CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing by emailing email@example.com.
- Cancellation seven days before the start of the season - 100% Refund. Refunds can only be issued to the original form of payment.
- Cancellation less than seven days before the start of the season - 100% Credit Issued. Players can use the League Credit for any future Atlanta Lacrosse League season.
- Cancellation after season starts - 0% Refund or Credit. Cancellation after the start of the season is not eligible for any refunds. If you are concerned about losing your registration fee, we encourage you to look at REGSAVER. TeamSnap, our League Management System, has partnered with REGSAVER insurance by AIG to offer you protection on your registration fee in case you can't play.
If a team/league is canceled or combined due to insufficient registration, players will be notified before the team/league start date and receive a full refund.
We do NOT give refunds because of conflicts with other activities after the refund deadlines published above. While we understand and encourage children to have multiple activities, once we make commitments to procure fields, hire coaches, and sponsor teams, we can not allow players to withdraw and receive a refund. If you're wondering why we have a clear and defined refund policy, we recommend reading this blog post which summarizes our stance: https://blog.ground.work/blog/2017/7/24/why-youth-sports-no-refunds
Any players unable to play due to COVID-19 will not be allowed refunds. While we understand the virus is something that is unpredictable, we cannot honor any refunds due to the virus impacting you or your family.
Body Checking Policy
Defenseless Player: There shall be no body checking at any level on a player in a defenseless position (a “defenseless player”). This includes but is not limited to the following:
- body checking a player from his “blind side”;
- body checking a player who has his head down in an attempt to play a loose ball;
- body checking a player whose head is turned away to receive a pass, even if that player turns toward the contact immediately before the body check.
NOTE: Sports medicine research indicates that the severity of specific injuries may be reduced if a player can anticipate and prepare himself for an oncoming hit. Game officials should be especially alert to blindside checks.
Restricted body checking:
No body checks on a defenseless player.
No Excessive Body Checks (“Takeout Checks”) are permitted. Excessive Body Checks/“Takeout Checks” include, but are not limited to, contact such as the following: Any body checks considered more aggressive or more physical than necessary to stop the advancement of the player carrying the ball or to keep or move a player away from a loose ball. This includes but is not limited to:
- any check in which a player makes contact with sufficient force and perceived intent to knock down the opposing player;
- any check in which a player makes contact with sufficient force and perceived intent to injure the opposing player; and
- any check made in a reckless or intimidating manner.
Targeting the Head/Neck: US Lacrosse draws particular attention to NCAA Rule 5 Section 3, which prohibits targeting the head or neck, quoted below: A player shall not initiate contact to an opponent’s head or neck with a cross-check or any part of his body (head, elbow, shoulder, etc.) or stick. Any follow-through that contacts the head or neck shall also be considered a violation of this rule. PENALTY — One, two, or three-minute non-releasable foul at the referee’s discretion. Excessive violation of this rule may result in an ejection from the game.
A participant suspected of sustaining a concussion or a head injury in the competition shall be removed from competition based on evaluation and determination by any Atlanta Lacrosse League Official. However, suppose an officially licensed athletic trainer or other qualified medical professional is on-site and available to render such an evaluation. In that case, that person shall always have final authority to remove or return to play the participant.
Any Atlanta Lacrosse League participant who has been removed from competition due to a head injury or suspected concussion may not return to Atlanta Lacrosse League activities until the participant has been evaluated by a currently licensed medical professional trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and receives written clearance to return to play from that licensed practitioner.
Atlanta Lacrosse recommends that all decisions be made in the player's best interest and that they sit out when any doubt exists regarding the participants' health. For more information, please check out the CDC CONCUSSION WEBSITE and US LACROSSE CONCUSSION AWARENESS.