As a member of the Phoenix Volleyball Club, Athletes are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates good sportsmanship and a respect for others at all times. It is essential that Athletes support their fellow teammates, coaches and the Club to the best of one's ability. Failure to adhere to these principles is grounds for dismissal from the Club.
As an athlete, you will be expected to adhere to the following standards of behavior throughout the volleyball season:
The Phoenix Volleyball Club WILL NOT tolerate behaviour that constitutes harassment, abuse or bullying. Anyone found to be in violation of anti - abuse/bullying/harassment rules will be disciplined up to and including removal from the Club.
Bullying and Harassment is a specific form of violation of Club policies. It is the policy of the Club that there be no harassment, abuse or bullying of any member athlete, official, coach or executive involved in any of our programs. The Club expects all members to take reasonable steps to safeguard all members against harassment, abuse and bullying. All members shall conduct themselves, at all times, in a fair and responsible manner and refrain from comments or behaviour that are disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist or sexist.
“Abuse” - Child abuse is any form of physical, emotional and/or sexual mistreatment or lack of care which causes physical injury or emotional damage to a child. A common characteristic of all forms of abuse against children or youth is an abuse of power or authority and/or breach of trust.
“Harassment” - Harassment is offensive behavior – emotional, physical and/or sexual – that involves discrimination against a person because of their race, national or ethnic origin, age, colour, religion, family status, sexual orientation, sex or gender, disability, marital status, or pardoned conviction.
“Bullying” - Bullying is intentionally hurting someone in order to insult, humiliate, degrade or exclude him or her. Bullying can be broken down into four categories: physical, verbal, relational (for example, trying to cut off victims from social connection by convincing peers to exclude or reject a certain person), and reactive (for example, engaging in bullying as well as provoking bullies to attack by taunting them).
Phoenix Club provides a developmental and training program geared/aimed to compete at the highest level. The goal of every team is to develop throughout the season and ultimately play to win the Championships, or to finish as high as possible within their respective tier.
Playing time is earned through focus, hard work and dedication to practice, in weekly physical training, and demonstrated abilities on the court. Regardless of the roles that evolve over the season, all players and parents are expected to remain positive and committed to the individual goal of having each player develop to their maximum potential and the team goal of finishing their best throughout the season.
Parents can assist players in communicating concerns to coaches, but it should always be done jointly and involve the player, whereby helping to develop communication and problem resolution in an effective manner for their future.
Note: Should concerns arise resulting from a practice or competition, parents are expected to abide by the 24 Hour Rule and to wait for at least 24 hours before approaching the coaches with their concerns.
Athletes are representatives of the Phoenix Volleyball Club and as such project our Club within the community.
Our athletes who wear their Phoenix Volleyball Club clothing to school and in the community are acting as representatives of the Phoenix Volleyball Club. We expect our athletes to conduct themselves in an exemplary manner at all times. When on the court, athletes are accountable to their coaches. When off the court, athletes are accountable to their coaches and to the Club. At all times athletes are required to uphold the high standards of the Club, both during the season and during summer months when participating in Club-sanctioned activities of Volleyball BC or Volleyball Canada.
Inappropriate behavior on or off-court can be grounds for removal of the player from the Club.
Note: The consequence of not taking care of our practice/training facilities is loss of gym time, which may be impossible to replace.