Observe and enforce the spirit and the letter of the rule.
Don’t compromise education and character-development goals
Don’t engage in or tolerate dishonesty, cheating, or dishonorable conduct.
Treat the traditions of the sport and other participants with respect
Don’t engage in or tolerate disrespectful conduct including verbal abuse of opponents, officials, coaches, school personal, fans with profane or belligerent “Trash Talking,” taunting or unseemly celebration
Realize you aren’t the only one on the team, and that it is an honor and a privilege to be part of that team.
Win with grace and lose with Dignity
Be a positive role model on and off the field and require the same of your fellow athletes, coaches, and parents.
Maintain a basic knowledge and strive to know the most you can about your sport.
Adhere to high standards of fair play.
Treat others fairly and according to their ability.
Never take unfair advantage
A caring person is a successful person
Avoid Gamesmanship and promote sportsmanship by honoring the rules and goals of the sport
Follow all CODES of conduct from you school and your coaches, and parents
Comply with all the laws and regulations, from team, to your school, to the PIAA to the NHFS
Applause during introductions of players, coaches, and officials
Players shaking hands with opponents who fouled out while both sets of 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. Coaches and athletes search out and congratulate opposing team and coaches
Treat competition as a game not a war
Applause at the end of contest for all performances by all participants
Everyone showing concern if a player is injured, regardless of the team.