As Coaches and Athletes you occupy a position of trust and are significant role models. A high standard of good conduct before, during and after any Pom & Dance Competition is expected and required of all those participating.
An athlete’s conduct both on and off the dance floor must be consistent with the principles of good sportsmanship, with an emphasis on conducting oneself, whether in victory or defeat, in such a way that inspires fellow competitors and future competitors to attain the highest level of sportsmanship
The coach and dancers will respect, other competitors, spectators, organizers, and officials:
- will not engage in discriminatory conduct
- will not engage in violent or abusive conduct whether verbal or physical or abuse of any kind
- will comply with the rules, regulations, policies and decisions of MAPDA as it applies to unsportsmanlike conduct.
All participants in the Mid-Atlantic Pom & Dance Association; whether coaches, organizers, fellow squads or others; have an obligation to encourage high standards of good conduct, and discourage unacceptable conduct by team members.