All athletes have the right to compete in sport knowing that they, and their competitors, are clean. We believe in clean sport and work in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), GBSnowsport and our International Federation FIS to ensure that the integrity of our sport is protected.
Snowsport Scotland aligns with UK Anti-Doping and as such has in place a set of anti-doping rules that all athletes and athlete support personnel must abide by. The anti-doping rules for GB Snowsport are consistent with the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code), the core document that harmonises anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport globally.
The anti-doping rules of Snowsport Scotland are the rules published by UK Anti-Doping (or its successor), as amended from time to time.
If you are a member of Snowsport Scotland then the anti-doping rules apply to you, regardless of what level you participate at. You can find the UK Anti-Doping Rules here.
2021 WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE
From 1 January 2021, a new version of the Code is in effect and it’s important that all athletes and athlete support personnel are aware of how this impacts them.
For more information on the changes within the 2021 Code, visit UKAD’s website here.
Under the 2021 Code, an athlete may be classified as being “International-Level”, “National-Level” or a “Recreational Athlete” based on their competition level. Further information on these different categories is available on the UKAD website.
What can you do?
Everyone involved in sport has a duty and a responsibility to play their part in the journey towards clean sport.
So what can you do?
TOP TIPS FOR LEVEL 2 COACHES
FOR YOUR CLUB:
• Educate Level 1 coaches, coaching assistants and other volunteers in your clubs – https://www.ukad.org.uk/aboutcleansporthub
• Make your club a clean sport environment — promote the 100% me campaign and remind athletes of their contributions to clean sport
• Run an annual information session for parents to ensure they can support clean sport – https://www.ukad.org.uk/support/parents-carers-and-guardians
• Get your club welfare officers to undertake the Clean Sport Advisor eLearning programme to be a point of contact for athletes in your club – https://www.ukad.org.uk/aboutcleansporthub
• Keep up to date — things in anti- doping can change, check UK Anti- Doping’s website for updates and follow UKAD’s social media channels:
• Instil the right values in your athletes from the start – commitment, dedication, pursuit of personal excellence, resilience
• Run an annual information session for athletes – https://www.ukad.org.uk/athletes/introduction-clean-sport
• Prepare your athletes effectively for the next stage in their sporting career. Don’t let them turn up to a test not knowing what to expect… all athlete experiences with anti- doping procedures should be positive ones, recognising their achievements as Clean
• Make the difficult decisions – dropping a player for inappropriate behaviour to set an example may be hard in the short term but this will be a valuable lesson for the athlete in the long term
• Ensure athletes have balance in their lives including other interests
• Support athletes to deal with perceived failure and disappointment, and help them to experience and cope with the ups and downs of participating in sport