If for any reason you must withdraw your child from the LBL spring season, Lower Bucks Lacrosse will use the following policy to determine the distribution of any refunds. In all cases, we cannot reimburse credit card fees associated with the refund process.
Before February 1st, a refund of 100% of the registration fee paid to LBL will be made,
Before March 30th, a refund of 50% of the registration fee paid to LBL will be made.
Registration fees will not be refunded in the case of withdrawals occurring after March 30th.
PLEASE NOTE: Fees paid to US Lacrosse during the registration process cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
Severe Weather Policy
The catch-phrase, “When thunder roars, go indoors,” is an easy way to remember that if you can hear thunder, you’re close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning, even if it isn’t raining.
Coaches and/or referees must delay or cancel a practice or game at the first sound of lightning or thunder at the site. The site must be cleared immediately of all persons; players should head to their cars or to a suitable shelter. A suitable shelter is a building with four walls and a roof; pavilions and tents will not keep you safe.
If it is anticipated that the storm will pass, the practice or game may be resumed following a three (3) minute warm-up period, no sooner than thirty (30) minutes after the last sight of lightning or the last sound of thunder.
If the severe weather is determined to be of great length or intensity, the coach, referee, and/or other officials have the responsibility and authority to cancel the practice or game. Safety of our players, coaches, referees and families is the most important factor in any decision of this type.
Additional Lightning Safety Tips:
There should be no contact with metal objects (lacrosse sticks, bleachers, fences, golf clubs, bats, etc).
Single trees and standing in a group should be avoided.
If there is no other shelter, you may seek refuge in a hardtop vehicle. It is not the rubber tires that protect from lightning; it is the hardtop metal roof that dissipates the lightning around the vehicle. (NCAA, 2007)1
The existence of blue skies and/or absence of rain are not protection from lightning. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from the rain shaft. (NCAA, 2007) 1
DO NOT LIE FLAT ON THE GROUND.
Avoid using a landline telephone.
Persons who have been struck by lightning do not carry an electrical charge. You can provide care. Move the victim to a safe location to provide care.
If in a forest, seek shelter in a low area under a thick grove of small trees.
Return to Participation
Any player who is injured during an LBL sponsored practice, game or event is not permitted to return to participation until cleared by a physician. The parent will provide a note to the head coach of the team.
Code of Conduct
As a member of the US Lacrosse Association, LBL adheres to the US Lacrosse code of conduct below:
US LACROSSE YOUTH COUNCIL EVENT PARTICIPATION CONTRACT & PLEDGE
I, as a player, coach, parent, spectator or official, pledge to conduct myself in a manner that complies with the US Lacrosse Youth Council "Code of Conduct" at all times. Accordingly, I pledge to:
"Honor the Game"
Demonstrate respect to other players, coaches, parents, officials and spectators
Uphold the essential elements of the USL Youth Council "Code of Conduct", which are HONESTY and INTEGRITY
Demonstrate and encourage good sportsmanship and the concepts of fair play
Focus on fun and participation
Know and abide by the Rules of Lacrosse, the established guidelines, and all eligibility requirements
Understand that the safety and welfare of all concerned is the top priority
Support the drug, alcohol, and tobacco free environment that is important for all youth sporting events
Further, I pledge NOT to:
Ever use profanity at a youth event
Criticize coaches, players or game officials
Touch an opposing player, coach, or game official in a threatening manner
LBL POLICY FOR CODE OF CONDUCT ENFORCEMENT
At Lower Bucks Lacrosse, we want everyone to have an outstanding lacrosse experience. Lacrosse is a fun game and all players, coaches, and parents should have a rewarding experience at every event. To do that, we ask that all players, parents and coaches follow the code of conduct.
All violations of the code of conduct will be reviewed by the board of directors who will recommend corrective counseling using the following as a guideline:
The first violation by an individual will result in a verbal and written warning to the offender detailing the behavior, negative impact of the behavior and consequences of future infractions.
The second violation by an individual will result in a one game suspension. If the offender is a coach or parent, he/she will not be able to attend the next game for his/her team. If the offender is a player he/she will attend, dress in street clothes, and be expected to support his/her teammates.
The third violation by an individual will result in further corrective counseling up to and including suspension from LBL for the rest of the season.
Ultimately, our goal is to educate all players, parents, and coaches on appropriate behavior at lacrosse events. We will utilize the process outlined above to ensure everyone has an outstanding lacrosse experience.