Code of Conduct

Participation in the Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) is a privilege, not a right. While participating in any BEA activity, all BEA Athletes, Parents, Staff, Coaches and Volunteers must agree to conduct themselves according to BEA’s core values of Personal Growth, Community Responsibility, Team, Loyalty, Integrity, Respect, Perseverance, and Accountability and abide by the spirit and dictates of this Code of Conduct.

All participants must agree to comport themselves in a sportsmanlike manner, and are responsible for their actions while attending or participating in all BEA activities (including but not limited to camps, competitions, and projects).

Sportsmanlike conduct is defined as, but is not limited to:

  • Respect for each other, your Coaches, the general public, race officials and fellow competitors;
  • Respect for facilities, privileges and operating procedures, and of the trails, venue and environment;
  • Use of courtesy and good manners, acting responsibly and maturely, refraining from the use of profane or abusive language;
  • Minors shall abstain from all illegal or banned substances or drugs.

While participating in any BEA activity:

  1. BEA participants shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the appropriate national , divisional, state and local governing bodies, the BEA Bylaws, and the BEA Code of Conduct. Our governing bodies include: USADA, USSA, PNSA, USA Cycling, OBRA, and USA Climbing.
  2. BEA participants shall conduct themselves at all times and in all places as befits worthy representatives of the United States of America, BEA, their region, division, state or club and in accordance with the best traditions of national and international competition.
  3. BEA participants are responsible for knowledge of and adherence to competition rules and procedures. Participants are also responsible for knowledge of and adherence to the rules and procedures of the BEA teams, camps or other projects when participating in such.
  4. BEA participants shall maintain high standards of moral and ethical conduct, which includes self-control and responsible behavior, consideration for the physical and emotional well-being of others, courtesy and good manners.
  5. BEA participants shall abide by BEA rules and procedures while traveling to and from and participating in official BEA activities.
  6. BEA participants shall abstain from illegal and/or immoderate consumption of alcohol. Absolutely no consumption of alcohol is permitted for those individuals under the age of 21. Participants under 21 years of age shall not participate in gatherings involving consumption of alcohol unless it is an official BEA or event organizer function.
  7. No BEA participants shall violate the customs, travel or currency regulations of a country while traveling with a BEA group or on a BEA ticket.
  8. No BEA participant shall commit a criminal act.
  9. No BEA participant shall engage in any conduct that could be perceived as harassment based upon gender, age, race, religion or disability.
  10. BEA participants will avoid abusive language and disruptive behavior.

Failure to comply with any of the above provisions may lead to disciplinary action by the appropriate team or competition leader. Disciplinary action may include:

  • Removal from the team trip or training camp.
  • Suspension from training and/or competition.
  • Elimination of coaching, travel, and other benefits.
  • Forfeiture of participation in BEA activities

Participation Fees/Obligations:

BEA participants must have a current enrollment form, liability waiver and tuition paid in full or a payment plan established with the Executive Director to participate in any BEA activities. In the case that a BEA participant is removed from participation for violation of this code no refunds will be made. BEA is committed to principles of fairness, due process and equal opportunity.

Participants are entitled to be treated fairly and in compliance with BEA’s Bylaws, policies and procedures. Nothing in this Code shall be deemed to restrict the individual freedom of a BEA participant in matters not involving activities in which one could not be perceived as representing BEA. In choices of appearance, lifestyle, behavior and speech while not representing BEA, competitors shall have complete freedom, provided their statements and actions do not adversely affect the name and reputation of the BEA. However, in those events where one is representing or could be perceived as representing BEA, participants understand and agree to behave in a manner consistent with the best traditions of sportsmanship and BEA’s core values.

No signature is required on this document. Your consent is implied as a participant of any BEA program or activity.