meetings.
- Treat coaches, teammates, parents, and facility staff with courtesy and respect.
- Follow the rules of the training facilities or any facility where our team may be attending a meet.
- Be prepared to dive when it is your turn during training.
- Support and encourage teammates at all times.
- Concentrate during training sessions and competitions on the task at hand and focus on diving.
- KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE AT ALL TIMES.
- Wear a team suit at all competitions.
- The use of any form of tobacco, alcohol or any drugs not prescribed by a doctor is prohibited.
TEAM TRAVEL CODE OF CONDUCT
- Exhibit proper conduct in hotels and restaurants and be a responsible representative of the Indiana International School of Diving.
- Travel with the team to all away meets unless excused by the coach.
- Whether you are staying with a parent or teammate, obey all curfews that are set by the coach.
- Attend all team meetings and functions.
- Support teammates during competitions and remain at the pool while teammates are competing unless excused by the coach.
- If you are staying with a teammate, members of the opposite sex will not be permitted in the room.
- Concentrate on giving your best performance and not be distracted by other divers, parents, etc.
- There will be NO R-rated movies shown or attended on team trips.
IN CASES WHERE THERE ARE VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT,ONE OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES OF ACTION MAY BE TAKEN.
- The diver may be withdrawn from the competition.
- The diver may be sent home at his/her own expense.
- The diver may lose all team privileges including travel to future away meets.
Known Categories of Athlete Behavior Violations / Penalties
- Team members will be given a curfew for each night of the trip, 9:30pm back in their room (unless the meet runs too late to allow for this) – and 10pm lights out and in bed, to which the diver will have to adhere. If for any reason (other than the meet running late) an Indiana International School of Diving athlete is found outside of their room after the curfew, the athlete may be summarily benched for the next day’s competition. A second offense may equate to the athlete being benched for the entire competitive event. A third offense may equate to the athlete being suspended from all competitions for a period of 6 months. Additional offenses may equal a third offense ruling or otherwise.
- Should the athlete be found to have engaged in any personal activities of alcohol or tobacco use while on a competitive trip, they may immediately be sent home from the contest by any expedient means necessary at the parent’s expense and suspended from all competitions for the next 6 months. If not possible, the athlete may be benched for the remainder of the meet and suspended from all competitions for the next 6 months. A second offense may equate to a 2 year competitive suspension. A third offense may equate to a lifetime competitive ban as a representative of the Indiana International School of Diving.
- Team Disruption/Failure to adhere to staff rules at competition – penalty may vary – as per determined by coach depending on the seriousness of the offense.
- Personal Activities – in conflict with scheduled team activities at competition – penalty may vary depending on the seriousness of the offense - may result in being benched one or more days of the competition – as per determined by coach.
- Theft or destruction of property while away on a competitive trip – penalty may vary depending upon the seriousness of the offense, may result in being benched one or more days of the competition, or include significant additional penalties within the club and under the Law.
- Violation of the Doping Control Program – athlete may be benched for the competition and situation investigated to determine whether suspension from future participation or involvement in the club is warranted.
- Contravening the rules in a manner that brings disrepute upon the Indiana International School of Diving – athlete may be benched for the competition and situation investigated to determine whether suspension from future competitions or involvement in the club is warranted.
- Acting in a manner that publicly displays poor sportsmanship – penalty may vary depending on the seriousness of the offense as per determined by the coach.