Jefferson Youth Lacrosse (JYL) expects all players and family members to abide by the JYL objectives of good sportsmanship, teamwork, honesty and clean fun, all in a safe and secure environment. JYL will adhere to the principals of Character Counts.
The following are the Six Pillars of Character Counts. In JYL, we value these principles for all involved, including but not limited to Children of the Program, Parents, Siblings and all Spectators at our events. We ask that you please review and abide by the following with a goal of a successful youth sports program. JYL is also asking that adherence applies in all situations related to the league, including but not limited to games, practices, JYL events and any forms of communication including Social Media. Failure to comply is subject to penalties as determined by the JYL Board, including partial to full suspension from the program. Below we ask that both the Child of the program and the Parent/Sponsor review and abide by the Six Pillars of Character Counts.
Trustworthiness: Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country
Respect: Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements
Responsibility: Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others
Fairness: Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly
Caring: Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need
Citizenship: Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer