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CGVA Player Code of Ethics

The CGVA Mission Statement:

"The mission of CGVA is to provide a safe environment for the Colorado LGBTQ+ and allied communities through the sport of volleyball. We aim to promote a healthy balance of competition and community building through inclusion, equality, fair play and social connections."



To honor and respect each other and our community as a whole, all CGVA members will be required to act in accordance to these CGVA Code of Ethics.


SPORTMANSHIP

I will practice good sports-person-ship. I will act in ways that respect my teammates, all other CGVA players, CGVA representatives, tournament personnel, and spectators. 

I will not use offensive, disrespectful, or generally hurtful language. I will not fight with other athletes, coaches, volunteers, or staff. 


TRAINING & COMPETITION 

I will learn and follow the rules of my sport. I will not "hold back" in preliminary competition just to get into an easier finals competition division. 


RESPONSIBILITY 

We are all in this together to create a safe and welcoming environment. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required. I agree to treat everyone with respect.


ACCOUNTABILITY

Any offensive misbehavior will not be tolerated.

I will not abuse others through physical, verbal, or written means. I will not make unwanted sexual advances. I will obey all laws and CGVA governing rules for the league, tournament, and facility.

I understand that if I do not obey these Code of Ethics, I will be subject to a range of consequences by the local tournament committee or director and/or the CGVA Board of Directors up to and including expulsion from all CGVA related leagues and events. If repeat violations occur, individuals may result in temporary or permanent expulsion.

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