Respect – Responsibility – Sportsmanship
HOW TO BEHAVE IN THE STANDS AT
ATLANTA YOUTH LACROSSE GAMES
At their best, youth sports programs provide young people with a safe environment in which to have fun, build character, learn sportsmanship and
develop life skills that help them become responsible adults.
Our coaches and staff work very hard to teach our players the Four Tenants of
Fun – Fundamentals – Sportsmanship – Honoring the game
We teach and expect our players to adhere and follow these tenants, and we expect that our
parents while on the sidelines cheering, also adhere to these tenants
REMEMBER…The Coaches COACH…the Players PLAY…the Officials OFFICIATE!
We WILL stop the game if a fan or fans, cannot keep this in perspective, this is a Family, FUN, Environment!
So when you come to your child’s game, sit back and relax, enjoy the day, soak in some sun.
Make friends with those parents around you, you will see a lot of each other over the next few weeks.
Keep in mind…this a YOUTH lacrosse game …this is NOT A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Let’s work to keep it a family, FUN, environment!
Here are some helpful hits while you are on the sidelines for an Atlanta Youth lacrosse game.
The BEST way to cheer for your child and his teammates.
Best to say: settle down, possess the ball, relax, be smart, wheel it, move it, hustle, run, nice save, nice stick, great shot, good defense, way to go attack, good save goalie, way to pick it up, good job, go faster, keep it moving… cheer positive in a fun manner.
Avoid saying: Shoot it, take him, hit him, go to the cage, kill him, knock him down, - if you don’t have something positive to say, don’t say anything
The BEST way to treat all officials
Do: let the officials officiate, accept the fact that yes…officials don’t see everything, realize that your view is completely different than the officials view, and yes some officials are more experienced than others,
Avoid: trying to correct a call, insisting the ref is wrong, put downs, confrontations, yelling a call before the ref, verbal abuse.
Plain and simple it’s not your place to officiate the game!
FUN-FUNDAMENTALS-SPORTSMANSHIP-HONOR THE GAME
Players are always reminded of these tenants and how important they are not only on the field but also off the field.
We expect everyone to set a great example as a FAN and follow these tenants too!