Youth Lacrosse Team in Fort Lauderdale

Sponsored By:   Dick's Sporting Goods
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Parents should read, understand and sign this form prior to their children 
participating in our league. Any parent guilty of improper conduct at any game or practice will 
be asked to leave the sports facility and be suspended from the following game. Repeat 
violations may cause a multiple game suspension, or the season forfeiture of the privilege of 
attending all games.

The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of 
sportsmanship and six core principles: 
1. Trustworthiness, 
2. Respect, 
3. Responsibility, 
4. Fairness, 
5. Caring, and 
6. Good Citizenship. 

The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of 
character .” I therefore agree:

1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.
2. I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not 
3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of 
my child or the safety of others.
4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.
5. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage 
sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support 
for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting 
6. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any 
official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; 
or using profane language or gestures.
7. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well 
being of the athletes.
8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to 
hostility or violence.
9. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with 
respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
10. I will teach my child that doing one’ s best is more important than winning, so that my 
child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a 
winner every time.
12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing 
a competition.
13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over 
winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
14. I will promote the emotional and physical well being of the athletes ahead of any 
personal desire I may have for my child to win.
15. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, 
discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches 
at an agreed upon time and place.
16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and 
alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.
17. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless 
I am one of the official coaches of the team.