Role of the Player

 

Athletes should accept and take seriously their responsibility as a role model and as a representative of their school. They need to understand that their attitude, words and behavior has a critical influence on the fans in attendance. Because of this, athletes should continually strive to maintain the standards of good sportsmanship established by the coaches and administration of their school. 

The Player’s Role Includes:

  1. Recognize and respect the legitimate authority of game officials
    1. Refrain from questioning officials calls whether in words or body language
  2. Treat opposing coaches, players and fans with dignity and respect
    1. Greet and shake hands with the opposing players before and after the contest
    2. Never engage the opposing players in trash talk, taunting or making derogatory comments 
    3. Play hard but clean
    4. Be humble in victory and gracious in defeat