Lacrosse Code of Conduct

It is the duty of all concerned with the Falcons Lacrosse program to exemplify the highest ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and fair play. Athletes, coaches, and parents are expected to recognize that an athletic contest is a game, the purpose of which is to promote the physical and social development of the individual athletes. All are expected to both respect and abide by the guidelines for behavior described in the following Code of Ethics. 

 

 

ATHLETE'S CODE

 

1. To embrace the highest ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and fair play. 

2. To show courtesy and respect to visiting teams, officials, teammates, parent drivers, and coaches at all times. 

3. To thoroughly understand and uphold the rules of the game. 

4. To refrain from the use of language or behavior that degrades, baits, and intimidates others 

5. To treat the coach with respect, and to discourage fans, fellow players, and parents from undercutting the coach's authority. 

6. To represent yourself, your parents, your team and the organization with proper conduct at all times, on or off of the playing field. 

7. To dedicate yourself to being an athlete. Be aware that nothing worthwhile is accomplished without hard work and the sincere desire to succeed. This means making a commitment to attend all practices and games, and being willing to sacrifice one's own desires for the good of the team. 

 

Coaches' Code: 

 

1. To embrace the goals and ideals of the Falcons Lacrosse philosophy. 

2. To embrace the highest ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and fair play. 

3. To treat the players and parents with respect. 

4. To show courtesy and respect to visiting teams and their fans. 

5. To refrain from the use of degrading language or behavior. 

6. To communicate schedule changes to the team's parents as quickly as possible. 

 

Parents' Code: 

 

1. To embrace the highest ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and fair play. 

2. To show courtesy and respect to visiting teams, officials, teammates, parent drivers, and coaches at all times. 

3. To refrain from the use of language or behavior that degrades, baits, and intimidates others.

4. To support the coaching staff of the Falcons organization, to refrain from undermining their authority or criticizing them in public, and to approach coaches in private to discuss concerns or suggestions related to your child or the team. 

5. To refrain from entering the floor, standing on the sidelines, or yelling instructions to the coach or players from the sidelines. 

6. To work with coaches to help adjust schedules, recognizing that some changes are beyond our control.

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