You, the parent, are equally as important to your child's positive lacrosse experience as the coach(es).
We expect our parents to demonstrate sportsmanlike behavior.
We will not tolerate unsportsmanlike or disrespectful behavior towards coaches, players, competitors, parents or officials. Help us by honoring the game in your behavior as a spectator.
Let the coach(es) coach. Refrain from giving your child advice when he is playing.
Respect the referee and his officiating. Understand that the officials do their utmost to be impartial, provide a safe and suitable playing framework, and see that the game is well played.
Understand that your player will be given every opportunity to participate.
Playing time is earned through attendance at practices and games, effort, and work ethic.
Be supportive of your child by giving encouragement and showing an interest in their team.
Encourage your child to play by the rules and resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
Let your child set their own goals and play the game for themselves and their teammates.
Read the rulebook. A full understanding of the rules will help you enjoy the game and educate others. You can find the rulebook for youth here.
RLAX is run by volunteer efforts. We expect each family to volunteer. Opportunities include scorekeeping, timing, serving as a Team Parent, coaching, etc. Get involved! A great way to support your child's lacrosse experience is by becoming a volunteer for the program.
Most importantly, lacrosse is played for FUN.
GRIEVANCES AND SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF REDMOND LACROSSE CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Grievances or concerns with coaches, officials or any other parties involved with the sport should be communicated through the proper channels and procedures, never on or about the field of play in view of spectators or participants. It is recommended to wait 24 hours before voicing a grievance, unless it involves the imminent safety of a RLC member. If you have a grievance, please speak with the coach first. If the matter cannot be resolved between the parent and the coach, either may present the matter to the Board for resolution.
RLC members who do not comply with expectations run the risk of suspension or expulsion. Sanctions can be recommended by the coach(es), referees, or RLC Board members. The Board will review all incidents and/or recommended sanctions, and vote by majority to render a final decision. Players and parents must comply with the decision by the Board.
The Board of Directors may suspend or terminate a member of RLC if it has been determined that the member has violated the Code of Conduct or Expectations laid out above, or otherwise communicated to members.
Additionally, if the conduct of the member is adverse to the best interests of RLC and/or the sport of lacrosse, regardless of whether the behavior is specifically addressed in the Code of Conduct or Expectations.
RLC must recognize the rulings and/or suspensions handed down by all organizations under the jurisdiction of US Lacrosse when notified.
A suspension is to be considered a disciplinary action that is not permanent. Suspension from RLC prohibits a player and their parents from participating in any RLC activity, event, practice or game for the duration of the suspension.
Suspended players will generally be reinstated to the team at the conclusion of their suspension, unless there are additional issues or concerns which demonstrate that reinstatement is not in the best interest of the team or the player. Suspension may be for the remainder of the season, or some shorter period of time.
Termination, or expulsion, is the permanent removal of membership in RLC.
Any parent, player, coach, or person involved with RLC in any capacity may be suspended or expelled and will not receive any refund or compensation of any kind.