The Crested Butte Development Team identifies the physical and emotional safety of our athletes and coaches as priority number one. Additionally, we place great emphasis on teamwork, kindness, and cooperation within our groups. Any athletes found to consistently jeopardize these priorities through inappropriate behavior will be subject to the following process:
First offense – The coach(es) will identify the behavior and bring it to the attention of the athlete. The behavior in question will be clearly and rationally discussed using positive language. At this time, the coach(es) and athlete will collaborate on a constructive solution moving forward. The coach(es) will also bring awareness of the situation to the athlete’s parent(s). The coach(es) will meet with the athlete in the future for a report and seek assurance that we are continuing to work towards, or have reached, a favorable and fair resolution.
Second Offense – A second offense will be brought to the attention of the athlete by the coach(es) and reported to the Crested Butte Devo Board of Director(s). At this time, a meeting will be scheduled between the athlete, coach(es), parent(s). With a continued positive and encouraging tone, this meeting will serve to identify the ongoing problem, re-establish expectations, develop a solution strategy, and discuss consequences of further disruptions. After this meeting, consistent monitoring and communication between all parties will be crucial to a favorable outcome.
Third Offense – With a third offense, the Crested Butte Devo Director reserves the right to remove the athlete from programming for a duration of (2) sessions without additional warning. This suspension will provide the athlete and their parent(s) sufficient time to reassess their actions and future commitment to being part of the Crested Butte Devo team. During this period, efforts to avoid a fourth offense will be highly accelerated. Programming fees will not be refunded for missed sessions due to disciplinary actions.
Fourth Offense – Historically, we have very rarely found an athlete to be in this standing, but upon a fourth offense the Director reserves the right to remove the athlete from the program for the remainder of the season. A dismissal from the program is the worst case scenario for everyone involved. We are confident through consistent and effective communication between athlete, coach(es), parent(s) and director(s) this outcome is completely avoidable and reserved for the most extreme behavioral disruptions. This athlete will be allowed to apply for re-entry into the program the succeeding season, and if accepted, will start the season on probation for a predetermined period. Programming fees will not be refunded for missed sessions due to disciplinary actions.
* In the event of extreme misconduct, that severely compromises the safety of the group, the Crested Butte Development Team reserves the right to forgo the four step process in favor of immediate and possibly permanent dismissal from the program. In this case, programming fees will not be refunded.