Waiver Statement

MYAS Waiver Statement and Photo Release

Upon your acceptance of this signed form, I, my heirs, executors and administrators, intending to be legally bound hereby, waive and release any and all rights I may have against the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services, tournament officials, and the Host Organization and their representatives from any and all injuries suffered by the coaches and/or players at MYAS events. I allow the MYAS to utilize pictures and videos from MYAS events for promotional purposes.


COVID-19 Waiver

IN ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION for myself and/or my children being permitted to utilize the services, utilize the facilities, and/or participate in the programs of the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) and their partners including, but not limited to, use of facilities or equipment, or participation in any program affiliated with the MYAS, the undersigned, on behalf of himself or herself and such participating children and any personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin (hereinafter referred to as "the undersigned") hereby acknowledges, agrees, and represents that he or she has inspected and carefully considered such premises, equipment, and facilities and has considered the MYAS’s programs and that the undersigned finds and accepts same as being safe and reasonably suited for the use or participation by the undersigned and such participating children.

The undersigned acknowledges that novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections have been confirmed throughout the United States, including several cases in the State of Minnesota and locality. In accordance with the most recent guidance and recommendations issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for slowing the transmission of COVID-19, the undersigned hereby agrees, represents, and warrants that neither the undersigned nor such participating children shall visit or utilize the facilities, services, and/or programs of the MYAS (other than any exclusively online services and programs) within 14 days after:

  1. returning from highly impacted areas subject to a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice,
  2. exposure to any person returning from areas subject to a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice, or
  3. exposure to any person who has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.

The CDC Travel Health Network is continuously updating this list and the undersigned agrees that they are aware of this list and the countries listed. The undersigned agrees to check on a daily basis the CDC Travel Health Notices list (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html) prior to participating in or utilizing the facilities, services, and programs of the MYAS and their partners. The undersigned hereby agrees, represents, and warrants that neither the undersigned nor such participating children shall participate in, visit or utilize the facilities, services, and/or programs of the MYAS if he or she:

  1. experiences symptoms of COVID-19, including, without limitation, fever, cough, loss of sense of taste or smell, or shortness of breath, or
  2. has a suspected or diagnosed/confirmed case of COVID-19. The undersigned agrees to notify the MYAS immediately if he or she believes that any of the foregoing access/use restrictions may apply.

The MYAS has taken certain steps to implement certain recommended guidance and recommendations issued by public health agencies for slowing the transmission of COVID-19, including, without limitation, the access/use restrictions set forth above. The MYAS COVID-19 Safe Play (and other resources provided by the MN Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control) can be reviewed at http://myas.org/covid-19/resources/. The undersigned acknowledges and agrees that the MYAS may revise its procedures at any time based on updated recommended guidance and recommendations issued by public health agencies and further agrees to comply with the MYAS’s revised procedures prior to utilizing the facilities and services, and/or prior to participating in the programs of the MYAS. The undersigned further acknowledges and agrees that, due to the nature of the facilities, services, and programs offered by the MYAS, social distancing of 6 feet per person among children and their fellow participants or others is not always possible. The undersigned fully understands and appreciates both the known and potential dangers of participating in the programs and/or utilizing the facilities and services of the MYAS and acknowledges that use thereof by the undersigned and/or such participating children may, despite the MYAS’s reasonable efforts to mitigate such dangers, result in exposure to COVID-19, which could result in quarantine requirements, serious illness, disability, and/or death.


Code of Conduct - Player and Coach

  1. I will not berate the officials or "trash talk" to my opponent.
  2. I will not use profanity.
  3. I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, contest administrators and officials at every game.
  4. I will place the emotional and physical well being of my teammates and opponents ahead of my personal desire to win.
  5. I will treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of race, gender, creed or ability.
  6. I will demand a sports environment that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all MYAS sporting events.
  7. I will do my best to remember that youth sports are supposed to be FUN and that winning and losing are part of everyone's experience.
  8. I will express my concerns through the proper channels in a dignified manner.
  9. I will respect the volunteers that are assisting with the conduct of these events.
  10. I will respect and adhere to the rules governing eligibility and competition.

Code of Conduct - Parents

  1. I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, contest administrators and officials at every game.
  2. I will place the emotional and physical well being of the athletes ahead of my personal desire to win.
  3. I will demand a sports environment that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all MYAS sporting events.
  4. I will remember that the game is for the kids - not the adults.
  5. I will do my best to make sure that youth sports are a FUN and POSITIVE experience.
  6. I will treat other players, coaches, fans, volunteers and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
  7. I will not berate the officials!
  8. I will not undermine the coaches' instructions or directions.
  9. I will not use profanity!
  10. I will communicate my concerns through the proper channels in a dignified manner.

Code of Conduct - Officials

  1. I will demand a sports environment that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all MYAS sporting events.
  2. I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, contest administrators and fellow officials at every game.
  3. I will remember that the game is for the kids - not the adults, coaches or officials.
  4. I will do my best to make sure that youth sports are a FUN and POSITIVE experience.
  5. I will not use profanity!
  6. I will communicate my concerns through the proper channels in a dignified manner.
  7. I will master both the rules of the game and the mechanics necessary to enforce the rules, and will exercise authority in an impartial, firm and controlled manner.
  8. I will uphold the honor and dignity of the profession in all interaction with athletes, coaches, tournament administrators, colleagues and the public.
  9. I will be punctual and professional in the fulfillment of all contractual obligations.
  10. I will remain mindful that my conduct influences the respect that athletes, coaches and the public hold for the profession.

PENALTY

Any violation of the Code of Conduct may result in a temporary or permanent banishment from any MYAS sponsored events. Please BEHAVE or BE GONE! Your kids thank you and so do we!


HAVE CAREFULLY READ THE MYAS WAIVER STATEMENT AND PHOTO RELEASE, COVID -19 WAIVER, AND CODE OF CONDUCT AND VOLUNTARILY SIGN THIS ASSUMPTION OF RISK, RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT AND FURTHER AGREE THAT NO ORAL REPRESENTATIONS, STATEMENTS OR INDUCEMENT APART FROM THE FOREGOING WRITTEN AGREEMENT HAVE BEEN MADE. I AM AWARE THAT BY AGREEING TO THIS AGREEMENT I AM GIVING UP VALUABLE LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO RECOVER DAMAGES FROM THE MYAS IN CASE OF ILLNESS, INJURY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING, FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT AND WITHOUT LIMITATION, EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 AT ANY MYAS FACILITY OR DURING PARTICIPATION IN ANY PROGRAM AND ANY ILLNESS, INJURY, OR DEATH RESULTING THEREFROM. I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS DOCUMENT IS A PROMISE NOT TO SUE AND A RELEASE OF AND INDEMNIFICATION FOR ALL CLAIMS. IF SIGNING ON BEHALF OF MINOR: I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS MADE ON BEHALF OF MY MINOR CHILD(REN) AND/OR LEGAL WARDS, AND I REPRESENT AND WARRANT TO THE MYAS THAT I HAVE FULL AUTHORITY TO SIGN THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF SUCH MINOR(S).



For help contact: jeremy@myas.org


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