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Member Code of Conduct/Waivers


By participating in the sport with USQ, players, officials, tournament/team staff, and coaches are representatives of the sport. As such, all participants assume responsibility for representing the sport in a positive manner. While participants are responsible for following the rules of the game on the field, off-field conduct can also create lasting impressions of the sport. Negative representation would damage the reputation of the sport, so all participants should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Coaches, captains, officials, and all participants remain aware of the example they are constantly setting for players and spectators alike.
  • Sportsmanship and fair play should guide the actions of all participants on and off the playing field, in and out of gameplay. This includes (but is not limited to) treating all participants respectfully.
  • Avoid discriminatory language or actions towards any other person, including but not limited to remarks concerning their race, ethnicity, language, religion, gender, gender identity, orientation, or origin.
  • Unlawful consumption of alcoholic beverages and/or the use of illegal drugs in conjunction with participation in an official event is strictly prohibited. Any intoxicated participant will be ejected from the event for the duration of the event.
  • All officials are responsible for wielding their authority under the principles of fairness and courtesy. Players and spectators should, in turn, refrain from impeding any official’s ability to execute their job courteously and fairly. Yelling and disrespectful remarks towards officials will not be tolerated and will get you ejected from the game and/or event.
  • Ignorance of the game’s rules is not an acceptable reason to break them. The rules, as set out in the most recent edition of the official rulebook, must be respected and followed by all participants. Manipulating the rules to create an unfair advantage against an opponent (i.e., cheating) is unacceptable.
  • Deliberately teaching and promoting unsportsmanlike behavior is unacceptable. This applies to both on-the-pitch and online behavior.
  • Participation requirements must be fulfilled, including USQ member requirements (sole possession of a single, non-transferable membership in the participant’s name) and event requirements (specific fees/waivers).

Deviance from these guidelines and any action damaging to the sport’s reputation is subject to disciplinary review.


In accordance with applicable law, USQ prohibits sexual harassment and harassment because of actual or perceived sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, religious dress and grooming, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, medical condition, genetic tests and information, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy or related condition, breastfeeding or a related condition, physical disability or mental disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. All such harassment is unlawful and will not be tolerated. Making unwelcome sexual verbal or physical advances that are sexual in nature and engaging in any sexual contact or behavior without explicit consent to or with any person at any time violates applicable law. Violators may be subject to suspension or expulsion from matches, entire seasons, or the league as a whole and may also be reported to state law enforcement agencies.

Report Misconduct/Abuse/Harassment & Resources

USQ's reporting procedure for misconduct/abuse/unlawful harassment, plus resources to assist you if you are presently dealing with an incident, or have been made aware of an incident.


In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in US Quadball Inc. athletic sports program, related events, and activities, you must acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:

  1. In consideration of participating in the sport of quadball, you understand the nature of this Activity and that you are qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such Activity. You acknowledge that if you believe event conditions are unsafe, you will immediately discontinue participating in the Activity.
  2. The risks of injury and illness (ex: communicable diseases such as MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19) from the Activities involved in this program are significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce these risks, the risks of serious injury and illness do exist.
  3. You knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown, even if they arise from the negligence of the releases or others, and assume full responsibility for your participation.
  4. You willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, you observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, you will remove yourself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately.
  5. You fully understand that this Activity involves risks of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis, and death, which may be caused by your own actions, inactions, those of others participating in the event, the conditions in which the event takes place, or the negligence of the “releases” named below; and that there may be other risks either not known or not readily foreseeable at this time; and you fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages you incur as a result of your participation in the Activity.
  6. You hereby release, discharge, and covenant not to sue US Quadball Inc., its respective administrators, directors, agents, officers, volunteers, and employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activity takes place, (each consider done of the “RELEASES” herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence or the “releases” or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations; and you further agree that if, despite this release, waiver of liability, and assumption of risk you, or anyone on your behalf, makes a claim against any of the releases, you will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the releases from any loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim.


You grant US Quadball, Inc. (“USQ”) and any other entity that US Quadball deems appropriate permission to:

  • Use your name (or any fictional name you associate with), image, likeness, voice, biographical material, and quotations in connection with any USQ media, publications, and marketing materials.
  • Record, film, and/or photograph your participation and appearance at any USQ events and activities.
  • Reproduce, transmit, broadcast, distribute, modify, publicly display and/or publicly perform, in print, electronic, or any other medium, copies of any such recordings/films/photographs, including but not limited to advertisements, brochures, online videos, website images, television broadcasts, and publications.

You forever release USQ from any and all claims and liability arising out of the use of such recordings and the use of my name/likeness in any manner or media whatsoever, including, without limitation, claims for defamation, invasion of privacy, and/or rights of publicity.