Parent Coach Club Communication Guidelines


  • Practice and tournament schedule
  • Schedule changes by team
  • Other team-specific news/updates


  • Philosophy of the coach
  • Expectations the coach has for your daughter as well as the other players on the team


  • Try out dates
  • Player development model
  • Club expectations
  • Club-wide camps and clinics
  • Club-wide field closures
  • Other club-wide news


Appropriate concerns to discuss with coaches

  • Advice for how to help your daughter improve.
  • Concerns about your daughter’s behavior, progress, or other issue affecting her lacrosse.
  • The mental or physical treatment of your daughter.

Concerns not appropriate to discuss with coaches

  • Playing time
  • Team strategy
  • Play calling
  • Other athletes

Setting up a meeting with coach and parent

There may be situations that require a discussion between the coach and parent. These are encouraged. When these meetings are necessary, please follow the procedure below to help produce a resolution so that everyone feels satisfied.

  • First, have your daughter speak with the coach. If the issue has not been resolved, the parent should make an appointment to meet with the coach.
  • Please do not attempt to confront a coach before or after a contest or practice. These can be emotional times for both the parent and the coach.
  • If the meeting with the coach did not resolve the issue, parents are always welcome to set up an appointment with Jenna Ries, MC Elite’s Executive Director.
  • Additional guidelines
    1. Realize that as parents you represent MC Elite.
    2. Parents are asked to please not attend practice.
    3. Recognize that good sportsmanship is more important than victory by approving and applauding good team play, individual skill, and outstanding examples of sportsmanship and fair play exhibited by either team.
    4. Recognize that since the primary purpose of club lacrosse is to promote player development through athleticism, individual skills, and developing a team-oriented understanding of the game, whether a team wins or loses is of secondary importance.
    5. Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
    6. Respect the judgment and integrity of the officials, realizing that their decisions are based upon game conditions as they observe them.
    7. Please don’t gossip. It only hurts the players, program, and families!