CODE OF CONDUCT
Santa Fe Lacrosse has developed a code of conduct to enhance the quality of participation for our players and to create a strong sense of community for all those involved in lacrosse in New Mexico. This code will help to encourage and foster the highest ideals and character traits in players, coaches, parents, officials, and spectators.
To fulfill this commitment, SFLAX requires all players, parents and coaches to sign and abide by the "Code of Conduct" below, which embodies basic principles of respect and consideration for others. Honesty and integrity must be the foundation for our sports teams and organization. Therefore, all involved must adhere to the following essentials:
1. Sportsmanship and teaching the concepts of fair play are critical to the game and must be taught at all levels and developed both at home and on the field during practices and games. Sportsmanship always comes before winning. We follow both the letter and the spirit of the rules. SFLAX wins without boasting, loses without excuses, and never quits.
2. The safety and welfare of the players are of primary importance. Family and academics always come before lacrosse.
3. Coaches players, parents, and spectators should always demonstrate positive behaviors and respect towards each other and the officials. Coaches are expected to educate their players as to the important role of the lacrosse official and to reinforce the ideal of respect for the official by his/her players. No one is permitted to criticize, badger, harass, or threaten an official or coach.
4. Respect for oneself, the team, and coaches should be reflected by the following positive behaviors:
a. Arrive to practice at least 5 minutes before the start in order to be ready to begin on time. Lateness hurts everyone. Do your best to be 5 minutes early.
b. Come prepared: water, sunscreen proper shoes, layers for various weather, stick, mouth guard, eye gear, or pads and helmets. If you cannot play safely then you will not play at all.
c. If you will not make a practice or game, please notify coaches in advance.
d. Be positive. We expect players and coaches to give 100% of what they have to give that day.
NEW- COMMITMENT POLICY
Lacrosse is a team sport and the absence of a player affects the team. Players are expected to be at all practices and games, missed practices and or games can result in less game time at the discretion of the head coach.