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Blackhawk Player Code of Conduct

1. I promise to have a positive attitude and be responsible for my actions and participation.

2. I understand that as Blackhawk lacrosse player, I am expected to "be the best" in terms of effort and my actions both on and off the field. This includes how hard I work in school and at home, not just on the lacrosse field.

3. I will respect my coaches and will listen to them at all times.

4. I will respect all aspects of the game, including coaches, referees, teammates, opponents and fans.

5. I will be a good sport, and will encourage good sportsmanship from fellow players, coaches, referees and fans at every game and practice. I will support my teammates and be a team player.

6. I will support the drug, alcohol and tobacco-free environment that is important for all youth sporting events.

7. I will be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.

8. I will take responsibility for my own behavior, equipment and game uniforms.

9. I will do my best in school.

10. I will attend all practices and games. If I have a conflict I will notify my coach as soon as possible.

11. I will arrive at practice and games on time, with all of my equipment and ready to play and warm-up. I will make sure my parents know when practice and games are scheduled so I can arrive and be picked up on time.

12. I understand that ABSOLUTELY no language or attitude unbecoming a lacrosse player will be tolerated at practice or a game.

13. I will Honor the Game of lacrosse, and honor the Player Code of Conduct in my words and actions. I understand that if  I don’t live up to my promises, I can be suspended from practices, games, and even asked to leave the team and/or league.
Blackhawk Lacrosse Parent Code of Conduct

1.  Be respectful of and do not embarrass a participant by yelling at players, coaches, officials, or other parents. You are expected to treat all participants with respect and dignity. By showing a positive attitude toward the game and all of its participants, the player will benefit. Refrain from the use of abusive, obscene, or profane language and gestures.

2.  Know the rules of the game and support the officials on and off the field. This approach will help in the development and support of the game. Any criticism of the officials hurts the game. Encourage players to play by the rules. 

3.  Display good sportsmanship. Applaud good effort in both victory and defeat, and enforce the positive points of the game. Act appropriately; do not taunt or disturb other fans; enjoy the game together. Cheer and encourage fair play; profanity and objectionable cheers or gestures are offensive and will not be permitted.

4.  Help provide a safe and fun environment. Throwing any items on the field or in the stands can cause injury to players, coaches and officials. Be responsible for your own safety. Be alert to prevent accidents from flying lacrosse balls and other avoidable situations. 

5.  Respect the field as private areas for players, coaches and officials.

6.  Be supportive after the game win or lose. Recognize good effort, teamwork and sportsmanship.

7.  Do not use tobacco products, alcohol or drugs while viewing the game.

Blackhawk Coaches Code of Conduct

  1. Uphold all rules and regulations of Blackhawk Lacrosse.
  2. Assure that each player knows and obeys the Parent/Players Code of Conduct.
  3. Accept decisions of the game officials on the field as being fair and called to the best ability of said officials.
  4. Together with game officials, be jointly responsible for the conduct and control of team fans and spectators.  Any fan that becomes a nuisance and is out of control is the responsibility of the coach and should be removed from the area.
  5. Do not criticize players in front of spectators, with gestures and loud noises, but reserve criticism until a more private situation arises.
  6. Do not criticize an opposing team, its players, coaches or fans, by word-of –mouth or by gestures. 
  7. Refrain from using abusive and profane language to anyone connected with the game, as a spectator, player, opposing coach or game official.
  8. Do not deliberately incite unsportsmanlike conduct.  An instruction to players to “get” another player or attempt to impose bodily harm to opposing players is considered incitement. 
  9. Abstain from drinking of alcoholic beverages and smoking on both game and practice fields.
  10. Avoid running up scores.   
  11. Assure that no player practice or play in a game without proper equipment. 
  12. Remove from a game or practice, any player when slightly in doubt about his health, whether or not a result of injury, until competent medical advice is available.