1. CODE OF ETHICS
It is the duty of all concerned with school athletics:
- To emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play.
- To stress the values derived from playing the game fairly.
- To show respect to visiting teams and officials.
- To respect the integrity and judgment of sports officials.
- To achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game.
- To encourage leadership and good judgment by the players on the team.
- To recognize that the purpose of athletics is to promote physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well-being of the individual players. REMEMBER THAT AN ATHLETIC CONTEST IS ONLY A GAME.
- To be a positive example for our school, teammates, opponents and our community.
2. CONDUCT OF A STUDENT-ATHLETE
THE CONDUCT OF a student-athlete is closely observed in many areas of life; on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. Take pride in yourself, your team and your school. You should always project a positive image. Winning or losing is not as important as your reaction to winning or losing. Your reaction is what people will remember – not the score. You should be modest in victory and steadfast in defeat.
ON THE FIELD – In the area of athletic competition a Wallkill student-athlete does not use profanity or illegal tactics, and learns fast that losing is a part of the game. It is always courteous to congratulate the opponent on a well-played game after the contest, whether in defeat or victory.
Wallkill Youth Lacrosse is interested in each student-athlete as an individual, and the coaches will do all they can to help each achieve the highest level he or she is capable of achieving. However, each student-athlete must accept the responsibility that goes with being a member of a team. Our team represents the Wallkill community. The following rules of conduct have been developed for all players, parents, and spectators. Wallkill Youth Lacrosse realizes that in order for these rules to be adhered to, the student-athletes must believe in them and discipline themselves to abide by them.
Parents/guardians are requested to do all they can to support the Code of Conduct and help their son or daughter live up to this code.
3. SPECTATOR GUIDELINES
The Wallkill Youth Lacrosse Board and Coaches promote the belief that spectators will not be allowed to interfere with the enjoyment of the student-athletes’ participation, other spectators, or with the performance of volunteers and officials supervising any athletic event. Spectators, just as the student-athlete participants, are expected to display mature behavior and sportsmanship. Failure of spectators to do so is disruptive and embarrassing to student-athletes, the athletic department, and the entire Wallkill community.
To protect the rights of student-athletes to participate without fear of interference and to allow officials and support staff to perform their duties without interference the following provisions shall be in effect:
- Abusive, verbal, or physical conduct of spectators directed at participants, officials, support staff, or other spectators involved in such activity will not be tolerated.
- Verbal or physical conduct of spectators that interferes with the performance of athletes, students, officials, or support staff involved in such activity will not be tolerated.
The use of vulgar, obscene, or demeaning expressions at other spectators, athletes, students, officials or support staff participating in such activities will not be tolerated.
If a spectator at an athletic event becomes physically abusive, verbally abusive, uses vulgarity, obscene or demeaning language, or in any way impedes the performance of an activity, the spectator will be removed from the event by security personnel, school officials, or by the individual in charge of the event and may risk being banned from future contests as determined by the Wallkill Youth Lacrosse Board.