RELEASE AND WAIVER OR LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AND PARENTAL CONSENT AGREEMENT
Southern Tier Sports & Recreation Development Center, Inc, d/b/a Southern Tier Storm Field Hockey Club, HEREAFTER referred to ST Storm offer the participant, fun, competition, and wholesome recreation. Benefits include getting away from the TV, physical activity, and healthful social interaction, as well as the potential to improve one’s field hockey skill and ability. The required physical exertion is suitable for most levels of fitness and skill. While the many benefits of these activities are apparent, ST Storm and its staff regard participation safety as a top priority and feel it is important that the participant (and parent/guardian) understand that there are risks inherent in the activity regardless of the care taken by ST Storm Coaching Staff. Some risks that are inherent in the activity and cannot be totally eliminated include tripping, slipping and falling, and collisions. Other inherent risks include, but are not limited to unexpected equipment failure, errors in judgement bye ST Storm Coaches and players, and physical injury while playing field hockey. ST Storm feels that it is important that the participant (and parent/guardian) understand that three types of injuries can occur. Minor injuries are the most common and include, but are not limited to, muscle soreness, headaches, and bruises. Serious injuries are less common, but do occur occasionally. They include, but are not limited, to strained/torn muscles, broken bones and internal injuries. WHAT IS THE THIRD? Assumption of Inherent Risks: I, the ADULT PARTICIPANT [OR MINOR PARTICIPANT AND PARENT(S) OR GURDIAN(S), (hereafter referred to as PARTICIPANT/PARENT) understand that all activates of ST Storm include inherent risks that cannot be totally eliminated regardless of the care taken ST Storm Coaches, PARTICIPANT/PARENT 1) know, 2) understand, and 3) appreciate the types of injuries inherent in field hockey activates, PARTICPANT/PARENT hereby asserts that PARTICIPANT/PARENT knowingly assume all inherent risk of activity. Waiver of Liability for Ordinary Negligence of ST Storm: In consideration of permission to participant in and use practice/training facilities, equipment, and services of ST Storm, today and all future dates, PARTICIPANT/PARENT, on behalf or [myself, my spouse, heirs, personal representatives, and assigns = Releasing Parties] do hereby waiver, release, discharge and covenant not to sue ST Storm [including, owners, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, independent contractors, agents and equipment suppliers = Protected Parties] from liability from any and all claims arising from the ordinary negligence of Protected Parties.
This agreement applies to 1) personal injury (including death) from incidents or illnesses arising from participation in ST Storm activities including, but not limited to: [recreational, practices, or competitive activity; events; organized or individual training or conditioning activities; tests, classes, and instruction; observers or spectators; individual use of facilities, equipment, and to 2) any and all claims resulting from the damage to, or theft of property = Inclusive Activities. Indemnification: PARTICIPANT/PARENT also agree to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify ST Storm (that is, defend and pay any judgement and costs, including investigation costs, attorney’s fees, and related expenses) from any and all claims or Releasing Parties arising from participation in Inclusive Activities, (including those arising from the inherent risks of the activity or the ordinary negligence of Protected Parties).
PARTICIPANT/PARENT further agree to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify ST Storm against any and all claims of co-participants, rescuers, and others arising from the conduct of the participant in Inclusive Activities.
Clarifying Clause: PARTICIPANT/PARENT confirm that 1) this agreement supersedes any and all previous oral or written promise or agreements.
I understand that this is the entire agreement between me and ST Storm and cannot be modified or changed in any way by representations or statements by any agent or employee of ST Storm; 2) the foregoing Assumption of Risk, Waiver or Liability, and Indemnification Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by laws of the State of New York and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect; and 3) if legal action is brought, the appropriate trial court is Supreme Court has the sole exclusive jurisdiction and that only the substantive laws of the State of New York shall apply.
Acknowledgment of Understanding: PARTICIPANT/PARENT have read and understood this Agreement. I understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including the right of the PARTICIPANT/PARENT to sue for damages in the event of death, injury or loss. I acknowledge that I am voluntarily signing the agreement, and intend my signature to be a complete release of all liability, including that due to ordinary negligence by the Protected Parties, to the greatest allowed by law of the State of New York. I further acknowledge that I have been made aware either by receiving a copy or it being available on the website. I further acknowledge that in the event my child has any special medication needs or conditions which is they should occur may result in life threatening situation for my child, that I will promptly advise ST Storm Head Coach.
I Agree (You are signing this Agreement electronically. You agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this Agreement. Your consent to be legally bound by this Agreement’s terms and conditions.)
Name of Parent/Guardian or Player if over 18 *