The Mission Statement the Jackson Hole Lacrosse Club reads as follows:
“To introduce and grow a community-based program that offers all youth in Jackson Hole, regardless of economic status, the opportunity to discover, embrace and participate in the sport of lacrosse, and to grow the sport while maintaining the highest ethical standards, providing quality coaching and instruction, and protecting and enhancing the well-being of participants in a safe and respectful environment.” (emphasis added)
In addition, the JHLC Policy Manual has a Safety Section:
JHLC emphasizes safety throughout the organization and agrees with the US Lacrosse Code of conduct section which states that “The safety and welfare of the players are of primary importance.” Participants are required to have and utilize proper equipment. Players with inadequate or improper equipment will not be allowed on the practice or playing field. Players and coaches are to promote safety on and off the field. Lacrosse is a physical sport and accidents, and injuries, can and do occur.”
JHLC is currently in the process of drawing up safety and concussion protocols that will be posted in this section of the website. In the interim, you can find Concussion Fact Sheets for coaches and parents (prepared by Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center) by clicking on the JHLC Documents tab on the left side of the website homepage and opening the JHLC Safety Documents Folder, or by cutting and pasting this link in your browser: http://jacksonholelacrosse.com/Documents.asp?n=102216&org=pasc.jacksonholelacrosse.com, and then opening the JHLC Safety Documents Folder.
Also in the interim, JHLC would like to direct parents of girls who are concerned about concussion risk to a webpage of the Florida High School Athletic Association. In 2015, FHSAA mandated the use of protective headgear for girls’ teams. While JHLC does not mandate such headgear or recommend any specific headgear, JHLC believes the links on the FHSAA webpage may be helpful to parents/players wishing to look into protective headgear. The link is: http://www.fhsaa.org/news/2015/0115.
JHLC WEATHER POLICY
In an effort to be clear and consistent across all JHLC teams for the benefit of player, parent and coach planning, lacrosse practice will occur rain or shine for all teams. In the instance where there is a threat of lightening, under US Lacrosse guidelines, practice may be delayed and/or cancelled by the coach. In the event practice is cancelled, the team manager and/or coach will send a text to the parents to pick up their player. Best efforts will be made to take cover in cars or nearby buildings, but it is important for parents to make arrangements for pick up as soon as possible.