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Code of Conduct

The Chapter Challenge (the “Tournament”) requires all players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators to abide by a “Code of Conduct” that embodies basic common sense principles, demonstrates consideration of others, and reflects well on the great game of lacrosse.

Honor Your Kids and Honor The GameThe Code of Conduct

  1. Players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators are to conduct themselves in a manner that “Honors the Game,” demonstrates respect for others and is consistent with the businesslike operation of the Tournament for the benefit of everyone involved.
  2. Sportsmanship and the concepts of fair and honorable play are essential to the overall success of the Tournament.
  3. The emphasis on winning should never be placed above the value of good sportsmanship, the concepts of fair and honorable play, or the spirit of the game.
  4. Poor sportsmanship, taunting, trash talking, fighting or other unbecoming behavior on the part of players, coaches, parents or spectators will not be tolerated.
  5. Only head coaches are permitted to address the officials; coaches are expected to do so in a courteous manner. Adults involved with the game are not permitted to badger, harass, or threaten an official. Derogatory comments are unacceptable and subject to discipline, including a request to leave the grounds.
  6. Officials are expected to conduct themselves as professionals and in a manner that demonstrates courtesy and fairness to all parties while exercising their authority on the field.
  7. Head coaches may report any issues regarding officials and/or other teams to field managers, Tournament directors or their representatives at Tournament headquarters. The Tournament will use its reasonable efforts to address any concerns with the Assigning Official(s), coaches and others, as appropriate in their discretion.
  8. Eligibility requirements, such as age and previous level of participation, must be followed. They have been established to encourage and maximize participation, as well as promote safety. The Tournament relies on the good faith of coaches and players as well as their representations regarding age during the registration process.
  9. Tournament directors reserve the right to adopt and implement such other rules or regulations as it determines are necessary or appropriate to further the goals and objectives of the Tournament.
  10. Unsportsmanlike conduct will minimally result in a 1 minute non-releasable penalty, but officials are authorized to handle such conduct in their reasonable judgment based on the circumstances, including ending the game.
  11. Alcohol is not permitted at the Tournament venues.
  12. The Tournament expects all coaches to understand the rules of the Tournament and communicate them to members of the team and the team’s entourage.

Coaches are ultimately responsible to ensure compliance with the Code of Conduct during the Tournament and are expected not only to communicate the Tournament’s expectations to their players, assistant coaches, parents and spectators, but to help the Tournament and its officials promote behavior consistent with Tournament philosophy.

Please help ensure compliance with this Code of Conduct and the “Honor the Game” philosophy to obviate the need for Tournament directors to investigative complaints or adjudicate disputes. Such activity represents a major distraction from efforts to oversee an enjoyable Tournament and a fun day of lacrosse for everyone.

Thank you for your help in promoting these principles and the Tournament’s “Honor the Game” philosophy.

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