Please type "YES" that you understand and agree to follow all rules of conduct while participating in all recreational activities sponsored by the City of Lowell.
Code of Conduct Policy:
The City of Lowell Parks and Recreation department strives to provide high quality sports programs and is dependent on participants, officials, spectators, and the City of Lowell Parks and Recreation staff to all work together to create an environment that is conducive to the recreation and enjoyment of all participants. With this end in mind, the following rules of conduct while participating in any City of Lowell Athletics Programs have been established.
Sportsmanlike conduct by players towards the opposition, officials, spectators, and Lowell Parks and Recreation staff is mandatory. Conduct yourself in a manner that is respectful to all.
Follow all established and posted rules, written and/or verbal rules specific to the athletic program, and any direction or requests from officials and/or The City of Lowell Parks and Recreation staff.
Respect all City of Lowell Athletics and facility property, as well as the property of other participants.
Limit active play to only those areas designated for it.
Derogatory or unsportsmanlike conduct, including, but not limited to, the use of profanity or demeaning language, intimidation, taunting, teasing and/or ridiculing or any other abusive and/or harassing language or behavior towards players, coaches, managers, teams, spectators, officials, or the Lowell Parks and Recreation staff.
Engaging in disruptive and/or disorderly behavior or conduct that endangers one’s self or others and/or damages or defaces The City of Lowell Parks and Recreation Athletics or facility property.
Smoking or using tobacco (in any form) in any area of the facility or premises on which a City of Lowell Athletics Program is being held. (Smoke in designated areas is permitted)
Using drugs, alcohol, or any other intoxicating substance while at the facility or premises on which a The City of Lowell Athletics Program is being held or being under the influence of such substances.
Violation of the Code of Conduct Policy
The City of Lowell Parks and Recreation department, or authorized designee, shall have the authority to administer immediate disciplinary action to individual players, coaches, managers, spectators, and officials for violations of this Code of Conduct, including, but not limited to: suspension and/or removal; forfeiture of game(s); and/or expulsion of teams, coaches, or managers from The City of Lowell Athletics Programs for up to one (1) year. The severity of the violation and/or the frequency of occurrence will determine the appropriate course of action. Some Code of Conduct violations may also subject the violator to criminal prosecution in addition to any sanctions administered by the City. Any and all situations not specifically covered in this Code of Conduct and that require disciplinary action shall be acted upon by The City of Lowell Parks and Recreation staff, or their authorized designee, and all such actions shall become part of this Code of Conduct. An individual receiving disciplinary action pursuant to this Code of Conduct must abide by the decision at the time of enforcement. Said individual may submit, no later than 24 hours after the incident, a protest, in written form (email is ok), to The City of Lowell Parks and Recreation Department. All decisions by the City on appeal are final.