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Code of Conduct:

Irondequoit Youth Lacrosse (IYL) believes that players should develop skills and a love for the game of lacrosse while also learning the value of sportsmanship. The players participate to have fun and the game is for our youths, not adults. 

To enable the athletes who wish to play lacrosse under IYL philosophy of a positive experience, learn to play and love the game and to nurture within them a sense of respect for others, the Irondequoit Youth Lacrosse requires all players, coaches and parents (or other guests) to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Players

  • I will “HONOR THE GAME” of lacrosse by displaying good sportsmanship at all times on and off the field and by setting a positive example.

  • I will respect my teammates, coaches, referees and opponents at all times, even when others do not. I understand that coaches and referees give their time for our benefit and should be respected.

  • I will give 100% effort at each practice and game.

  • I will support and encourage my teammates. I understand that lacrosse is a team game, and I will strive to be a "team player."

  • I will know the rules of the game of lacrosse and abide by them.

  • I will wear the required equipment at all games and practices, and keep my equipment well maintained.

  • I will not be afraid to make mistakes; that is part of learning.

  • I will be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.

  • I will not use obscene language or gestures.

  • I will demand a sports environment free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all times.

  • I will learn from my coaches; practice hard; play smart; and have fun!

  • I will do my best to attend all practices and games and be on time and when I cannot, I will inform the coaches in advance.

  • I will do my very best in school as schoolwork is my first priority.

Parents (Other Guests)

Irondequoit Youth Lacrosse firmly believes that young athletes learn valuable lessons by watching the behaviors and attitudes of adults.

  • I will “HONOR THE GAME” of lacrosse by practicing good sportsmanship at all times.

  • I will learn the rules of the game of lacrosse.

  • I will not engage in unsportsmanlike behavior with coaches, officials, players or parent such as booing or taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures. I understand that league or IYL officials may ask me to leave a game for displaying unsportsmanlike behavior.

  • I will not coach my child. I will let players play and coaches coach, and will support both positively.

  • I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.

  • I will emphasize the FUN of the game and the team, and putting forth effort at all times, not only wins and losses.

  • I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.

  • I will never criticize or ridicule my child or any other players regardless of the circumstance.

  • I will ensure that my child attends all practices and games and will be on time and when he cannot, I will inform the coaches in advance.

  • I will be prompt in picking up my child after practice and games or I will verify that someone has responsibility for my child before leaving him.

  • I will 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.

  • If there is a serious problem, I will notify the IYL President.

  • I will demand a sports environment free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all games.

  • Under no circumstances will I go onto the field of play, unless called to do so by a member of the coaching staff or referee.

Coaches

Irondequoit Youth Lacrosse firmly believes that young athletes learn valuable lessons by watching the behaviors and attitudes of the adults who supervise their activities.

  • I will “HONOR THE GAME” of lacrosse by teaching and practicing good sportsmanship at all games and practices. I understand that I am role model!

  • I will act with the highest moral character possible.

  • I will reinforce the self-image of each player. I will be positive and constructive.

  • I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well being of any of the athletes.

  • I will respect the game of lacrosse.

  • I will teach how to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence; including antagonistic, violent play on the field.

  • I will respect the officials.

  • I will teach the rules of lacrosse and abide by those rules in practices and games.

  • I will establish objectives for the team and players and inform them of team and individual goals.

  • I will emphasize the FUN of the game and the team, putting forth effort at all times, not only wins and losses.

  • I will be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.

  • I will refrain from obscene language or gestures.

All

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

During a practice, tournament or game when you are away or at home, you represent the Irondequoit community and the IYL. Any conduct such as destruction of property, consumption of drugs or alcohol, shoplifting, or any other such activity will not be tolerated. This rule applies for the entire time one is away for a practice, a game or tournament.

I also agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following:

  1. Verbal warning by official, head coach, and/or member of league organization
  2. Written warning
  3. Parental game suspension with written documentation of incident
  4. Parental season suspension
  5. Permanent suspension from IYL

The IYL Grievance Committee shall have the authority to take appropriate disciplinary action if they rule, at the completion of the grievance-review process, that a violation of a specific provision of the IYL Players, Parents and Coaches Code of Conduct has occurred. ANY SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION BASED ON VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT WILL NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY A FEE REFUND.