Tiger Junior Lacrosse Club: JGLA

JERSEY GIRLS LACROSSE ASSOCIATION-click here for link

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

JGLA CONDUCT RULES

Good sportsmanship on the part of all players, coaches and fans is always the standard.  Each town must ensure that their coaches/players/fans abide by the standards of good behavior outlined by the Association.  The following Code of Conduct and Association administrative rules are expected to be followed by all towns participating in the Association.

Rules:

Each team (home and away) will provide a Sideline Administrator (SA) for each game.   The SA is responsible for maintaining the following rules on any non-participant.  Details on the SA role including instructions on using “Blue Cards” are available on the US Lacrosse website.

All (Players, Coaches, Fans)

  1. Be respectful
  2. No profanity
  3. No threatening behavior
  4. No interference (physical or verbal) with play
  5. Clean up after yourselves at game sites

Players

  1. Good sportsmanship is expected
  2. Do not make derogatory comments about other players, coaches, or officials
  3. Do not argue with the officials
  4. Do not throw equipment
  5. Be responsible for you stick and actions at all times

Coaches

  1. Coach with positive techniques rather than negative ones
  2. Remember this is youth lacrosse – not the NCAA finals – put things in perspective and relax
  3. Understand that many times youth lacrosse is where inexperienced refs and cadets gain experience – do not expect perfection – do not verbally attack the officials
  4. Do not make derogatory comments about players, coaches, or officials
  5. Do not encourage or reward players for fouls or physical play.  Players receiving Yellow Cards or Red Cards should not be getting high five’s when they come to the sideline.
  6. All coaches should know the rules of women’s / youth lacrosse

Fans

  1. No berating officials, players or coaches
  2. All fans must be on the opposite side of the field from the players
  3. Do not approach the coaches during the game
  4. Do not approach officials before or after the game
  5. Try not to coach your kids from the sidelines – what you are telling them might be contrary to the coaches’ instructions

Enforcement

  1. All coaches, players and parents must read and agree to the Conduct Rules.
  2. Coaches will be responsible for their players and fans.
  3. Officials will file complaints regarding players, coaches, and parents with the Association.  Infractions will be disciplined.
  4. Players ejected from games must sit out the immediate next JGLA game they are to play in.  If the next game is rained out that does not count towards the player’s game suspension. It is important that players fulfillment the suspension so that future players are deterred to not commit and or be more responsible for their sticks and checking attempts .
  5. Coaches (both teams) and officials are required to meet just prior to games to go over Association rules and any grounds rules that may apply.  This is also where coaches will agree to half time length as well as for the home team to introduce their Sideline Administrator to the Officials and opposing team coach.