It is the responsibility of all stakeholders within interscholastic athletics:
- To emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play.
- To eliminate all possibilities which tend to destroy the best values of the game.
- To stress values derived from playing the game fairly.
- To show courtesy to visiting teams and officials.
- To establish positive relationships between visitors and hosts.
- To respect the integrity and judgment of sports officials.
- To achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game and the standards of eligibility.
- To encourage leadership, use of initiative and good judgment by the players on the team.
- To recognize that the purpose of athletics is to promote the physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well being of the individual athletes.
- To remember that all athletic contests are only games.
THE PLAYER AGREES TO…
* Always play by the rules.
* Never argue with an official. When a call is disputed they will let the coach or team captain handle it.
* Remember that they are playing because they enjoy the sport. Winning is fun, but so are many other things about the game.
* Should never berate my opponent by trash talking, taunting or showboating.
* Work at achieving my personal best and not get discouraged if it is not the best. There will always be better and lesser players than me.
* Show appreciation for good players and good plays, even by opponents.
* Control their temper and not be a show-off.
* Play fairly at all times.
THE PARENT/GUARDIAN AGREES TO…
* Remember that young athletes should always play for their fun.
* Teach my young athlete that honest effort is as important as winning.
* Provide plenty of encouragement to my young athlete because that’s the best way to help him/her learn.
* Teach my young athlete that officials are important parts of the game and never question their honesty.
* Encourage all sportsman-like behavior.
* Applaud the value and effort of volunteers, coaches and officials.
* Remember that young athletes will only learn what we teach them. Fair play and good sportsmanship begin at home.
* Encourage fair play at all times.