• Always set a goodexample for participants and fans to follow, exemplifying the highest moral andethical behavior.
• Instructparticipants in proper sportsmanship responsibilities and demand that they makesportsmanship the No. 1 priority.
• Respect judgment ofcontest officials, abide by rules of the event and display no behavior thatcould incite fans.
• Treat opposingcoaches, participants and fans with respect. Shake hands with officials and theopposing coach.
• Develop and enforcepenalties for participants who do not abide by sportsmanship standards.
• Treat opponents withrespect. Shake hands prior to and after contests. Do not embarrass, demean,taunt or intimidate your opponent with ridiculing motions, finger pointing ortrash talking.
• Respect judgment of contest officials,abide by rules of the event and display no behavior that could incite fans.
• Cooperate withofficials, coaches and fellow participants to conduct a fair contest.
• Accept seriously theresponsibility and privilege of representing school and community; displaypositive public actions at all times.
• Live up to the high standard ofsportsmanship established by the coach.
Parents, Other Fans
• Realize that aticket is a privilege to observe a contest and support high school activities,not a license to verbally assault others or be generally obnoxious.
• Respect decisionsmade by contest officials.
• Be an exemplary rolemodel by positively supporting teams in every manner possible, includingcontent of cheers and signs.
• Applaud duringintroduction of players, coaches and officials.
• Recognize players’performance with applause, regardless of team.
• Do not blame theloss of the game on officials, coaches or participants.
• Do not use profanityor displays of anger that draw attention away from the game.
• Show concern for aninjured player, regardless of team.
• Encourage surroundingfans to display only sportsmanlike behavior and respect all fans, coaches andparticipants.
• Treat competition asjust a game.
• Be a fan, not afanatic.
• Stimulate desiredcrowd response using only positive cheers, signs and praise withoutantagonizing or demeaning opponents.
• Treat opposingspirit groups and fans with respect.
• Recognizeoutstanding performances on either side of the playing field or court.
• Know rules andstrategies of the contest in order to cheer at proper times.
• Maintain enthusiasmand composure; serve as a role model.
• Accept role in anunassuming manner. Showboating and over officiating are not acceptable.
• Maintain confidenceand poise, controlling contest from start to finish.
• Know rulesthoroughly and abide by established code of ethics.
• Shake hands withcoaches of both teams before contest.
• Never exhibitemotions or argue with participants and coaches when enforcing rules.
• Develop a programfor teaching and promoting the ideals and fundamentals of good sportsmanshipwithin the school, the league/conference and state.
• Provide appropriatesupervisory personnel for each interscholastic event.
• Supportparticipants, coaches and fans that teach and display good sportsmanship.
• Recognize exemplarybehavior and actively discourage undesirable conduct by participants, coachesand fans.
• Attend eventswhenever possible.