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Contact the Ethics Advisory Subcommittee

Contact the Ethics Advisory Subcommittee

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

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

Items not part of this process:

  • Coach/parent/fan behavior at games and tournaments
    ○  Contact league director, tournament director and/or sponsoring organization for resolution
  • Privately-run tournaments that are not USA Lacrosse-sanctioned or choose not to comply with USA Lacrosse rules/guidelines/best practices
  • Parents having difficulty with a coach
    ○  Contact program director and/or sponsoring organization for resolution
  • Running up the score
    ○  Poor sportsmanship, but not ethical violation
  • Tryout procedures for leagues/clubs/teams
    ○  Contact program director, league director and/or sponsoring organization for resolution
  • Recognition criteria
    ○  Contact program director, league director and/or sponsoring organization for resolution

Ethics Violations can include the following:

  • Actions that could result in actual or perceived personal gain and/or adversely affect the interests, mission or integrity of USA Lacrosse
  • Verbal statements or actions that may threaten or harm another individual
  • Maligning of officials, parents or players
  • Derogatory, discriminatory or hateful language directed at a player, parent, official or coach.
  • Skirting the rules for competitive advantage

USA Lacrosse has zero-tolerance for unsportsmanlike behavior including any language or actions that are derogatory, discriminatory or hateful in nature.  This behavior can include discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability. USA Lacrosse encourages organizations, leagues, and tournaments to adopt the anti-harassment and discrimination policy that can be found here.

Contact Form

Background Information

Background Information
Name

Incident Report


 
Incident Report
Directions: Please provide a detailed description of the incident below (including who, what, when, where, why, and how). For example, who was involved in the alleged misconduct, what was the alleged misconduct that occurred, when did the alleged misconduct occur (date, time) and where did the alleged misconduct take place (state, city/town, specific location).
Directions: Please provide all known details in the ‘Summary of Report’ box above, including the name of the agency to which the incident was reported, the case or reference number, a contact person, and any other related information.

By law, any suspicions or allegations of child abuse or neglect (including child sexual abuse) must be reported to law enforcement and child protective services within 24 hours. USAL policy requires that all staff members, volunteers, and members of USAL must report any suspicions or allegations of child abuse or neglect (including child sexual abuse) to law enforcement and child protective services and notify the USAL Athlete Protection & Safety Program.

Involved Parties


 
Involved Parties
Directions: Please list the individuals involved in the alleged misconduct (or individuals who can provide additional information about this matter). Include information on each individual such as name, phone number, email address, lacrosse organization affiliation, date of birth, and USAL membership number if known.

Supporting Documentation


 
Supporting Documentation
Directions- Please provide up to three documents that are necessary and relevant to this report. Any additional supporting documents you feel are important can be submitted via email to abuseprevention@usalacrosse.com.

 
Maximum 3 files.
50 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, txt, pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx.

 
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