Lawrence Lacrosse Club (“LLC”) and US Lacrosse, abide by the US Lacrosse Youth Council Code of Conduct governing all coaches, players, officials and parents. The purpose of the code is to ensure that all those people associated with lacrosse treat each other with dignity and respect. In becoming a member of the lacrosse community an individual assumes certain obligations and responsibilities to the game of lacrosse and its participants. The essential elements in this “Code of Conduct” are HONESTY and INTEGRITY.
The code of conduct is a condition of membership for all players, parents, coaches and officials. All members who join LLC agree to abide by the "Code of Conduct" and be subject to the consequences of violating the code. Every registration form for LLC includes the "Code of Conduct", either directly or by reference. All enforcement decisions made by representatives of LLC are final and not subject to review. No refunds will be granted to those players dismissed from the club for violating the "Code of Conduct".
I, as a player, coach, parent, spectator or official, pledge to conduct myself in a manner that complies with the US Lacrosse Youth Council “Code of Conduct” at all times. Accordingly, I pledge to represent the essential elements of the "Code of Conduct" that must be adhered to.
Sportsmanship and teaching the concepts of fair play are essential to the game and must be taught and developed both at home and on the field during practices and games.
The emphasis on winning should never be placed above the value of good sportsmanship, the concepts of fair play, teamwork or the skills of the game.
Derogatory comments are unacceptable. Use positive reinforcement with players and adults alike. It should be remembered that criticism once made can never be retracted.
The safety and welfare of the players are of primary importance.
Coaches must always be aware of the tremendous influence they have on their players. They are to strive to be positive role models in dealing with young people, as well as with adults.
Officials are expected to conduct themselves as professionals in a manner that demonstrates courtesy and fairness to all parties, while exercising their authority on the field.
Adults involved with the game must never permit anyone to openly or maliciously criticize, badger, harass, or threaten an official.
Knowledge of the Rules of Lacrosse must be respected and adhered to by all who participate in the game of lacrosse, both in letter and the spirit of the game. Attempts to manipulate the rules in an effort to take unfair advantage of an opponent, or to teach deliberate unsportsmanlike conduct, is considered unacceptable conduct.
Eligibility requirements, such as age and previous level of participation, must be followed. These requirements have been established to encourage and maximize participation, as well as promote safety.