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The GBYLA has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance to establish and promote good sportsmanship and fair play throughout the sport of lacrosse. The GBYLA is committed to promoting "Honor the Game" for all who enjoy the rich history and tradition associated with the sport of lacrosse. To help fulfill this commitment, the GBYLA expects all players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators to abide by a "Code of Conduct" that embodies basic, common sense principles of fair play; demonstrates consideration of others; and projects a positive image to our youth.


Individuals and/or GBYLA teams that fail to abide by this Code of Conduct will be subject to ejection and disqualification from GBYLA events.




  • Honor the Game of Lacrosse.
  • Consider it a privilege for my player to play the game of lacrosse.
  • Make it a priority for my child to participate to the maximum extent possible at practices and games.
  • Recognize that as a parent I play an important role in setting the tone of behavior exhibited by my child and by my child’s teammates in practices and games.
  • Promote a sense of fair play and superior sportsmanship by my child and his/her team.
  • Strive to learn the basic rules of lacrosse.
  • Support my child’s coach.
  • Recognize that as a parent my primary role is to support my child and not to coach my child, particularly regarding mistakes or what I think he/she may be doing wrong on the field.
  • Not unduly criticize, demean, badger, threaten, harangue or abuse the officials or the opposing coaches, players or fans.
  • Not use alcohol or illegal drugs at GBYLA events.
  • Agree (a) to abide by Alabama law and the policies of the GBYLA with regard to concussions and brain injuries; (b) to not allow my child to return to play after sustaining a suspected concussion unless he receives written clearance from a licensed physician; and (c) to provide upon request a copy of such written clearance to my child’s coach (or other GBYLA person such as the GBYLA Executive Director, Operations Manager, officials, game managers, tournament administrators or GBYLA Board members or officers) before my child returns to play.
  • Not use any form of media (including electronic media such as websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to publicly criticize any team, coach, player, official or others associated with administering the sport of lacrosse thru the GBYLA.