General Code of Conduct
•Athletes may not miss any training dates in the 3 weeks leading up to competition for any reason.
•Athletes may not miss competition dates.
•Any events that conflict with dates on the Tenacity cheer calendar must be communicated in writing/email
from a parent/guardian no later than 4 weeks before a Tenacity event.
• Absence approval is at the coach’s discretion. 3 Unexcused absences within competition season may result in loss of position on that team.
•Athletes must remain at sessions for the whole time, no half sessions –Unless agreed by the coach ahead of time
Attitude: You will be expected to maintain a positive attitude at all times during practice, competitions, and other events. Frustrations,
whether personal or team related will always be handled in the most professional and mature manner. Should you have concerns, you are expected to voice them directly to your coaches at the appropriate time, and never in the middle of practice. Positive attitude and respect are necessary to run a successful practice. Talking over or back to a coach, fighting with a teammate, inappropriate language, rude gestures or actions, walking out of practice, and/or deliberate
disrespect in any way, shape or form is strictly prohibited, and subject to probation or dismissal from the program. You are expected to communicate directly with your coaches and advocate for yourself when necessary.
Image: You shall always maintain a positive image, in and out of uniform. Regardless of whether you are in uniform or not, you will be recognised as a Tenacity Cheer Xtreme athlete and will be judged as such. You will be required to follow the practice attire schedule that will be set forth by your coaches. While at Tenacity Cheer Xtreme events, including but not limited to practices, fundraisers and competitions, you will be required to maintain a positive image.  Refrain from conflict with teammates and other programs, use appropriate language, and be dressed in the attire decided on by your coaches. Talking down
about another program is never acceptable. A good rule of thumb: if you have to ask yourself whether or not you should be doing something, it’s probably best not to do it!

 

Online Media: Sites such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat,Twitter or any other similar websites that offer
personal profiles and picture or video posts shall be used with the utmost caution. Athletes with inappropriate content on their sites, which includes but is not limited to: unsuitable or suggestive language, inappropriate pictures, content reflecting activities or actions that are not age- appropriate and negative matter will be asked to remove their pages and will be subject to probation or dismissal. In addition, negative postings or responses on online forums, are completely unacceptable. Please use sound judgment when utilising these sites. In addition, bullying of ANY kind or form will NOT be tolerated at Tenacity Cheer Xtreme. Using direct tags, subtexting, or insinuating anything negative about another team member, coach, or other programs and the
ir athletes will be dealt with immediately and poses consequences that are not limited to dismissal from the Tenacity Cheer Xtreme program.
Parent/Family Involvement
We truly encourage families to take an active role and invest in the Tenacity Cheer Xtreme program. Our families are the true“cheerleaders” for our teams and their support and encouragement are valuable and essential to the program’s success. However, Parent involvement cannot and shall not be confused with parent
interference. By enrolling your child in the Tenacity Cheer Xtreme program, you are entrusting our staff to make the best decisions for your child’s success on the mat. Conduct During Sessions
• During practices, parents will be allowed in our separate viewing area
•At no time during an active practice will a parent be allowed to approach a coach with their concerns. Parents will not be allowed to coach their own children from the viewing area. Any concerns need to be brought to the attention of the coach after a practice if that coach does not have another commitment during that time.
•Parents must stay in the viewing area during practice and are not to enter the main gym area unless approved to do so by a Tenacity Cheer Xtreme staff member.
•Siblings or friends that attend practices, that are not Tenacity Cheer Xtreme athletes, or do not have designated practices/classes
supervised at all times in the viewing area
Addressing your Concerns
Coaches shall never be confronted or contacted with concerns from a parent outside of Tenacity Cheer Xtreme operation hours. Calls made to coaches after hours on their personal phones regarding gym concerns are unacceptable. Also, texts during a practice to coaches are also unacceptable. In addition, coaches shall not be approached with major concerns outside of the gym or during non- Tenacity Cheer Xtreme events. In the event of a concern, please contact via email and your email will be answered with 24 hours. The concern will be dealt with in a timely and fair manner. Conferencing, if necessary, will be available
Behaviour in and out the gym
It is our ultimate goal to provide an atmosphere where families feel comfortable attending practices and supporting their athletes. The gym is NOT designed to be a meeting location for parents to complain gossip or talk poorly about the program, teams, coaches, athletes or other families. This behaviour is completely unacceptable and parents reported as engaging in this type of activity are subject to removal from practices. This also applies to events outside of the gym. Excessive incidents or chronic problems with any parent may result in an athlete’s dismissal from the program. Tenacity Cheer Xtreme management reserves the right to dismiss any family from the program for exhibiting poor behaviour at any point in the season. It is imperative that parents understand that their behaviour can affect their athlete’s future in the program just as much as their athlete’s behaviour. During Tenacity Cheer Xtreme events, parents are asked to maintain  respectable image on behalf of the gym and their athletes. Parents will not be allowed to cause any disruptions or negative situations. This includes, but is not limited to: arguing with other Tenacity Cheer Xtreme parents or athletes, negatively confronting Tenacity Cheer Xtreme coaches; negatively confronting parents, coaches and athletes from other programs; approaching or being rude to competition staff, officials, or judges, or any other conflicting or negative behaviour that will reflect on the Tenacity Cheer Xtreme program. Conduct shall also be maintained outside of Tenacity Cheer Xtreme events as well.

 

Social Media
Parents are also restricted from negative participation in online forums (i.e. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc). Maintaining a positive image and reputation is essential to the Tenacity Cheer Xtreme program and we realise our parents play one of the largest roles in this. Should you have any concerns, please make sure you handle them in the most professional manner and maintain open communication with the Tenacity Cheer Xtreme staff.
Injuries
Cheerleading is highly competitive and physically demanding. The skills involved e.g. (tumbling, stunting and jumping) can cause injuries. These are not limited to bruises, strained muscles, torn ligaments, fractures, dislocations and broken bones. For this reason we take all precautions to avoid these said injuries however we cannot rule it out completely. In the event of minor injuries during a practice, parents are asked to let the coaches handle the situation before approaching the floor. Only in the event of a major emergency will a parent be allowed to approach the practice floor. This policy is set in place for the benefit and safety of
your athlete and to allow them to focus during their practices. All coaches are First Aid trained and will administer first aid for minor and major injuries.
All incidents will be recorded and reported to parents.
Injuries
Cheerleading is highly competitive and physically demanding. The skills involved e.g. (tumbling, stunting and jumping) can cause injuries. These are not limited to bruises, strained muscles, torn ligaments, fractures, dislocations and broken bones. For this reason we take all precautions to avoid these said injuries however we cannot rule it out completely. In the event of minor injuries during a practice, parents are asked to let the coaches handle the situation before approaching the floor. Only in the event of a major emergency will a parent be allowed to approach the practice floor. This policy is set in place for the benefit and safety of
your athlete and to allow them to focus during their practices. All coaches are First Aid trained and will administer first aid for minor and major injuries.
All incidents will be recorded and reported to parents.
Injuries
Cheerleading is highly competitive and physically demanding. The skills involved e.g. (tumbling, stunting and jumping) can cause injuries. These are not limited to bruises, strained muscles, torn ligaments, fractures, dislocations and broken bones. For this reason we take all precautions to avoid these said injuries however we cannot rule it out completely. In the event of minor injuries during a practice, parents are asked to let the coaches handle the situation before approaching the floor. Only in the event of a major emergency will a parent be allowed to approach the practice floor. This policy is set in place for the benefit and safety of
your athlete and to allow them to focus during their practices. All coaches are First Aid trained and will administer first aid for minor and major injuries.
All incidents will be recorded and reported to parents.