PYLAX Sportsmanship Statements
Treat players, parents, referees and opponents with respect.
Teach and inspire lacrosse players to love the game and to compete fairly.
Demonstrate by example the type of person he/she wants the players to be.
Have control and command discipline at all times.
Respect the interpretation of rules and judgments by the officials.
Realize that as a coach he/she is a teacher and therefore must understand the game and proper techniques to teach his/her players.
All players are to be given the maximum opportunity for quality participation in all aspects of the game in a safe and secure environment.
All players should be made to feel that they have contributed to, or are making a contribution, however small, to the team effort.
All players are entitled to quality instruction toward the development of lacrosse skills and tactics.
Treat opponents with respect.
Treat coaches and fellow teammates with respect.
Play hard and within the rules of the game of lacrosse.
Respect officials and accept their decisions without gesture or argument.
Win without boasting, lose without excuses and never quit.
Remember that it is a privilege to represent PYL and your community.
All players should be aware that encouraging and supporting all teammates is essential to success.
All players should be aware of the rules of the game of lacrosse and be encouraged to abide by these at all times.
Cheer constructively for the team at all times.
Do not coach the team players, including your own youngster, from the sidelines during games.
Respect the judgment of the officials and do not criticize them during games.
Decrease the pressure to win.
Communicate with the coach and create a positive, supportive working relationship.
Understand and respect the different roles of parents and coaches.
Control negative emotions and actions.
Show patience for the younger, developing lacrosse players.