Note: Below is a copy of the release and indemnity form that members must sign. The release form is a contract with legal consequences. Please read it carefully before accepting.
You must agree to the following waiver in order to play in any MissUC games.
While the sport of Ultimate is understood to be a non-contact sport, this does not mean that contact does not occur. Ultimate is a fast paced, athletic sport, and as such has all of the inherent risks that are commonly associated with such an activity. While all players are expected to adhere to the Spirit of the Game as outlined in the rules of the sport, it is not possible to absolutely ensure that contact between players will not occur, and that injuries will not be sustained. Members are reminded that they engage in the sport entirely at their own risk.
Given that MissUC offers the sport of Ultimate at varied and dispersed locations, and does not have officials such as referees at the games, it falls to the Captains and players of the teams participating in the game to be responsible for the safety of the site at which they are playing. Captains and players are jointly responsible to examine the field before their game begins, to determine if it is safe. They are responsible for taking appropriate action if they feel that their safety is being compromised by playing on what they consider an unsafe field; this includes but is not limited to the refusal, as a team or individually, to play on a site they deem to be potentially hazardous. MissUC never forces its members to play when they are not comfortable doing so; games can easily be rescheduled.
I accept the responsibility for inspecting each field on which I play Ultimate in connection with MissUC and satisfying myself as to its safety. I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems that preclude my participation in this activity.
While participating in MissUC sponsored games of Ultimate, all players have the duty to take reasonable efforts to ensure their own safety, the safety of their teammates, and the safety of the opposing players. This includes but is not limited to the refusal, as a team or individually, to play against an opponent they feel is playing in an unsafe manner, and forcing a teammate to stop playing if s/he is alleged to be playing in an unsafe manner by a teammate or by a member of the opposing team acting in good faith. This also includes but is not limited to playing against or with a player that they feel is a potential health risk. Captains have the additional duty to discuss any safety issues with the Captain from the opposing team, where (a) a teammate requests that such a discussion be held; and/or (b) when the Captain deems that it is necessary to do so.
I hereby acknowledge that:
1) The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and COVID-19 is extremely contagious. MissUC have put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however the Organization cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with COVID-19.
2) I am participating voluntarily and understand the risks associated with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and agree to assume those risks.
3) I have not, nor has anyone in my household, experienced cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days (including fever, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing).
4) If I experience, or if anyone in my household experiences, any cold or flu-like symptoms after submitting this declaration, I will not attend any of the Organization’s activities, programs or services until at least 14 days have passed since those symptoms were last experienced.
5) I have not, nor has any member of my household, travelled to or had a lay-over in any country outside Canada, or in any Province outside of Ontario, in the past 14 days. If I travel, or if anyone in my household travels outside the Province of Ontario, after submitting this declaration, I will not attend any of the Organization’s activities, programs or services until at least 14 days have passed since the date of return.
6) This document will remain in effect until the Organization, per the direction of the provincial government and provincial health officials, determines that the acknowledgements in this declaration are no longer required.
I, as a member of and player participating in MissUC’s Ultimate League, acknowledge that there is a risk of being injured while playing the game of Ultimate and that MissUC does not warrant or guarantee the quality or condition of Ultimate fields and other facilities, and, accordingly, I agree that I will not conduct myself in a dangerous or reckless manner while participating in the game of Ultimate, will comply with the rules of the game of Ultimate and will, and do hereby, accept full responsibility for (a) the risk of any personal injury or harm experienced by me if not caused by another player in a reckless or dangerous manner; and (b) any personal injury or harm caused by me to others if done so in a reckless or dangerous manner while playing or participating in the game of Ultimate.
I acknowledge that MissUC occasionally issues directions, orders and regulations for the use of fields and other facilities for the rules of play for the game of Ultimate and for the conduct of members and others while on or about the Ultimate fields and, accordingly, I hereby agree to comply with all such directions, orders and regulations issued by MissUC. MissUC is not responsible for ensuring that the directions, orders and regulations are reasonable in all possible circumstances. I acknowledge that I will exercise my own judgement at all times in deciding how to conduct myself and whether it is in my best interest and in the best interest of others to abide by MissUC’s directions, orders and regulations. For greater certainty, MissUC will not be held liable for injury or damages caused by my compliance with its directions, orders and regulations.
I, in consideration of my membership in MissUC and my participation in Ultimate games, do hereby release and forever discharge MissUC, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers and other representatives from any and all damages, costs and claims for any present or future injury, however grievous or serious it may be, which I may suffer or which any person under my care may suffer as a result of or arising from my participation in the game of Ultimate, from my use of any facility of MissUC, and as a result of or arising from MissUC’s negligence, meaning their failing to take reasonable and appropriate measures available and understood by the average participant exercising common sense and good judgement to be necessary for safety in the circumstances. Further, I do hereby agree to indemnify and save MissUC, its directors, officers and employees harmless from and against any and all such damages, costs and claims whatsoever and from and against any and all damages, costs and claims whatsoever which may arise from or as a result of any injury, however grievous or serious it may be, which I may negligently or wilfully cause to others during my participation in the game of Ultimate and my use of any facility of MissUC.
I hereby grant permission to MissUC, the rights of my image, in video or still, and of the likeness and sound of my voice as recorded on audio or video without payment or any other consideration. I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording. I also understand that this material may be used in an unrestricted geographic area.
By signing this release, I understand this permission signifies that photographic or video recordings of me may be electronically displayed via the internet or in the public educational setting.
This release applies to photographic, audio or video recordings collected in the course of participation with MissUC only.
I agree to play fairly and by the rules, having regard to the safety and the enjoyment of other members. I have read this release of liability and assumption of risk agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by agreeing to it, and agree to it freely and voluntarily without any inducement.
FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER 18 AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION)
I agree to the terms above, and acknowledge that a release form signed by my parent/guardian must be completed and submitted to MissUC before my membership will be granted.