Fox Chapel Crew Athlete Code of Conduct and Commitment Contract
It should be considered a privilege to be a member of the Fox Chapel Crew (FCC). Membership requires an expected level of commitment, team spirit, respect for teammates and equipment, and behavior. Team members are representatives of Fox Chapel Crew, The Fox Chapel Area High School and its Athletic Department, our coaches, Board, parents and teammates. It is expected that members will act in a manner that reflects favorably upon themselves and the people and organizations we represent. All members must abide by the rules set forth by the Athletic Department of the Fox Chapel Area High School.
In consideration of being permitted to participate in the practices, competitions, and/or other activities of FCC, each member athlete and his or her guardian(s) must agree to be governed by and abide by the provisions of this Student Contract. Each athlete and parent(s) or guardian(s) should read and understand the expectations and commitment to FCC that are stipulated in this contract.
Any athlete who breaks this contract may be removed from a lineup, suspended from activities, or dismissed from the team. Reinstatement may be considered if the Board determines that special conditions warrant consideration of this possibility and if a written request for reinstatement is made to the Board.

For each of the agreements below, please read the terms, check the box to mark your acknowledgement.
Athlete First Name *
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Athlete Last Name *
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Athlete Email Address *
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Discipline *
Discipline is a key element of safety at all crew practices and activities, both on land and water. Athletes must be responsive to the directions given by coaches and coxswains. Practice at the TRRA boathouse may only take place as part of an organized team activity. A coach must be present at all practices. No athletes are allowed in the boathouse unless a coached practice is in session.
Attendance/Commitment *
Attendance/Commitment is critical to personal and team Success. Athletes are expected to attend all scheduled practices, competitions and events. No athlete may compete in an event involving FCC as a member of a competing team nor practice with another team at the time that a FCC practice is scheduled. An athlete who is unable to attend a practice or activity must inform his or her coach in advance of the absence. Coaches may post minimal attendance policies that will determine an athlete’s ability to participate in a race or event. For the spring racing season (beginning February 1), an athlete with a practice attendance below 80%, (unless otherwise excused by a coach for specific reasons), will be excluded from racing. Ergometer Scores, boat-moving ability, attendance at practice, work ethic, and achievement of certain skill levels will be measures that are used to determine eligibility for participation in races and race lineups Consistently missing practices, not participating in all aspects of practice, or engaging in disruptive behavior may result in disciplinary action: the student being suspended from practices, being disqualified from racing, or being dismissed from the team. Assessment of individual situations, prescription of an appropriate penalty, and evaluation of the potential for reinstatement to the team will be the judgment of the coaching staff and will be supported by the Board.
Dress *
Dress at practice and events should be in accordance with team rules. Boys may not remove shirts and girls may not row in sports bras without a shirt unless specifically allowed by the coach in attendance.
Responsible Behavior *
Responsible behavior is a key element of participation in crew activities. Any athlete willfully damaging equipment will be suspended from practice and may be dismissed from the team. The athlete and/or his or her parent(s) or guardian(s) will be liable for repair or replacement of willfully damaged equipment. Responsible behavior includes caring for your own personal belongings and assisting with set-up and take-down of boats and rowing equipment, tents and cooking equipment, etc. at races.
Respectful Conduct *
Respectful conduct is crucial to any community activity. All athletes must refrain from vulgar language. Athletes must also understand and obey any and all rules and requests issued by coaches, chaperones, parent volunteers, race officials, and event staff. Athletes must also respect team members, coaches, parent volunteers, and chaperones. It is expected that this level of conduct will be on display at practice and at races, including during bus transportation and at hotels and restaurants and all team activities.
Transportation *
Transportation to and from out of town regattas must be by team bus or other team-approved transportation unless alternate arrangements are made with the Travel Coordinator and approved by the Head Coach in advance of the event. If alternative transportation is approved, a permission slip signed by parent(s) or guardians(s)must be given to the Travel Coordinator prior to travel. No student athlete is permitted to drive to an out of town event. Athletes driving to and from practice must practice safe driving.
Travel *
Travel to away races will be arranged by the Travel Coordinator. During travel, athletes must remain with the team.Male and female athletes are excluded from entering rooms of the opposite sex during hotel stays. Parents of athletes are not permitted in hotel rooms of athletes unless the parents are coordinators or chaperones. Coaches may define curfew. If athletes are found out of their room after curfew, their entire boat lineup will be ineligible to race. Damage to hotel rooms, busses, or other property will be the responsibility of the involved athlete and his or her family.
Drug Policy *
Alcohol, drugs, and tobacco have no place in athletics. The use or possession of any of these during any crew related activity will result in immediate dismissal or suspension from team activities. If an athlete is considered to be under the influence of any of these substances at a crew activity, the athlete parent or guardian will be informed and the athlete will be unable to continue participation until the situation is clarified. An athlete possessing or using any non-approved substance may be removed from a lineup, suspended from activities, or dismissed from the team. Reinstatement may be considered if the Board determines that special conditions warrant consideration of this possibility and if a written request for reinstatement is made to the Board.
Drug Policy addendum *
The discussion of any topic fostering or discussing involvement in drug or alcohol-related activities that may occur outside of team activity has no part in our team culture. Those who would discuss such activities during practice or at team-related locations (carpools, locker rooms, boathouse) must realize that exposing other athletes to such discussions and potentially to inclusion in these activities, or exposing others to knowledge of such activities that they would rather not be aware of, is an infringement upon the rights of others. An athlete known to be involved in such discussion may face immediate suspension or dismissal from the team.
I, the student-athlete, have read and understood the FCC Athlete Code of Conduct and Commitment Contract *
I, the parent of the above-listed student-athlete, have read and understood the FCC Athlete Code of Conduct and Commitment Contract *
Guardian First Name *
Type your name (electronic signature) and check the box to confirm your agreement to the contract as stated above.
Your answer
Guardian Last Name *
Type your name (electronic signature) and check the box to confirm your agreement to the contract as stated above.
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Guardian email *
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