GYL Statement on Player/Family Commitment
In order to ensure that all of our players’ spring seasons are fulfilling and productive, GYL
adheres to a straight forward commitment policy. A player’s first unexcused absence from a
practice or a game will result in he or she sitting out half a game. A second unexcused absence
will result in sitting out an entire game. Following a third unexcused absence, the player’s case
will be referred to the GYL Board for review. Players may be dismissed if the Board determines
they have failed to show sufficient dedication to their team. Late arrivals or early departures,
due to unexcused conflicts, will be treated as absences.
GYL understands that our players have many commitments, and we excuse all mandatory
school, religious, and family conflicts. GYL promotes all players participating in multiple sports,
for balanced development, and so we also excuse conflicts with winter sport “post-seasons” for
hockey, skiing, basketball, swimming, etc. GYL is respectful of family spring break vacations,
and will excuse those conflicts as well. Outside of these exceptions, we ask that all players
commit to GYL as their spring season’s primary extracurricular activity. If you can navigate other
activities around GYL, that is your family’s decision.
This commitment policy isn't about punishing those who miss, it's about supporting the players
and coaches who are committed to their teams, and have made a choice to play for GYL over
other things. It is not fair to have spots go to players who are less than 100% committed.