Our 2023 Sideline Cheer Registration is NOW OPEN for ages 8 - 14! Welcome to HRH Cheer and thank you for your interest. This season our sideline cheer team will learn FUNdamental skills in stunting, motions, cheer, and chants. Our recreational cheer program will support our Hokies football teams during football season. Our experienced staff will ensure our athletes are trained while facilitating an environment centered around creating relationships, self-esteem, motivation, encouragement, skill, safety, teamwork, mentorship, and educational excellence.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK / WAIVER OF LIABILITY / INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
In consideration of being allowed to participate on behalf of Hampton Roads Youth Sports Association - Hampton Roads Hokies athletic program and related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that:
Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and,
I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation as regards protection against infectious diseases. If, however, I observe and any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,
I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS (Hampton Roads Youth Sports Association - Hampton Roads Hokies) their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION)
This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian, with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver/release to my child/ward including the risks of presence and participation and his/her personal responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations for protection against communicable diseases. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities. I for myself, my spouse, and child/ward do consent and agree to his/her release provided above for all the Releasees and myself, my spouse, and child/ward do release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees for any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s/ward’s presence or participation in these activities as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent provided by law.
I acknowledge that I am fully aware of the potential dangers of participation in any sport and I fully understand that participation in football, cheerleading, dance and/or step may result in SERIOUS INJURIES, PARALYSIS, PERMANANET DISABILITY AND/OR DEATH. Furthermore, I fully acknowledge and understand that protective equipment does not prevent all participant injuries. I, the parent/guardian of the named participant, do hereby give my approval for my child/ward to participate, and further assert that I have verified with my child/wards physician, and in my opinion, my child/ward is physically fit and can participate without limitation in any and all Local, Regional, National, League/Conference, Association and team/squad activities, including transportation to and from the activities by a licensed driver.
I have chosen to participate in an a sport where injuries may occur and I do understand that it is my responsibility to report all of my injuries and illnesses or suspected injuries and illnesses to the organization’s staff, including but not limited to: coaches, team physicians, and athletic training staff. I further understand and recognize that my health and safety is the most important thing and without disclosing all injuries and or illnesses, it can not be properly determined if you are in the physical condition necessary to participate. I understand that I must provide a full and accurate medical history including any symptoms, health complaints and any prior injuries and/or disabilities I have experienced before, during or after athletic activities.
By signing below, I acknowledge:
My organization has provided me with specific educational materials including the CDC Concussion fact sheet (http://www.cdc.gov/concussion) on what a concussion is and has given me an opportunity to ask questions.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ THE FACT SHEET on the CDC website for Parents and Players.
I have fully disclosed to the staff any prior medical conditions and will also disclose any future conditions.
There is a possibility that participation in my sport may result in a head injury and/or concussion. In rare cases, these concussions can cause permanent brain damage, and even death.
A concussion is a brain injury, which I am responsible for reporting to the team physician, athletic trainer, coach, parent volunteer, or official.
A concussion can affect my ability to perform everyday activities, and affect my reaction time, balance, sleep, and classroom performance.
Some of the symptoms of concussion may be noticed right away while other symptoms can show up hours or days after the injury.
If I suspect a teammate has a concussion, I am responsible for reporting the injury to the staff.
I will not return to play in a game or practice if I have received a blow to the head or body that results in concussion related symptoms.
I will not return to play in a game or practice until my symptoms have resolved AND I have written clearance to do so by a qualified health care professional.
Following concussion the brain needs time to heal and you are much more likely to have a repeat concussion or further damage if you return to play before your symptoms resolve.
Based on the incidence of concussion as published by the CDC football and cheer, among other sports, have been identified as high risk for concussion. I represent and certify that I and my parent/guardian have read the entirety of this document and fully understand the contents, consequences and implications of signing this document and agree to be bound by this document.
Hampton Roads Hokies will not tolerate verbal abuse of its volunteer coaches from any Fan, Parent or Spectator.
Fans, as well as the players and coaches, are expected to abide by a code of conduct at all Hokies Events. While 99% of the adults in the program will abide by this code without being told, this code is being published to protect the children and volunteers (which includes all coaches and board members) from the 1%.
FANS' CODE OF CONDUCT
Fans will abide by a Code of Conduct which includes the provisions which follow. If any of these rules are broken, Hampton Roads Hokies shall have the authority to impose a penalty.
Not criticize the players/cheerleaders or coaches in front of the other spectators in the stands, but reserve constructive criticism for later, in private.
Accept decisions of the game officials (including referees and coaches) on the field as being fair and called to the best ability of said officials.
Not criticize an opposing team, its players, coaches, or fans by work of mouth or by gesture.
Refrain from using physical or verbal abuse or profane language at any time at the game, practice field, or other Hokie functions.
Abstain from being under the influence of or in possession of and/or drinking alcoholic beverages and the possession or use of any illegal substance on both the game and practice fields.
Not be allowed on the sidelines during a game.
Not interfere/interrupt the coaching staff before, during or after games or at practice.
Not express complaints about coaches in stands or to coaches in front of or around the children (i.e. right after a game or practice).
Any parent or fan who violates the code of conduct risks the further participation of the child in the program. The procedure is as follows:
Any fan who violates the code of conduct or becomes a nuisance will be asked to leave by the head coach and can be suspended from all team activities.
If the fan fails to leave upon request, the child may be suspended from further participation in team activities by the head coach.
The head coach along with the executive board will decide if the duration of the suspension is to be longer than one to four weeks or if the child will be dropped from the program. That decision will depend on the attitude of the parents.
Any parent or fan who violates the code of conduct risks the future participation of his/her children in the program. Depending on the severity of the incident the board of directors may decide to ban future participation in the program for up to three years.
CONDUCT OF ALL PLAYERS - PARENTS
All players are guaranteed minimum plays in each Regular Season or Playoff game. Everything beyond that must be earned in the opinion of the coaching staff whose decisions are final.
Athlete’s Code I will: emphasis the ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play. Show courtesy to my opponents and officials. Recognize athletic contests are serious educational endeavors. Give complete allegiance to my coaches who are the instructional authority for my team. Discourage fans, fellow players and parents from undercutting my coach’s authority.
I will not: Use profanity or talk “trash” before, during or after any game. Use drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. Criticize my teammates. Act in any way that may incite spectators.
Parent’s Code I will:Support my child’s team/squad and teach the value of commitment to the team/squad - emphasis the ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play. Help my child and the Hampton Roads Hokies make athletic contests a positive educational experiences. Show courtesy to opponents and officials. Direct constructive criticism of my child’s athletic program to the athletic director or association officials and work toward a positive result for all concerned.
I will not: Criticize officials, direct abuse or profane language toward them, or otherwise subvert their authority. Undermine, in work or deed, the authority of the coach or administration. Intrude onto the field, stand on the sideline, or yell from the bleachers at or to the coaches, referees or administration.
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