Brookfield Lacrosse teaches our players about the great game of lacrosse in a fun, safe and supportive environment. We strive to instill in our players the critical values of hard work, dedication, unselfishness and sportsmanship. In striving towards these objectives:
Participation on a BLC team requires enthusiasm, focus and 100% effort, both during practice as well as games.
We expect players on every BLC team to attend all practices and games in their entirety.
Players who anticipate missing a practice or game for any reason must indicate it on TeamSnap at minimum 24 hours in advance of the event.
Players who miss practices or games without good reason i.e (school, religion, family or health) may lose playing time or their position on the team.
For players on a Gold team, lacrosse is expected to be your PRIORITY during the season. Other extracurricular activities will NOT be considered a “good reason” for missing practices or games.
The “Tom Coughlin” rule applies to players and parents alike: “If you’re 5 minutes early, you’re late.” Prompt arrival and pick-up is part of the program.
Our officials do a spectacular job, but they are human and will make mistakes from time to time. We expect that players, coaches and parents, will respect officials no matter what the situation, and no matter what the call. That behavior is consistent not only with good sportsmanship but the core principals of BLC.
Similarly, coaches are committed to doing the best they can to support player and team growth and success. As with officials, they are human and will also make mistakes from time to time. If parents have any questions or constructive feedback for coaches, which we welcome, please use good judgment as to when and how to approach the coach. If your player has an issue they should first talk to a coach. If the issue is not resolved to the player's satisfaction a parent is welcome to discuss the issue following one of the weekly practices. At no point should a parent confront a coach immediately following a game.
While clearly an important team goal, winning isn't the only thing we care about at BLC. We stress good sportsmanship at all times. We win games with humility and we lose with class. Above all, we strive to learn from our collective mistakes that will inevitably be made in order to improve.