Suffolk County Police Athletic League
Player’s and Parents Ethics Pledge
The Suffolk County Police Athletic League has adopted a zero tolerance policy for violence. This includes physical acts of violence, threats of violence or threatening behavior. A violation committed by any participant (player, coach, referee), parent or fan, will result in immediate expulsion for the league and a fine to the organization from which he/she belongs. The following will bring to your attention the type of behavior we hope and expect from our parents. Please read, sign and follow the pledge for a safe and enjoyable season for your child.
PARENTS’ CODE OF ETHICS
I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game or practice.
I will emphasize skill, development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning.
I will refrain from coaching my child or others during games and practices unless I am an official coach.
I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or others.
I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of a personal desire to win.
I will support my organization, our coaches and officials working with my child, to encourage a positive and very enjoyable experience for everyone.
I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free of drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all Suffolk County P.A.L. sporting events.
I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, officials and fans with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will not question, discuss or confront coaches at the game field. I will speak with coaches at an agreed time and place.
I will not engage in any unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player or parent, such as booing and taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures.
I will help my child enjoy this experience by doing whatever I can, such as being a respectful fan, becoming an assistant coach, provide transportation, anything you can do that’s Positive.
Let the coaches’ coach – let the officials officiate and above anything else; LET THE CHILDREN PLAY.
I will be responsible for the conduct of all guests that I bring to my child’s game.
I will remember that this is just a game. Let your child dream his own dreams, let your child PLAY and have fun.
Thank you for your cooperation and have a great season.
PLAYERS’ CODE OF ETHICS
I will encourage good sportsmanship from my fellow participants at every game and practice by demonstrating good sportsmanship.
I will attend every practice and game that I can and will notify my coaches if I cannot
I will do my best to listen and learn from coaches.
I will treat my coaches, other players, officials and fans with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or abilities and I expect to be treated accordingly.
I deserve to have fun during my P.A.L. experience and I will tell my parents or coaches if it stops being fun.
I will encourage my parents to be involved with my activity in some capacity because it is important to me.
I will do my best in school.
I will remember that my participation in P.A.L. is an opportunity to learn and have fun.
Upon registering your child with Mad Dogs Lacrosse, you will be asked to acknowledge that you are aware and will abide by this Pledge.