Supporting Canadian Athletes

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is an NSO (National Sports Organization) and why are its governing documents important?

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Q: I was given an Athlete Agreement to sign but I have problems with a few clauses in the Agreement. I must send it back signed to the Director of the National Team Committee within the next two days in order to have my position guaranteed on the National Team. Should I sign the Athlete Agreement?

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Q: If I want to settle a dispute with my National Sport Organization, is my only alternative to go through the internal grievance, appeal, or arbitration process?

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Q: A hockey player is cut from the team for missing a curfew. He was out with a number of teammates, but he was the only one dropped from the squad. The other offending athletes were suspended for a week. It is no coincidence that the suspended players were the team’s most skilled members. Can the team do this?

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Q: Does the Sport Solution cater only to the big name sport programs?

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Q: Some of the bylaws of my sport organization seem very broad, especially concerning discipline. Can they do this?

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Q: Can ‘team chemistry’ be used as an acceptable criterion to be used in the team selection for team sports?

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