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JGLA Conduct Guidelines

sportsmanship on the part of all players, coaches and fans is always the standard.  Each town must ensure that their coaches/players/fans abide by the standards of good behavior outlined by the league.  The following code of conduct and league administrative rules are expected to be followed by all towns participating in the league:

Each team (home and away) will provide a Sideline Administrator (SA) for each game.  The SA is responsible for maintaining the following rules on any non-participant.  Details on the SA role including instructions on using “Blue Cards” are available on the US Lacrosse website - www.USLacrosse.org.
All (Players, Coaches, Fans)

1.      Be respectful
2.      No profanity
3.      No threatening behavior
4.      No interference (physical or verbal) with play
5.      Clean up after yourselves at game sites


1.      Good sportsmanship is expected
2.      Do not make derogatory comments about other players, coaches, or umpires
3.      Do not argue with the umpires
4.      Do not throw equipment

1.      Coach with positive techniques rather than negative ones
2.      Remember this is youth lacrosse – not the NCAA finals - put things in perspective and relax
3.      Understand that many times youth lacrosse is where inexperienced refs and cadets gain experience – do not expect perfection – do not verbally attack the umpires
4.      Do not make derogatory comments about players, coaches, or referees
5.      All coaches should know the rules of women’s / youth lacrosse


1.      No berating refs, players or coaches
2.      Do not approach the coaches during the game
3.      Try not to coach your kids from the sidelines – what you are telling them might be contrary to the coaches instructions


1.      All coaches, players and parents must read and agree by signature to the Conduct Rules
2.      Coaches will be responsible for their players and fans
3.      Refs (coaches) will file complaints regarding players, coaches, and parents with the league.  Multiple infractions will be disciplined.
4.      Players ejected from games will sit out next game.
5.      Coaches (both teams) and umpires are required to meet just prior to games to go over league rules and any ground rules that may apply