Trumbull Youth Lacrosse Code of Conduct
Trumbull Youth Lacrosse (TYL), US Lacrosse, the Connecticut-New York Youth Lacrosse Association (CONNY) and the CT Chapter of US Lacrosse abide by the US Lacrosse Youth Council Code of Conduct governing all coaches, players, officials, and parents. The purpose of the code is to ensure that all of those people associated with lacrosse treat each other with dignity and respect.
The Code of Conduct is a condition of membership for all players, parents, and coaches. All members of TYL agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and to be subjected to the consequences of violating the Code. It is understood that by enrolling in the TYL program that players, parents and coaches are all bound by this Code of Conduct and its validity is hereby a matter of record and is not dependent upon physical signature. Every registration form for Trumbull Youth Lacrosse includes the Code of Conduct, either directly or by reference.
All enforcement decisions made by the Executive Committee of TYL are final and are not subject to review. No refunds will be granted to those players dismissed from the club for violating the Code of Conduct.
US Lacrosse Youth Council Code of Conduct Statement
I, as a player, coach, parent, spectator or official, pledge to conduct myself in a manner that complies with the US Lacrosse Youth Council "Code of Conduct" at all times. Accordingly, I pledge to:
"Honor the Game"
Demonstrate respect to other players, coaches, and parents; officials; and spectators.
Uphold the essential elements of the USL Youth Council "Code of Conduct", which are
HONESTY and INTEGRITY
Demonstrate and encourage good sportsmanship and the concepts of fair play.
Focus on fun and participation.
Know and abide by the rules of lacrosse, the established guidelines, and all eligibility requirements.
Understand that the safety and welfare of all concerned is the top priority.
Support the drug, alcohol, and tobacco free environment that is important for all youth sporting events.
Further, I pledge NOT to:
Ever use profanity at a youth event.
Criticize coaches, players, or game officials.
Touch an opposing player, coach, or game official in a threatening manner
I agree to abide by and uphold the above stated "Code of Conduct" and understanding that violating this Code either by commission or omission will be subject to penalties as stated in the "Code of Conduct" which has been provided to all chapters, coaches, and officials.
Click here for the full version of the US Lacrosse Youth Council Code of Conduct.
TYL CODE OF CONDUCT
1. Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices. You are role models!
2. Make a conscious effort to learn the rules of the game of lacrosse.
3. Respect the game of lacrosse. Respect the officials. Respect the coaches, who are volunteers.
4. Do not coach your child from the stands. Let players play and coaches coach, and support both positively.
5. Do not EVER criticize other players regardless of the circumstance.
6. Follow the "24 Hour Rule"; if you have a complaint resulting from a game (or practice) situation, communicate with the coach on the following day.
7. If you perceive a serious problem, notify either the President or a Vice President of TYL.
8. Emphasize the FUN of the game and the team, putting forth effort at all times, not wins and losses.
1. Respect your teammates and opponents at all times.
2. Coaches and referees are volunteering their time for your good and should be shown respect at all times.
3. Give 100% effort at each practice and game.
4. Know the rules of the game of lacrosse and abide by them.
5. Support and encourage your teammates. Set a positive example.
6. Wear the required equipment at all games and practices, and keep your equipment well maintained.
7. Display good sportsmanship at all times on and off the field.
8. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. That's part of learning.
9. Learn from your coaches; practice hard; play smart; Have Fun!
10. Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
1. A coach is a role model, who must act with the highest moral character possible.
2. Coaches must reinforce the self-image of each player. A coach must be positive and constructive.
3. Respect the game of lacrosse. Respect the officials. Respect the opposing team’s coaches and players.
4. Teach the rules of lacrosse. Abide by those rules in practices and games.
5. Establish objectives for the team and players and inform them of team and individual goals.
6. Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices.
7. Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
Any conduct, including abusive language and/ or gestures, racially insensitive remarks, damage to property or belongings, or any other conduct that reflects poorly on yourself or TYL is deemed to be unacceptable and will not be tolerated, and is prohibited. This rule applies to all players, parents, siblings and guests at all times when in or around games or practices as a member of TYL. Prohibited actions specifically include but are not limited to:
Unlawful, abusive, derogatory, harassing, unwelcome and/or obscene language or behavior.
Threats of harm, verbal abuse, physical aggression, or violent acts.
Physical Assault of an official, player, coach, or spectator.
Behavior which poses a direct threat to themselves or others.
Actions based on an individual’s sex, race, ethnicity, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
Harassment/intimidation by words, gestures, body language, or menacing behavior.
2. During a tournament or game when you are away, you represent the Town of Trumbull and TYL. Any conduct such as shoplifting, destruction of property, consumption of drugs or alcohol, or any other activity that reflects poorly upon TYL will not be tolerated. This rule applies for the entire time one is away for a game or tournament.
3. The Executive Committee of TYL will deal with unacceptable conduct at its sole discretion, imposing warnings, suspension, or expulsion, as it deems appropriate.
ANY SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION BASED ON VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT WILL NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY A REGISTRATION REFUND.
HARASSMENT - Harassment is the repeated pattern of physical and/or non-physical behaviors that:
1. Are intended to cause fear, humiliation, or annoyance.
2. Offend or degrade.
3. Create a hostile environment.
4. Reflect discriminatory bias in an attempt to establish dominance, superiority or power over an individual athlete or group based on gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion or mental or physical disability.
5. Any act or conduct described as harassment under federal or state law. Examples of harassment prohibited in TYL activities include, without limitation: Physical offenses. Behaviors that include 1. Hitting, pushing, punching, beating, biting, striking, kicking, choking, or slapping a minor athlete or participant; 2. Throwing at or hitting a minor athlete with objects including sporting equipment. Non-physical offenses. Behaviors that include 1. Making negative or disparaging comments about an athlete’s disability, religion, skin color, or ethnic traits; 2. Displaying offensive materials, gestures, or symbols; and 3. Withholding or reducing playing time to an athlete based on his or her disability, religion, skin color, or ethnic traits.