Release of liabilty form
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the PREIMER ATHLETIC COMPETITION athletics/sports program, related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that: 1. The risk of injury and/or illness from the activities involved in the program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce the risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; 2. The risk to have contact with individuals, who have been exposed to and/or have been diagnosed with one or more communicable diseases, including but not limited to COVID-19 or other medical conditions, diseases, or maladies does exist, and it is impossible to eliminate the risk that I could be exposed to and/or become infected through contact with or close proximity with an individual with a communicable disease; 3. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume all full responsibility for my participation; 4. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself or youth participant from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and 5. 1, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives, and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE PREIMER ATHLETIC COMPETITION LLC, their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of the premises used to conduct the event ("Releasees"), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, 6. I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT BEFORE ACKNOWLEDGING THE CHECKBOX BELOW, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY AGREEING TO IT ON MY OWN BEHALF OR ON BEHALF OF THE YOUTH PARTICIPANT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GUARDIAN ACCOUNT, AND I SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT BY ADULT PARTICIPANT: By acknowledging and agreeing to the checkbox below, I agree and verify the following: 1) / consent and agree to assume the risks of participation in these programs; and 2) that I specifically agree to the release as provided herein of all the Releasees, and, for myself, my heirs, assigns and next of kin, I release and agree to indemnify the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my involvement or participation in these programs EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE. ACKNOWLEDGMENT BY PARENTS AND/OR LEGAL GUARDIANS OF YOUTH PARTICIPANTS: By acknowledging and agreeing to the checkbox below, I agree to and verify the following: 1) I am the parent or legal guardian for the youth participant(s) associated with this guardian account, 2) that the date of birth of the youth participant associated with this guardian account is correct, 3) that as parent/legal guardian with legal responsibility for this youth participant, I consent and agree to assume the risks of his/her participation in these programs; and 4) that I specifically agree to his/her release as provided herein of all the Releasees, and, for myself, my heirs, assigns and next of kin, 1 release and agree to indemnify the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to this youth participant's involvement or participation in these programs as provided above EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE. 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 SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
This copy of the PAC Sports Procedural Manual became effective on January 1, 2020. PAC Sports does have the authority to make emergency changes from time to time and highly recommends that you review the official copy of the PAC Sports Procedural Manual which can be found on the PAC Sports website at www.playpacsports.com. In the event a conflict in language between this printed version of the Procedural Manual found on the PAC Sports website controls. If there is incorrect information regarding this Procedural Manual published or issued via voice, written, electronic or any other form of communication, whether by PAC Sports personnel or not, the provisions and intent of the Procedural Manual found on the website will always prevail.
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PAC SPORTS CODE PREAMBLE
WARNING, DISCLOSURE & DISCLAIMER
One of the primary purposes of PAC Sports’ official playing rules (including its equipment standards) and PAC Sports’ Code is to promote competitive balance and to preserve the integrity of amateur sports. PAC Sports’ Official Playing Rules, Bylaws, Code and Procedural Manual should not be considered a guarantee that participants, spectators or others will be safe or free from injury or harm. There are risks and dangers incidental to sports, including specifically (but not limited to) the danger of being injured by thrown bats, thrown balls, batted balls or other objects thatposes a risk to its participants, spectators and other persons at or near PAC Sports events or practices. Sportsarevigorous at times involving severe cardiovascular stress and violent physical contact. Sportsinvolve certain risk, including but not limited to death, serious neck and spinal injuries resulting in complete or partial paralysis, brain damage and serious injury to virtually all bones, joints, muscles and internal organs, and equipment provided for the protection of the participants may be inadequate to prevent serious injury. It is further disclosed that sportsinvolve a particularly high risk of ankle, knee, head, and neck injury. In addition, participation in PAC Sportsevents may involve activities incidental thereto, including but not limited to, travel to and from the site activity, participation at sites that may be remote from available medical assistance, and possible reckless conduct of other participants. Participants engaging in sportsand activities incidental to sports do so with knowledge of the danger involved and agree to accept any and all inherent risks of property damage, personal injury, or death. Parents, family, guests, participants and spectators assume all risk and danger of personal injury, losses, damages to person or property and all hazards arising from, incidental to or related in any way to theparticipating sport. DISCLAIMER: PAC Sports, ITS OFFICIALS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS, CONTRACTORS, LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILLIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY (INCLUDING DEATH) OR LOSS OF PROPERTY TO ANY PERSON SUFFERED WHILE WATCHING, PLAYING, PRACTICING, OR IN ANY OTHER WAY AT OR INVOLVED IN PARTICIPATING SPORTFOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF PAC SPORTSOR ITS AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS, THE OWNERS AND LESSORS OF THE PREMISES AND ALL OTHERS WHO ARE INVOLVED AND INCLUDING THE RECKLESS CONDUCT OF OTHER PARTICIPANTS. PAC SPORTSEXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY OR PROPERTY LOSS RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THE OFFERED SPORTS. This warning, disclosure and disclaimer are intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by applicable laws. If any portion is held invalid the remainder of the warning, disclosure and disclaimer will continue in full legal force and effect.
PAC SPORTS STRATEGIC PLAN SUMMARY
|Become a premier National Governing Body in the United States.|
|Host the highest quality amateur & adult events nationwide while providing meaningful content & features to players, families, and coaches.|
|We develop, administer and promote sporting events to provide opportunities for participation and the best possible experience for those involved.|
- ■ Teamwork
- ■ Fair Play
- ■ Common Good
- ■ Promotion andEducation
- ■ Sportsmanship & Civility
- ■ Ensure our future successby improving the leadership and governance of our organization.
- ■ Continue and enhance our focus on the player, the quality of the game, quality of service, and overall service.
- ■ Be accountable to each other and our sportsin our mutual efforts to become a premier National Governing Body.
- ■ Identify, recognize, and provide exposure for talented players and teams through showcase tournaments.
- ■ Collaboratewith our players, officials, parents, affiliates, andorganizations to providethe best sanctioning system that fits the industry’s needs.
- ■ Create an internationally recognized, world class venue that meets our needs, and supports our mission and vision.
PAC SPORTS CODE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MISSION AND DEFINITION
|202||Regions & Local Associations||7|
|205||Complaint Procedures & Protest||8|
ELIGIBILITY, COMPETITION, LEAGUE &
|305||Divisions & Classifications||14|
|306||Qualified/ Frozen Rosters||17|
|Qualified Team Additions||18|
|Qualified Team Releases||19|
|307||Levels of Tournaments||20|
|National Qualifying Tournament||20|
|308||General Regulations of Tournament & League Play||23|
|Bracket Seeding Procedure||24|
|Playing Field Dimensions||27|
|309||Team Conduct & Sportsmanship||28|
|311||General Game Preliminaries||30|
|312||Coach Pitch Specific Rules||33|
|313||Machine Pitch Specific Rules||35|
|314||T-Ball Specific Rules||36|
|315||7U-8U Kid Pitch Game Preliminaries||37|
PREMIER ATHLETIC COMPETITION CODE
(Adopted January1, 2020)
MISSION AND DEFINITIONS
|Article 101||NAME. The name of the association shall be ‘ Premier Athletic Competition‘, hereinafter referred to as the Association or PAC Sports. The Association shall also do business as PAC.|
|Article 102||MISSION STATEMENT. Host the highest quality amateur & adult events nationwide while providing meaningful content & features to players, families, and coaches. We develop, administer, and promote sporting events to provide opportunities for participation and the best possible experience for those involved.|
|Article 103||OBJECTIVES. The objectives of PAC Sportsshall be:
|Article 104||PRINCIPLES. It shall be the responsibility of each member of PAC Sports to strive to fulfill the goals of PAC Sportsand to promote amateur & adult sports. At a minimum, eachmember of PAC:
|Article 105||JURISDICTION. Premier Athletic Competition is recognized as a governing body ofamateur and adult sports in the United States. PAC Sports operates sanctioned sport leagues and tournaments across the United States. PAC agrees to operate by each individual StateLaw
|Article 106||DEFINITIONS. Whenever used in this Code, unless otherwise specifically mentioned,the following words, terms and phrases are defined to mean:
|Article 201||MEMBERSHIP. Upon proper application and qualification, membership in PAC Sportsshall be available to state or metro associations, individuals, teams, umpires, scorekeepers as further defined in this Code and organizations on a voluntary basis who agree to be governedby the Bylaws, Code, Procedural Manual, rulesand regulations of PAC Sports.
|Article 202||REGIONS & LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS.
|Article 203||STATE DIRECTORS. A local association commissioner is the principal liaison between a local association and PAC Sports|
|Article 205||COMPLAINT PROCEDURE/PROTEST.
ELIGIBILITY, COMPETITION, LEAGUES & TOURNAMENTS
|Article 302||AGE QUALIFICATIONS A player’s age prior to the 1st of January determines the eligibility in which age division a player is allowed to participate in. The age eligibility is good from Aug 1st - July 31st, (example season Aug 1st, 2020 - July 31st, 2021. The players DOB is 12-11-2012= 8u player DOB 2-2-2010= 10u player) Players of younger age classification may play in older age classifications, but an older age classification player may not play in the younger age classification. A younger player may only play a maximum of 2 years above their current age eligibility. For ages 10u and under we do not acknowledge grade exemptions. Grade exemptions for 11u and up, is limited to one age above the age classification. Documentaion must be submitted by email with either a letter from the school or a school issued report card showing the current grade eligbility of that athlete. Grade excemptions can only be add to a roster by an authorized PAC Sports admin.
|Article 303||ROSTERS Team managers/ coaches are required to list all players on the team’s Official Online Roster. Player’s names shall be entered exactly how they appear on their original birth certificate. Names shall include first and last names only and shall exclude; middle name, nick-name, shortened name, slang name, initials, prefixes or suffixes. Each team is permitted pick-up players according to Article 304 of this code. All teams must have a liability insurance policy that meets the requirements of PAC Sports and have PAC Sports listed as additionally insured.
|Article 304||PICK-UP PLAYERS.
|Article 305||DIVISIONS & CLASSIFICATIONS.
PAC Sports recognizes the following divisions and classifications of tournament and championship play. Each team and/or player shall establish a classification to determine proper classification for tournament and championship play. State Directors shall adopt a Local Classification Board that operates simultaneously with the National Classification Board to assist in classifying and/or re-classifying teams within their respective state and are granted the authority to classify and/or re-classify any team within their respective state during the current season with approval of the National Classification Board.
NOTE: Teams/players that have no PAC Sports playing history shall be handled in the following manner. If a track record of a team/player can be verified in another National Association, that team/player shall be classified at that level. The higher classification level from any association will set the rating for classification of any team/player, within a two (2) year time period.
|Article 302||QUALIFIED/FROZEN ROSTERS.
|Article 307||LEVELS OF PAC TOURNAMENTS. The following are the different levels of tournaments that PAC offers:
|Article 308||GENERAL REGULATIONS OF TOURNAMENT AND LEAGUE PLAY. All tournaments and leagues must be conducted in accordance with this Code and the playing rules adopted by PAC Sports. The Official MLB Rules of Baseball shall govern any rule not specifically covered herein for age divisions 14U and below & high school showcase events. Additionally, the National Federation of High School (NFHS) baseball rules shall govern any rule not specifically covered herein for age divisions 15U and above for any tournament NOT specially deemed as a showcase event. In case of conflict with the playing rules, the Official PAC Sports Code and Rules shall take precedence.
|Article 309||TEAM CONDUCT & SPORTSMANSHIP.
|Article 310||EQUIPMENT. Players participating in PAC Sports events shall abide by the following equipment rules. PAC Sports requires that all equipment be up to date and not contain undue commercialization of the product.
|Article 311||GENERAL GAME PRELIMINARIES.
|Article 312||COACH PITCH SPECIFIC RULES.
|Article 313||MACHINE PITCH SPECIFIC RULES.
|Article 314||T-BALL SPECIFIC RULES.
|Article 315||7U – 8U KID PITCH GAME PRELIMINARIES.