Rules, Facts, Worth-to-Know

Practise Attendance

 

 

All players are accountable to their coaches and teammates. You don’t have to announce your attendance – you have to inform your coach if you DON’T ATTEND practice or a game.

All players are required to attend all practices. It’s the responsibility of the players/parents to stay informed about the practice schedule (visit website regularly).

If a player misses practice during the week, please TXT or e-mail your coach with a valid excuse. However, if you miss more than one practice during the week, you’re unable to participate in the scheduled game for the week. Coming late four practice in a row – You will sit out the entire game! All equipment has to be worn to all practices.

  • To promote the values of your team and fairness to all, follow these simple rules:
  • Show up every practice
  •  Show up IN TIME; at least 15 minutes early to practice to have time to get dressed and ready to go when the practice is starting.
  • If you’re running late – TXT your coach
  • If you can’t attend, TXT your coach latest 30 min. BEFORE practice starting time

 

the Importance of Being on Time

 

 

Being punctual strengthens and reveals your integrity.

If you tell someone that you will meet them at a specific time, you have primarily made them a promise. And if you say you’ll be there at 5:30, and yet arrive at 5:45, you have fundamentally broken that promise. Being on time shows others that you are a man of your word.

Conclusion: BE ON TIME EVERY PRACTICE, EVERY GAME!

Season Fee Use

 

 

The season fees primarily cover our operating expenses and have to be paid latest on 09/21 of a season year. If you can’t pay the full amount at once, we can offer installments. We will never turn down a child who wants to play football even if he cannot pay the fee. For more payment questions, please contact Coach Tim.

  • Primarily your payment is used for
  • Insurance
  • League fee
  • Full Game Equipment Rental (Shoulder Pads, Helmet, Mouthgear, Pants, Game Jersey)
  • Practise Jersey
  • Field Fees
  • Field & Practice Equipment
  • First Aid Kits

FOOTBALL IS AN OUTDOOR SPORT

We do not allow bad weather to deter us from our plans unless it’s real and genuinely inclement where it puts participants at risk. You should know that games and practices are held even though there is precipitation. Therefore, get ready to break out the umbrellas and rain gear.

GAME SIDELINE ETIQUETTE


 

 

Parents play a unique role in the development of their sons and their teammates. Your encouragement and good example will do more to ensure good sportsmanship and self-discipline than any other influence.

Be positive and supportive. Support your child by giving encouragement and showing interest in his or her team. Help your child work toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game.

Once on a game sideline, set a good example. Children learn more by example than by criticism. Work to be a positive role model and reinforce positive behavior in others. Applaud good plays by others on your child’s team as well as good plays by the opposing team.

Do not criticize any child’s performance from the sidelines. Accept the outcome of each game. Teach your child to be gracious in victory and to turn defeat into success by learning and going toward improvement.

The emphasis of NYC LIONS is to create a fun, and safe environment within which players; parents and coaches may enjoy the game of football.

To better achieve that mission, we provide the following Policy for sideline behavior for all NYC Lions parents and spectators. This Policy is not meant to curb enthusiasm for the game, but to channel parental passion in a way that is supportive for the players and coaches.

The Basics

1. Be a fan, not a coach. In other words, encourage without instructing. As a parent, you should not interfere with a coach. The coach is leading your children during games. Parents shouting instructions to their children may directly contradict the whole team, the coach, and leaving the child confused or distracted.

Examples of acceptable encouragement
“Go Lions,” “Keep up the good work,” or “Keep hustling, Lions!”

Examples of inappropriate instruction and/or comments
• Saying “Shoot,” “Boot it,” “Quickly,” “Get wide,” or “Go get the ball;”
• Directing negative comments at your child, any other player or a referee; or
• Using offensive or foul language.

2. Keep your opinions about refereeing to yourself and never under any circumstances, interact with a referee. Referees are symbols of fair play, integrity, and sportsmanship.

No comment to, gesture to or about or interaction with referees by parents is ever appropriate and therefore will not be allowed.

3. Engage other teams’ parents and representatives only in positive ways. Opponents are not enemies. Take care to show excellent hospitality at home and to represent NY Lions positively when visiting other clubs. Never allow yourself to be drawn into a verbal disagreement with opposing parents or coaches.

Overly competitive, aggressive, and inciting behavior from the sideline – including action directed at the opposing team or its fans– is never allowed.

4. Stay on the sidelines. The participants in games and practices are players and their coaches (and referees in games). Spectators are not participants and should always remain well back from the sidelines and within the spectator area during games. Never enter the field during the game (including halftime; exempt Team Mom/Dad to hand out water, halftime snacks, Medical Aid supplies).

Consequences of Violations

NYC Lions parents and guardians are required to adhere to this Policy. Violations of the Policy will be brought before the NYC Lions President for review and possible sanction.

If a parent or guardian violates the Policy at a game or training session, the Coach, Team Manager, field marshal or another club official may:
• Direct the offending parent to leave the field; and
• Refer the matter to the NYC Lions  Director for review and possible further sanction. Sanctions may include but are not necessarily limited to a warning, suspension, probation, and/or dismissal from the NYC Lions. In all cases, the decisions of the President are final.

Final Thoughts
Be positive and supportive. Support your child by giving encouragement and showing interest in his or her team. Help your child work toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game.
Set a good example. Children learn more by example than by criticism. Work to be a positive role model and reinforce positive behavior in others. Applaud good plays by others on your child’s team as well as good plays by the opposing team. Do not criticize any child’s performance from the sidelines. Accept the outcome of each game. Teach your child to be gracious in victory and to turn defeat into success by learning and to work toward improvement.

Support the NYC Lions

Get Involved

Love Football? We’re always seeking volunteers to help.  There are many opportunities to volunteer at NYC Lions.

If you are interested in volunteering, please CONTACT US.

Make a Donation

NYC Lions Youth Football is a 501c3 organization, so your donation is tax-deductible. Click below,  then please enter your donation amount. You can donate with PayPal or credit card.
Thank you for your support!

Become a Sponsor

The NYC Lions are looking forward to another exciting season, and your sponsorship can help make that happen!  Your contribution will make a massive difference for our kids and your business!  We appreciate your consideration and support. Please Email Coach Tim for more information.