This site is intended for self-training purposes only. Nothing on this site should be construed as legal advice or recommendation. In addition, the content of this site may be outdated and erroneous. Always consult an experienced lawyer, especially before making a deal! The traditional method of resolving an infringement problem is litigation. Alternative dispute resolution may be more effective in resolving disputes through mediation or arbitration. Most collective agreements deal with matters relating to arbitration and/or mediation. Arbitration is a process in which the disputing parties select a neutral third party or arbitrator who hears both parties to the dispute and then makes a decision. Mediation is a process in which, as part of a dispute, the parties negotiate a settlement of their claims against one another through the support of a trained and neutral mediator. It is a non-adversarial process. Mediation is completely voluntary and without obligation.
The Mediator does not have the power to make a decision or compel the parties to accept a settlement. As a rule, the Mediator does not give an opinion or does not give an arbitral award and usually does not even have knowledge of the case before mediation. I understand that student-athletes are visible representatives of the institution both on and off campus, whose behavior is often closely studied by the media and the public. Student and athlete behaviour influences public perception of institutional ethics, department of athletics standards, and the character of the student population. It is therefore an expectation that student-athletes show consistent exemplary behavior, sportsmanship and self-control. Specifically, players and clubs recognize that the player`s participation in other sports may affect or destroy his or her skills and abilities as a player (sportsman). Accordingly, the Player agrees not to practice or participate, from time to time after the performance of this Agreement, in other sports or activities that present a significant risk of bodily injury, including, but not limited to, motor racing or motorcycling, fencing, skydiving or parachuting, boxing, rings, karate, judo, skiing or hockey. . . .