The US Lacrosse Men’s and Women’s Game Safety Subcommittees are proud to endorse "COMPETE WITH CLASS - HONOR THE GAME," a safety and sportsmanship initiative for the sport. The program’s goal is to improve the safety, sportsmanship and best practices in all aspects of the game. To achieve this goal, US Lacrosse will be providing critical, pertinent information and educational tools for parents, program administrators, coaches, officials and players throughout the year.
We encourage you to share the program information broadly and to actively incorporate this information into your programs, practices and games. We welcome your feedback on and suggestions for topics, resources and media. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support,
The US Lacrosse Men’s and Women’s Game Safety Subcommittees
Chair: Angelo Calvello (Woodridge, Ill.) AJ Auld (Lewis Center, Ohio) Marie Baca (Tucson, Ariz.) Jack Frost (Coral Springs, Fla.) George O'Neil (Princeton, N.J.)
Chair: Aubrey Andre (Alexandria, Va.) Candy Parry (Indianapolis, Ind.) Mindy McCord (St. Augustine, Fla.) Judy Baxter, Eden Prairie, Minn. Jay Watts (Atlanta, Ga.)
Parents - Download articles in PDF format on topics ranging from Coach-Parent partnership pointers to Guidelines for Honoring the Game.
Players – learn to be a Triple-Impact competitor
Coaches – tips on how to teach sportsmanship
Guidelines for Fair Play and Coaches, Officials Education
The article linked below includes interviews with professional soccer players, coaches and officials about fair play - interesting points made about players learning to overcome racial, linguistic and cultural differences by playing together. Obviously, the lessons transfer to all sports.
This second article explains how young teens who play sports feel healthier and happier about life:
This third article focuses on "Overplaying"