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Boulder Valley Lacrosse (BVL) and the Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association (CYLA) abide by a strict Code of Conduct governing all coaches, players, officials and parents. The purpose of the Code is to insure that everyone associated with lacrosse in Boulder and Colorado treats each other with dignity and respect.

The Code of Conduct is a condition of membership for all players, parents, coaches and officials. All members of BVL agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and to be subjected to the consequences of violating the Code. By participating in the BVL program, players, parents and coaches are all bound by this Code of Conduct.

All enforcement decisions made by the officials of BVL 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.

 

BVL CODE OF CONDUCT

Parents-
  1. Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices. You are role models!
  2. Know 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. Let players play and coaches coach, and support both positively.
  5. Do not EVER criticize other players.
  6. Follow the "24 Hour Rule"; if you have a complaint resulting from a game (or practice) situation, speak with the coach on the following day.
  7. If there is a serious problem, notify either the President or Executive Director of BVL.
  8. Emphasize the FUN of the game and the team, putting forth effort at all times, not wins and losses.

Players-

  1. Respect your teammates, coaches, referees and opponents at all times.
  2. Give 100% effort at each practice and game.
  3. Know the rules of the game of lacrosse and abide by them.
  4. Support and encourage your teammates. Set a positive example.
  5. Wear the required equipment at all games and practices, and keep your equipment well maintained.
  6. Display good sportsmanship at all times on and off the field.
  7. Don't be afraid to make mistakes; that's part of learning.
  8. Learn from your coaches; practice hard; play smart; Have Fun!
  9. Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.

Coaches-

  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.
  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.

All-

  1. 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 BVL is deemed to be unacceptable and will not be tolerated. This rule applies to all players, parents, siblings and guests at all times when in or around games or practices as a member of BVL.
  2. During a tournament or game when you are away, you represent Boulder County and BVL. Any conduct such as destruction of property or any other activity will not be tolerated. This rule applies for the entire time one is away for a game or tournament.
  3. The Board of Directors of BVL 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 TUITION REFUND.

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