- Play the game for the game's sake
- Be generous when you win
- Be gracious when you lose
- Be fair always, no matter what the cost
- Obey the rules of the game
- Work for the good of your team
- Accept the decisions of the officials with grace
- Believe in the honesty of you opponents
- Conduct yourself with honor and dignity
- Honestly and wholeheartedly applaud the efforts of your teammates and opponents.
Lafayette Moraga Youth Association (LMYA) is a volunteer-staffed
organization that offers recreational sports activities for the children
of our community. The primary goal of the LMYA program is to provide a
safe, enjoyable environment in which our children can develop sports
skills, as well as experience in a positive manner the emotional social
benefits of team play.
The role of parents is critical to the
success of the LMYA program. It is, therefore, important that you follow
the guidelines set forth below.
your volunteer obligation willingly, knowing that the effort you put
forth will directly impact your child's LMYA experience.
keep in mind that LMYA is a recreational sports program with an
emphasis on developing skills and having fun. Although competition is a
natural part of sports activities, do not make winning the primary goal
for you or your child.
your child and his/her team in a positive manner. Cheer for your child
and his/her team, not against the opposing player or team.
show respect for all players, coaches, game officials and other fans.
Allow for the fact that anyone can make a mistake. Set a positive
example for our children with your behavior.
the regulations set forth by the school district for use of its
facilities. All school property is smoke-alcohol-and drug free.
the Coaches Meeting and Draft or send a substitute. Respect and care
for the league's equipment and the gyms we are allowed to use. Inform
the Equipment Coordinator if equipment is lost or stolen.
each child on his/her roster on the dates designated. Hold a team
meeting to establish open communications with the parents and to have
them sign the Spectator's Code of Conduct. Supply a team roster and
request assistance with coaching and recruit a team parent.
at least one extra parent at practice in case of injury. Have each
child's registration form with you at all games and practices. They
contain valuable medical information and consent. Remain after practice
until all players have been claimed. Advise parents of canceled
practices and or games.
teach and abide by both the basic High School Basketball Rules and the
LMYA modifications. Play every child at least one half of every game.
the practice of sportsmanship by all team members and their parents.
Encourage and support other teams' players as they would want other
coaches to encourage their players.