Download a PDF Version of the Athlete Code of Conduct
Athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers are expected to follow a CSRT Code of Conduct, which is based on the United States Ski Association (USSA) Code found in the USSA Alpine competition Guide. Competitors, coaches and officials shall maintain high standards of moral and ethical conduct including, but not limited to:
Responsible behavior and honesty
Consideration for others
Treating people and their property with respect
Physical and emotional well-being
Good manners in public
CSRT skiers are expected to ski in a safe manner at all times. It is critical that we all act in a safe manner throughout the ski season to prevent injuries. Ensure your own personal safety and the safety of others by using common sense. Do not ski with “tunnel vision.” Be aware of condition, terrain, obstacles and people around you while you are skiing and training. You should be familiar with and obey the Responsibility Code found in most ski resort’s Trail Map. The CSRT coaching staff encourages the following:
Skiers should come to a stop below other skiers.
Helmets are required during training and racing- no exceptions.
For J4 and older: Face/mouth protection, appropriate hand and shin guards are required for training Slalom.
The use of these substances will not be tolerated and will lead to dismissal from the CSRT. Dishonesty. Dishonesty will not be tolerated and will lead to dismissal from the CSRT.
Violence and aggressive behavior. Violent and/or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated and will lead to suspension from training with the CSRT and USSA events for a minimum of two weeks.
The use of profanity or abusive language will not be tolerated. During racing events such language can lead to race disqualification and /or racer sanctions for future events.
Skiing and ski racing is fun. All athletes who have joined the CSRT program have made a commitment to that but also to learning to become better skiers and racers. Training should be fun but disruptive behavior is discouraged because it is unfair to the coach and to the other athletes in the group.
Ski racing is an individual sport but all members of the CSRT are team members. In all cases coaches and athletes are expected to behave as a team and to use positive reinforcement and encouragement. In other words, cheer for your teammates.
Respect the mountain employees, other guests and the mountain facilities at all times. Courtesy toward other people goes a long way. In order to use any lift cutting privileges, you must be within arm’s reach of your coach.
If you are late you cannot train with us for that AM session. You will have to meet the group at lunchtime, or if you are with an adult, find them on the hill (easy at Cooper).
The CSRT coaching staff realizes that we have athletes of all abilities and skill levels but we expect each athlete to show a positive attitude and to give their best effort during training.
The CSRT coaches reserve the right to encourage and enforce the Code of Conduct and safety and behavior guidelines. After one warning the coaches, during training sessions, may dismiss uncooperative athletes from the current session. The athletes will be sent to the lodge for the remainder of that session, and can return to the group at the beginning of the next session of the day. More serious matters will involve the head coaches and parents.
Download a PDF Version of the Parents Code of Conduct.
The success of CSRT depends upon positive involvement and support from the parents. Constructive feedback on programs and staff is welcomed and will help the organization further improve its programs. Please take time to understand the following items in the Parent Code of Conduct.
While in attendance at races or events, parents are requested to abide by the USSA and Student Athlete Codes of Conduct as outlined below.
I also agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following:
We would like Race Day to go as smooth as possible for all the kids and coaches and parents alike, want what’s best for our children and we wish the best for all members of the Cooper Spur Race Team. There are certain behaviors that will not serve either of those desires well. As the competitive season progresses we see the need to set some guidelines for parental involvement on race days supported by the CSRT staff.
Much like other youth sporting events there is a need for a buffer between athletes and non participants during competition. We cannot put a fence or a field in between the coaches and athletes and the parents and fans so we need your cooperation with some parental issues.
The role of parents on race day is just that; parent not coach. You have entrusted our coaching staff with the job of coaching your children. They are professionals and work diligently assisting your children in reaching their goals as ski racers. Your children and our coaches need your support by way of your confidence.
On hill involvement of parents should be limited to assisting with shuttling clothes, but please do not carry clothes while slipping the course. Parents are not welcome on the course unless they are fulfilling a course worker function (ex: joining up with a slipping crew). We do not want to see parents pulling their children and conducting course inspection with them, it is counter to our mission. The coaches and your children are working together in developing a race day routine and strategy that will serve them for many years to come.
Consistency in coaching techniques, language and priorities can only be achieved if the coaches are left to do their job. We need to protect against distractions in the start area and during the race that not only affect your child but other children in the program.
Please know that we understand your desire to be helpful. More importantly you need to understand that the children want to please us all and that the pressure associated with that desire is substantial.
Do’s and Don’ts
The coaching staff would like to thank you for your cooperation.