Player Accountability and Responsibility
We have high expectations for our student-athletes and player accountability and personal responsibility is a critical component to our success. Players should:
- Take responsibility for your preparation (fitness, sleep, eating right)
- Have ownership over your equipment (sticks, gloves, helmet, mouth guards, etc)
- Accept accountability for attendance and timeliness for games, practices, etc.
- Maintain your grades on your report cards and focus on being a student first
- Be a good citizen of SLP
- Players are expected to arrive on-time and attend all practices and games.
- Unexcused absences are not acceptable.
- Should a player plan to miss a game or practice, they are expected to contact Coach Bixby via text or email by 8pm the night before the game or practice.
- Players that miss a practice, game, or are unduly late, due to an unexcused absence will miss the first quarter of their next game (1st offense), two quarters (2nd offense), and entirety of game (3rd offense).
- It is the coaching staff’s discretion of whether an absence is ‘Excused’
- If a player is not at school for at least four periods (school rule), they will not be allowed to participate in any team activities that same day.
- All players are expected to take the bus to and from competitions.
- Exceptions can be made if there are extenuating circumstances, but these need to be arranged in advance of the competition and with a note from a parent.
- For Home Games, Varsity players not playing in JV games are expected to watch the first half of the JV competition to support the team.
- Report cards will be reviewed during the second week of practice. We will follow school eligibility requirements, but being a student is the first priority and we want to be part of the conversation.
- We will have player check-in periodically throughout the season. We ask that you maintain or improve your grades during lacrosse season. If we do not see this, we will have a case-by-case discussion with the player to put together an action plan.
- We have zero tolerance for substance abuse from our student-athletes.
- We will follow the High School’s and MSHSL Guidelines to address any violations.
We recognize that Lettering can be an important point of pride for our student-athletes. We would like to reward a Varsity Letter to any of the following:
- Any Senior that has played for SLP High School for at least two full seasons
- Any player that has completed the following:
- Played in at least four (4) varsity games in a season
- Played in at least eight (8) quarters varsity games in a season
- Started a varsity game
- Played in a Section Playoff game
- Any player that the coaching staff deems deserving of a varsity letter for their on- and off-field conduct.