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Code of Conduct (Parents)

Deerfield Youth Lacrosse Club (DYLC) abides by a strict Code of Conduct governing all players and parents.  Players, parents, and spectators are to conduct themselves in a manner that "Honors the Game" and demonstrates respect to other players, coaches, officials, parents, spectators, and fans. In becoming a member of the lacrosse community an individual assumes certain obligations and responsibilities to the game of lacrosse and its participants. The essential elements in this "Code of Conduct" are HONESTY and INTEGRITY. Those who conduct themselves in a manner that reflects these elements will bring credit to the sport of lacrosse, themselves, their team, and their organization.  The safety and welfare of the players are of primary importance.

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

All enforcement decisions made by the Directors/Coaches of DYLC are final and are not subject to review. No refunds will be granted to those players dismissed from any team for violating the Code of Conduct.




  1. Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices. You are role models! DYLC has a NO HATE speech policy. 

  2. Know the current rules of the game of lacrosse.

  3. Respect the game of lacrosse. Respect the officials. Respect the coaches and the decisions they make. 

  4. Do not scream at your child from the sidelines. Let players play and coaches coach, and support both positively.

  5. Do not EVER criticize or judge 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. Do not approach a Coach/Director BEFOREDURING, or AFTER a game. 

  7. If there is a serious problem notify either the President or Director of DYLC.

  8. Emphasize the FUN of the game and the team by putting forth effort at all times, not wins and losses.

  9. Teach your children responsibility by being on time with all of their equipment. 

  10. Admit fault and own up to mistakes with integrity. 

  11. Do not lose your temper. Don’t throw things, scream, or demonstrate uncontrolled anger toward any player, including your child, a coach, or referee/umpire/official.






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 DYLC 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 DYLC.

During a tournament or game when you are away, you represent your team and DYLC. 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.

All game and practice facilities, including parking lots, are alcohol and drug-free zones.

The Board of Directors of DYLC will deal with unacceptable conduct at its sole discretion, imposing warnings, suspension, or expulsion, as it deems appropriate. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR A CONDUCT VIOLATION!

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