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Player Rights

The basis of these Bill of Rights for Young Lacrosse Players is from the US Lacrosse Parent’s Guide, 8th Edition

1. Every young lacrosse player has the right to participate in the sport of lacrosse.

2. Every young lacrosse player has the right to play in every game, regardless of physical ability or the relative importance of the game.

3. Every young lacrosse player has the right to play as a child, and be treated on a level appropriate with the emotional and physical maturity of the player’s age.

4. Every young lacrosse player has the right to participate in a safe and healthy environment, and have access to proper medical treatment.

5. Every young lacrosse player has the right to be taught the fundamentals of lacrosse by qualified adult leadership.

6. Every young lacrosse player has the right to have a coach who is more concerned with fun, social interaction and skill development than winning.

7. Every young lacrosse player has the right to have a coach who is supportive, and patient, who takes the time to work with each player, and who allows players to make mistakes.

8. Every young lacrosse player has the right to be treated with respect and dignity by coaches and other players.

9. Every young lacrosse player has the right to report to the coach any physical pain or emotional concerns without fear of rejection or ridicule.

10. Every young lacrosse player has the right to have fun.