In signing this application form for membership of the Western Australian Professional Skaters’ Association Inc., (here in after the Association), I acknowledge and accept the following.
1. The insurance provided as a member of the Association does not cover me in the event of me coaching my own child/children including for any injury, loss or damage sustained by the child/children.
2. The insurance provided as a member of the Association may not cover me in the event that I undertake any coaching outside Australia and I accept full responsibility for making my own enquiries and arrangements regarding insurance in the event of coaching or travelling with a skater outside Australia.
3. The Association shall not be responsible for or bear any liability whatsoever in respect of any of the matters referred to in this Annexure A.
• I have read acknowledge and accept the matters referred to in Annexure A.
• I acknowledge that if any of the information provided by me to Western Australian Professional Skaters’ Association Inc. is incorrect or misleading my membership may be subject to immediate cancellation
APSA – CODE OF ETHICS
1. Members shall exercise the greatest care and discretion in their relationships with other professionals and their respective students.
2. Members shall respect the rights of skaters to seek instruction or take lessons, from the professional of their choice.
3. It is recommended that out of courtesy a member will check with any previous coach to ensure that all lesson fees have been paid prior to accepting a student that is changing from another coach.
4. No member shall solicit students of another member, directly or indirectly or through third parties for lessons or instruction.
5. Members shall dress neatly in a clean and appropriate manner as becoming a member of their profession.
APSA - AVOIDING CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT
The purpose of this document is:
(i) To demonstrate the high ethical standards that govern the Western Australian Professional Skaters’ Association Inc. (herein known as WAPSA Inc.) and all WAPSA Inc. activities.
(ii) To inspire public and internal confidence in the fairness, honesty and integrity of WAPSA Inc.
My personal Ethical Commitment to WAPSA Inc
All who involve themselves with the WAPSA Inc. in any capacity shall be deemed to agree that avoiding conflict of interest is a commitment to be observed and honoured as if expressed in a written document, solemnly signed by the involved person, and containing the following provisions:
a) I agree to avoid conflict of interests when deciding whether to accept any other non-WAPSA Inc position relating to the activities of the WAPSA Inc. or Australian Professional Skaters’ Association Inc. The “other position” could be, but not limited to one with a Club, State Association or the National Sporting Organisation, and the position could be permanent, temporary, remunerated or voluntary.
b) If such “other positions” could reasonably appear to other members of WAPSA Inc, the Australian Professional Skaters’ Association and their members, to the general public or to the skaters to be an improper conflict, the member concerned should decline to accept the offered position.
c) I agree to abstain from making or influencing decisions involving personal or family gain or public acclaim.
d) I will act with absolute independence which includes favouritism for or prejudice against, any member, coach, skater or his/her family members.
e) I agree to strict observance of the confidentiality of non public WAPSA Inc and/or Australian Professional Skaters’ Association Inc. information or when disclosure is prohibited by law or the WAPSA Inc and/or Australian Professional Skaters’ Association Inc. Constitution or Regulations.
f) I agree to prompt disclosure of my personal interest in any situation that could reasonably be considered to involve a conflict of interest.
g) I agree to avoid evaluating, voting upon, or in any other way influencing, directly or indirectly, any decision respecting possible conflict of interest (direct or indirect) on my part. I agree to withdraw from the room during any discussion, evaluation or vote respecting such matter. This includes, but is not limited to, the award of contracts, the purchase of goods and services, engaging consultants, accepting new memberships, and the allocation of WAPSA Inc. funds and/or resources.
COACH’S CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every human being. Within the context of the activity, treat everyone equally regardless of sex, disability, ethnic origin or religion.
2. Treat each skater as an individual. Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each skater. Help each one reach their full potential.
3. Ensure the time spent with you is a positive experience. All skaters are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
4. Be fair, considerate and honest with your skaters.
5. Be professional and accept responsibility for your actions. Display high standards in your language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation. Display control, dignity and professionalism to all involved in the sport - other coaches, officials, judges, administrators, parents, the media and spectators.
6. Make a commitment to provide a quality service to your skater. Maintain or improve your current NCAS accreditation, seek improvement through performance appraisal and ongoing coach education. Provide a training program that is planned and sequential. Maintain appropriate records.
7. Operate within the rules and spirit of ice skating. The guidelines of the national and international bodies governing the sport should be followed.
Keep up to date with rules, relevant policies eg anti doping policy, selection criteria etc. Coaches should educate their skaters on drugs in sport issues in consultation with the Australian Drug agency.
8. Any Physical contact with skaters should be appropriate to the situation - necessary for the skater’s development.
9. Refrain from any kind of personal abuse towards your skaters. This includes verbal, physical and emotional abuse. Be alert to any forms of abuse directed towards your skaters from other sources while they are in your care.
10. Refrain from any form of harassment towards your skaters. This includes sexual and racial harassment, racial vilification and harassment on the grounds of disability. Under no circumstances initiate any form of sexual/emotional relationship with your skater. Actively discourage any attempt by them to form a relationship with you be thoroughly explaining the ethical issues for the refusal.
11. Provide a safe environment for training and competition. Ensure facilities and ice surface meet safety standards and that the training environment, equipment and rules are appropriate for the age and ability of the skaters.
12. Show concern and caution toward sick and injured skaters. Encourage skaters to seek medical advice when required and provide a modified training program where appropriate. Allow further participation in training and competition only when appropriate. Maintain the same interest and support toward sick and injured skaters.
13. Be a positive role model for your sport and your skaters.
14. Abide by the guidelines governing coach’s conduct as set down by the A.S.C.