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Coaches Code of Conduct


I understand my responsibilities as a youth coach are of great importance and my actions have the potential to significantly influence the youth athletes I coach. Therefore, I promise to uphold the following Coaches Code of Conduct.
  • I will conduct myself in accordance with the Code of Conduct all times; understanding there will be consequences if I fail to do so.
  • I will treat each athlete, opposing coach, parent and official with respect and dignity regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
  • I will be prepared for all practices and games and teach the fundamental skills, so that all athletes have an opportunity to improve their skills through active participation.
  • I will uphold the authority of officials who are assigned to the game in which I coach and I will assist them in every way to conduct a fair and impartial contest.
  • I will cooperate with the league in the enforcement of rules and regulations, and I will report all suspected violation any rules, regulations and/or policies.
  • I will not use profanity.
  • I will not use drugs or alcohol while at a league event and will not attend, coach, officiate or participate in a league event while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • I will not encourage my players or any other person, to initiate a fight and/or argue with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any attendee.
  • I will not engage in verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any coach, parent, player participant official or any other attendee.
  • I will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participant,  official or any other attendee.
  • I will not encourage any behavior which would endanger the health, safety, or well being of any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.
  • I will complete and maintain all requirements for coaching as determined by my club and the league, including, but not limited to, PCA Double Goal Coach course completion, US Lacrosse Level 1 Online Coaches course completion, pass a league certified background check, maintain league mandated memberships, by the required due dates.
  • I also agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action that might include, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Verbal warning from an official, head coach, my club and/or the league;
2. Written warning from my club and/or the league;
3. Suspension or immediate ejection from a game by an official, my club and/or the league;
4. Game forfeit through the official or coach.
5. Suspension from coaching in the NCJLA. Return to coaching can and is subject to current NCJLA rules and club rules.
  • I also understand the all documentation of all incidents shall kept on file by organizations involved.