Mission: To have a positive effect on the lives of our players by teaching them the game of lacrosse and sharing the many lessons available through playing team sports.
Develop the proper techniques (fundamentals first) for playing lacrosse.
Adhere to the “Honor the Game” Philosophy as stated through
US Lacrosse – Respect the “ROOTS” of positive play:
Rules: We refuse to bend the rules to win
Opponents: A worthy opponent is a gift that brings out our best
Officials: Show respect even when we disagree
Teammates: Never do anything to embarrass our team
Self: We live up to our own standards even when others don't
Encouragement is at the forefront of all messages we send the kids
Keep it FUN for players and coaches – if it’s not, they won’t come back
Stay “Light-hearted” as coaches, share laughs, don’t take it all too serious
Ask for each player’s “best”, understanding everyone’s “best” is relative
Issue resolution Policies:
If a non-critical issue (i.e. playing time, position played, etc.) arises for a player or a player’s parent/guardian, 24 hours should pass before addressing the issue with the coach.
If a critical issue (player or coach game misconduct, abusive fan, etc.) arises for any player, coach, parent/guardian, or visitor - the SYL Board will use their discretion to address the issue in a timely manner, immediately if needed.