Code of Ethics

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.



* 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.



* 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.