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Coaches’ Code of Conduct
    1. Win and lose graciously.

    2. Praise athletes when they deserve it, for skill and effort.

    3. Set a good example. It is okay to lose a game if your team has played its best.

    4. Make sure your team is aware of your expectations regarding sportsmanship.

    5. Teach players to honor rules of the game at all times.
    6. 
Foster respect among athletes for referees and opponents.

    7. Continue to learn about coaching principles and the physical, mental and emotional development of young people.

    8. Involve parents in the effort to encourage proper attitudes in athletes.

    9. Discipline students for unsportsmanlike behavior.

    10. Treat opponents as guests at home events.

    11. Publicly shake hands with the officials and the opposing head coach before the contest.
    12. Congratulate the opposing coach and team after the contest.
    13. 
Demand a sports environment that is free of drugs, tobacco and alcohol.

    14. Do not exert pressure on faculty members to give student-athletes special consideration.
    15. Treat the media graciously and do not disparage your team or the opposing team.
    Student-Athletes’ Code of Conduct
      1. Win and lose graciously.

      2. Understand that you are an ambassador for your school. Others will base their impressions of your school on your behavior and attitude.

      3. Treat opponents as you would like to be treated.

      4. Refrain from disrespectful behavior, such as taunting, trash talking and other forms of intimidation.

      5. Wish opponents good luck and greet them graciously. Shake hands with opponents and congratulate them after the game.
      6. 
Only the captain should communicate with the official regarding the clarification of a ruling.
      7. Avoid use of profanity.

      8. Play with your best effort.

      9. Be a team player.

      10. Do not argue with officials or complain about calls.
      11. 
Control your temper and do not retaliate when you feel wronged.
      12. 
Accept accountability for your actions.
      Parents’ Code of Conduct
        1. Do not force an unwilling student to play sports.

        2. Understand that you are an ambassador for your school. Others will base their impressions of your school on your behavior and attitude.

        3. Applaud good plays by the opposing team as well as your own.

        4. Set a good example by displaying good sportsmanship yourself.
        5. 
Teach your child to play by the rules.

        6. Show your child that hard work and effort can be worth more than victory.

        7. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.

        8. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sports.

        9. Demand a sports environment that is free of drugs, tobacco and alcohol.

        10. Do not publicly question a referee’s judgment or integrity.

        11. Commend your child for hard work after a loss.
        12. Be a fan, not a fanatic!
        Source: 2006-07 FHSAA Sportsmanship Manual.
        http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2010/09/16/node-249/0607_sportsmanship.pdf
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