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 Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Associations

Codes of Conduct

CYLAX was founded with the belief in the following principles, which represent the ideals within which the organizations functions:

(1) The organizations shall be open with equal opportunity to all boys and girls regardless of the skill levels or ability they may possess (beginner to advanced) in the sport of lacrosse while ensuring participation for all.

(2) The concept of the organizations shall view sports as a pleasurable activity as important as understanding the competitive aspects of winning and losing.

(3) The organizations shall emphasize good sportsmanship. The highest standards of personal conduct are expected at all times from its' players, coaches, and spectators.
The organization shall foster and accentuate the idea of teamwork which is to include players, coaches, sponsors, parents, and board members. All members shall work together as a unit, and take pride in the accomplishments of the organizations. A sense of community pride shall be promoted throughout the organizations.



PLAYERS’ CODE OF CONDUCT:
As a youth lacrosse player in Rhode Island, you are to understand that a high level of sportsmanship is expected from you. You are expected to treat your coaches, fellow teammates, officials, opposing team players and coaches with respect and dignity. You are expected to come to your practices and games on time ready to play and improve your individual stick skills and team play skills. Understand that unsportsmanlike misconduct such as taunting, the use of foul & abusive language, fighting, or flagrant unnecessary roughness is grounds for ejection from a game. Repeated offenses will result in suspension from play in your next scheduled game, and three offenses will result in your expulsion from Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Association play for the rest of the year and all fees will be forfeited. Consider it an honor to play the great game of lacrosse. 


COACHES’ CODE OF CONDUCT:
As a youth lacrosse coach in Rhode Island, you are to understand that a high level of sportsmanship is expected from you. You are expected to treat your coaches, players, officials, opposing team players and coaches with respect and dignity. You are expected to come to your practices and games on time ready to coach and improve your players' individual stick skills and team play skills. You are expected to give your players positive reinforcement and a fair amount of playing time. You are expected to have a thorough understanding of the rules as they pertain to the youth game. Understand that unsportsmanlike misconduct such as taunting, the use of foul & abusive language, or fighting is grounds for ejection from a game, and you will be asked to remove yourself from the area. Repeated offenses will result in suspension from play in your next scheduled game, and three offenses will result in your expulsion from Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Association for the rest of the year. Consider it an honor to coach the great game of lacrosse.  


PARENTS’ CODE OF CONDUCT:
As a youth lacrosse parent in Rhode Island, you are to understand that a high level of sportsmanship is expected from you. You are expected to treat the coaches, your child's teammates, officials, opposing team players and coaches with respect and dignity. During practices and games, you will be asked to watch the action away from the players' benches and on the other side of the field. If you are a vocal parent, cheer good plays made by either team.  Understand that unsportsmanlike misconduct such as taunting, the use of foul & abusive language, or fighting is grounds for ejection from a game, and you will be asked to remove yourself from the area. Repeated offenses will result in suspension from the field of play in your next scheduled game, and three offenses will result in your expulsion from watching Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Association games for the rest of the year. Consider it an honor to be a part of the great game of lacrosse. 


OFFICIALS’ CODE OF CONDUCT:
As a youth lacrosse official in Rhode Island, you are to understand that a high level of sportsmanship is expected from you. You are expected to treat coaches, players, officials, opposing team players and coaches with respect and dignity. You will be expected maintain control of the game by demonstrating consistent judgment, having a thorough understanding of the rules as they pertain to the youth game, and maintaining optimum field position. Consider it an honor to officiate the great game of lacrosse. 

 

 
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