Fairport Youth Lacrosse Policies
- In order to uphold the goals of Fairport Youth Lacrosse and ensure that all participants have the benefit of a safe and fun learning environment, attendees of FYL events must behave accordingly in a respectful, courteous and sportsmanlike manner at all times.
- Any adult who is using alcohol, tobacco or non-prescription drugs and/or appears intoxicated at a FYL event, and/or who is flagrantly rude, attempts to intimidate, verbally abuse, heckles, taunts, ridicules, boos, throws objects and/or uses vulgarity or profane language/gestures with an official, coach, volunteer, staff member, participant or other event attendee, must receive a verbal warning and/or be asked to leave a FYL event. The FYL Board of Directors may also provide a written warning to the individual regarding the misbehavior. The offending adult’s children may also be removed from the event. Any adult who commits one of the above stated offenses a second time, will be banned from any and all FYL events for a period of one year from the date of the second offense, and their children may also be removed from the program(s) for that time period.
- Any adult who physically assaults an official, coach, volunteer, staff member or participant or threatens grave bodily harm may be banned from any and all FYL events for one year from the date of the offense, and their children may also be removed from any and all FYL programs for that same period of time. After the ban has expired, if the individual commits another offense of the adult code of conduct, the individual will be permanently banned from any and all FYL events and the individual’s children may also be permanently removed from any and all FYL programs
FYL’s goal is to ensure that all participants, parents, and volunteers have the benefit of a safe and fun learning environment through FYL sanctioned events, including but not limited to practices, competitions, teambuilding, or community events.
FYL sanctioned events are those that are approved by the FYL Board and are promoted via official FYL communications - which includes email, social media, and/or postings on the website. Non-sanctioned events that misuse the FYL name or imply a connection to FYL create liability issues that jeopardize the future of the organization, hurt organizational reputation, and damage community relationships.
FYL has a zero tolerance policy. The FYL Board will determine corrective action, when the future of FYL is jeopardized, the reputation is hurt, and/or the community relationships are damaged.
Fairport Youth Lacrosse programs are grade-based.
Players are not permitted to play with FYL teams above or below their current grade level.
Fairport Youth Lacrosse follows the same NYSPHSAA Thunder and Lightning policy that Section V Athletics uses.
When thunder is heard and/or when lightning is seen, the following
procedures should be adhered to:
a) Suspend play and direct participants to go to shelter, a building
normally occupied by the public or if a building is unavailable,
participants should go inside a vehicle with a solid metal top
(e.g. bus, van, car).
b) Do not permit people to stand under or near a tree; and have all
stay away from poles, antennas, towers and underground
c) After thunder and/or lightning have left the area, wait 30 minutes
after the last boom is heard or strike is seen before resuming
play or competition.