SPORTSMANSHIP AND SPECTATOR POLICIES
SPORTSMANSHIP POLICIES FOR ATHLETES
Learn and understand the rules of your sport. Play hard, play to win, but play fairly within the rules.
Maintain self-control. Do not allow your temper to distract you from the fundamentals of good sportsmanship.
Respect your opponent. Never taunt. Congratulate him or her at the game’s end. Acknowledge good play.
Respect the integrity and judgment of officials. Never question the decision of officials.
Be an example for your school, teammates, and opponents.
A player who is disqualified from a contest for un-sportsman-like behavior by an official is prohibited from playing in the next regularly scheduled contest.
A player who strikes or otherwise physically assaults an official will be subject to an extended suspension from athletic competition. A physical confrontation with an official is any incident which a player strikes, bumps, or otherwise physically intimidates an official prior to, during or after a contest or game.
CONDUCT POLICIES FOR SPECTATORS
Spectators are an important part of the games and are encouraged to conform to accepted standards of good sportsmanship and behavior.
Spectators should at all times respect officials, visiting coaches, players, and cheerleaders as guest in the community and extend all courtesies to them.
Enthusiastic cheering for one’s own team is encouraged.
Booing, whistling, stamping of the feet, and disrespectful remarks shall be avoided.
There is no ringing of bells, sounds of horns at indoor contest during play. Anyone who does not abide by this rule will be asked to leave the premise.
Pep bands or school bands, under the supervision of school personnel, may play during time-outs, between periods, or at half-time. Bands must coordinate play so as not to interfere with a cheerleading squad on the floor or field.
The throwing of debris, confetti, or other objects from stands is prohibited. Offending individuals will be asked to leave the premises.
During a free throw in basketball, all courtesies should be extended.
Spectators should encourage each other to observe courteous behavior. Improper behavior should be reported to the school authorities.
Spectators will observe the rules of local school concerning smoking, food and drink consumption, littering and parking.
Spectators will respect and obey all school officials and supervisors at athletic events.
Good sportsmanship is as much a part of the game as scoring and if you are unable to conduct yourself accordingly, you will be asked to leave the contest.