*IT IS BETTER TO BUILD YOUTH THAN MEND ADULTS*
RESPECT THE GAME
RESPECT THE OFFICIALS
RESPECT YOUR OPPONENT
AND RESPECT YOURSELVES
We are asking for your support in providing positive role-modeling for our young athletes. The involvement of our children in athletics and activities contributes to the development of their values system. Trustworthiness, citizenship, caring, fairness and respect are lifetime values and principles that we try to teach through our P.A.L. programs. With these principles, the spirit of competition thrives, fueled by honest rivalry, courteous relations and grateful acceptance of the results. The following are the expectations of parents/guardians of our young athletes:
∙ Understand the purpose of PAL athletics. PAL sports are about children learning and having fun. It’s not always about winning
∙ There will be no refunds.
∙ Teams are maxed at 25. First come, first serve. We will try to accommodate placing kids on the same team from the same school. Once the rosters are turned in there will be no changes made.
∙ Don’t live your life through your child’s activities. This is their time.
∙ Accept all decisions of officials. No harassing the coaches.
∙ Make your cheers supportive and not instructions as to how to play.
∙ Be a positive role model through your own actions.
∙ There is enough pressure on kids to perform as it is. Remain calm and composed during games. Your added pressure from reacting to mistakes they make, being critical and negative, and heightened emotions create unneeded stress and take away from the fun of the game.
We have made a commitment to promote good sportsmanship by our young athletes, coaches and spectators at all athletic events. Profanity, degrading remarks, and intimidating actions directed at officials or competitors will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the event site. Thank you for your cooperation in the promotion of good sportsmanship.
Director of Bellmore / Merrick PAL
PAL Lacrosse is intended to be a training experience that is fun at the same time.
PAL YOUTH LACROSSE RULES:
2ND GRADE GIRLS:
3RD - 8TH GRADE GIRLS:
2ND GRADE BOYS:
3RD - 8TH GRADE BOYS