All Barnstable Girls Youth Lacrosse participants and parents are required to read and follow our Commitment Statement and our Code of Conduct. Our goal is for all players, families and spectators, to have a positive experience while attending our practices and games, disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Please treat your coaches, teammates and opponents with respect, at all times.
Coaches and members of the BGYL Board have made a significant time commitment to the program. Remember, our coaches and Board are volunteering their time to allow your child to play lacrosse. As a player, you should make the same commitment to your teammates and coaches. Players are expected to attend all practices and games and should consider lacrosse their primary sport commitment* during the spring season. If you are unable to attend a practice or a game, please communicate in a timely manner with your Coach. Players who consistently attend practices and are dedicated to developing their skills, will see that reflected in their playing time.
*If you are an 8th grader playing on your high school JV/Varsity team as well, your high school team must be your primary committment, but we would expect clear communication on your youth availability/attendance. The consequences for missing a high school practice or game for another non- school athletic activity is suspension from play on your high school team (see MIAA rules 45, 62 and 96 for further info).
Code of Conduct:
I pledge TO:
* Be a leader and a supportive team player.
* Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating only positive support for all players, coaches, and officials at every event. I will never retaliate in a game.
* Be respectful to visiting teams, coaches, and referees.
* Support a drug, alcohol, & tobacco-free environment that is important for all youth sporting events.
* Remember the field is a classroom and everyone is learning.
* Focus on the fun and the participation.
I also pledge NOT to:
* Ever use profanity at a youth event.
* Possess or consume alcohol at any Founders League game, including the fields, spectator areas, and parking areas.
* Criticize the coaches, players, or officials.
* Touch an opposing player, coach, or game official in a threatening manner.
The consequences of violating one of these rules may include ejection from the event and possible suspension of the individual or team, as determined by the Founders League Sportsmanship Committee.