I will act in a way that will bring respect and honor to myself
I will remember that at all times I am an ambassador for my sport, my country and the Paralympic Movement;
I will respect and comply with all rules, policies, procedures, and regulations of the USOPC as well as USABA;
I will comply with the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of Manipulation of Competitions;
I will comply with the laws of the United States of America and each state by whose laws I may be governed;
I will not retaliate in any manner against any person who reports an allegation that I have violated this Code of Conduct; and
I will cooperate in the investigation of any grievance that is filed with USABA, regardless of whether I am the person filing the grievance, the subject of the grievance, or a third person.
I also acknowledge and agree to the following:
I risk bodily injury, including paralysis, dismemberment and death as well as loss or damage to property;
I knowingly and freely assume all such risk;
I hereby authorize and give my full consent to USABA to copyright and/or publish any and all photographs, videotapes and/or film in which I appear while attending any USABA event. I further agree that USABA may transfer, use or cause to be used these photographs, videotapes or films for any exhibitions, public displays, publications, commercials, art and advertising purposes and television programs without limitations or reservations; and
I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns and next of kin, hereby release, hold harmless and promise not to sue the United States Association of Blind Athletes, their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, with respect to any such injury, paralysis, dismemberment, death and/or loss or damage to property except that which is the result of gross negligence and/or wanton misconduct.
Code of Conduct Enforcement Information
The person responsible for administration of this Code of Conduct generally is Kevin Brousard at USABA, firstname.lastname@example.org, 719.866.3019.
Additional information concerning member rights can be obtained from the Office of the USOPC Athlete Ombuds (https://www.teamusa.org/Athlete-Ombuds).
The Code of Conduct is administered in accordance with the USABA Grievance, Complaint and Appeal Procedures (“Grievance Procedures”). For complete information concerning the Grievance Procedures, members can access the Grievance Procedures online at USABA’s website. By way of summary, any reports concerning violation of the Code of Conduct are received by the USABA Judicial Committee, which is responsible for investigation of any grievance. If a grievance is determined to be viable upon initial review, the Judicial Committee appoints a hearing panel (which will include at least one-third of its members as qualified athletes) to hear the grievance after providing the member with notice and an opportunity to be heard by disinterested hearing panel members.
I have read and accept this Code of Conduct and Program Participant Agreement. I agree to the rules, guidelines, jurisdiction and procedures stated in these documents as a condition of maintaining my USABA membership. For athletes of minority age – (under 18 at time of registration), this is to certify that I, as a parent/guardian of this participant, consent to his/her release of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the United States Association of Blind Athletes from any and all liabilities incident to his/her involvement in the programs conducted at authorized training and competition sites.