Code of Conduct Play for the fun of it, not just to please your parents or coach. Play by the rules. Never argue with or complain about the referee calls of decisions. Control your temper and most of all; resist the temptation to retaliate when you feel you have been wronged Concentrate on playing lacrosse and on affecting the outcome of the game with your best effort Be a good sport by cheering all good plays, whether its your teams or your opponents.
Code of Conduct (Contd) Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve skills and feel good. Dont be a show-off. Cooperate with your coaches, teammates, opponents, and referees. Be on time for practices and games and be committed to giving your best at all times. Missing practice will impact playing time in games. Be respectful of your coaches and teammates. Foul language will not be acceptable at any and all team events.
Code of Conduct (Contd) The Great Falls Youth Lacrosse Association has a zero tolerance policy in regard to drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Violations shall result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the program. All players and their parent/guardian must confirm their agreement to the GFYLA Code of Conduct and Sportsmanship Pledge by signing the pledge.
Sportsmanship I am playing lacrosse to have fun and improve my skills, but I understand that in playing lacrosse, I have obligations to my team, my coach, and the officials who run the game. I will display good sportsmanship at all times. I will be courteous and respectful to my teammates, coaches, referees and opponents at all times. I understand that coaches and referees volunteer their time so that I can play lacrosse. Lacrosse is a team sport, and my team needs me to try my best, just as I want my teammates to try their best. I will therefore give 100% effort at games and practices, and I will encourage and support my teammates. I will be a "team player." I will listen to my coaches and practice hard. I may make some mistakes, and my teammates might also, but we will all learn from them. I will be on time for all practices and games, and I will wear the required protective equipment at all games and practices and keep it well maintained. I will not play with someone who is not wearing protective equipment. I am responsible for knowing the rules of the game, and I will play by the rules.
Sportsmanship (Contd) I will not argue with referees or players, and I will not complain about any referees calls. I will control my temper. I will not swear or use obscene or insensitive language or gestures, and I will not retaliate against another player even if I feel I have been wronged. I will be modest in victory and gracious in defeat. I will respect the athletic fields and facilities that are made available so that I may play lacrosse, and I will not damage them. My team and I represent the community of Great Falls and the GFYLA when we travel to play in a tournament or away game and I understand that any wrongdoing, such as shoplifting, destruction of property, consumption of drugs or alcohol, and/or profanity which occurs in connection with our travel, will not be tolerated. I understand that playing lacrosse is a privilege and not a right, and I may lose that privilege at any time for inappropriate behavior.
Offense Deuces 30s and 40s Wheel 50s and 60s 1-4-1
30s and 40s
50s and 60s
Defense The basics: – Man to Man – Zone – Man Down The Constants – Talk! – Footwork and body position are key – Harass with poke checks
Man to Man Call out your mans number Cover your assigned opponent. Communicate to your teammates, and listen to the information they provide Stick topside! Nobody can score from behind the goal. Lockoffs and Press Play are specialties.
Man to Man
Zone Many types, so your coach will have his own. Communication is huge to pass off opponents between different sectors! Cover high-threat areas.
Man Down Basic Box and One Keep it tight Communicate!
Rides Man to Man (man down, defense has goalie) – Force the long pass Zone – Communication to pass of opponents from zone to zone Hard – Hard press ride for tight game situations
Clears Endline – Defense or Goalie takes it Sideline – Middie takes it 400 – Middie takes an endline clear in special circumstances.
Defensive Terminology HotGF player responsible for the first slide TwoGF player responsible for the second slide Backside GF player responsible for covering two players furthest away from the ball during a slide Slide goalie or defensive communicators call to initiate sequence where we provide assistance to the GF defender in need of support Go the actual physical action of Hot providing support Release the call from Two that actually allows Hot to Go LockedThis term is only to be used when we want to disallow a player from touching the lacrosse ball no matter where they go on the field
Terminology (Contd) Black A defensive call when we believe our defender can take the ball from the offensive player – all other players should be LOCKED Pipe Goalie call indicating that a player is about to move to the front of the goal from behind the goal. This should mean an increased effort to prevent this continued movement by our defender. Ball OneIndicates the location of the ball in our six quadrants Push ThreeIndicates where our goalie wants the offensive player to be directed by our defensive efforts