About

About IEAF

Extreme Archery is an action-packed sport modeled after the widely popular Archery Tag® brand. Enjoyed by people around the world, Extreme Archery is a mix of Dodgeball, Paintball, and Archery. Teams of athletes compete against each other by shooting foam-tipped Non-Lethal Arrows at each other from opposite action zones. Points are earned by hitting opposing team members with arrows, catching arrows in flight shot by opposing team members, and shooting out targets located on the attack lines. With a stellar safety record since the inception of Archery Tag® in 2011, the sport’s creators maintain focus on innovative product development to preserve the highest standards of safety.

Introduction

The objective of IEAF is the advancement of the athletic competition in the sport of Extreme Archery in the United States and in international competition. The privilege of IEAF membership, employment, or status as a director, officer, or volunteer may be withdrawn by IEAF whenever it determines conduct is inconsistent with the objective of the organization or the best interest of the sport and those who participate in the sport. The code cannot enhance ethical conduct in the sport; that can only come from the personal commitment of IEAF members, employees, directors, officers, and volunteers to behave ethically. This code is offered to guide and affirm their will to safeguard the best interests of Extreme Archery by conducting themselves ethically at all times.

Mission Statement

The IEAF oversees sanctioned events and provides advice and expertise for the organization of extreme archery events world-wide. The Federation develops standards for equipment, game play, and participant safety. It also provides coaching, education, equipment development, and oversees all matters related to the growth of this sport.

Code Of Ethics

Our Commitment

IEAF and its members are committed to the highest levels of ethics, integrity, compliance and sportsmanlike conduct. Our Code of Ethics defines IEAF’s expectations for members, directors, officers, employees and volunteers. IEAF may take disciplinary action against any person who fails to comply with this Code of Ethics, applicable laws or IEAF rules, policies and procedures.

Our People

IEAF and its members are committed to maintaining work and sports environments that are culturally diverse and free from all forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. We comply with all applicable civil rights, human rights, employment and health and safety laws wherever we work, practice or compete. IEAF and its members are charged with the responsibility for contributing to an environment, which makes participation in Extreme Archery a positive and rewarding experience. IEAF and its members are committed to fair competition and respect all players, coaches, spectators, and officials, wherever we work, practice or compete. It is inconsistent for any member, director, officer, employee, or volunteer to:

  1. Fail to follow the safety guidelines established by IEAF, or otherwise knowingly subject a participant to unreasonable physical or emotional risk.
  2. Engage in unsportsmanlike conduct including, but not limited to, attempting to injure, disable, or intentionally interfere with the preparation of a competitor.
  3. Engage in conduct toward another participant, which is excessively or repeatedly abusive.
  4. Discriminate in the provision of resources or opportunities to any member or prospective member on the basis of race, sex, creed, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or mental or physical disability.
  5. Attempt to intimidate, embarrass, or improperly influence any individual responsible for officiating or administering a competition.
  6. Engage in actual or perceived conflicts of interest in the conduct of business on behalf of the organization.

Alcohol and Drug Use

Members of IEAF must ensure that the sport is conducted in an environment free of drugs or alcohol. It is inconsistent with this obligation for any member, director, officer, employee, or volunteer to:

  1. Use or provide to a third party any drug proscribed by applicable Federal, State, or Municipal law.
  2. Provide alcohol to, or condone the use of alcohol by minors.
  3. Consume alcohol at IEAF activities.

Criminal Conduct

Members, directors, officers, employees, and volunteers of IEAF are expected to comply with all applicable criminal codes. This obligation is violated by any individual who has been convicted of, or has entered a plea of guilty or no contest to, a criminal charge or indictment involving sexual misconduct, child abuse, or conduct that is a violation of a law specifically designed to protect minors, and, depending on the nature of the crime, may be violated by any member who has been convicted of, or has entered a plea or guilty or no contest to, any felony charge or indictment involving conduct other than specifically described above.

Sexual Misconduct

Members, directors, officers, employees, and volunteers of IEAF must protect the integrity of the sport and the interest of the players by avoiding sexual relationships with players except where the capacity and quality of the player’s consent to enter that relationship is beyond question. It is inconsistent with this obligation to:

  1. Solicit or engage in sexual relations with any minor.
  2. Engage in any behavior that utilizes the influence of an individual’s position.
  3. Engage in sexual harassment by making unwelcome advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

Our Information and Assets

IEAF complies with all applicable privacy laws and regulations in the protection and management of personal information, including that of IEAF’s members. We maintain only those records required for our business, legal or contractual purposes and limit access to such data to those who need the information for legitimate purposes. IEAF directors, officers, employees and volunteers safeguard IEAF’s physical property and financial assets by following IEAF policies to prevent their loss, theft or unauthorized use.

Reporting and Enforcement

Compliance with this code depends primarily upon understanding and voluntary compliance, secondly upon reinforcement by peers, and when necessary, upon enforcement through disciplinary action. Any individual who believes that a member of IEAF has failed to meet his, or her, obligation under this code is, under all but the most egregious circumstances, encouraged to first address that concern directly to that member. If that action does not result in satisfactory resolution, the individual may file a written complaint with an IEAF director or officer or a member of the IEAF Board of Justice. IEAF will not retaliate against anyone who reports, in good faith, suspected violations of this Code of Ethics, a law or IEAF rule, policy or procedure. All alleged violations of this Code of Ethics or any IEAF policy will be submitted to a hearing panel appointed by the IEAF Board of Justice for resolution pursuant to the complaint procedures set forth in Article IX of the IEAF By-Laws. Each IEAF director, officer, employee, volunteer and member understands that the panel appointed by Board of Justice will determine whether a violation has occurred and if so what discipline, if any, is warranted.