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Revised May 7, 2009 to more clearly incorporate CONNY Alcohol Policy

I wish to participate in Connecticut-New York Youth Lacrosse Association (CONNYlacrosse) activities. As a participant in such play, I pledge to:

  1. Learn the rules of lacrosse so that I may be a better player, coach, and fan.
  2. Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating only positive support for all players, coaches, and officials at every event.
  3. Support the drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free environment that is important for all youth sporting events.
  4. Make only supportive comments to all players, coaches, and officials.
  5. Remember the field is a classroom and everyone is learning.
  6. Focus on the fun and the participation.
I also pledge NOT to:
  1. Ever use profanity at a youth event.
  2. Possess or consume alcohol at any CONNY game, including the fields, spectator areas, and parking areas.
  3. Criticize the coaches, players, or officials.
  4. Touch an opposing player, coach, or game official in a threatening manner.

Every player, parent, or coach who wishes to participate in any CONNY event must sign this contract. A player’s form must be signed by his/her parent(s) or guardian. The signature indicates that the person has read and agreed to this Code of Conduct and knows that the consequences of violating one of these rules include ejection from the event. The CONNY Board of Directors will be notified of the ejection. The Board may decide that the ejectee must appear before the Board to describe the circumstances of the ejection.

All participants (players, coaches, and parents) must read and sign this document.  Signed Codes MUST be held on file by member program administrators through the end of June each year.  The signed documents should be available on demand when requested by the CONNY Sportsmanship, Safety, and Training Committee.