WAIVER

Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19

Recitals

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend physical distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.

 

Santa Cruz Breakers has put in place preventive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Club cannot guarantee that you, your child(ren), or guests will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, participating in the Club athletic program and related events and activities could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

 

Agreement

 

By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren), guests, and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by participating in the Club athletic program and related events and activities, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by participating in the Club athletic program and related events and activities may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Club employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.

 

I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) or guest may experience or incur in connection with attendance at the Club and/or participation in Club athletic program and related events and activities (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the Club, its officers, employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Club, its officers, employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Club program.

 

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.

 

FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION)

 

This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian, with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver/release to my child/ward including the risks of presence and participation and his/her personal responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations for protection against communicable diseases. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities. I for myself, my spouse, and child/ward do consent and agree to his/her release provided above for all the Releasees and myself, my spouse, and child/ward do release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees for any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s/ward’s presence or participation in these activities as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent provided by law. 

Medical and Liability Release Waiver

I, the parent/legal guardian of the above-named player, a minor, or a player age 18 or over, agree that I and the player will abide by the rules and regulations of the U.S. Youth Soccer (USYS), and its affiliated organizations, and the Youth Soccer Association, Inc (YSA), and its affiliated organizations. I, for myself and the player and our respective heirs, administrators and successors, intending to be legally bound, hereby release and indemnify the USYS and YSA Parties, the owners and operators or the facilities used for the programs, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives from and against all claims, liabilities, damages or causes of action arising out of or in connection with the player’s participation in the Programs including, without limitation, player’s transportation to/from any Program, which transportation is hereby authorized. I further grant the USYS and YSA Parties the right to use player’s name, picture and/or likeness in printed, broadcast and other material concerning the Programs provided such use is related to the player’s status as a participant in the Programs.