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Boys High School Division
Spring 2014 Program Administrators Meeting
16 Jan 2014
Introductions
BHS Commissioner: Wayne Borchers
BHS Vice-Commissioner: David Page
BHS Operations Manager: Kristi Brown
BHS ...
League Administrative Standards
Rules: League must adhere to all current US Lacrosse youth rules (NFHS for HS) and age gui...
Program Administrator Responsibilities
Fills the role of High School Athletic Director for the team:
 Monitors home games...
NFHS Game Administration Rules
Understand the Home Team’s Game Day Responsibilities
Rule 1
Section 2 – The Field – 7 cones...
Team Administration
 Use HRLax.com to access rosters, email, text, and team bulletin features
 Conduct Team pre-season s...
Situations Which Must Be Reported to the League:
(1) Any incident involving response of law enforcement or emergency medic...
Boys High School Division
Spring 2014 Coaches Meeting
16 Jan 2014
Agenda
7:00 – 7:05 Introductions and Agenda
7:05 – 7:20 Safety and Risk Management
7:20 – 7:50 NFHS Rules and Points of Em...
Introductions
BHS Commissioner: Wayne Borchers
BHS Vice-Commissioner: David Page
BHS Operations Manager: Kristi Brown
BHS ...
Safety & Risk Management
• Code of Conduct signed by all players, coaches, and
parents
• Have an Emergency Plan (with you ...
Safe Sport Environment
HRLax has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse
Protect the Players
The Law
• Mandatory Report applies ...
Safe Sport Environment (continued)
Follow these Best Practices:
• Make it clear to parents they are free to approach you w...
 The program administrator and the team’s coach shall exclude from
participation any athlete who has suffered serious ill...
Bollinger (USL member) Insurance
Covered:
 USL Member for catastrophic medical coverage for accidental injuries
 Seconda...
Pause for
New NFHS Rules
and
Points of Emphasis
Presented by HRLOA
Sportsmanship
Compete with Class and Honor the Game
Emphasize the importance of good sportsmanship in pre-season meetings
...
Communication
• The HRLax League expects clear, calm, and professional
communication at all times. This includes all inter...
Registration Numbers
Team Coaches Players Team Coaches Players
Grafton HS 2 18 Cox HS 3 21
Menchville HS 1 3 First Colonia...
Sideline Management
• All Adults on the Player Sideline must be registered
and cleared HRLax Coaches or Administrators
 2...
• Seniors may not play on JV teams
• No player may move from the Varsity to the JV roster
• JV players may play in a Varsi...
• If a situation warrants, the BHS Commissioner or
Operations Manager may request team scan and
email the game scorebook p...
HRLax Playoffs
• The top eight D1, top three D2, and a wild card team
(D1 #9 or D2 #4) shall advance to the HRLax League
p...
31 May – State Club Championships
• Boys teams will be selected by their regional chapter to
compete for the Virginia High...
All-Conference Team
• Each HEAD varsity coach is asked to identify up to seven
players from their team to be considered fo...
All-Conference Team (continued)
• Expect a mandatory Head Coach meeting May 3rd or 4th to
discuss, and vote, for the All-C...
US Lacrosse All-American/Academic All-Academic
Criteria & Selections
• USL establishing Hampton Roads Region for nominatio...
VHSL Status Update
• Hampton Roads Chapter establishing inroads for VHSL inclusion
• Requires coordinated effort with unif...
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HRLax Coaches Meeting

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HRLax has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse

Protect the Players

The Law

• Mandatory Report applies to Athletic Coaches,
Directors or other persons 18 years of age or older,
…volunteering with a private sports organization or
team

• Anything suspected must be reported to CPS as soon
as possible, but no later than 24 hours after
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HRLax Coaches Meeting

  1. 1. Boys High School Division Spring 2014 Program Administrators Meeting 16 Jan 2014
  2. 2. Introductions BHS Commissioner: Wayne Borchers BHS Vice-Commissioner: David Page BHS Operations Manager: Kristi Brown BHS Equipment: Sam Walker Around the room - Program Administrators
  3. 3. League Administrative Standards Rules: League must adhere to all current US Lacrosse youth rules (NFHS for HS) and age guidelines. League Administration: League must have current, written policies for league governance that are publically available and regularly communicated to program administrators, coaches, parents and players. Safety and Risk Management: League has written policies and plans for safety and risk management that are publicly available and regularly communicated to program coaches, administrators, and parents. Player Safety and Sportsmanship: League demonstrates a commitment to the safety of its players by publishing and promoting current information related to healthy lacrosse activity. League provides a detailed, written sportsmanship policy to players, parents, coaches, officials and administrators. Screened, Trained and Certified US Lacrosse Coaches: All head coaches are NCSI background checked, trained, and at least Level 1 certified through the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program. Trained/Certified US Lacrosse Officials: Leagues must require that all officials assigned to league games are certified by their Local Board, and hold a current on-field rating prior to any assignment to the programs contests. All contests will have a minimum of two officials assigned to each contest. Membership: All players, coaches, officials and administrators are current US lacrosse members. These standards represent US Lacrosse Best Practices for youth lacrosse leagues
  4. 4. Program Administrator Responsibilities Fills the role of High School Athletic Director for the team:  Monitors home games  Monitors player eligibility  With coaches, prevents seriously ill or injured players from participating until cleared by physician  Reports incidents to the League  Ensures smooth team operation and resolution of team issues  Attends league meetings
  5. 5. NFHS Game Administration Rules Understand the Home Team’s Game Day Responsibilities Rule 1 Section 2 – The Field – 7 cones Section 3 – Goals and Goal Lines Section 4 – Goal Nets Section 5 – The Ball – MUST be imprinted with “Meets NOCSAE Standard” Section 9 – Player Equipment Section 12 – Game Administration: – Scorebook, Timing Device, Table*, Working Horn Rule 2 Section 1, Art. 1 – list all players in scorebook Section 8 – Timekeeper Section 9 – Scorekeeper Section 10 – Ball retrieval – 16 balls per home game – all NOCSAE * PAAC and YCSC do NOT provide tables
  6. 6. Team Administration  Use HRLax.com to access rosters, email, text, and team bulletin features  Conduct Team pre-season safety meeting with players and parents  Code of Conduct (Players and Parents)  Team Drug Policy  Concussion Information  Safe Environment Policy  Establish a written Emergency Plan (template online)  Formerly evaluate Practice and Home game field conditions (guide online)  Collect all academic eligibility and medical clearance forms pre-season  Bring to first game with hard-copy of roster  Game Days: Check online rosters – verify your team’s roster and verify opponent’s roster. Monitor games.
  7. 7. Situations Which Must Be Reported to the League: (1) Any incident involving response of law enforcement or emergency medical services (2) Incidents involving damage to property, including buses or other vehicles (3) Physical or verbal altercations, or other unsportsmanlike conduct between players, coaches, spectators or officials (4) Verbal abuse by players, coaches, or spectators directed toward opposing teams, coaches, or officials (5) Public criticism of officials by coaches in news or social media (6) Coach ejection from the game (7) Player ejection from the game All situations which are a violation of the Sportsmanship Rule must be reported to the League. Initial report to the Commissioner as soon as practical, but not later than 24 hours . Follow up with the complete official report within 5 business days. Game Monitoring
  8. 8. Boys High School Division Spring 2014 Coaches Meeting 16 Jan 2014
  9. 9. Agenda 7:00 – 7:05 Introductions and Agenda 7:05 – 7:20 Safety and Risk Management 7:20 – 7:50 NFHS Rules and Points of Emphasis 7:50 – 8:00 Registration Status 8:00 – 8:05 Sideline Management 8:05 – 8:30 HRLax Specific Rules and Procedures 8:30 – 8:40 HRLax Playoffs 8:40 – 8:45 HS State Club Championship 8:45 – 8:55 All-Conference Team 8:55 – 9:00 USL All-American & VHSL Updates
  10. 10. Introductions BHS Commissioner: Wayne Borchers BHS Vice-Commissioner: David Page BHS Operations Manager: Kristi Brown BHS Equipment: Sam Walker Around the room - Coaches/Program Administrators
  11. 11. Safety & Risk Management • Code of Conduct signed by all players, coaches, and parents • Have an Emergency Plan (with you at practices/games) • Safe Sport Environment:  All coaches fall under the Virginia Mandatory Report Law – any suspected abuse must be reported to Child Protective Services  If suspected abuse involves the league in any way (event or personnel), after reporting to CPS, inform Commissioner or HRLax Board of the report as soon as possible
  12. 12. Safe Sport Environment HRLax has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse Protect the Players The Law • Mandatory Report applies to Athletic Coaches, Directors or other persons 18 years of age or older, …volunteering with a private sports organization or team • Anything suspected must be reported to CPS as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours after suspicion
  13. 13. Safe Sport Environment (continued) Follow these Best Practices: • Make it clear to parents they are free to approach you with concerns • Never allow yourself to be alone with a player • Avoid giving rides to players • Don’t call, text, or have 1-on-1 discussions outside of practice  Meet with or text team captains as a group  Keep 1-on-1 discussions with players in sight of others • Beware of spending extra time with or attention on one player • Never ask a player to keep a conversation private from their parents
  14. 14.  The program administrator and the team’s coach shall exclude from participation any athlete who has suffered serious illness or injury, until such time as the athlete has been pronounced physically fit to participate by a physician.  Any athlete exhibiting any signs of concussion SHALL be removed from play or practice regardless of whether a bump or fall was observed.  Removed from play and player’s parent/guardian contacted  Player must have a properly signed HRLax Return-to-Play form before returning  Preseason Baseline Testing is highly recommended.  Local hospitals and sports fitness companies offer baseline testing for small groups at reduced pricing (approx. $10 per player)  Baseline tests can assist physicians in assessing an athletes readiness to return to play Injuries
  15. 15. Bollinger (USL member) Insurance Covered:  USL Member for catastrophic medical coverage for accidental injuries  Secondary coverage  $500 deductible boys HS player & coaches  $2500 deductible adult male player  Coach – personal liability for Bodily Injury or Property Damage Not Covered:  Personal transportation liability – must rely on personal automobile coverage  Box Lacrosse - (Field lacrosse played indoors with no boarding is ok)  Sickness, illness, or bodily conditions (heart attack, stroke, asthma attack)  Loss resulting from insured being intoxicated or under influence or narcotics  Team damages to property (unless 100% coaches and players are members)  Messing around with lacrosse ball in non-scheduled events  Group liability unless 100% coaches and players are members
  16. 16. Pause for New NFHS Rules and Points of Emphasis Presented by HRLOA
  17. 17. Sportsmanship Compete with Class and Honor the Game Emphasize the importance of good sportsmanship in pre-season meetings Consider:  Check out the US Lacrosse Keeper of Lacrosse Program  Play in the spirit of the game  Honor traditions  Promote the virtues of honor, integrity and respect  Encourage acts of good sportsmanship  Value the importance of teamwork  Own the responsibility and connection to the greater community  Having parents sign a code of conduct  Using the USL/PCA Sportsmanship card program Know the HRLax League Sportsmanship Rules (Team Regulations 3.090)
  18. 18. Communication • The HRLax League expects clear, calm, and professional communication at all times. This includes all interactions with officials, players and parents at the field, both practice and game. The league also expects professional communications to players, parents, and league officials in written correspondence/emails. • Remember, you are representing not only your HS team, but the league and the lacrosse community. If we don't treat our position professionally, we should not expect others to view us as "professionals".
  19. 19. Registration Numbers Team Coaches Players Team Coaches Players Grafton HS 2 18 Cox HS 3 21 Menchville HS 1 3 First Colonial HS 0 4 Poquoson HS 2 22 Grassfield HS 3 41* Tabb HS 2 31 Great Bridge HS 3 27 York HS 3 22 Hickory HS 3 31 Williamsburg 3 26 Kellam HS 2 22 Gloucester 3 19 Maury HS 2 9 Princess Anne HS 2 10 Currituck HS 2 4 Western Branch 2 13 * Registration numbers support a JV team
  20. 20. Sideline Management • All Adults on the Player Sideline must be registered and cleared HRLax Coaches or Administrators  2014 HRLax Coach Credentials must be displayed • Only the Official Timekeepers, Scorekeepers, and players serving penalties are allowed in the Table Area • Keep players in their team area – out of Coaches or Table Areas • If any altercation occurs: Coach responsibility is to freeze their bench, player responsibility is to hold their position.
  21. 21. • Seniors may not play on JV teams • No player may move from the Varsity to the JV roster • JV players may play in a Varsity game up to three times  After the third game, the JV player must be assigned to the Varsity roster for the remainder of the season  List JV player in the Varsity scorebook for that game • No player may play in both a JV & Varsity game in the same day • Players may play, at a maximum, the number of regular season league games scheduled for one team League Rules and Procedures
  22. 22. • If a situation warrants, the BHS Commissioner or Operations Manager may request team scan and email the game scorebook page showing roster and penalty sections to the league following a game • All players on the sidelines, dressed for the game, shall be listed on the game’s roster • Duplicate numbers on jerseys shall not be permitted on the same team League Rules and Procedures (continued)
  23. 23. HRLax Playoffs • The top eight D1, top three D2, and a wild card team (D1 #9 or D2 #4) shall advance to the HRLax League playoffs • Seeding shall be determined by end-of-season record  Ties will be broken by head-to-head record of regular season games  Three-way ties will be broken by regular season games between the three teams only:  Least goals allowed in regular season games with the other two teams
  24. 24. 31 May – State Club Championships • Boys teams will be selected by their regional chapter to compete for the Virginia High School Club champion. • Format in revision – will be finalized 21 January • 2 teams from HRLax • 2 out of area teams • Round-Robin Play • Eligibility is exclusive to teams representing public high schools or geographic zones similar to a high school attendance zone. • “Select” teams are not eligible. • All games will be held at one location in the Richmond area
  25. 25. All-Conference Team • Each HEAD varsity coach is asked to identify up to seven players from their team to be considered for recognition:  2 attack  2 midfield  2 defensive  1 goalie  1 Specialty (LSM or FOGO) • Players must of outstanding character, in good academic standing in their school, and demonstrate good sportsmanship and safe play.
  26. 26. All-Conference Team (continued) • Expect a mandatory Head Coach meeting May 3rd or 4th to discuss, and vote, for the All-Conference Team • Coaches will be allowed to vote for up to 3 attack players, 3 midfielders, 3 defense, 1 goalie, and 1 Specialty (LSM or FOGO) • Coaches WILL NOT be allowed to vote for their own players • Naming of players – Based on the votes of coaches the following players will be selected:  3 players each on 1st team, 2nd team, honorable mention team for attack, midfield, and defense players  1 player each to 1st team, 2nd team, and honorable mention team for goalies
  27. 27. US Lacrosse All-American/Academic All-Academic Criteria & Selections • USL establishing Hampton Roads Region for nomination & selection • Current USL proposal for the Hampton Roads Region (pending approval of USL subcommittee):  3 All American  1 Academic All-American  Nomination for the Bob Scott award • HRLax Player Participation and Assignment Zoning Rule was instrumental in formation of regional selection process  Player zoning wavers could disqualify a team ‘s eligibility
  28. 28. VHSL Status Update • Hampton Roads Chapter establishing inroads for VHSL inclusion • Requires coordinated effort with unified voice per district • Potential School Concerns  Cost Issues: Coach Stipend, Transportation and Equipment maintenance  Liability Issues  Athletic Director Issues: Additional work, limited resources • First steps  Produce consolidated informational brochures for distribution  Develop approach strategy to engage school leadership  Prepare initial visits with school officials • Initial information indicates an 8 school minimum  Does not have to be an entire district
  29. 29. Thanks for your participation!

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