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CYLA CODE OF CONDUCT

 

Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association (CYLA) abides by a strict Code of Conduct governing all coaches, players, officials and parents.

Players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators are to conduct themselves in a manner that "Honors the Game" and demonstrates respect to other players, coaches, officials, parents, spectators and fans. 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. Those who conduct themselves in a manner that reflects these elements will bring credit to the sport of lacrosse, themselves, their team and their organization.

The safety and welfare of the players are of primary importance.

The Code of Conduct is a condition of membership for all players, parents, coaches and officials. All members of CYLA agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and to be subjected to the consequences of violating the Code. By participating in the CYLA program, players, parents and coaches are all bound by this Code of Conduct.

All enforcement decisions made by the Directors of CYLA are final and are not subject to review. No refunds will be granted to those players dismissed from any club for violating the Code of Conduct.

 

Parents-

  1. Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices. You are role models!
  2. Know the rules of the game of lacrosse.
  3. Respect the game of lacrosse. Respect the officials. Respect the coaches, who are volunteers.
  4. Do not coach your child. Let players play and coaches coach, and support both positively.
  5. Do not EVER criticize other players.
  6. Follow the "24 Hour Rule"; if you have a complaint resulting from a game (or practice) situation, speak with the coach on the following day.
  7. If there is a serious problem, start with your club administrator and then if necessary notify either the President or Administrative Director of CYLA.
  8. Emphasize the FUN of the game and the team, putting forth effort at all times, not wins and losses.

Players-

  1. Respect your teammates, coaches, referees and opponents at all times.
  2. Give 100% effort at each practice and game.
  3. Know the rules of the game of lacrosse and abide by them.
  4. Support and encourage your teammates. Set a positive example.
  5. Wear the required equipment at all games and practices, and keep your equipment well maintained.
  6. Display good sportsmanship at all times on and off the field.
  7. Don't be afraid to make mistakes; that's part of learning.
  8. Learn from your coaches; practice hard; play smart; Have Fun!
  9. Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.

Coaches-

  1. A coach is a role model, who must act with the highest moral character possible.
  2. Coaches must reinforce the self image of each player. A coach must be positive and constructive.
  3. Respect the game of lacrosse. Respect the officials.
  4. Teach the rules of lacrosse. Abide by those rules in practices and games.
  5. Establish objectives for the team and players and inform them of team and individual goals.
  6. Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices.
  7. Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.

Officials-

  1. Officials are professionals and are therefore expected to conduct themselves as such and in a manner that demonstrates total impartiality, courtesy and fairness to all parties
  2. Teach the rules of lacrosse. Talk to the players during a game i.e “get some stick”, “two hands on the stick”, etc
  3. Maintain control of the game.  When required, talk players and/or coaches off the ledge.  Nobody wins when an ejection is required.

 

All-

Any conduct, including abusive language and/ or gestures, racially insensitive remarks, damage to property or belongings, or any other conduct that reflects poorly on yourself or CYLA is deemed to be unacceptable and will not be tolerated. This rule applies to all players, parents, siblings and guests at all times when in or around games or practices as a member of CYLA.

During a tournament or game when you are away, you represent your home club and CYLA. Any conduct such as destruction of property or any other activity will not be tolerated. This rule applies for the entire time one is away for a game or tournament.

All game and practice facilities, including parking lots, are alcohol and drug free zones.

The Board of Directors of CYLA will deal with unacceptable conduct at its sole discretion, imposing warnings, fines, suspension or expulsion, as it deems appropriate.