Process for Code of Conduct Violations
The following is the processes for violations of the Cannons Lacrosse Code of Conduct:
I. Any violation of the Cannons Lacrosse Club Code of Conduct at any Cannons-sponsored event, to include games, practices and social functions will be received from any of the following parties:
a) Members of the Cannons Lacrosse Club to include:
- Cannons Player
- Cannons Parent
- Cannons Board Member
- Cannons Staff
b) Program Director
d) All others not inclusive above
B. Code of Conduct violations will be accepted through the Cannons Board or Program Director from the following:
- Opposing Players
- Opposing Parents
- Opposing Board Members and Staff
- Central Texas Youth Lacrosse Association
- Others at the discretion of the Cannons Lacrosse Club Board
II. First Offense Code of Conduct Violation: Upon receipt of a Code of Conduct violation, the Cannons Board will proceed as follows:
A. Discovery – document the pertinent facts of the incident(s) and specific violations of the Cannons Lacrosse Code of Conduct.
- For unsubstantiated complaints, the Cannons Board may forego further action
- For heinous violations of the Code of Conduct that jeopardize the viability of the Cannons Lacrosse Club such as threatening behavior, the Board may move to immediate suspension pending further investigation.
B. For substantiated Code of Conduct violations, a representative of the Cannons Board or Program Director will discuss the violation with the violating participant within one week of the report, or prior to the next Cannons event. This discussion may occur via e-mail, text, phone or in-person. If the Cannons Board has attempted to contact the Violator three separate times in at least two separate formats (e.g., email, phone, text, IM, etc.), then the Violator is considered contacted.
C. The Cannons Board member must document any conversations with the violator in preparation for further action as part of the Discovery phase.
D. As part of the conversation with the Violator, the Board member or Program Director will discuss how to remain within the Cannons Code of Conduct and reissue the Code of Conduct.
E. Once the above steps are completed, the complaint originator will be notified that their complaint has been discussed by the Cannons Board.
III. Second Offense Code of Conduct Violation
A. A second offense of the Code of Conduct requires expeditious action by the Cannons Board of Directors. When a second offense of the Code of Conduct is received and substantiated, the violator is immediately suspended from Cannons activities.
- Upon receipt of a second offense Code of Conduct violation, the Cannons Board will document the pertinent facts and determine whether this is a continuation of the first offense or a separate offense. If the Second Offense violation is unsubstantiated, the Board may forego further action.
- If the Second Offense is a continuation of the First Offense, the Violator is suspended for a minimum of two games to include attendance at any Cannons functions.
- If the Second Offense is unrelated to the First Offense, it is at the Board’s discretion whether to treat as a First or Second Offense, taking into consideration the nature of both offenses and other pertinent facts.
- After Discovery and Board discussion, a member of the Cannons Board will further discuss as stated in IIB above with the Violator to explain how they violated the Code of Conduct within one week of receipt of the substantiated complaint.
IV. Suspension from Cannons Lacrosse Activities
A. In the event a Code of Conduct Violation has caused a suspension, the below steps must be followed:
- The Violator will not be allowed to attend Cannons Lacrosse events to include games and practices for at least two weeks.
- After completion of a two-game suspension, the Violator may request in writing a reinstatement that will include:
a) How they violated the Code of Conduct
b) What steps they will do to prevent further Code of Conduct Violations
c) Acknowledgment that continued Code of Conduct violations may jeopardize their child’s participation in Cannons Lacrosse Club activities.
d) Accommodations may be made for those who have difficulties in providing a written statement if the Cannons Board judges the intent is sincere and the difficulties are legitimate.