Sportsmanship Policy

  1. Learn and understand the rules of your sport. Play hard, play to win, but play fairly within the rules.
  2. Do not allow your temper to distract you from the fundamentals of good sportsmanship.  Maintain self-control.
  3. Respect your opponent. Never taunt. Congratulate him or her at game’s end.  Acknowledge good play.
  4. Respect the integrity and judgment of officials.  Never question the decision of an official.
  5. Be an example for your school, teammates and opponents.

A player who is disqualified from a contest for unsportsmanlike behavior by an official is prohibited from playing in the next regularly scheduled contest, as per NYSPHSAA rules.

A player who strikes or otherwise physically assaults an official will be subject to an extended suspension from athletic competition. A physical confrontation with an official is any incident which a player either strikes, bumps, or otherwise physically intimidates an official prior to, during or after a contest or game.

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