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               MOORESTOWN LACROSSE CLUB   GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

1.      A grievance may be lodged by any person for any violation of the Moorestown Lacrosse 
      Club’s Code of Conduct (US Lacrosse Code of Conduct - attached) or for any violation 
      of local, state or federal law. 
2.      No grievance will be accepted from any person who: (i) fails to observe the Club’s mandatory
      24 hour cooling off period prior to speaking to a coach, Club or league official about a grievance, 
      (ii) is acting in violation of the Moorestown Lacrosse Club’s Code of Conduct (US Lacrosse 
      Code of Conduct), (iii) has engaged in any threatening, abusive or harassing conduct, including 
      verbal abuse, (iv) has failed to seek to bring the matter to the attention of the team coach, or  
      appropriate Program VP (VP Boys or VP Girls) after the expiration of the mandatory cooling 
      off period, (v) fails to file the written grievance within two weeks of the incident in question.
3.      No grievance will be accepted that seeks to challenge coaching decisions. For this purpose a 
      coaching decision includes, but is not limited to playing time, position assignments, starting 
      assignments and lacrosse strategy.  Playing time in games is directly influenced by the player’s 
      demonstrated commitment as outlined the Moorestown Lacrosse Club’s Commitment Letter 
      (attached).
4.      A valid grievance must be in writing, explain the nature of the grievance, the circumstances and 
      indicate the specific provision of the Code of Conduct that was violated using the Moorestown 
      Lacrosse Club’s Grievance Form (attached).
5.      Details of the grievance are not to be discussed with anyone other than the party(ies) directly 
      involved with resolving the grievance.
6.      A valid grievance must be signed by a parent, coach or player and submitted to the appropriate 
      Program VP (VP – Boys Program; VP Girls Program).
7.      If, the matter is not resolved, then the matter will be reviewed by the Club Official appointed to 
      monitor Code of Conduct compliance (Sportsmanship Liaison Officer).  The Sportsmanship 
      Liaison Officer will attempt to resolve the grievance with the parties amicably and in the best 
      interests of the Club.
8.      The Vice President of the Club will work together with the Sportsmanship Liaison Officer to 
      attempt to resolve the grievance with the parties amicably and in the best interests of the Club.
9.      If the matter is not resolved, the Vice President and the Sportsmanship Liaison Officer may, in 
      their sole discretion, refer the matter to the Executive Council. If the matter is referred to the 
      Executive Council the Vice President and the Sportsmanship Liaison Officer shall present their 
      recommendation for resolving the matter to the Executive Council.
10.  The Executive Council may accept the recommendation of the Vice President and the 
      Sportsmanship Liaison Officer or may decide that it is in the best interests of the Club to resolve 
      the matter in any manner approved by a majority of the members of the Executive Council.
11.  Decisions of the Executive Council are final and will be communicated in writing to the grieving 
      party(ies).
12.  Failure to conform to the Code of Conduct while attending, coaching, officiating,  participating 
      in or watching a Club event (game, practice etc.) will be subject to disciplinary action, including 
      but not limited to the following an any order or comb ination.
           a.       Verbal warning issued by an official, head coach, Club official, or head of league organization
           b.      Written warning
           c.       Game suspension or immediate ejection from event with written documentation of incident 
                  kept on file by organization involved.
      d.      Suspension from multiple events
      e.       Game forfeit determined by official, coach or Club official
      f.        Season suspension or multiple season suspension issued by a Club official or league organization
      g.       Expulsion from the Club
      h.       Warning or suspension issued by any other league organization governed by the Code of 
                 Conduct of the Moorestown Lacrosse Club.