Contact the Ethics Advisory Subcommittee

Submit your questions or requests for advice on ethical issues to the EAS.  In order to permit appropriate response and necessary follow up, submittals may not be anonymous.

This subcommittee is not responsible for investigating or managing ethical issues outside of the US Lacrosse structure, although the Subcommittee functions as a screening resource for Ethics and Code complaints involving US Lacrosse members.

Ethics Violations can include the following:

  • Actions that could result in actual or perceived personal gain; adversely affect the interests, mission or integrity of US Lacrosse
  • Verbal statements or actions that may harm another individual
  • Maligning officials, parents or players
  • Derogatory comments
  • Skirting the rules for competitive advantage

Items not part of this process:

  • Coach/parent/fan behavior at games and tournaments
    • Contact tournament Director for resolution
    • Contact local sponsoring organization
  • Private tournaments choosing not to comply with US Lacrosse rules/guidelines/best practices
    • US Lacrosse has no jurisdiction
  • Parents having difficulty with a coach
    • Address with local sponsoring organization, league or athletic director
  • Running up the score
    • Poor sportsmanship, but not ethical violation
  • Tryout procedures for leagues/clubs/teams
    • Governed by local organizations
  • Recognition criteria
    • Determined by local sponsoring entity