Fort Lewis College Athletic Department Proactive Expectations
We trust all members of our teams to be honest, responsible and mature. We desire what is best for the team as a whole, what is fair and workable for all individuals on the team and is based on broad principals of fairness. These expectations are for all members of our teams who must work together for the good of the team, they have responsibilities to the team and a commitment to being a team member who is focused on contributing to achieving team goals. Relationship issues can distract a team from its competitive goals. For this reason the Fort Lewis College Athletic Department has the following expectations for all team members regardless of the type of relationship.
The following is a list of possible relationships that may be addressed with these expectations (other types of relationships not listed may also apply):
When with the team, the team comes first. Conduct yourselves as teammates. Being a member of a team requires responsible behavior, conduct yourself professionally when with the team. This includes at practice, during competition, on the team bus/van, in hotel rooms, in the training room, in the weight room, at team meetings, in the locker room and anywhere else when you are on “team time”.
Focus on the team and your role as a team member. You don’t have to hide your relationship but when on “team time” the following behaviors are expected:
Possible consequences for failing to meet these expectations:
Team captains play an important role in maintaining a positive team-orientated climate and helping team members maintain team focus: