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ROLES PARENT


WHAT IS IT? A child’s parents are as important to their positive


experience playing lacrosse as the coach and their teammates. Parents play a major role in making the game a rich and rewarding life experience for


all involved, not just their child.


FUNDAMENTALS UNDERSTAND Learn the game’s rules


by reading this guidebook, referencing it often and watching games.


ROLE MODEL Display good sportsmanship at all times to coaches, officials, and athletes.


DEVELOPMENTAL


Be sure your child is in the correct age grouping as it is essential to his healthy physical and psychological development.


Players grow physically from season to season. Ensure equipment is properly fitted to provide maximum protection.


Parents should know the age appropriate rules for their son’s level of play and insist he plays by them.


WHEN every day, all the time WHERE everywhere


WHO any adult lucky enough to have their child choose to play lacrosse


WHY to help maximize the player’s experience and fun


ENCOURAGE Young athletes should be encouraged to practice and play hard at all times.


RESPECT The decisions of officials and coaches should be respected and supported.


PLAY SAFE


Make sure you child is hydrated and eats well at all times.


Make sure the head coach has your emergency contact and medical information.


Offer positive reinforcement to coaches by letting them know they’re doing a good job.


Check to be sure a medical kit and emergency contact list is available.


Take primary responsibility for your child’s health and safety before, during and after play.


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BOYS YOUTH RULES GUIDEBOOK USLacrosse.org/Parents


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