Minnesota Youth Athletics Services


Athlete & Coach Code of Conduct

 I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support and complete respect for all athletes, coaches, meet staff and officials at all times.

 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.

 I will do my best to remember that youth sports are supposed to be FUN and that winning and losing are a part of the experience.

 I will express my concerns through the proper channels in a dignified manner.

 I will respect and adhere to the rules governing eligibility and competition. This includes, but is not limited to the following policies:
A. All athletes and coaches with deck access will be given credentials prior to the meet. Athletes and coaches must present their credentials in order to access the deck. Anyone who refuses to follow this policy will be asked to leave immediately and not allowed re-entry.
B. All bags will be checked by meet staff at the door to the pool deck. NO GLASS IS ALLOWED ON THE DECK.
C. Any person (including spectators, swimmers and coaches) caught handing anything over the railing (spectator seating) will be asked to leave.
D. Nothing may be brought or carried behind the blocks. This includes bags, shoes and towels.
E. The catwalk between the diving well and the east pool may only be utilized by meet staff and swimmers who are getting ready to swim in that pool. It may not be used as a walkway to the other side of the pool.
F. No banners or signs (other than those approved for the meet) are allowed to be hung in the Aquatic Center.
G. Any coach, swimmer or other person found to be in violation of these policies will be immediately removed for the duration of the meet. The Meet Committee (Meet Director, Meet Manager and Meet Referee) will determine if the offense warrants removal of the offender’s entire party (club/team).
Any violation of the Midwest Regional Swim Meet Code of Conduct may result in temporary or permanent banishment from further competition. Violations will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Meet Committee.
NOTE: Violations by any single athlete or coach can and will affect further participation of their club/team.
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