RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR COACHES AND PLAYERS
OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
To implant firmly, in the members of St. Lawrence
teams, the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty,
courage and respect for authority.
Coaches, at the beginning of their respective
seasons, will formally instruct all their players on the
rules and regulations of St. Lawrence and of their league.
Coaches must also inform their players and parents of their
own team rules. It is recommended that a copy of these
rules be given to each player. A copy of the team rules
should also be given to the coordinator of that particular
As part of their team rules, coaches must indicate
the appropriate chain of command for the dealing of
grievances. Complaints must be addressed in the following
Board of Directors
1. Boys and girls, who are members of St. Lawrence parish or
attend St. Lawrence School and who desire to play a
particular sport, must play for St. Lawrence Athletic
Association sponsored teams. Failure to do so will result
in a one year suspension from the date of that particular
sport. If St. Lawrence does not offer a particular sport
students are free to play wherever they choose.
A child may play for a St. Lawrence team and another
team during a season (example; soccer, boy’s basketball).
However, they may not play for another team in their own
league or conference. If conflicts occur the player must
play for their St. Lawrence team first.
If a student is caught playing for a team other than
St. Lawrence during league games the following will take
1. First offense
- 1 game suspension
Second offense- Expulsion from that sport for the
rest of the season.
4. Every effort must be made to fill teams with children
from St. Lawrence and any other organization with whom the
Athletic Association has made prior agreement.
Team members must participate within their own grade
or age level.
All team members will participate in all games as
directed by their respective league or by the Athletic
Association. Tournament games are optional, unless otherwise
directed by a particular league or tournament committee.
Teams are eligible to enter two tournaments per
season at the expense of the Athletic Association.
Coordinators should conduct a coaches’ meeting at the
beginning of their season.
Coaches during their season will attend Athletic
Association meetings or send a qualified representative.
COACHES are responsible for the return of all
equipment and uniforms.
Equipment manager shall make arrangements with the
coaches or sport coordinator for the issuing and the
returning of uniforms and equipment
Coaches must instruct players that uniforms are to be
changed as soon as possible after a game.
Coaches are to inform players to clean uniforms and
return them on a date to be set by the coach. This date
should be no longer than ONE MONTH after the season ends.
Players and their parents are responsible for
maintaining their uniforms. Players will be charged for any
uniform lost, damaged or not returned. The charge will be
at the replacement value.
Any coach, player or parent who, by his/her own
words, deeds or actions are in any way detrimental to the
St. Lawrence Athletic Association, the parish or the school
shall be suspended or reprimanded by the President or
Athletic Director. Any suspension or reprimand may be
appealed to the Board of Directors. Any coach who knowingly
plays an ineligible player shall be suspended or
Coaches shall have complete decision making
responsibility for the management of their team. However,
as stated in item 2, every player should be presented with a
copy of the team rules to prevent misunderstandings. It
should be made clear that any violation of stated team rules
or Athletic Association rules could lead to suspension or
dismissal from the team. Any player who is suspended or
dismissed from a team has the right to request a hearing
before the Athletic board, provided they followed the
appropriate chain of command as stated in item 2. This
request, if possible, should be made in writing to the
Secretary. A hearing will be scheduled as soon as
possible. If a parent has a complaint with a particular
coach, the appropriate chain of command must be followed.
Coaches should advise their coordinator about any
problems that exist with a player or parent and attempt to
resolve the problem before proceeding with further action.
Any person under age 18, who is coaching in any of
the Athletic Association sponsored sports, may attend
meeting and participate in discussion concerning their
sport, but may not vote on any matter.
Players shall be responsible to know, understand and
to follow the rules and regulations of the Association.