Youth Lacrosse Team in Fort Lauderdale

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PURPOSE
This Coaching Code of Conduct/Ethics has been developed to clarify and define standards of 
professional, ethical, and moral behavior from coaches affiliated with the East Broward Bull Sharks 
Recreational Lacrosse Program (EBBS) and its governing organization, the South Florida Youth 
Lacrosse Association (SFYLA).

ARTICLE I - RESPONSIBILITIES TO PLAYERS
1. Coaches shall not place the value of winning over the safety and welfare of players.
2. Coaches agree to be properly prepared for each practice and to show up on time or 
early to each practice session.
3. Coaches shall instruct players to play within the Laws of the Game and within the 
spirit of the game at all times.
4. Coaches shall not seek unfair advantage by teaching unsporting behavior to players.
5. Coaches shall not encourage, condone, or tolerate inappropriate behavior from 
players in any situation.
6. Coaches shall not encourage players to violate any Law of the Game or any rule of 
competition established by EBBS and SFYLA.
7. Coaches shall not encourage, condone, or permit any player to violate any bylaw, 
rule, or policy of EBBS and SFYLA.
8. Coaches shall not discourage, deter, or deny players the right of advancement to 
participate in training or competition at a higher level.
9. Coaches shall direct players to seek proper medical attention for injuries and to 
follow instructions received from health care professionals regarding treatment and 
rehabilitation.
ARTICLE II - RESPONSIBILITY TO OPPONENTS
1. Coaches shall afford to opponents the respect expected by the Law of Game and the 
spirit of UYSA competition.
. Coaches shall not encourage, condone, or permit any player to engage in conduct 
with the intent of causing injury to an opponent.
3. Coaches shall not engage in any physical or verbal confrontation with any opposing 
player, coach, or supporter.
4. Coaches shall not scout an opponent except in sanctioned competition in places 
open to the public.
ARTICLE III - RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE GAME
1. Coaches shall be aware of the Laws of the Game and shall adhere to the letter and 
spirit of the Laws of the Game.
2. Coaches shall provide instruction to players on the meaning and application of the 
Laws of the Game.
3. Coaches shall accept the responsibilities of team leadership and shall be 
accountable for the conduct of the players, team officials, and spectators affiliated 
with their teams.
ARTICLE IV - RESPONSIBILITY TO OFFICIALS
1. Coaches shall extend respect and courtesy to match and competition officials.
2. Coaches shall not incite players, team officials, or spectators into conduct towards 
officials that is contrary to the Laws of the Game.
3. Coaches shall not make demeaning or derogatory comments or gestures directed 
towards any official.
4. Coaches shall use their influence and authority to deter inappropriate conduct by 
supporters towards officials and opponents.
5. Coaches shall employ only methods authorized by the Laws of the Game, the rules 
of the competition, or the policies of EBBS and SFYLA to pursue review of decisions 
by match or competition officials.
ARTICLE V - RESPONSIBILITY TO EBBS AND MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
1. Coaches shall agree to undergo background checks as part of their association with 
the EBBS and understand that the EBBS can revoke coaching for any reason based on 
the results of the background check.
2. Coaches shall comply with the rules, policies, and procedures established by EBBS 
and SFYLA.3. Coaches shall become aware of the rules, policies and procedures of EBBS and 
SFYLA regarding player eligibility, team eligibility, and league rules.
4. Coaches shall refer disputes, appeals, and disciplinary reports to proper authorities 
as designed by EBBS and SFYLA.
5. Coaches shall not encourage, condone, or permit any player, team official, or 
surrogate to violate any bylaw, rule, or policy of EBBS and SFYLA.
ARTICLE VI - RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING RECRUITING
1. Coaches shall comply with rules and policies pertaining to registration and player 
recruitment.
2. Coaches shall not solicit or encourage the transfer of any player currently registered 
to another Member Organization.
3. Coaches shall not knowingly, recklessly, or negligently misrepresent or defame 
programs associated with other coaches, teams, or member organizations.
I have read this Coaching Code of Conduct and Ethics. I understand its requirements 
and agree to abide by the letter and spirit of this Code of Coaching Ethics. I understand 
that the EBBS can revoke my coaching duties at any time during the season if they feel I 
have violated any of the above code of conduct and ethics. of conduct and ethics.