Code of Conduct

Major Force Lacrosse Events (MFL) has worked hard and continues to strive to earn and maintain our reputation for ethics, fair play and sportsmanship in all that we do whether it’s at a practice, game, tournament play or through a social activity. Proper conduct from both our players, guests and parents is mandatory for being part our programs. Through proper coaching and mentoring our goal is to unlock the potential of each athlete within our program. We ask our athletes to strive for excellence through hard work, positive attitude, commitment and team play.

PARENTS REQUIREMENTS

Parents are expected to set an example for good sportsmanship at all practices, games, tournaments etc. You are role models and will be held to the same high standards and conduct that we require of our players.

Parents must allow the MFL coaches to instruct the players during practices, games etc. Our coaches are college professionals and are teaching according to preset plans for consistency purposes. Parents are not to “coach” from the sidelines nor interfere but rather enjoy watching your daughter play lacrosse and support her along with all her teammates. Parents must recognize that MFL Coaches are willing to discuss players and/or coaching philosophies but agree that these discussions will only take place at the appropriate time and never during a practice, game or in the presence of another player or parent. While we encourage these interactions to come from the players first we very much value the input from Parents. Parents agree to a “24 Hour Rule” which simply means if you have a SIGNIFICANT complaint as it pertains to a practice, game etc. then contact the coach the next day preferably by email to arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss your concern in a respectful manner. Please respect that our coaches are working with many players and many may have college coaching jobs and families of their own so please respect their time. Once again, MFL always prefer the player to initiate the meeting wherever possible as it shows maturity and helps build relationships.

Parents must never maliciously criticize, badger, harass or threaten an official, coach or a player from another team. To do so, is in strict violation of MFL policy as well as the rules of the game and will not be tolerated. In addition, Parents must never confront any MFL staff member or coach over roster selections, playing time or what team your daughter has been placed on. This includes all methods of communication including phone, email, social media or face-to-face. Our coaches assign players to certain teams for various reasons such as the best fit for your daughter to maximize her exposure and where she’ll best fit in and contribute to the overall success of the team. In addition, some tournaments have certain guidelines such as age restrictions, year of graduation etc. which requires us to assemble teams based on those specific requirements. Finally, we expect all our MFL Event players to continue to strive for improvement in their playing skills.

PLAYERS CONDUCT REQUIREMENTS

Responsibility:

One of the goals of the Major Force Lacrosse Events (MFL) program is to teach the player responsibility and as such we hold them accountable for their actions and decisions. Players must represent MFL Events both on and off the field in a responsible manner at all times. Players are required to handle all communications, concerns etc. with their MFL team coach first and if a resolution cannot be reached then the Player should contact Randall Swope or Mary Schwartz.

Respect:

Players must have respect for the MFL staff, coaches, teammates, officials, opponents and all others associated with the game of lacrosse. Vulgar language, back-talking, negative comments, inappropriate behavior and a poor attitude will not be tolerated and will affect playing time along with possible termination from the club.

Miscellaneous:

No Player will be permitted to break tournament, Clinic or Camp rules as it pertains to Year of Graduation (YOG) and class participation. When in doubt ask the Staff of MFl as the consequences of violating the rules could be extremely harmful especially in NCAA and College Campus situations

Players must arrive one hour before their first scheduled game, clinic or camp and a half hour before for each subsequent game. They must be in full uniform and be prepared to warm up at that time. It is the responsibility of the Player and not their Parents to make sure you are at the right field and at the right time. Failure to adhere to these rules could result in reduced playing time.

When housing situations are part of our programs we allow no room changes and all players must adhere to stated lights out times.

If meals are provided MFL events will make every attempt to offer alternative dining choices for players who have let us know of food allergies or intolerances. All players attending Tier One or Dog Days of Summer must report with medications and medical forms to the trainer on site.

MFL Events will tolerate no alcohol, drugs, tobacco products (vapes, cigarettes, chew or cigars) or any inappropriate sexual activities at any of their events. If found we will report any illegal activity to the local law enforcements, notify the parents and the child will be sent home immediately at their own expense with no refunds. Any athlete found stealing or vandalizing any other players property or the site of the event, will be held accountable and the law enforcement will be notified, parents called and the player will be sent home on their own expenses.

ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

All Players and Parents are responsible for making sure they are receiving emails from Lisa@MajorForceLacrosse.com and following us on Twitter @MFL_Events as these are our two primary forms of communication. In addition, both Players and Parents are responsible to keep all our information updated and current.

All registration links must be completed with the required timelines to ensure entry into any or our all of our events and all waivers must be signed as well.