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Resources to Help Prevent Disputes 
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   Publication     Who Should Read this?
     
Athletes' Rights & Responsibilities   Athletes and their Entourage
 
  • Athletes
  • Athletes' Representatives
  • Coaches
  • Parents
  • Athletes' Agents

 

Team Selection - Guidelines 
& Tips
 
  Everyone Involved in Drafting Selection Policies
 
  • High Performance Staff and Committee Members 
  • Sport Technical Staff and Committee Members
  • Coaches
  • Sport Administrators
  • Board Members

 

Team Selection Policy Checklist    Everyone Involved in Adopting or Approving Selection Policies
 
  • Coaches
  • High Performance Staff and Committee Members
  • Sport Technical Staff and Committee Members
  • Sport Administrators
  • Board Members
  • Athletes' Representatives

 

Conflicts of Interest    Everyone with Decision-Making Authority in Organizations 
 
  • Coaches
  • Officials
  • Board and Committee Members 
  • Sport Administrators  

 

Main Causes of Disputes
(Interactive Platform
  Everyone Making Policies and/or Implementing Policies in a Sport Organization
 
  • Board and Committee Members
  • Senior Management
  • Sport Administrators

 

Guide to Administrative
Fair Play
  Everyone Adopting Policies in a Sport Organization
 
  • Board and Committee Members
  • Senior Management

 

     

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Resources to Help Resolve Disputes 

Publication    Who Should Read this?
     
Appeal Panel Orientation    Everyone Involved in the Management or Adjudication of Complaints, Disciplinary Matters and Appeals
 
  • Case Managers
  • Discipline Panel Members
  • Complaints Committee Members
  • Appeal Panel Members

 

Carding Process - Guidelines & Tips   Athletes who were not Nominated for Carding and their entourage
 
  • Athletes
  • Athletes' Representatives
  • Coaches
  • Parents
  • Athletes' Agents 

 

Early Resolution Facilitation   Everyone Making Policies in a Sport Organization
 
  • Board and Committee Members
  • Senior Management
  • Sport Administrators

 

Access to the SDRCC Services
(Interactive Platform)
  Anyone Wishing to Use the SDRCC Resolution Services
 
  • Athletes, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers
  • Sport Administrators
  • Board and Committee Members
  • Representatives, with or without Legal Background

 

Resolution Facilitation Preparation Tool    Anyone Involved in a Mediation, Resolution Facilitation or Negotiation
 
  • All Parties to an SDRCC Proceeding
  • Representatives, with oe without Legal Background

 

Guide to SDRCC Proceedings   Parties to SDRCC Cases Wishing to Understand the Proceedings Step by Step  
 
  • Claimants, Respondents, Affected Parties
  • Representatives with or without Legal Background

 

A Sport Administrator's Guide to Anti-Doping Rule Violation Assertions   Anyone in Charge of Anti-Doping Matters in a Sport Organization 
 
  • Senior Management
  • High Performance Personnel
  • Athletic Directors in University and Colleges

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General Information about the SDRCC and its Services

Publication    Brief Summary 
     
About the SDRCC    Brochure Providing an Overview of SDRCC Services
  Introduces the SDRCC mission, as well as the services of its Dispute Resolution Secretariat and those of its Dispute Prevention Resource Centre. 

 

In the Neutral Zone 
SDRCC Newsletter
  Published Three Times a Year: February, June, October.
  Every edition offers a featured article on a sport dispute prevention or resolution topic, as well as SDRCC announcements and updates.

 

Resolution Facilitation
(see also Early Resolution Facilitation)
  Brochure Promoting the Advantages of Resolution Facilitation 
  Describes this innovative process to deal with sports-related disputes quickly and efficiently.

 

Dispute Prevention & Resolution for Coaches   Brochure for Coaches Regarding Situations which can Cause Disputes
  Summarizes some of the conflictual situations in which coaches may find themselves and provides some tips to prevent them.

 

Dispute Prevention & Resolution for Officials   Brochure for Officials Regarding Situations which can Cause Disputes
  Summarizes some of the conflictual situations in which officials may find themselves and provides some tips to prevent them.

 

Jammed in a Sport Dispute?   Wallet Size Z-Card for Quick Reference to SDRCC Services
  Walks through the first questions one should ask when confronted with as sports-related dispute, to help determine if the SDRCC can be of assistance. 

 

     

 


 

External Publications

Coaches PLAN du Coach

 

Coaches Report - Knowing the Law:

Coaches Report, the official publication of the Coaching Association of Canada, includes a section entitled Knowing the law discussing legal issues on themes relevant to coaches, and written by the Centre for Sport and Law, but who now goes by the name of Sport Law & Strategy Group.

 

Legal Tips (for Athletes):

Most of the texts, written by Sport Solution Staff, are taken from the Athletes Can newsletter. They provide legal advice on a variety of topics relevant to athletes.

  • What is bias?
    Source: Fast Forward newsletter by Athletes CAN (summer 2003)
  • What is evidence?
    Source: Fast Forward newsletter by Athletes CAN (fall 2003)
  • Legal Tips for Athletes
    Prepared and Compiled by Amanda Kieswetter & Erin McDermid for the Athletes Forum in Regina, Saskatchewan (September 2005)

 

Various Publications

October
2007

The pitfalls of self-representation
by Carol Roberts [PDF]

November
2005

Two Alternatives to Litigation: An Introduction to Arbitration and Mediation
by David L. Erickson and Peter Geoffrey Bowen (Dispute Resolution Journal)

Fall
2005

Solving the Puzzle of Major Games Selection
By Julie Duranceau (Coaches Report)

September
2005

Athletes, coaches and organizations are offered an alternative to litigation
By Benoit Girardin (Lawyer's Weekly)

February
2005

The SDRCC's Jurisprudence: more than bedtime reading
By Julie Duranceau

Summer
2004

Preventing and Resolving Disputes in the Sport System
By Julie Duranceau (Coaches Report)