CODE OF CONDUCT & POLICIES
South Windsor Girls' Youth Lacrosse abides by the USA Lacrosse Youth Council Code of Conduct governing all coaches, players, officials, and parents. The essential elements in this "Code of Conduct" are honesty and integrity.
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Our core values are Competitive, Positive, and Responsible (CPR).
To our players, coaches, and parents these values are the heart of who we are and what we do. It is the league's expectation that we are:
Persistent: We challenge ourselves. Always modeling consistent effort and dedication.
Determined: We demonstrate a relentless commitment to teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal growth.
Focused: We always give 100%.
Ambitious: We understand that “failure” is just the first step towards success. We love challenges.
Resilient: We embrace challenges, learn from setbacks, and turn obstacles into opportunities for growth and success.
Caring: We care about our team and ourselves and cultivate a positive and inclusive environment.
Reliable: We rely on and trust our teammates, and foster open and honest communication.
Accountable: We take suggestions to improve to heart and take responsibility for our actions.
Dependable: We prioritize open communication, a willingness to support others, and strive to meet collective goals.
In addition to the core values, our attendance and commutation expectations are as follows:
ATTENDANCE AND COMMUNICATION
Attendance: Players will attend all practices and games unless they communicate a conflict with coaches before the practice/game.
Plan: Players should arrive 5 minutes before the start of practice to get onto the field and get prepared to start on time. The game arrival time will be communicated via the team calendar.
Communication: Players should (with parent support as needed) communicate directly with a coach via phone call, email, or text message when they will not be in attendance.
USA LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP
South Windsor Girls’ Lacrosse requires formal registration of all players participating in the program. Additionally, an up-to-date USA Lacrosse membership is required for all players and coaches. This is required for any child playing on any team, in any town, and is a yearly membership fee to be paid separately from your registration fee. A USA Lacrosse membership provides many benefits including insurance for our players, coaches and the club. This membership is good for 1 year and can be used to register for lacrosse programs, camps or clinics outside of the SWGL program as well.
In regards to inclement weather, the coach or the SWGL Board may:
- Conclude practices/games before inclement weather arrives, or to preserve field conditions or player and spectator safety.
- Cancel the practice/game in its entirety.
- If thunder or lightning is observed, play will be suspended immediately, and players and spectators will be asked to leave the field(s). Play will be allowed to resume 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder or sighting of lightning is observed which will be determined by the coaching staff.
We follow all town field closure guidelines and your child's head coach will relay information via email before the canceled practice or game.
Requests for refunds will only be considered prior to the season's Opening Night event. No refunds will be granted once the season has begun. Please note: we cannot refund the cost of USA Lacrosse memberships.
We understand that sports participation fees can be a concern for some families. Please know that we are committed to making lacrosse accessible to everyone. If you require financial assistance for fees, don't hesitate to reach out to us.