Social Media PolicyUpdated Tuesday March 7, 2017 by Rob Crow.
VAN ALSTYNE SPORTS AUTHORITY
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
Van Alstyne Sports Authority (VASA) recognized the importance of the Internet in shaping the public’s perception of our organization. VASA also recognizes the importance of our Board members, Coaches, Players and Parents in leading and setting the tone of social media interactions in a manner that advances VASA’s mission an goals.
VASA is dedicated to the development of well-rounded youth through positive sports competition. We strive to develop fundamental skills through active participation of our players and to promote good sportsmanship from our Players, Coaches, Parents, Board Members and Volunteers.
This Social Media Policy applies to all Board Members, Coaches, Parents, Players and Volunteers. This Social Media Policy applies to all social media content posted by VASA members in their professional and personal capacity to the extent such content is related to VASA or VASA members.
VASA strives to create a positive and inclusive organization that is dedicated to helping young athletes reach their potential. In furtherance of this goal, VASA aspires to engage members of the Van Alstyne community in positive, honest, transparent, and knowledgeable dialogue about VASA through social media. VASA views social media as an important tool for communication its success and opportunities for athletic and individual development. VASA also views social media as a platform for receiving constructive feedback from the community and for discussing VASA’s changes and opportunities for improvement in a positive and constructive way.
All VASA Members shall abide by the following guidelines when using social media:
Violations of the Social Media Policy
The VASA Board shall have the authority to monitor and enforce this Social Media Policy. The VASA Board, and any individual appointed by the Board, shall have the authority to remove any inappropriate or offensive comments from official VASA sites and to block any individual or organization from posting on any official VASA social media platform if they determine, in their sole discretion, that such removal or block is in the best interests of VASA.
The failure of any VASA Member to adhere to this Social Media Policy shall be considered a violation of the VASA Code of Conduct, and any VASA Member who fails to adhere to this Social Media Policy shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of such individual’s involvement in VASA, in accordance with the VASA Disciplinary Procedures.