Green Mountain Academy 2020-2021 Code of Conduct
All athletes, parents, coaches, and volunteers are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that exhibits appropriate and respectful behavior, integrity, and honor for GMA coaches, teammates, competitors, volunteers, mountain employees, and the surrounding community. Any and all forms of harassment (physical, sexual, social media, etc) will not be tolerated. While representing GMA at home or away being courteous and respectful of Ski Patrol, resort employees, and other guests is mandatory. Competing and training should only be conducted in the designated areas. All athletes are expected to have an appropriate ticket or pass while training or competing. Vermont State Law requires the bar to be down while riding the lift. Observe all posted signs, keep off closed trails and closed areas. While participating in GMA programs all athletes are expected to behave in a respectful and professional manner at all times. This list cannot address every situation that may arise and includes, but is not limited to, the following examples.
Obey all posted signs and trail markings. Never ride under a rope, if there is a rope across an open trail with a specific entry point use it, always.
Be kind and respectful to coaches, teammates, mountain employees, and guests at all times.
Never use profanity or inappropriate gestures.
Always support teammates and competitors with positive encouragement.
Treat all facilities and property with care and respect.
Always ride in control, in such a way that you can stop or avoid all obstacles below you or that may approach you, unseen, from the side.
In addition to the guidelines listed above athletes and coaches are required to use helmets at all times.
There is zero tolerance for bullying of any kind. Bullying includes any act that is intended to humiliate, intimidate, demean, or endanger the physical or mental health of another person.
GMA prohibits the possession or use of alcohol and non-prescribed illegal drugs in any form by program athletes during any GMA programs and during any GMA sanctioned activities, functions, travel, camps or other events, including all events at which GMA athletes are invited or scheduled to compete as GMA representatives. An illegal drug includes (without limitation) any illegal or controlled substance, as defined by law, including possession or use of tobacco by an individual under the age of 21.
Violations are to be reported to the President. Every GMA athlete is obligated to report his or her violations of this policy to his or her head coach or to the President within 24 hours of a violation. Coaches must report violations immediately. Violations may be reported by any person. An athlete who fails to report his or her violation of this policy in a timely manner is subject to the same sanctions as for possession/use of alcohol. Any athlete who violates this policy and does not provide truthful and complete information regarding the violation shall be subject to immediate dismissal from all GMA programs.
Sale or Distribution of Alcohol and/or Illegal Drugs (including furnishing alcohol to any person under the age of 21) will result in the immediate dismissal from all GMA programs. A dismissal means that the individual is ineligible to participate in any GMA activities, competitions, camps or other events.
Possession or Use of Alcohol and/or Drugs in Violation of Policy. First Offense: two-week suspension from all participation in GMA programs and activities, including all programs, camps, events or competitions at which the athlete is invited or scheduled to compete as a GMA representative.
Second Offense: Immediate dismissal from all GMA programs. A dismissal means that the individual is ineligible to participate in any GMA sponsored activities, competitions, camps or other events.
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol. An athlete who operates a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol while traveling to or from a GMA program session, camp, competition or event, or to or from any program, camp, event or competition at which the athlete
is invited or scheduled to compete as an GMA representative shall be subject to immediate dismissal from all GMA programs.
Determination of Violations and Sanctions
It is the decision of the GMA President as to whether a violation has occurred. The appropriate sanctions shall be decided by the board of directors and is final.
Individuals subject to suspension or dismissal for any reason are not entitled to any refund of tuition or other fees and remain responsible to pay any outstanding amounts due GMA.