The Bayou Swim League Zero Tolerance Policy
Bayou Swim League has adopted a “Zero Tolerance” policy to be enforced during
all sponsored events.
Bayou Swim League (BSL) and its facilities and properties exist to provide all
athletes with opportunities to participate in sport and other recreational
activities in a safe and positive environment. BSL will ensure the most
supportive climate possible for the children who participate, so that they can
enjoy their sport and learn about competition, teamwork, sportsmanship, and
fair play. As
with many athletic teams, BSL is managed and operated by volunteers. It is the
BSL’s responsibility that they, too, have the ability to work in a safe and
positive environment. It
is critical for the BSL, through its parents, reps, and coaches, to do all
things necessary to ensure that measures are in place so that incidents of
violent or inappropriate behavior do not occur in its recreational properties
and facilities. Included
in this commitment is an understanding of that responsibility for the behavior
of everyone associated with the BSL, including, but not limited to players,
officials, and spectators. Goals of the Policy - To reduce or eliminate violence and
abusive behavior at the BSL’s recreational properties and facilities. - To promote positive cheering behaviors
among spectators and fans. - To increase the level of understanding
among spectators and fans of the importance of creating a positive and
supportive environment for children's sport. Definition of Violence
focus of this Policy is on the behavior of players and non-players.For the purposes of this Policy, violence
includes, but is not limited to, the following behaviors:
loud verbal assaults threats and attempts to intimidate throwing of articles in a deliberate or
aggressive manner aggressive approaches to another
individual physical striking of another individual attempts to goad or incite violence in
others vandalism to building or property racial or ethnic slurs and Illegal consumption of alcohol or drugs. The Consequences
who engage in any of the above behaviors will be subject to immediate ejection
from the property or facility and a hearing with representatives
to be chosen by the current BSL Reps. Those individuals who are identified
and suspended in accordance with this Policy shall further be prohibited from
attending any BSL meets and from holding any positions within the Bayou Swim League for a period to be
determined by the current BSL Reps.
may be reported to the Police Department for possible criminal charges.
vandalism has been perpetrated, not only will the individuals responsible be
subject to suspension as outlined above, but they also will be required to
reimburse the BSL for the cost of repair.
the undersigned, agree to abide by the Bayou Swim League “Zero Tolerance Policy:”
YES, I AGREE.