FCA Lacrosse Chicago
Player Code of Conduct
(Our Expectations of Athletes)
We believe that God’s greatest commandment is to love Him with our heart, soul, mind and strength. We believe that these four elements can be introduced and cultivated through sports. We believe that the result will be a fully developed athlete capable of competing in any arena, in any conditions, not for their personal glory but for the glory of God.
The reason I play lacrosse is for the love of the game. I want to become the best I can be – both on and off the field. I want to become a man of character, composure, confidence, and courage.
I believe that many of life’s greatest lessons, values and faith can be learned on the athletic field. Sports help to reveal and refine my character so I can become a man who loves, serves and cares. I support the values of FCA Lacrosse and strive to learn how to compete and live for Jesus Christ.
I accept responsibility for my behavior on and off the field. I understand that what I do and say affects my teammates, coaches, and family either positively or negatively.
I will lead courageously and live with integrity, doing the right thing regardless of the circumstances or consequences.
I will act with respect towards myself, my parents, coaches, teammates, opponents, refs, and spectators.
I will respect others and judge them based on the content of their character.
I will find ways to make everyone around me better and bring out the best in them.
I will seek ways to serve my teammates and lend a helping hand.
I will serve as a role model at all times – speaking with respect and acting courteously.
I will control my words, refraining from derogatory, demeaning talk and profanity.
I will give 100% effort to all practices, games, and events. I understand that my effort demonstrates my commitment to the team and respect for the coaches.
I will display good sportsmanship, encourage my teammates, refrain from trash-talking or intimidation of my opponents, and win and lose graciously. I will win with humility and lose with honor.
I will pursue a relationship with Christ and have a desire to honor Him in all I say and do.
Because I represent God, FCA, family, coaches, team and myself, I abide by this Competitor’s Creed.