Code of Conduct
Everyone that participates in the Hills Lacrosse Program agrees to abide by our code of conduct during the registration process. Our Club's Code of Conduct is strict and serious about our behavior and reputation. All people associated with the game are always expected to act with sportsmanship, dignity and respect for others. This includes coaches, parents, players and referees.
Sportsmanship and teaching the concepts of fair play are essential to the game, and must be taught and developed both at home and on the field during practices and games.
The emphasis on winning should never be placed above the value of good sportsmanship, the concepts of fair play, or the skills of the game.
Derogatory comments are unacceptable. Use positive reinforcement with players and adults alike. It should be remembered that criticism, once made, can never be retracted.
The safety and welfare of the players are of primary importance.
Coaches must always be aware of the tremendous influence they have on their players. They are to strive to be positive role models in dealing with young people, as well as with adults.
Adults involved with the game must never permit anyone to openly or maliciously criticize badger, harass, or threaten an official.
Knowledge of the Rules of Lacrosse must be respected and adhered to by all who participate in the game of lacrosse, both in the letter and the spirit of the game. Attempts to manipulate rules in an effort to take unfair advantage of an opponent, or to teach deliberate unsportsmanlike conduct, is considered unacceptable conduct.
During the registration process the registrant is required to confirm that both parents and players have discussed the following Code of Conduct and agree to abide by it:
Poor sportsmanship includes:
- Arguing with coaches, officials, teammates, opponents or spectators
- Using threatening or profane language
- Baiting or taunting coaches, officials, teammates, opponents or spectators
- Unsafe play
- Uncontrolled behavior in the bench area
Poor sportsmanship will carry, at a minimum, the following consequences:
First Offense Verbal warning
Second Offense Dismissal from the game
Third Offense Dismissal from the next game
Fourth Offense Dismissal from the team
We, parents and players, have discussed the Code of Conduct and agree to abide by it. We understand that there is no refund or recourse for dismissal from our program as a consequence of breaking this Code of Conduct.
We will aggressively enforce this code and any coach who cannot demonstrate these values will be asked to step down from coaching.
Board members are not present at every game/practice, nor are we always made aware of inappropriate behavior. We encourage you to speak directly to any coaches on your team who are exhibiting behavior you deem inappropriate. If you are uncomfortable doing so or feel the behavior warrants board intervention, please contact a board member directly or correspond with us at