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Northborough-Southborough Youth Lacrosse

Program Philosophy/Goals/Expectations

1.       Introduction of coaches 
2.       Overview of MYBLL and NSYLA 
3.       Code of Conduct
a.       MBYLL maintains a high standard of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity
b.       Players, parents and coaches
c.        Demonstrate sportsmanship and respect for other teams, players, parents, coaches & referees.
d.       Referees decisions are final
e.       Remember that we represent Northborough and Southborough
f.         When we practice and play at home we are lucky that St. Mark's allows us to use their facilities. Please respect this privilege.
4.       Program Philosophy
a.       Goals include:
                                                               i.      Skill development
                                                              ii.      Learn the game
                                                            iii.      Prepare players for advanced play ( U15 or high school)
                                                            iv.      Have fun
5.       Expectations
a.       Respect Your Teammates, Coaches, Referees and Other Team’s Players & Coaches.
b.       When the coaches are speaking . . . PLEASE LISTEN.
c.        If You Are Not Sure Of A Play Or How To Play A Position - Ask!
d.       Do Not ask to play a specific position, you will be used where you are needed.
e.       Practice hard . . . you will play better
6.       Expectations for practice and games
a.       You won’t be ready to play if you don’t practice
b.       You only play as good as you practice
c.        Be ready to play or practice on time (have equipment on)
d.       If you are not wearing ALL of your equipment you will NOT be allowed to play or practice, no exceptions, particularly regarding mouthguards and cups.
e.       Practice when you are not here.
f.         Arrive an hour before the scheduled game time with your equipment on ready to go. Lacrosse is a physical demanding contact sport, without proper warm-ups you will get hurt.
g.       Always bring water for practices and games.
7.       Practice Schedule (Inside/Outside)
a.       Inside – We are lucky to be able to use the St. Mark’s cage, see the website (www.nsyla.org) for days and times because they are irregular from our normal practice schedule. 
b.       Outside – We have several practice fields in Northborough and Southborough this year, and the outside schedule we try very hard to keep to a regular dependable schedule. We choose to add about 5 games per team over and above the normal game schedule and we try to have them on regular practice nights. When that happens some teams may use a different location, the website and the coaches will keep you informed. 
8.       Game Schedule and Directions to away fields will be posted on the website. 
9.       Uniforms 
10.    Parent Volunteers
a.       Cannons Night
b.       Coaching
c.        Fundraising
d.       Parking
e.       Timekeeping
f.         Team Parents
11.    Fundraising - Please support our program. NSYLA is a registered 501 (c)(3) not-for profit organization.  Thank you! and as such any donations are fully tax deductible