Student Spectators at Athletic Events

  • All students should remember that they come to an athletic event to watch that event in a courteous and sportsmanlike manner. Therefore, students should find a seat and remain in it until half time or in between games.
  • Students will not be allowed to leave during the event unless given permission by the supervisor.
  • Students that leave the building will not be allowed to re-enter.
  • Students are expected to have a ride within ten minutes of the end of the games. If the supervisor has to wait more than ten minutes, the student will not be allowed to attend the next home game.
  • Those students who exhibit misconduct or unacceptable behavior may be asked to leave the building and/or may be declared ineligible to attend future events.
  • Students who have been suspended in school or out-of-school or skipped an after school detention will not be allowed to attend an athletic events on the day(s) of his/her suspension or skipped detention.

Exhibiting School Spirit

ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR FOR SCHOOL SPIRIT

1. Applause during introduction of players, coaches, and officials.

2. Recognize and show appreciation for outstanding play by either team.

3. Accept all decisions of game officials.

4. Be positive and refrain from making any derogatory remark to or about any player during the game.

5. Handshakes between participants and coaches at the end of contest, regardless of the outcome.

6. Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat.

7. Coaches/players search out opposing participants to recognize them for outstanding performance or coaching.

8. Applause at the end of the contest for performance of all participants.

9. Show concern for an injured player, regardless of the team.

10. Encourage surrounding people to display only sportsmanlike conduct by being a positive role model.

 

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR FOR SCHOOL SPIRIT

1. Yelling or waving arms during opponent’s free throw or serves.

2. Disrespectful or derogatory comments, chants, songs, or gestures.

3. Booing or heckling an official’s decision.

4. Criticizing officials in any way.

5. Any behavior that antagonizes opponents.

6. Refusing to shake hands or give recognition for good performance.

7. Blaming the loss of the game on officials, coaches, or participants.

8. Laughing or name calling to distract an opponent.

9. Use of profanity or displays of anger that draw attention away from the game.