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Boulder Valley Girls Lacrosse (BVGL) and the Colorado Girls Lacrosse Association (CGLA) abide by a strict Code of Conduct governing all coaches, players, officials and parents. The purpose of the Code is to insure that everyone associated with lacrosse in Boulder and Colorado treats each other with dignity and respect.

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

All enforcement decisions made by the officials of BVGL are final and are not subject to review. No refunds will be granted to those players dismissed from the club for violating the Code of Conduct.

 
BVGL CODE OF CONDUCT

Parents-
 

  1. Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices. You are role models!
  2. Know the rules of the game of lacrosse.
  3. Respect the game of lacrosse. Respect the officials. Respect the coaches, who are volunteers.
  4. Do not coach your child. Let players play and coaches coach, and support both positively.
  5. Do not EVER criticize 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.
  7. If there is a serious problem, notify either the board President or Executive Director of BVGL.
  8. Emphasize the FUN of the game and the team, putting forth effort at all times, not wins and losses.

Players-
 

  1. Respect your teammates, coaches, referees and opponents at all times.
  2. Give 100% effort at each practice and game.
  3. Know the rules of the game of lacrosse and abide by them.
  4. Support and encourage your teammates. Set a positive example.
  5. Wear the required equipment at all games and practices, and keep your equipment well maintained.
  6. Display good sportsmanship at all times on and off the field.
  7. Don't be afraid to make a mistake; that’s part of learning.
  8. Learn from your coaches; practice hard; play smart; Have Fun!
  9. Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.

Coaches-
 

  1. A coach is a role model, who must act with the highest moral character possible.
  2. Coaches must reinforce the self-image of each player. A coach must be positive and constructive.
  3. Respect the game of lacrosse. Respect the officials.
  4. Teach the rules of lacrosse. Abide by those rules in practices and games.
  5. Establish objectives for the team and players and inform them of team and individual goals.
  6. Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices.
  7. Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.

All-
 

  1. 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 BVGL 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 BVGL.
  2. During a tournament or game when you are away, you represent Boulder County and BVGL. 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.
  3. The Board of Directors of BVGL will deal with unacceptable conduct at its sole discretion, imposing warnings, suspension or expulsion, as it deems appropriate. ANY SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION BASED ON VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT WILL NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY A TUITION REFUND.

 

Boulder Valley Girls Lacrosse Practice and Game Policy

We recognize and appreciate that parents want to be a part of their children’s development as athletes. Our expectations are the same for practices and games, with the exception that we are asking you not to cheer during practices. For the best interest of our athletes, coaches, and parents, we have a few rules:

  1. Parents may watch practice. They may sit on the sideline opposite the team, with a minimum of 10 feet from the boundary lines for safety purposes.

  2. Parents may watch practice, but may not participate in any other way. Parents may not coach their daughter from the sideline.

  3. Why can’t parents cheer at practice? While it may seem harmless, we ask that you do not cheer for your daughter during practice. Practice is a time to learn, make mistakes, and try new skills. Cheering during practice can be distracting and put undue pressure on your athlete.At games, cheer for your daughter, her team, and good plays made by the other team.

  4. During practice, the team is working on developing and building as a team. During water breaks or any other time during practice, your child should stay with her team and may not sit or talk with her parent.Please do not communicate with your daughter at this time.

  5. Parents may not bring their child snacks during practice. Your child should begin practice with all of her supplies ready to go. If a child forgets a piece of equipment (stick, mouth guard, etc.), it is fine to briefly approach the team’s sideline to drop it off.

  6. If a parent needs to ask a coach a brief question or share a quick piece of information, this should happen prior to or at the end of practice. Longer conversations should happen away from practice, at a pre-arranged time, via email or a phone call.

  7. If you have a complaint, please follow BVGL’s “24-hour Rule” – wait a day before contacting the coach with your concerns.

  8. Please remember that our coaches are coaching for their love of the game. They are committed to helping BVGL’s athletes grow and develop as lacrosse players and sportswomen.That being said, even the best coach’s practice doesn’t always go as planned. Drills may break down, and the best laid practice plans can sometimes go awry. We ask that you are patient while watching practice, and keep in mind that our coaches are working hard to teach important and sometimes difficult skills to the team. This can often take many different approaches and attempts.While an individual practice may not show significant progress, over the course of several practices, hard work will pay off.

  9. Thank you for your commitment to your daughter’s development as a lacrosse player. With these parameters, we look forward to seeing you at practice!