We Are High School. As coaches, administrators and educators, we hope to instill in our students the desire to act with character, not just because they believe it is expected but because they believe it is right. --Robert Kanaby , NFHS Executive Director
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As coaches, administrators and educators,
we hope to instill in our students the desire
to act with character, not just because they
believe it is expected but because they
believe it is right. --Robert Kanaby, NFHS Executive Director
Jim Tenopir, NFHS President
SPORTSMANSHIP IS OUR BUSINESS
Winning at the high school level should be a pleasant outcome to fulfilling the TRUE PURPOSE of sport in school…which is to serve the complete educational needs of those who choose to participate.
The PREEMINENT PURPOSE of sports and activities is not to teach someone how hit a three-pointer or to throw a curve ball but how to harness the discipline, desire and commitment that come from striving to achieve these goals and then channeling those traits into overcoming the challenges of everyday life.-Robert F. Kanaby, Former NFHS Exec. Dir.
Educate & Inspire Lifelong Values!
RESPECT, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, LEADERSHIP,
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, TEAMWORK
Whether in the classroom, auditorium, gymnasium, or on the field of play –
WE ARE EDUCATORS FIRST!
Our primary purpose remains the same…
…for a lifetime
STATEWIDE SPORTSMANSHIP PROGRAM
“No collection of individuals, no matter how good,
can be successful unless they form a TEAM!”
-Former Senator Bill Bradley
1.DO ROWDY RIGHT! – Cheer FOR your team & not against your opponent.
2. WE WILL – Sportsmanship Pledge
3. LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE-Dare to Lead (June 23, 2012)
4. PROMOTE POSITIVE PARTICIPATION
Best Practices, Stories of Remarkable Individuals,
Exemplary Sportsmanship, Random Acts of Kindness
5. SCHOOL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD PROGRAM
“Raise the Bar, Earn Your Star!”
Sportsmanship Matters – DO YOUR PART!
TEACH we all have a CHOICE
Respectful of Others vs. Disrespectful Behavior
Polite, Courteous vs. Trash Talking, Bullying
Set Good Example vs. Looking for Attention
Self-Control vs. Profanity, Arguing, Fighting
Positive Attitude vs. Complaining, Negative
Responsible, Accountable vs. Blaming Others
The Team Comes First vs. What’s In It For Me
Playing Hard, Clean vs. Looking for Short Cuts
Fair Play vs. Cheating, Win at All CostsWhat will you CHOOSE?
Teach the importance of choosing wisely
Make sportsmanship your #1 priority!
Set a good example for players & fans
Be a model of self-control and respect to all
Treat game officials with respect at all times
Must exemplify the highest moral character, behavior and leadership possible
Teach/model/promote values & life skills daily
Zero tolerance for disrespectful behaviorCOACHES
Respect the game, respect the participants
Accept responsibility as a role model
Learn the rules & explain them to others
Treat your opponents with respect
Refrain from taunting, trash talking or making any kind of derogatory remarks to your opponents or officials
Respect the judgment of the game officials, no matter how much you may disagreeATHLETES
It’s important to praise & not criticize
Show appreciation for all outstanding plays
Respect opposing players, coaches & fans
Recognize the service that officials provide
Treat game officials with respect
Remember that a ticket to a high school athletic event is not a license to verbally assault others (officials, coaches, players, opponents)PARENTS
Good sporting conduct is an integral partof
interscholastic athletics. Any type of cheering, yelling or others
actions which are done in a manner to disconcert, be derogatory
or taunting toward anyone involved in the contest is considered
Cheering and other support should be POSITIVE.
Inappropriate behavior allows for a loss of respect for the game
and the players. DO ROWDY RIGHT!
CHEER for your team, not against the opponent!
Do Rowdy Right!
UHSAA Policy for Positive Participation
Make SPORTSMANSHIP & POSITIVE SCHOOL SPIRIT a priority at your school.
Students need to understand the meaning and importance of sportsmanship. Sportsmanship is conducting oneself with respect and dignity.
Teach it, Enforce It, Award it and Model it (TEAM)!
Extracurricular activities are an extension of the school day, providing unique and valuable opportunities for further enrichment, growth and personal development. Everyone is a winner if administrators, athletic directors, coaches, staff, players, students, parents, spectators and fans TEAM-up to support appropriate behavior at all of our high school activities.
UHSAA Policy for Positive Participation
FIND WAYS FOR THE STUDENTS & STAFF TO SHARE THIS PLEDGE
Examples: create a “We Will" DVD, have players read prior to game
WE WILL play fair and play by the rules
Represent our schools with integrity
WE WILL treat our opponents with the dignity they have earned
And respect coaches and officials
WE WILL value our opportunity to compete
And thank those who support us
WE WILL always do our best to achieve what we can achieve
Individually and more importantly—as a team
And when the game is over,
WE WILL shake hands—win or lose
It’s the right thing to do
“Dare to Lead”
Saturday, June 23, 2012
To qualify schools must meet the criteria outlined on the UHSAA School Sportsmanship Award Application on the Sportsmanship page @ uhsaa.org
Coaches are one of the most influential people in the lives of their athletes. They have the opportunity and the responsibility to teach valuable lessons that can impact the development of a child… for a lifetime.
Thanks for all that you do!