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Policies and Procedures


Mission Statement

The Everett Lacrosse Club is dedicated to organizing, developing and promoting the sport of lacrosse within the Everett and Marysville School Districts. The club seeks to honor the game by instilling values of scholastic achievement, sportsmanship and teamwork while fielding competitive lacrosse teams throughout the program.

Everett Lacrosse Club in pursuit of it mission statement will comply with and align with league associations that operate under compliance of WA Senate Bill Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex (ESSB 5967 – 2009-10), WA House Bill Management of Concussion and Head Injuries (EHB 1824), WA Senate Bill Sudden Cardiac Arrest Act (SB 5083 – 2015-16) and the Federal Safe Sport Act of 2017 (Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse) 

Requirements for members (Coaches, Managers, Staff, Players)

Head Coach (Applies to Assistant Coaches)

  1. Maintain an active US Lacrosse Coach membership in good standing which includes:
    1. Maintain an annual ‘Green light’ background check through US lacrosse/National Center for Safety Initiatives, LLC (NCSI)
  2. Attain a minimum of US lacrosse level 1 certification which includes:
    1. Positive Coaching Alliance ‘Double Goal Coach’ training
  3. Maintain good standings in ELC and associated league compliance which includes:
    1. Annual US Center for SafeSport (safesport.org) training/certification
    2. Annual NFHS/CDC (nfhslearn.com) concussion management/prevention in sports training/certification
    3. Annual NFHS/Simon’s Heart (nfhslearn.com) sudden cardiac education training/certification
    4. At least 1 current First aid, CPR, AED trained/certified staff on field at all times
  4. Ensure that there are a minimum of two coaches at the field at all times of your ELC event
  5. Signed ELC Coach Code of Conduct

Team Managers/Hygiene coordinators

  1. Maintain an annual ‘Green light’ background check through National Center for Safety Initiatives, LLC (NCSI)
  2. Signed ELC Staff Code of Conduct

Board members

  1. Maintain an annual ‘Green light’ background check through National Center for Safety Initiatives, LLC (NCSI)
  2. Signed ELC Board Member Code of Conduct

Players/ Player parents

  1. Signed ELC Player Code of Conduct and Signed Parent Code of Conduct

Requirement Tracking, Monitoring and Protocol

  • ELC Division Presidents/VPs are responsible for attaining certifications and proof of training of their Coaches, managers/coordinators, players and parents of players.
  • ELC VP of Operations of is responsible for attaining ‘green light’ background checks of all ELC Board Members
  • ELC VP of Operations of is responsible for tracking and reporting of all ELC member compliance requirements and reports activity to the ELC Board
  • Out of compliance members are not allowed to carry out or perform their position
  • All code of conduct are completed electronically or by paper

Violation reporting procedures and disciplinary plan

Conduct code violation

  • Conduct code violations can/should be reported to any ELC board member by any member or non-member.
  • ELC Board will timely discuss violation and assign fact finding tasks to specific board members to retrieve.
  • ELC board to provide warning or notification of membership suspension directly to members who are suspended as a result the finding the of an ELC code violation. Notification will be provided by e-mail and/or mail to the addresses listed in the member’s ELC Membership Account.
  • ELC has a ‘three strikes’ policy on warnings whereas the third strike is automatic membership suspension.
  • Suspension term is determined by the board
  • Conduct code violation appeals:
    • The appeals process is intended to serve those with indiscretions that do not pose an imminent threat to the safety and well-being of youth athletes or others. ELC reserves the right to determine the severity of any indiscretion and terminate membership immediately.
    • Appeals must be received in writing (email is acceptable) within 20 days of ELC board notification and should be addressed to the President, VP Operations, or Secretary of the club.
    • On a timely basis, the ELC board will reconvene to discuss plead and/or new information and respond with a determination or needed additional proceedings to member.

Child abuse reporting

Under Federal Law and US Lacrosse policy, all US Lacrosse Employees, National Team Staff and Volunteers, and adult Participants are Mandatory Reporters. Individuals that fall under any of these designated roles are required to immediately report any suspicions or allegations of child abuse or neglect, including child sexual abuse, to law enforcement and child protective services. Furthermore, under US Lacrosse Policy, an online US Lacrosse Safe Sport Report must also be completed and
submitted to the US Lacrosse Safe Sport Program.

  • Immediately, or as soon as possible, call Snohomish County Child Abuse Hotline: 866-ENDHARM (866-363-4276) (Child Welfare/Child Protective Services if the abuse is occurring within the family or home or Law Enforcement if the suspected abuser is someone outside the family) to make a verbal report. If the child is in imminent danger, call 9-1-1. 
  • Inform the agency that you are a Mandated Reporter.
  • File an online report within 36 hours of your verbal report with SafeSport (https://www.uslacrosse.org/safesportreport)

Emergency and first aid

  • First aid kits and instructions are distributed to every head coach and are required to bring to each of their ELC events
  • Additional first aid materials as well as AED devices are stored at main fields for ELC
  • Emergency procedures for events like inclement weather, lighting, earthquake and fire are discussed with each coach and are published on the ELC website for reference

Variance Policy (adopted 2024-04-24)

Section 1: Variance Policy

The Everett Seawolves Boys Lacrosse program aims to provide a positive and inclusive playing experience for all athletes residing within our program boundaries (as defined by the North Sound Youth Lacrosse League). As we work to build our program, the organization is unlikely to approve requests for variance to other clubs.

Section 2: Variance Requests

Players residing within the Everett Seawolves program boundaries who wish to play for another team in the league may submit a request for variance via email to the President of the board (president@everettlacrosseclub.org).  Requests must be submitted by January 1 to be considered.  Approval will be based on considering player development and team needs. Extenuating circumstances (e.g., a documented hardship that would preclude an athlete's participation in the sport if the variance is denied) will be considered.

Section 3: Appeals Process

Denial of a variance request can be appealed by sending a written explanation to the President of the board via email (president@everettlacrosseclub.org) within 7 days of having been notified of the initial denial.  Appeals will be considered by the board, and the board’s decision will be final.  The requesting family will be notified of the final decision.