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LTLC Lacrosse Coaches Code of Conduct

 

I understand that my responsibilities as a LTLC Lacrosse Coach are of great importance and that my actions have the potential to significantly influence the young athletes I coach. Therefore, I promise to uphold the following rights of young athletes to the best of my ability.  All participants have the right to:

  1. Participate and do so at an age appropriate level corresponding with each child’s maturity and ability.
  2. Have qualified coaches that understand the men’s game.
  3. Play as a child and not as an adult.
  4. Participate in safe and positive environments.
  5. Have an equal opportunity to strive for success.
  6. Be treated with respect

Furthermore, I will honor the ROOTS of the game:

  • RULES –
    • I will honor the letter and spirit of the rules at all times.
  • OPPONENTS –
    • I will treat opponents with respect.  
    • I will serve as a Double Goal Coach. who strives to win (one goal), while pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.
  • OFFICIALS –
    • I will treat officials with respect at all times in all situations.
  • TEAM –
    • I will complete the mandatory Coach’s Training
    • I will care for every player on my team.  
    • I will keep an open line of communications with my parents and provide schedules for both practice and games in a timely manner.
    • I will communicate age appropriate rules (including playing time) that I expect the players and parents to abide by. 
    • I will create practice plans that maximizes opportunities for players to be engaged throughout practice.
  • SELF –
    • I will live up to my own standards even when others don’t.

 

I will not share any player or parent contact information with any external organizations including other rec councils or  club programs.  

With my signature, which I voluntarily acknowledge that I have read, understood, and will do my best to fulfill the promises made herein.

 

Coach’s Name (please print):                                                             Grad Year:

Signature of Coach:                                                                           Date:


LTLC Lacrosse Parents Code of Conduct

I will set an example for my child by Honoring the Game and will encourage him/her to remember ROOTS—respect for the Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates, and Self.

 

  • RULES –
    • I will teach my child to honor the letter and spirit of the rules at all times. 
    • I will represent my child’s age accurately during registration. 
    • I will not  argue with or comment to an official about another player or ruling.
    • I will familiarize myself with the rules of the game and strive to educate my child about them.
  • OPPONENTS –
    • I will treat opponents with respect.    
    • I will not engage in any excessive displays of emotion either in defeat or celebration. 
    • I will not comment negatively on another player's skills or abilities
    • I promise to live up to my own standards even when others don’t.
  • OFFICIALS –
    • I will respect officials’ rulings without comment.
    • If the official makes a "bad" call against my team, I will Honor the Game and be silent!
    • I will use a self-control routine to avoid losing my composure when things go wrong. I will take a deep breath, turn away from the game to refocus, count backwards from 100 or use self-talk (“I need to be a role model. I can rise above this.”). 
  • TEAM –
    • I will respect and care for every player on the team.  
    • I will not comment negatively on another player's skills or abilities
    • I will have my child on time and prepared for any practice, game or meeting. I will get my child to practice and games on time and will be on time picking my child up after and notify coaches if they cannot attend games or practices.
    • I will respect coaches’ instruction without complaint. 
    • I will refrain from making negative comments about my child's coach in my child's presence.
    • I will wait 24 hours after a game or practice to communicate with my child’s coach.
  • SELF –
    • I will live up to my own standards even when others don’t.
    • I will engage in No-Directions Cheering. I will limit my comments during the game to encouraging my child and other players and not Coach from the sideline.
    • I will remember  that all participants in this organization are parent volunteers, spending their free time and efforts to ensure our kids have a positive and rewarding experience playing Lacrosse.

 


LTLC Lacrosse Players Code of Conduct

I will honor the ROOTS of the game:

  • RULES –
    • I will refuse to bend the rules to win.  
    • I will honor the letter and spirit of the rules at all times. 
    • I will not  argue with or comment to an official about another player or ruling.
  • OPPONENTS –
    • I will treat opponents with respect.    
    • I will not engage in any excessive displays of emotion either in defeat or celebration. 
    • I will respectfully congratulate my opponents on a game well played.
  • OFFICIALS –
    • I will treat officials with respect at all times in all situations. 
    • I will respect officials’ rulings without comment.
  • TEAM –
    • I will respect and care for every player on my team.  
    • I will be supportive and encouraging of my fellow teammates and coaches.
    • I will respect the property of my teammates and the community in which I play.
    • I will respect coaches’ instruction without complaint.
    • I will be on time and prepared for any practice, game or meeting. 
  • SELF –
    • I promise to live up to my own standards even when others don’t.
    • I will not  use foul or profane language.