I will not force my Student Athlete to participate in sports.
I will remember that my Student Athlete plays a sport for his or her enjoyment, not for mine.
I will encourage my Student Athlete to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
I will teach my Student Athlete that doing one’s best is as important as winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of game/event.
I will make my Student Athlete feel like a winner every time by offering praise for competing fairly and trying hard.
I will remember that Student Athlete learn best by example. I will applaud good plays/performance by both my child’s team and their opponents.
I will not applaud my Student Athlete when he/she resorts to unsportsmanlike behavior.
I will not scream at my Student Athlete while they are playing because it will influence his concentration on the game, and it is the coaches job to coach..
I will never question the officials’ judgment or honesty in public and I will not yell or swear at the referees.
I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from High School Athletics.
I will respect and show appreciation for the coaches who give their time to provide sport activities for my child.
I will learn about the sport my child is involved in so that I may be informed and knowledgeable about the sport my Student athlete participates in.
I will never approach a coach immediately following a contest or practice because it is not the proper time or place for discussion concerning your child or the team.
I will follow the chain of command set up in the parent’s manual and always direct questions to my child’s coach first.
When setting up a meeting with the coach I will call the following day and make an appointment that is convenient for both you and the coach. I will not just show up at practice and expect that the coach will immediately meet with me.
Raise your concern in a calm and civil manner. Yelling or being rude or using foul language is totally unacceptable, and will end the meeting. I will listen and be open minded about the with the coaches response’s
I will not try to live through my child’s athletic efforts. Being positive and supportive is important, but adding pressure and unrealistic expectations is extremely harmful. I will allow my son or daughter to enjoy and grow from this valuable experience.
I will not harass and taunt the officials. I know they are an important part of the game and a game cannot be played without them. I will remember that they are in charge of the contest and have complete authority to have unruly spectators removed.
I understand there can be no vulgar language or inappropriate language from our fans or spectators and those spectators cannot leave the bleachers or enter the court or field of play during a contest under any circumstance.
I realize that a ticket is a privilege to observe a contest and support high school activities, not a license to verbally assault others or be generally obnoxious.
I understand that the following are acceptable demonstrations of sportsmanship and will promote these actions at all times: Applause during introductions of players, coaches, and officials, fans recognize a player’s performance with applause, accept all decisions of officials as final, cheerleaders lead fans in positive school cheers in a positive manner, handshakes between contestants and coaches before and after a game, regardless of outcomes, treat competition as a game not a war, coaches and athletes search out and congratulate opposing team and coaches, applause at the end of contest for all performances by all participants, everyone showing concern if a player is injured, regardless of the team, encourage only sportsmanlike conduct
I understand that the following are forms of unacceptable behavior and poor demonstrations of sportsmanship: yelling or waving arms during opponents free-throw attempt, disrespectful or derogatory remarks, chants, yells, songs, or gestures, booing or heckling the official, criticizing the officials in any way; displays of temper with an officials call, yells that antagonize opponents, refusing to shake hands or give recognition to a good performance, blaming a loss on an official, coach or participant, use of profanity or displays of anger that draw attention away from the game