CODE OF CONDUCT

Uni HS Varsity Lacrosse

TRUSTWORTHINESS

1. Trustworthiness — be worthy of trust in all I do.

Integrity — live up to high ideals of ethics and sportsmanship and always pursue victory with honor; do what’s right even when it’s unpopular or personally costly.

Honesty — live and compete honorably; don’t lie, cheat, steal or engage in any other dishonest or unsportsmanlike conduct.

Reliability — fulfill commitments; do what I say I will do; be on time to practices and games.

Loyalty — be loyal to my school and team; put the team above personal glory.

RESPECT

2. Respect — treat all people with respect all the time and require the same of other student-athletes.

3. Class — live and play with class; be a good sport; be gracious in victory and accept defeat with dignity; give fallen opponents help, compliment extraordinary perform-ance, show sincere respect in pre- and post-game rituals.

4. Disrespectful Conduct — don’t engage in disrespectful conduct of any sort including profanity, obscene gestures, offensive remarks of a sexual or racial nature, trash-talking, taunting, boastful celebrations, or other actions that demean individuals or the sport.

5. Respect Officials — treat contest officials with respect; don’t complain about or argue with official calls or decisions during or after an athletic event.

RESPONSIBILITY

6. Importance of Education — be a student first and commit to getting the best education I can. Be honest with myself about the likelihood of getting an athletic scholarship or playing on a professional level and remember that many universities will not recruit student-athletes that do not have a serious commitment to their education, the ability to succeed academically or the character to represent their institution honorably.

7. Role-Modeling — Remember, participation in sports is a privilege, not a right and that I am expected to represent my school, coach and teammates with honor, on and off the field. Consistently exhibit good character and conduct yourself as a positive role model. Suspension or termination of the participation privilege is within the sole discretion of the school administration.

8. Self-Control — exercise self-control; don’t fight or show excessive displays of anger or frustration; have the strength to overcome the temptation to retaliate.

9. Healthy Lifestyle — safeguard your health; don’t use any illegal or unhealthy substances including alcohol, tobacco and drugs or engage in any unhealthy techniques to gain, lose or maintain weight.

10. Integrity of the Game — protect the integrity of the game; don’t gamble. Play the game according to the rules.

FAIRNESS

11. Be Fair — live up to high standards of fair play; be open-minded; always be willing to listen and learn.


CARING

12. Concern for Others — demonstrate concern for others; never intentionally injure any player or engage in reckless behavior that might cause injury to myself or others.

13. Teammates — help promote the well-being of teammates by positive counseling and encouragement or by reporting any unhealthy or dangerous conduct to coaches.


CITIZENSHIP

14. Play by the Rules — maintain a thorough knowledge of and abide by all applicable game and competition rules.

15. Spirit of rules — honor the spirit and the letter of rules; avoid temptations to gain competitive advantage through improper gamesmanship techniques that violate the highest traditions of sportsmanship.

 I have read and understand the requirements of this Code of Conduct. I understand that I’m expected to perform according to this code and I understand that there may be sanctions or penalties if I do not.