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
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
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.