The mission of Johns Creek Jr. Gladiator program is to teach the game of lacrosse to girls in the 2nd through 8th grades who will feed into Johns Creek High School (JCHS). We are committed to teaching sportsmanship, the power of teamwork, and helping each child develop to her fullest as a lacrosse player in order to develop a strong foundation for the JCHS program.
Our coaches take pride in offering a positive and fun lacrosse experience. They are teachers of the game as well as teachers of character and sportsmanship. The JCHS program will support this effort with their coaching staff and current and former players.
We expect our players to consistently be at all practices, be ready to start on time, and commit fully throughout the entire practice. We expect our players to lead the league in sportsmanlike behavior. We will not tolerate disrespectful behavior towards coaches, teammates, competitors, parents, or officials from either parents or players.
We expect our players to become well-conditioned athletes during the season.
We expect our parents to lead by example and demonstrate great sportsmanship towards our opponents, referees, and fans. We expect parents to support their children in arriving to practices and games on time, fully dressed and with all the right equipment. Parents will also need to be prepared to participate in game day activities when needed (i.e. time-keeper, score keeper, appropriate cheering on the sidelines).
We expect our coaches to facilitate a healthy learning environment for their team and to focus on improving the progress the team makes regarding effort and teamwork in addition to the outcome of a game or record. Our coaches will instill a positive attitude in all players and will conduct themselves and their team in a manner that represents our program well. We expect our coaches to attend coaching clinics and attain certifications to enable them to help our players even more.