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CYL Code of Conduct

Canton Youth Lacrosse (CYL) will abide by a strict Code of Conduct governing all Coaches, Players, Officials and Parents. The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to ensure that all those associated with lacrosse in CYL treat each other with dignity and respect.

The Code of Conduct is a condition of membership for all Players, Parents and Coaches.  All members of CYL agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and to be subjected to the consequences of violating the Code.  It is understood that by enrolling into any CYL program that players, parents and coaches are all bound by this Code of Conduct and its validity is hereby dependent upon signature below.


  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 heritage of the game of lacrosse.  Respect the officials. Respect the Coaches who are volunteers. 
  4. Encourage your child...do not coach your child from the sidelines.  Let players play and coaches coach, and support both positively! 
  5. Never criticize players, coaches or referees, regardless of the circumstances. 
  6. Follow the “24 hour rule”:  If you have a complaint resulting from a game (or practice) situation, wait to speak with the coach on the following day. 
  7. If there is a serious problem, notify a Board member of CYL (Andy Charron, Ann Bonini, Randy Miller, Jen Charron, Jenny Bahre, Daphna Dylag, Russ Gottlieb, Kevin Jackson, Joe Treadwell, Chris Weller ), and/or  follow up with a written statement 
  8. Foul language of any kind will not be tolerated 
  9. Emphasize the FUN of the game and the team, and putting forth effort at all times…, not wins and losses. 


  1. RESPECT your teammates, coaches, referees and opponents at all times. 
  2. Give 100% effort at each practice and game 
  3. Respect the heritage of the game of Lacrosse. 
  4. Know the rules of the game of lacrosse and abide by them. 
  5. Support and encourage your teammates.  Set a positive example. 
  6. Never criticize other players regardless of the circumstances 
  7. Foul language of any kind will not be tolerated 
  8. Wear the required equipment at all games and practices. 
  9. Display good sportsmanship at all times on and off the field. 
  10. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake; that’s part of learning. 
  11. Learn from your coaches; practice hard; play smart; HAVE FUN! 
  12. Be MODEST in victory and GRACIOUS in defeat. 


  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. Never criticize a player or coach 
  4. Respect the heritage of the game of lacrosse. 
  5. Teach the rules of lacrosse.  Abide by those rules in practices and games. 
  6. Establish objectives for the team and players and inform them of team and individual goals. 
  7. Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices. 
  8. Coaches must assist officials in keeping a game under control.
  9. Be MODEST in victory and GRACIOUS in defeat. 


  1. Any conduct: including abusive language and/or gestures, racially insensitive remarks, damage to property or belongings, any illegal activity, or any other conduct that reflects poorly on yourself or CYL 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 CYL. 
  2. During a game when you are away, you are a guest of the host team and you represent CYL.  Any misconduct as listed above will not be tolerated. 
  3. The CYL Board authorizes the coaches to assist in the enforcement the Code of Conduct and will support their efforts. 
  4. The CYL Board will deal with instances of unacceptable conduct at its sole discretion, imposing warnings, suspension or expulsion, as it deems appropriate.  Any decision resulting in suspension or expulsion based on violations of the code of conduct will be final and will not be accompanied by a refund.

Player: ______________________  Player Signature: ______________________  
Parent/ Guardian(1): ______________________________________                                                             

Parent/Guardian Signature (1):


Parent/Guardian (2):  _________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature (2):  _________________________________
Team: ______________      Date : _________