LTMTB Team Code of Conduct Form

Please read the below, electronically sign, acknowledge, and click submit. You will then be automatically directed to the LTISD Code of Conduct Form.

The following code of conduct is based upon NICA’s core values of being inclusive and equal while promoting a strong body, strong mind and strong character. All student athletes must adhere to this code of conduct at ALL times when participating in Lake Travis High School Mountain Bike team activities. Please read, understand, and agree to the LTHS MTB Team Code of Conduct.  By registering for the team, you are agreeing to adhere to all terms included in the code of conduct.

• Be inclusive and respectful. Never behave in any in way, which involves or could be construed as exclusive or disrespectful. The acceptance, welfare and best interests of everyone involved with the sport should be respected and promoted at all times.

• Demonstrate strong character and sportsmanship/sportswomanship. Always act with honesty and integrity in all interactions with those involved with the sport. In particular, demonstrate good grace in winning and losing.

• Be prepared and resourceful. Always be prepared to take care of your physical and cycling needs in order that you can ride and return to the trailhead safely. Always carry appropriate water, nutrition and basic bike repair supplies. Always be in a position to help others who may not be as prepared.

• Wear a helmet at all times. Under no circumstances should a student athlete be on a bike without a helmet securely fastened to their head.

• Never take risks. Student athletes that have a risk-taking attitude or are witnessed to take risks will not be tolerated. A risk is defined as willingly attempting anything which is beyond one’s ability to control in a safe manner.

• Always yield to other trail users. Be sensitive to how others perceive you to assure a positive image for the sport and minimize the restrictions that follow confrontations and negative encounters.

• Ride only on authorized trails and minimize impacts. Stay off trails that are closed to bicycles. Exercise the practice of minimum impact wilderness use to be responsible off-road cyclists. Take only pictures.

• When camping at Team events and races, all student athletes must be accompanied by a parent, or another athlete’s parent who has taken responsibility for that student athlete. Absolutely no co-ed tent sharing.

• The use and consumption of alcohol and/or illegal drugs will not be tolerated.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Precautions that will be enforced at all practices and races. 

Team Practices & Activities: Official practice starts on Tuesday December 1, 2020.  We will follow the State's and LTISD guidelines for group practice sizes, social distancing and the use of masks, bandanas or buffs along with the following team guidelines: 

  • All participating coaches and students are required to sign a team waiver as part of the team registration, which will now include the COVID-19 symptom checklist. Coaches will review symptom checklist prior to each practice.
  • GOLDEN RULE:  Foot DOWN,  Mask UP
  • Wear your mask;  Watch your distance;  Wash your hands.
  • The Team will provide sanitizer and masks if needed.
  • Driving to/from practice is with a family member, someone from your personal “pod” or solo.

NICA Race Weekends: If and when NICA Texas establishes guidelines for races we will follow those guidelines. Until that time we will follow the Team’s guidelines below. 

  • Camping is with a family member or a guardian, all campers must follow COVID-19 guidelines.
  • While in the camping zone, all campers must wear your mask, watch your distance and wash your hands.
  • Food prep - cooks and preparers must wear masks and gloves.
  • Community dining - spread tables 6 feet apart and mask up, unless eating.
  • The Team will provide sanitizer and masks if needed.
  • Team port-a-cans will have hand sanitizer dispensers.
  • Reminder in the feed zone and water stations - no sharing personal items.