INDEMNITY + CODE OF CONDUCT

IMPORTANT

Please take note that your decision to participate in the 2024 Homespun softball season confirms your acceptance of the terms and conditions as stated below (indemnity and code of conduct).

HOMESPUN - SOFTBALL CLUB

PLAYER’S ACCEPTACE OF RISK AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

Entered into between

The CLUB: Homespun Softball Club

and

The PLAYER

and

The PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN

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The COACHES and OFFICIALS accepting the benefits of this agreement,

and

The LESSOR of the softball fields accepting the benefits of this agreement.

DEFINITION:

Wherever in this agreement, where the term “Protected Parties” is used, it shall mean the following persons or entities: Homespun Softball Club, its organisers, officials, scorers, umpire and coaches, outside coaches participating in the activities of the Club, its members, committee and assigns.

  1. The Guardian enrols the Player with the Club for Softball and gives consent for his or her participation in all the season’s activities, including all types of practice sessions, warmups, games, as well as travel to and from these activities when applicable.
  2. This agreement will be of indefinite force and effect until the Player leaves the Club and no longer participate in any of its activities.
  3. The Guardian confirms that the Player is in good health and medically able to participate normally in the sport of softball.
  4. It is the Guardian’s duty, in terms of this agreement, to continually inform the Club and any of the Player’s coaches, coaching or training the Player from time to time, of any medical condition of the Player that may have relevance for his or her safe participation in the sport, failing which it shall be reasonable for any coach to assume the Player is in perfect health.
  5. The Club and Coaches are given express permission to administer medical assistance or medicines to the Player in a situation viewed by the coach or employee of the Club as an emergency and as necessary.
  6. The Guardian hereby gives permission to the Club and its officials for the taking and publishing of photographs of the Player attending or participating in softball events.
  7. VOLUNTARY ACCEPTANCE OF RISK.
    1. The Player, as far as he or she is legally capable, confirm that he or she is aware that softball, as a fast sport played with a hard ball, as well as the associate activities (training sessions and traveling to practices and games) have inherent risks of serious injury and hereby assumes such risk and accept that his or her participation will be for his or her own and sole risk of injury or loss of whatsoever nature.
    2. The Player, as far as he or she is legally capable, further confirms that he or she is aware of all risks associated with medical pandemics and of incurring communicable diseases and hereby assumes such risk and accept that his or her participation will be for his or her own and sole risk of incurring any such diseases.
    3. The Guardian on behalf of the Player, confirm that he or she is aware that softball, as a fast sport played with a hard ball, as well as the associate activities (practice sessions and traveling to practices and games) have inherent risks of serious injury and assume such risk on behalf of the Player and accept that the Player’s participation will be for his or her own and sole risk of injury or loss of whatsoever nature.
    4. The Guardian on behalf of the Player, confirms that he or she is aware of all risks associated with medical pandemics and of incurring communicable diseases and hereby assumes such risk on behalf of the Player and accept that the Player’s participation will be for his or her own and risk of incurring any such diseases.
    5. Neither the Player nor the Guardian will hold any of the “Protected Parties” liable for damages for any injury or loss suffered as a result of the negligence actions, including gross negligence, by such coach or employee during the Player’s participation in the sport or associated activities.
  8. INDEMNITY BY GUARDIAN
    1. The Guardian hereby indemnifies and undertake to defend and hold harmless the “Protected Parties” against any claim or order, judgement and legal costs awarded for any claim by the Player based on any injury or loss suffered while participating in the sport or associated activities, irrespective of whether such injury or loss was caused negligently or by gross negligence of any of the “Protected Parties.”

PLAYER'S ACCEPTANCE OF CODE OF CONDUCT

The player hereby agrees to adhere to the following code of conduct:

  1. Act respectfully towards fellow team members, members of the opposition team, coaches, umpires, scorers, parents and spectators.
  2. Never ridicule any other player or official.
  3. Play by the Rules – and be honest.
  4. Respect umpire calls and decisions; never argue with an official – allow the coach to handle all queries and objections.
  5. Be a team player – put the interest of the team above that of yourself.
  6. Be a good sport – be kind in defeat and gracious in victory. Applaud all good performances – also by your opponents.
  7. Take care of your playing equipment and the facilities made available to you.
  8. Quickly forgive those who make mistakes.
  9. Quickly forgive yourself for your own mistakes – put them behind you.
  10. Commit to attending training sessions and matches; advise your coach well in advance if unable to do so (for a valid reason).
  11. Honour the values of Homespun Softball.
  12. Dress appropriately – adhere to club uniform at all times for games; modest clothing for training (no gym wear).
  13. Have fun and enjoy the game – give your best to the team all the time.