CODE OF CONDUCT
Player, Parent, and Coach Contract- signed at the beginning of each season, at the time of registration
• I am fully committed to Tribe Lacrosse. I understand my teammates and coaches are depending on me at both practice and tournaments.
• I have every intention of participating in every tournament listed in the offer letter and if I have any conflicts such as vacations or other personal commitments, I have discussed these with the Director prior to accepting my offer and registering for Tribe Lacrosse.
• I understand that all fees related to my membership and registration with Tribe Lacrosse are non-refundable. Failure to comply with the rules and all codes of conduct are grounds for removal from the team with no refund.
General Code of Conduct
Players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators are to conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates respect to other players, coaches, officials, parents, spectators and fans. In becoming a member of this organization, an individual assumes certain obligations and responsibilities to the organization 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 themselves, their team and their organization. It is only through such conduct that our organization can continue to earn and maintain a positive image and make its full contribution to our sport and community.
The following essential elements of the Code of Conduct must be followed:
• Sportsmanship and teaching the concepts of fair play are essential to the game and must be taught at all levels and developed both at home and on the field during practices and games.
• The value of good sportsmanship, the concepts of fair play, and the skills of the game should always be placed above winning.
• The safety and welfare of the players are of primary importance.
• Players should always demonstrate positive behavior and respect toward teammates, opponents, coaches, officials, parents and spectators.
• Coaches, players, parents and spectators are expected to demonstrate the utmost respect for officials and reinforce that respect to players/teammates.
• Grievances or misunderstandings between coaches, officials or any other parties involved with the organization should be communicated through the proper channels and procedures, never on or about the field of play in view of spectators or participants.
• Spectators involved with the game must never permit anyone to openly or maliciously criticize, badger, harass or threaten an official, coach, player or opponent.
• Eligibility requirements, at all levels of the game, must be followed. Rules and requirements such as age, previous level of participation, team transfers, etc, have been established to encourage and maximize participation, fair play and to promote safety.
Parent Code of Conduct
Parents play an important role in the development of a successful lacrosse player. Parents
MUST be a positive influence on the lacrosse experience and it is imperative that parents speak
and act in a positive and acceptable manner throughout the season including games, practices, and tournaments.
• Support the players, the team and the association.
• Be positive and enjoy the game.
• Allow the coaches to coach. Do not approach ANY players during the game.
• Treat coaches, officials, and players with respect. The coaches’ and officials’ jobs are not always easy.
• Have your player discuss issues or concerns with the coaches. Respect the 24 hour, post-game, waiting period so that issues can be discussed without emotion taking over the discussion. Be specific with any complaints or issues.
• Family, health, and school come before lacrosse.
• Provide positive encouragement at home.
• Display good spectatorship. Negative cheers, comments, or behavior are not tolerated.
Player Code of Conduct
• Support your teammates on and off the field.
• Honor the game of lacrosse and its rich history of sportsmanship.
• Play the game of lacrosse without questioning coaching decisions in regard to who is starting games, substitution patterns and playing time.
• Be positive and play hard regardless of the score or situation.
• Do not argue with officials.
• Family, health, and school come before lacrosse.
• Hustle, always, and always be on time and ready.
• Learn and strive to improve at every practice and every game.
• Play like you practice, practice like you play.
• Social time is before and after practice, not during.
• While winning a game is the objective, playing a well-played game is most important.
• Strive to learn and improve your skills.
• Treat the coaching staff respectfully at ALL times.
• Discuss issues or concerns with your coaches. If the issue is game-related, wait at least 24 hours before starting a discussion. This gives you and the coach time to reflect and think about the game and the issue without emotions taking over the discussion.
• Be respectful in public and display good character as you represent Tribe Lacrosse.
• Respect all fields/facilities and understand that it is a privilege to play in the facilities provided.
Coaches Code of Conduct
• Understand and treat each player as an individual.
• Player emotions and physical well-being come before winning.
• Provide a safe playing environment.
• Know and practice basic first aid principles.
• Organize practices that are enjoyable and challenging.
• Lead by example, demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship.
• Know and teach the rules of the game.
• Treat players, parents and officials with respect.
• Set realistic expectations.
I will follow these Rules of Conduct and I understand that if I fail to comply with these rules, I may be removed from Tribe Lacrosse with NO REFUNDS. I make a pledge that when I step on the field, I will be focused on playing lacrosse and supporting my coaches and teammates.