The Utah Nordic Alliance (TUNA) strives to provide a safe and fun learning and skiing environment for all. TUNA is affiliated with US Ski and Snowboard and as such, we are a SafeSport compliant organization.
TUNA hires coaches who are excited to share their knowledge of skiing with others. Those coaches work hard to provide a safe and positive environment for athletes, parents, participants, volunteers, and other coaches. At any time, if someone is detracting from the safe and positive environment, they may be asked to leave an event or program.
Expectations in our programs are as follows for the 2020-2021 Season:
1. I will follow the coach’s directions the first time I am asked.
2. I will wear my double-layer mask over my mouth and nose for the entire time I am at Mountain Dell.
3. I will maintain social distancing with others.
4. I will remain with my assigned group at all times unless dismissed to a parent/guardian. That means I must be where the coach asks me to be.
5. I will choose appropriate speech and actions. Positive language, personal space, and appropriate comments only. That means no unkind or hurtful words or actions towards other skiers.
6. I will participate in organized activities to the best of my ability. If I choose not to participate, I will politely ask the coach to be dismissed with my parent/guardian.
7. If I have concerns about another person’s conduct I will tell my coach or another safe adult.
8. I understand that if I do not follow this code, there will be consequences which could include not being allowed to participate in the program.
Consequences for repeated violations:
First infraction: Specific verbal warning.
Second infraction: Call home and removal from program for that day.
Third infraction: Parent, child, and coach will sign Athlete Behavior Contract and parent/guardian will attend practice with the child for a prescribed number of sessions.
Fourth infraction: If contract isn’t met, student will be removed from the program for the year.
In the case of severe behavior that puts others at risk or violates the SafeSport Code, the skier may be asked to sign a Behavior Contract, or if serious enough, be removed from the program immediately.
“The U.S. Congress designated the U.S. Center for SafeSport with the authority to respond to reports of sexual misconduct within the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement by passing the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017. This legislation, also known as S.534, designates the Center to serve as the independent national safe sport organization, with the additional responsibility for the Center to develop national policies and procedures to prevent the emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of amateur athletes.
Through this legislation, the Center has the exclusive authority to respond to allegations of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct within the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement. It also allows the Center to have discretionary jurisdiction on a case-by-case basis over any other forms of misconduct, including bullying, harassment, and physical and emotional abuse. “
—“Training and Reporting to Prevent Abuse: U.S. Center for SafeSport.” SafeSport, 2 Dec. 2020, uscenterforsafesport.org/.
You can review the SafeSport Code, HERE.