Player, Parent and Guest Code of Conduct
The LYAA is committed to providing all players a safe, fun, and educational sports experience. This
Code of Conduct is for players and parents to help insure a positive experience for all.
Players, Parents, Guests are responsible for their own behavior. However, in the event of a player, parents, or
guest that fails to follow the Code of Conduct, the LYAA Board members on the field or the Referee may stop the
game and assess a team an un-sportsman like behavior penalty. If poor behavior continues it could result in the
forfeiture of the game. While it is unfair that that an entire team be punished for the behavior of a single individual
this our initial way to try and redirect those acting inappropriately.
The LYAA cannot and will not allow any persons participating or attending a practice or games to behave in an
unacceptable manner. Because of the possibility that someone besides a player may cost the team to a forfeit a
game, we feel it is only fair to inform you of these rules prior to the season and to get your signature to behave
appropriately. These rules are in place to provide a positive, fun atmosphere for all parties involved with the LYAA
and we appreciate your cooperation in supporting our code of conduct.
The following rules APPLY TO ANY PERSON planning to attend an LYAA practice or game that has not read
or signed this document. You agree to help police the people you invite to attend and cheer for your child.
1. NO PETS ALLOWED AT PRACTICE OR AT GAMES.
2. NO TOBACCO OR ALCOHOL ALLOWED AT PRACTICE OR AT GAMES.
3. NO DRUGS of any kind.
4. NO THREATING OR VIOLENT BEHAVIOR ON OR OFF THE FIELD!
5. NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND AT PRACTICE OR AT GAMES.
6. NO FOUL LANGUAGE this includes cursing, racial slurs and insults directed at any
participant or official. Any participant acting in this manner will be asked to leave. If they
refuse, the police will be called and they will be removed from the area. The team associated
with the offensive person may be issued a forfeiture of game or games.
7. LYAA equipment is to be used in the manner in which it was intended to be used and must
be protected from loss, misuse or damage. DO NOT THROW YOUR GEAR AND DO NOT
SIT ON YOUR HELMET.
8. Any alterations to equipment must be approved by the LYAA Board and accompanied by a
Medical note from a Doctor confirming the need for the alteration.
9. The LYAA does not provide insurance for participants. Parents of the participant assume all
responsibility for their children’s participation.
10. Any concerns about the program, a Board member, Officials or Coaches should be brought
to the immediate attention of a Board Member. It is their responsibility to address the issue
and return to you with an answer.
11. No un-sportsman like behavior which includes taunting, name calling, bad mouthing, Foul
language and show boating.
Players who violate these rules will be punished. If you are found mistreating your equipment, your
coach has been instructed to take appropriate measures to assure that it does not happen again. Continued
mistreatment of the LYAA’s equipment, you will be reported to the LYAA board. The LYAA board will decide the
next course of action which could result suspension of playing time or complete suspension of the league. Any
player found to be behaving in a un-sportsman like fashion will automatically lose a game and have to appear
before the LYAA’s board for evaluation of the situation. Any player bringing weapons, tobacco, alcohol or illegal
drugs to the program will be removed from the program and turned over to the Police.
By signing this statement you are agreeing to abide by the LYAA rules.
Players’ signature: _______________________________________________________ DATE:__________________