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All AYLA members must abide by the following essential elements of the AYLA Code of Conduct:

By registering with AYLA, parents, players and coaches, agree to and will abide by the AYLA Code of Conduct and the outlined conduct expectations and consequences below. There is no refund or recourse for dismissal from a game, clinic or event as a consequence of breaking this Code of Conduct. Dismissal from the team and/or league for multiple offenses is possible. Such action will be at the discretion of the Commissioner with consultation of AYLA Board members.

  1. Sportsmanship and teaching the concepts of fair play are essential to the game and must be taught at all levels and developed both at home and on the field during practices and games.
  2. The value of good sportsmanship, the concepts of fair play, and the skills of the game should always be placed above winning.
  3. The safety and welfare of the players are of primary importance.
  4. Players should always demonstrate positive behavior and respect toward teammates, opponents, coaches, officials, parents and spectators.
  5. Coaches, players, parents and spectators are expected to demonstrate the utmost respect for officials and reinforce that respect to players/teammates.
  6. Grievances or misunderstandings between coaches, officials or any other parties involved with the organization should be communicated through the proper channels and procedures, never on or about the field of play in view of spectators or participants.
  7. Spectators involved with the game must never permit anyone to openly or maliciously criticize, badger, harass or threaten an official, coach, player or opponent.
  8. Eligibility requirements, at all levels of the game, must be followed. Rules and requirements such as age, previous level of participation, team transfers, etc, have been established to encourage and maximize participation, fair play and to promote safety.

The AYLA Code of Conduct is strict and serious in our sport to ensure everyone's safety and fun.  All people associated with Lacrosse are always expected to act with sportsmanship, dignity and respect for others.  This includes coaches, parents, and players.

Poor sportsmanship includes (but is not limited to):

·Arguing with coaches, teammates,  or spectators

·Using threatening or profane language or gestures

·Baiting or taunting coaches, teammates, or spectators

·Unsafe play

Poor sportsmanship will carry, at a minimum, the following consequences:

1st Offense            Verbal warning (1st and ONLY)

2nd Offense           Dismissal from event