Four recommendations were developed and presented following an in-depth analysis of more than 50 environmental legal agreements and consultations. These include separating trade obligations from agreements, developing reasonable secondary commitments, facilitating negotiations and commenting on simple language agreements as part of a risk management strategy. The document encouraged a system-wide dialogue on the challenges of modern athletics agreements for athletes and NGOs, and helped to encourage the creation of a PHASE II working group, made up of sports guides from across the system. The current model for the athletics agreement has so far been adopted by five NSOs and is currently included in Sport Canada`s AAP Directive. AthletesCAN is currently consulting with NSOs and athletes on a case-by-case basis to ensure a smooth transition in the adoption process. We expect 100% of Canada`s NSOs to take the AA model by 2020. The above standard agreement is an excerpt from a manuscript published prior to its publication in 2013: Lopiano, D.A. and Zotos, C. (Publication 2013) The Athletics Director`s Desk Reference.
IL Champaign: Human Kinetics. Do not use without verification by your institutional legal advisor. I understand that student-athletes are visible representatives of the institution, both on and off campus, whose behaviour is often scrutinized by the media and the general public. The behaviour of students and athletes influences the public`s perception of institutional ethics, the standards of the athletics department and the character of the student population. This is why student-athletes are expected to be satisfied with their behaviour, sportiness and self-control. Specifically, I understand that fitness and training programs to prepare for athletic performance, as designed and supervised by coaches and support staff (coaches, coaches, etc.), require intensive physical activities, constant feedback and benchmarks to maximize the potential and success of each athlete. I understand that participation in training and teaching is an educational process that requires collaboration between track and field staff and student-athletes, especially since such collaboration is aimed at minimizing the inherent risks associated with stre hard physical activities, which can also be mentally and emotionally stimulating. That is why I understand the need and acceptance of the following obligations of participation: I understand that the athletic department is committed to philosophy, that student-athletes are above all students and that all student-athletes must show behaviours that demonstrate a commitment to maximizing academic success as their first priority. I understand that the athletics department has established the following standards, strategies and policies to maximize the opportunity for student-athletes to achieve their academic goals. I understand that I have an obligation to meet these standards: in November 2015, AthletesCAN The Future of Athlete Agreements was published in Canada, a system-wide evaluation of the effectiveness of athletics agreements to meet the needs and obligations of top athletes and national sports organizations (NGOs).
The document was the first of three phases of our Athlete Agreement project. I understand that team unity and team chemistry are key variables for a positive and successful athletics experience. Commitment to the team`s goals is essential, which can sometimes take precedence over individual goals. However, I understand that the athletic department does not subscribe to a team culture based on bullying or mandatory membership in questionable practices, and I demand that all student-athletes be treated fairly by coaches, support staff and teammates.