WDNT Agreement This agreement lays out and clarifies mutual expectations between the SNT, coaching staff and the player. Coaching Staff consists of • Kate Okrasinski, Head Coach • Rick van Kruchten, Ass. Head Coach / Strength and conditioning Coach • Rick van Niekerk, Ass. Head Coach / Goalie Coach Congratulations you have received an agreement By receiving this agreement you are being offered an opportunity to be a player on the WDNT Roster. By signing this contract you will be representing the Stichting Nederlands Team (SNT), Women’s Dutch National Team (WDNT) and Dutch lacrosse in general. As a player of the WDNT Roster you agree to the obligations and rights as stated in this agreement. Why do I have to sign an agreement to be a part of the WDNT? Being part of the WDNT brings a set of mutual expectations, rights and obligations. Signing the agreement is the process whereby both parties ensure that these mutual expectations, rights and obligations are understood and agreed to. I have been offered an agreement, am I on the team? By being offered and signing this agreement you are on the WDNT Roster. The WDNT roster is a group of maximal 22 players of which 18 players will be selected for the team. The team is a group of 18 players who will participate in WDNT events and tournaments such as the 2013 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Canada. The remaining 4 players are called the Roster Reserve. They are not on the team but are next in line for the team should a player previously selected for the team no longer be available. By being offered this agreement the coaching staff believes that you have what it takes to be a part of the selected WDNT team. Your status will be either Team Status or Roster Reserve and is not yet determined. Once a status has been assigned, the coaching staff has the right to change the status of a player from Roster Reserve to Team Status and but also vice versa. A player with Team Status can be reassigned to Roster Reserve if, in the view of the coaching staff, any of the following criteria apply: 1. If an injury, in the opinion of the coaching staff and/or the team’s medical staff/advisor, prevents a player from playing (safely) in the upcoming tournament,
2. If insufficient commitment/interest/availability of/from the player is noted by the coaching staff. The player will first be given an opportunity to explain her situation and redress the issue. If in the opinion of the coaching staff there continues to be insufficient/interest/availability the staff has the right to change the status to Reserve Roster without further notice. 3. If a player fails to meet and continues to fail to meet the expected standards of progress and/or performance required by the coaching staff then the coaching staff has the right to change the status of the player. Every player will be given specific points to work on (progress) and will be given a training plan with stated standards for physical performance. 4. If a player displays, in the judgment of the coaching staff, and continues to display behavior not in line with a professional sports attitude or behavior having a negative impact on the team, the coaching staff has the right to alter the status of the player in question. The player will first be given an opportunity to explain her situation and redress the issue. If, in the opinion of the coaching staff, there continues to be insufficient/interest/availability the staff has the right to change the status to Reserve Roster without further notice. When will I know if I am on the team? By being offered and signing this agreement you are a part of the WDNT Roster. The final WDNT Roster of 22 players will be announced after the second try out in April as well as the status of each team player (18) or reserve roster (4). At this point the coaching staff will provide each roster member with personal feedback. When will the final team be announced? Current planning is on the 299h April. I am on the reserve roster, what does this mean? As a player with a reserve roster status you can be asked to replace a player who has had the status changed to reserve roster. A reserve roster has a valuable status within the final WDNT Roster. The reserve roster player is in the group of 4 players who are candidates for joining the team. The choice of candidate is dependent on the playing qualities/position of the team player being replaced. A reserve roster player is a full member of the WDNT Roster, but must take into account that as long as she has the reserve roster status she will not be a part of the team going to the 2013 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Canada. A reserve roster player has the right to refuse if offered team status. In this case another reserve roster player will be chosen. A reserve roster player who refuses loses her reserve roster status for the 2013 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup is Oshawa, Canada. She can try out for the WDNT Roster in any future event.
How long do I have to sign this agreement? You have 48 hours to sign the agreement which guarantees that you will be taken up into the roster. If you sign later than 48 hours then you will be taken up into the roster provided there are positions still available. Potential Players may be offered a position on the roster at any time. In general, the coaching staff will communicate who has been offered a roster position and who has accepted unless there are specific reasons to withhold this information. What if we do not have a final WDNT Roster count of 22? The coaching staff of the WDNT and the SNT has the right to add any players in possession of the Dutch nationality. Any such player being invited to be on the roster will sign this agreement and will therefor have the same rights and obligations. Attendance of the tournament is in general geared to improving Dutch lacrosse. The extent to which such a player can help improve Dutch lacrosse may be a selection factor. I have been offered an agreement; do I have to participate in funding activities? Yes. As a part of the final WDNT Roster you are expected to participate and initiate funding activities for the WDNT. Your funding efforts will be an essential part of participating in this program and will enable us to participate in the 2013 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Canada. The funding efforts will be led by the SNT. I am a part of the final WDNT Roster but I am not selected for the team, what will happen to the funds I helped raise? The funds you helped raise for the team will go to the WDNT Development Program (which in turn helps fund participation in the World Cup). I have been offered an agreement; do I have to participate in organizing activities? Yes. As someone on the Roster you may be asked to participate in the organization according to your specific skills. You will also be expected to act as an ambassador for the team when needed. Players Fees Players will be asked to contribute a players fee. The players’ fee will not exceed 1500 euros.
Players will also be asked to participate in/carry out funding activities in order to raise an amount equivalent to 1500 euros per player. If a player can raise more than 1500 euros in funding (separate to 1500 players fees) then any amount raised above 1500 euros will be brought reduction on her players fees. Hence, a player who raises 3000 euros (for example) will no longer have to contribute any players fees. Where multiple players are engaged in a particular fund raising effort it will be agreed upfront how the funds will be attributed to players. If a player wishes to directly contribute 3000 euros then she is freed from any fundraising activities if she so desires. 1500 euros will be considered as players’ fees and 1500 euros will be considered as funds raised. Cancellation Due to Insufficient Funding If insufficient funds are raised to fund the trip then players will be returned (at least) 90% of their players’ fees within 14 days of the decision not to participate. The decision as to whether funds are sufficient or not lies with the SNT. At the SNT’s discretion players may be offered the opportunity to make up the funding difference however no player is obligated to do so and her position in the team will not be jeopardized if she decides not to do so. Any funds raised by players will not be returned but will go towards the WDNT Development Program. I am a part of the final WDNT Roster but I am not selected for the team, what will happen to any player fees I might have paid in the process? Only team players are required to pay player’s fees. If a player’s status is changed from team to reserve roster status or if she is no longer on the WDNT roster then any fees she has paid will be returned within 14 days. A player with reserve roster status who is changed to team status must pay the players fee within 14 days. I am no longer on the WDNT Roster what will happen to any player fees I might have paid or funds I may have raised in the process? Any players’ fees you may have paid will be refunded to you within 14 days. Any funds that you may have raised will go to the WDNT Development Program. If you are in the possession of any monies from fundraising activities you agree to pay them to the SNT within 14 days. I was a part of the final WDNT roster but I am not selected for the team, what does this mean? Once the team has set out to Canada there are no longer any rights associated with that of being on the reserve roster. For any other questions specific to your situation please contact the coaching staff.