Safety is Mad Dogs Lacrosse #1 priority, no exceptions. Participants in lacrosse must be aware of the Official Rules. Participants are expected to play, coach, officiate and watch games according to their spirit and intent. Emphasis is placed on safety and good sportsmanship. Everyone involved with the game must act with consideration for the safety of others.
- Players must ensure that their behavior, equipment and uniform conform to all required and allowable standards, as defined by PAL rules.
- Coaches must ensure that they are teaching their players to play by the rules. Coaches should participate in continuing lacrosse-specific education and training that helps them to understand and teach new rules and address safety concerns.
- Officials must ensure fair and safe play by consistently enforcing the rules. Officials must take part in continuing lacrosse-specific education that helps them understand and interpret new rules.
- Spectators must contribute to a safe-play environment by demonstrating positive and sportsmanlike conduct. Those watching boy’s lacrosse must understand and appreciate the unique rules and culture of the boy’s game.
- In addition to CPR training, all Mad Dogs coaches are trained to use our AED machines. Our machines are properly equipped to be administered to youth players. As our program grows, we will continue to add more machines The program is a continuing effort as coaches need to be retrained every other year.
EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
The Mad Dogs Lacrosse Club takes the safety of your child very seriously.
- At every clinic, practice and game, an adult will be designated as in charge of management of an emergency.
- Ideally, an adult with a minimum of basic first aid training should be on site.
- At a minimum, a basic first aid kit with materials to clean, cover, or immobilize an injured body part should be on site.
- Every coach at every clinic, practice and game will have a (paper copy) of a current roster with emergency contact numbers
- Every coach at every clinic, practice and game will have a fully charged cell phone on their person
- At the youth level, more than one adult should be present to deal with the emergency and the other team members. (Number of Emergency service if not 911, Number of first person to begin emergency chain, Number of back-up person to call if needed)
- Know where the closest emergency care is located and how to give directions to emergency personnel, if necessary.
- Make sure gates are open and access to the field and the athletes is not blocked.
- Person in charge must control the scene and initiate the EAP
PARENTS AT PRACTICE
- Ideally, we would like parents to stay at practices for the younger divisions in case of an emergency. If you need to leave, please make sure your coach is aware and there is another point of contact available if needed.