Event Discipline Policy

 Waterski and Wakeboard Association Ghana.

 

      DEFINITIONS

  • “Individuals” – WWAG staff, volunteers, organizers, coaches, officials, athletes, managers, members, parents/guardians of WWAG members and spectators at WWAG events.

 

      PURPOSE

  • WWAG is committed to ensure a safe and positive environment within WWAG programs, activities in which all Individuals are treated with respect. Further, WWAG supports equal opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices. Members of WWAG and participants in WWAG’s programs and activities are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner consistent with the values of WWAG that include fairness, integrity, open communication and mutual respect.

               

  • Conduct that violates this Code of Conduct and Ethics may be subject to sanctions pursuant to WWAG policies related to discipline and complaints.

 

       Application of this Policy

 

  • This policy applies to Individuals relating to conduct that that may arise during the course of WWAG’s business, activities and events, including but not limited to, office environment, competitions, practices, training camps, Tournaments, travel, and any meetings of WWAG committees or the Board of Directors.

 

  • This policy applies to conduct that may occur outside of WWAG’s business and events when such conduct adversely affects relationships within WWAG’s work and sport environment and is detrimental to the image and reputation of the WWAG.

 

       PERSONAL DATA

 

  • All competitors must have comprehended and signed the Information Policy / Personal Data Treatment before taking part at any WWAG event. This information complies with international laws regarding individual data protection.

 

        ALCOHOL

  • No alcohol is to be consumed by Athletes prior to or during the day’s event. The day’s event is deemed as starting 1 hour prior to the first rider starting their run and finished when the final scores for have been posted and the official protest time has elapsed. Once an athlete’s heat and results are posted it is deemed that the athlete’s day is finished.

       TECHNICAL RULES (SAFETY)

 

  • A Safety Technical/Director or Event Director who is responsible also for safety during Events should always be appointed to any Wakeboard or Waterski event to assure all safety aspects are in order. The Technical /Safety Director shall be responsible for the safe conditions of all equipment, facilities and operation of the event; but this shall not prevent him from delegating specific responsibilities to his assistants as approved by the Executive Board. He or she shall have the authority to take whatever action is necessary, including stopping the event, whenever he/she observes a condition he/she believes unsafe.

 

         UNSAFE RIDER REFUSAL OF PARTICIPATION

 

  • No rider shall be allowed to compete or to continue to compete if, in the opinion of the Technical /Safety Director and a majority of the Boat or Cable Judges, his/her competing would be a danger to himself/herself or other riders in the competition. During the competition, the Technical /Safety Director may, at any time, request the Chief Judge to halt the event for a poll of the Boat Judges in regard to a rider's actions or conditions. Whenever practical, the advice of a doctor should be obtained.

       SAFETY BOATS / PICK UP JET SKIS 

 

  • One safety boat or one pick up Jet Ski shall be used during the event. The suggested positioning of the safety boat is operating outside the wakeboard course buoys facing a rider during his pass. If possible, the pickup Jet Ski should have a rescue board attached to it so it’s easier for the rider to climb on board. The Chief Judge will determine the safety boat and pick up Jet Ski final positions on course.

 

        TRAINER 

  • The role of a trainer is to develop a competency and skill sets in an individual to perform his/her effectively and efficiently in the work place. The trainer should communicate to the trainees about what is expected out of training in a simple and professional way.

 

      Including the following:

  • Ability levels to improve their technique,

  • Fitness and performance in the water using a range of exercises, and fitness and dietary programmers.

  • Involves a range of activities. Advising on diet and fitness. Attending competitive functions with athletes.

       SAFETY BOAT PERSONNEL

  1. The safety boat will be manned by: - an experienced driver who is familiar with the conduct of all practice and competitive wakeboard events. - A swimmer who has been fully trained in First Aid, Emergency Resuscitation and Water Rescue Techniques. The swimmer will wear a life jacket at all times and, in the event of a serious fall, will jump into the water to assist the rider. If the injured rider is unable to climb into the safety boat with little or no assistance, the rider will be floated to shore and lifted from the water on a suitable board or stretcher. Under no circumstances will an injured rider be lifted passively over the side of the safety boat. It is emphasized that, in international competitions, language difficulties may interfere with communication; and, for this reason, the swimmer MUST GET IN THE WATER to assist the injured rider.

 

  1. SWIMMING

 

  1. The basic qualification for any rider who is joining the Organization as a wakeboard rider must first have swimming background.

 

       ON SITE MEDICAL FACILITIES / AMBULANCE 

 

  1. There will be a suitably equipped medical station located at the competition site. A suitably qualified Medical Officer will be in attendance throughout the event at the competition site. An ambulance can serve as medical office but the event needs to be halted if that ambulance leaves the site for any reason. In cases when the ambulance serves as medical office, a working relationship will be established with the local hospital and the competition Medical Officer, such that casualties will get prompt and expert treatment and emergency response ambulances should be called for transportation of injured riders to the local hospital. Where the ambulance serves as the medical station on site, suitable transportation vehicles may be used to transport.

 

       SCHEDULE CHANGES

 

  1. Changes in the schedule during the competition shall be made only for weather, water conditions, safety, or a similar reason. Such changes will be announced at a riders' or team captains' meeting, and by posting on the official WWAG Website.

      CODE OF CONDUCT ( ATHLETES )

  • Athletes will have additional responsibilities to:

  • Report any medical problems in a timely fashion, where such problems may limit the athlete’s ability to travel, train or compete.

  • Participate and appear on time in all competitions, practices, training sessions, events, activities or     projects to which the athlete has made a commitment.

  • Properly represent themselves and not attempt to enter a competition for which they are not eligible, by reason of age, classification or other reasons.

  • Adhere to WWAG rules and requirements regarding clothing and equipment.

  PARENTS / GUARDIANS AND SPECTATORS

  • Parents / Guardians of WWAG Members and Spectators at events will Encourage athletes to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence;

  • Never ridicule a participant for making a mistake during a performance or practice;

  • Provide positive comments that motivate and encourage participants continued effort;

  • Respect the decisions and judgments of officials, and encourage athletes to do the same;

  • Never question an official's or WWAG staffs’ judgment or honesty;

  • Respect and show appreciation to all competitors, and to the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to the sport.

  • Keep off of the playing area, do not interfere with play.

        NOTES:WWAG have Two Main ATHLETES  that is approved by the Executive Councils which refers to as Board of Directors ,  for                          international and local events, this Athletes have a task of showing their skills in Wakeboarding.

 

        WWAG shall record and track all reported incidents.