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Wellesley Youth Lacrosse Code of Conduct

 

Wellesley Youth Lacrosse is committed to providing an environment that fosters fun, good sportsmanship, and personal and physical growth for its young athletes.  Our goal is to ensure that the experiences of children participating in our programs promote responsibility and the best elements of team competition.  Our organization welcomes all eligible participants to become a part of its lacrosse programs, but requires participants to acknowledge that appropriate behavior is an essential ingredient to the success of the program and the enjoyment of those involved. 

 

Accordingly, each player, coach, board member, any other volunteer participating in Wellesley Youth Lacrosse are required to review and abide by our WYLC Code of Conduct as a condition of eligibility.  Any individual who fails to abide by these requirements is subject to disciplinary action by Wellesley Youth Lacrosse, including suspension and a termination of participation, without refund of participation or other fees.

 

Player Code of Conduct:
 

The Wellesley Youth Lacrosse Club promotes good conduct by all participants.  WYLC players will respect all players, coaches, referees, parents and spectators by the following:

 

  1. Play hard but fair. Play by the rules of the game.
  2. Demonstrate positive behavior and respect toward teammates, opponents, coaches, officials, parents and spectators
  3. Demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times.  Win with dignity and lose with grace.   
  4. Support your teammates at all times.
  5. Refrain from using profanity at practices or games.
  6. Be committed to the team. Attend and pay attention at practices and games.
  7. Respect referees by politely accepting their decisions. Never talk back or show up an official.
  8. Respect coaches by politely accepting their coaching and accepting their decisions about what is best for the team. Ask questions and seek to improve.

  

 

Parent Code of Conduct:

 

  1. Help your child understand and honor the Player Code of Conduct
  2. Recognize and applaud good play on both sides
  3. Encourage your child's commitment to his/her team 
  4. Honor the game by never criticizing players, coaches or referees either explicitly or implicitly (e.g. groaning, physical motions, coaching from the stands)
  5. Encourage other spectators to honor these expectations