Code of Conduct
Last revised: 5/15/17
While participating in ANY club activity, Mansfield Nordic athletes, coaches, volunteers, and other members are expected to abide by the MNC Code of Conduct. This code reflects the values of good sportsmanship, responsibility, and strong moral and ethical standards.
1) Competition Rules and Restrictions
- MNC athletes are expected to abide by rules and procedures of competition. This includes rules related to fair treatment and sportsmanship toward fellow competitors, as well as adherence to any race format and equipment rules.
2) Ethics and Morals
- MNC members and coaches shall conduct themselves appropriately in all manners related to strong moral character and good ethical practices. This includes conduct such as
- Courtesy and respect toward members and non-members alike
- Consideration for the emotional and physical well-being of others
- Self-control and manners by all MNC members
Note: According to USSA, Sportsmanlike conduct is defined as, but is not limited to:
Respect for competition officials, resort employees, fellow members, and the skiing and snowboarding public, respect for facilities, privileges and operating procedures, the use of courtesy and good manners, acting responsibly and maturely, refraining from the use of profane or abusive language, and abstinence from illegal or immoderate use of alcohol and use of illegal or banned drugs.
3) Drugs and Alcohol
- MNC members under the age of 21 shall refrain from the consumption of alcohol in any and all situations. MNC members over the age of 21 shall display responsible behavior with regards to consumption of alcohol. Under no circumstance shall any member of MNC, of any age, consume illegal drugs or other substances.
4) Criminal Activity
- No MNC member shall engage in criminal activity, whether this be directly sport-related (such as violating any anti-doping regulations as stated by USADA, WADA, and/or FIS) or otherwise.
5) Sexual Harassment
- No MNC member shall engage in any conduct that may be perceived as harassment based on gender, age, race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. Furthermore, MNC members will strive to avoid language that is profane, disruptive, or abusive.
6) Effort and Engagement
- Whether at training or competition, MNC members are expected to be engaged and attentive, and put forth their best effort regardless of ability level or setting. Athletes with Mansfield Nordic are expected to support and work together with teammates in a positive manner.
- Failure to comply with any of the above provisions may lead to disciplinary action by MNC coaches, leaders, or staff. Disciplinary measures may include:
- Removal from the session, training camp, or race trip
- Elimination of coaching, travel privileges, or other club benefits
- Forfeiture of MNC membership and club benefits
MNC is committed to principles of fairness, due process and equal opportunity. Members are entitled to be treated fairly and in compliance with Mansfield Nordic’s Bylaws, policies and procedures. Members are entitled to notice and an opportunity for a hearing before being prevented from participating in protected competition as that term is defined by the MNC Bylaws.
Nothing in this Code shall be deemed to restrict the individual freedom of an MNC member in matters not involving activities in which one could not be perceived as representing Mansfield Nordic. In choices of appearance, lifestyle, behavior and speech while not representing MNC, competitors shall have complete freedom, provided their statements and actions do not adversely affect the name and reputation of Mansfield Nordic. However, in those events where one is representing or could be perceived as representing MNC, Mansfield Nordic demands that its members understand and agree to behave in a manner consistent with the best traditions of sportsmanship and MNC’s core values.
[From the USSA Code of Conduct. May 18, 2014]