ARIZONA GAY VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION
CODE OF CONDUCT
All rules will be strictly enforced. Misconduct may result in the penalizing of any and all individuals or teams involved and include events related to Arizona Gay Volleyball Association (AZGV).
The term “individual” includes but is not limited to: manager, coach, player, and spectator.
Each team is responsible for the conduct of its individuals.
In most cases (but not all), violations (even if they are only perceived violations) of:
By signing the Arizona Gay Volleyball Association liability waiver, each league member agrees to abide by the Sports Code of Conduct at all times when attending any AZGV sanctioned event. Furthermore, each league member acknowledges that AZGV board members reserve the right to punish any perceived infringement of unsportsmanlike conduct or violation of the Code of Conduct on how they see fit, which could result in punishment including but not limited to removal from all Arizona Gay Volleyball Association events and membership.
Certain penalties, such as warnings and ejections from games that are enforced by board members and decisions made by any board member will be adhered to by the board. Board members, including team representatives, are expected to enforce the Code of Conduct and report any violations to a member of the board. Board members may enforce penalties at the time of infraction.
The suspension of any individual by a member of the board will remain in effect until the suspension is reviewed and the appropriate penalty is determined. The available members of the board may postpone the suspension subject to review.
An Individual ejected from a game by any board member will be suspended from all league and tournament play until the ejection is reviewed and the appropriate penalty is determined. The available members of the board may postpone the suspension subject to review.
The board will determine the penalty within a reasonable time limit but no later than the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting. The severity of an infraction will determine the penalty. Past violations will be considered when determining the appropriate penalty.
Penalties may include but are not limited to:
Any individual may appeal his/her penalty or the finding of the members of the board to the entire league board at the next regularly scheduled board meeting.