NCYL "Compete With Class" Pledge

Borrowed from US Lacrosse:

Educating, promoting and encouraging sportsmanship is one of US Lacrosse’s priorities. With the rapid growth of the sport, US Lacrosse believes in order to maintain the integrity of the game, all coaches, officials, parents, program administrators, fans and players must actively enforce the rules of the game and practice good sportsmanship at all times. US Lacrosse seeks to have sportsmanship established as a core value for every team in every program across the country.

Signing the pledge is voluntary, but demonstrates your support and commitment of the US Lacrosse safety and sportsmanship campaign.

I pledge to COMPETE with CLASS and HONOR THE GAME…

  • I will honor the history of lacrosse and commit to maintaining the core values of the game's culture.
  • I will recognize the value of safe and fair play by teaching, enforcing and playing by the letter and spirit of the game.
  • I will practice and encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game, practice or other lacrosse event.
  • I will place the emotional and physical well-being of our players ahead of any personal desire to win.
  • I will support coaches and officials working with players in order to encourage a safe, positive and enjoyable experience for all.
  • I will do my very best to make the sport fun for everyone who participates.
  • I will ask all family members and fans to be tolerant and inclusive by treating other players, coaches, fans and officials with high regard and respect.


North Chatham Youth Lacrosse Pledge:

As a parent, guardian, fan or player – I pledge to “Compete With Class” as outlined above.  Furthermore, I pledge:

  • I WILL NOT “coach from the sidelines”
  • I WILL let the coaches do the coaching
  • I WILL NOT interfere with, heckle or direct comments to the referees
  • I WILL let the coaches handle any bad calls or issues with referees
  • I WILL cheer on our teams in a positive, supportive way
  • I WLL NOT disparage teams or players or engage with others who don’t “Compete With Class”
  • I WILL thank coaches, referees and volunteers for all they do
  • I WILL always behave in a way that reflects positively on NCYL and the Chatham Cardinals
  • I WILL remember the best words for a player to hear are “I LOVE TO WATCH YOU PLAY!”