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The Codes of Conduct exist to elevate and maintain the high standard of sportsmanship in squash competition. They have been developed to maintain enjoyment and safety at accredited events, and are aligned with US Squash values of fairness, sportsmanship, and respect.

Being respectful of one’s opponent and the officials, courteous on and off the court, and responsible for one’s own behavior is the fundamentals of competing in a sportsmanlike manner and upholding the integrity of the sport. Squash requires achieving this while competing in very close quarters with one's opponent, often in situations where the players are physically and mentally pushed to the limit, when the difference between winning and losing fairly, is in the hands and control of each player, regardless of the officials involved.

Competitors must balance many elements which are ultimately in the control of each individual: sportsmanship with the desire to win; courtesy and respect with raw determination; fair play and while testing limits physically and mentally. Preserving the integrity of squash, the true essence of the sport relies on everyone involved in the game to be courteous, respectful and responsible for his or her own behavior.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS, COACHES, AND ATTENDEES

I, therefore, pledge to be responsible for my words and actions while attending, coaching, officiating or participating in a U.S. Squash event and conform my behavior to the following code of conduct:

  1. I will learn the rules of the squash and abide by all U.S. Squash Policies.

  2. I will not engage, nor encourage my child/player, in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participant, official, U.S. Squash staff member or any other attendee.

  3. I will not engage, nor encourage my child/player, in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety or well-being of any coach, parent, player, participant, official, U.S. Squash staff member or any other attendee.

  4. I will not engage, nor encourage my child/player, in the use of profanity.

  5. I will, and encourage my child/player too, treat any coach, parent, player, participant, official, U.S. Squash staff member or any other attendee with respect regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or ability.

  6. I will not engage, nor encourage my child/player to engage, in verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any coach, parent, player, participant, official, U.S. Squash staff member or any other attendee.

  7. I will not engage, nor encourage my child/player to engage, in a fight or argue with any coach, parent, player, participant, official, U.S. Squash staff member or any other attendee.

  8. I will, and will encourage my child/player too, respect the officials and their authority during a match and will never question, discuss, or confront players or officials before, during or after a match.

  9. I will promote the emotional and physical well being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PLAYERS

I, therefore, pledge to be responsible for my words and actions while participating in U.S. Squash competition and conform my behavior to the following code of conduct:

  1. I will learn and abide by all U.S. Squash Policies and Guidelines and the current Rules of Squash.

  2. I will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participant, official, U.S. Squash staff member or any other attendee.

  3. I will not engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety or well-being of any coach, parent, player, participant, official, U.S. Squash staff member or any other attendee.

  4. I will not engage in the use of profanity.

  5. I will treat any coach, parent, player, participant, official, U.S. Squash staff member or any other attendee with respect regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or ability.

  6. I will not engage in verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any coach, parent, player, participant, official, U.S. Squash staff member or any other attendee.

  7. I will not engage in a fight or argue with any coach, parent, player, participant, official, U.S. Squash staff member or any other attendee.

  8. I will respect the officials and their authority during a match and will never question, discuss, or confront players or officials before, during or after a match.

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