youth participant waiver form

This form must be filled out, signed and submitted before participating in any

    The above name will be referred to as " The Athlete " in the rest of this form.



    The undersigned parent or legal guardian, having full legal responsibility for decisions regarding the above named minor child/ward do hereby execute this release, waiver and indemnification for himself/ herself /themselves, and his/her/their heirs, successors, representatives, and assigns, and hereby agree and represent as follows: To release the Volleyball Around Abbotsford Society ("VAAS"), its members, employees, coachers, players, managers and/or management, Executive Directors, or any other VAAS representatives or other organizations affiliated with the VAAS from any and all liability, loss, damage, costs, claims and/or causes of action, including but not limited to all bodily injuries and property damage arising out of participating in the event referred to above, it being specifically understood that said event includes the participation of " The Athlete " with VAAS players, coaches and staff by the undersigned participant and/or legal guardian.

    Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Covonavirus/COVID-19

    The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, provincial / state, and local governments and federal and provincial / state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.

    Volleyball Around Abbotsford Society ("VAAS") has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, VAAS cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending any VAAS facility could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.

    By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I or my child may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending any program, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at VAAS activities may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, employees, volunteers, and any third parties and/or their families.

    I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my myself and or my child (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, disease, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I may experience or incur in connection with my attendance at VAAS games, practices or activities and/or my participation in such VAAS games, practices or activities.

    I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the VAAS, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of VAAS, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any VAAS games, practices or activities.

    It is understood and formally acknowledged that I have read this document and agreed herein that the undersigned as parent and/or legal guardian of " The Athlete ", I am aware that by signing this agreement I am waiving certain substantial legal rights.


    This form will remain active on the athlete's file until superseded by the most recent signed form. I, " The Athlete ", hereby agree and give consent for the Volleyball Around Abbotsford Society (hereinafter referred to as VAAS) and/or partners to record, film, photograph, audiotape or videotape my child's name, image, and performance (herein collectively referred to as "Recordings"). I hereby consent to the use of Recordings or my child's name for advertising, promotional or commercial purposes of any kind at the sole discretion of VAAS including, but not limited to, the VAAS website, brochures, blogs, all social media platforms-including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and/or for broadcasting on television or radio as determined by VAAS.

    I understand that the Recordings may appear in electronic form on the Internet or in other publications outside of VAAS control. I agree that I will not hold the VAAS responsible for any harm that may arise from such unauthorized reproduction. I hereby waive any right to approve the use of this content now or in the future, whether the use is known to me or unknown, and I waive any right to any royalties related to the use of this content.

    I hereby release VAAS, its officers, employees, agents and its advertising and promotional agencies from any and all claims, demands, damages, actions, causes of action whatsoever which I, my heirs, executors, administrators may now or hereafter have against them or any part of them in respect to relating to the use of the Recordings, including but not limited to libel and invasion of privacy. I understand that this release is irrevocable by me so that VAAS may proceed in full reliance thereon. By signing this form, I give this consent and release voluntarily on behalf of the individual named and I understand and agree to be bound by its contents.