|Spectator and Coach Guidelines|
THE ESM CENTRAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISORY STAFF WILL ADHERE TO AND ENFORCE THE FOLLOWING SECTION III AND NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION GUIDELINES AT ALL ATHLETIC EVENTS.
We ask for your cooperation in enforcing the following rules:
1. There will be cooperation with referees and school officials.
2. There will be no objectionable cheers, unsafe, or unsportsmanlike behavior.
3. Smoking, drugs, and alcoholic beverages are not allowed on school grounds.
4. Please report any emergency to the Scorer's table or one of the ESM Supervisors.
5. Direct all energies to encouraging your team.
6. Avoid actions which offend visiting teams or individual players.
7. Show appreciation of good play by both teams.
8. Learn the rules of the game in order to be a more informed spectator.
9. Treat all visiting teams in a manner in which you would expect to be treated.
10. Accept the judgment of coaches and officials.
11. Encourage other spectators to participate in the spirit of good sportsmanship.
12. Be positive.
Your cooperation in following district and league rules will be greatly appreciated, and anyone failing to cooperate with these guidelines will be required to leave the premises. Students may be suspended for the school year from spectating at all athletic events if administration deems their behavior warrants such action.
SECTION III OF THE N.Y.S.P.H.S.A.A
SPECTATOR CODE OF BEHAVIOR/ETHICS
1. Direct all energies to encouraging your team.
2. Avoid actions, which offend visiting teams or individual players.
3. Show appreciation of good play by both teams.
4. Learn the rules of the game in order to be a more intelligent spectator.
5. Treat all visiting teams in a manner in which you would expect to be treated.
6. Accept the judgment of coaches and officials.
7. Encourage other spectators to participate in the spirit of good sportsmanship.
8. Be positive.
STUDENT ATHLETES CODE OF BEHAVIOR
1. To demonstrate self-control and respect for others at all times be they officials, spectators, or other athletes.
2. To remember that participation in athletics is a privilege that is not to be abused by unsportsmanlike conduct.
3. To deal with opponents with respect. Shake hands after the competition and congratulate them on their performance.
4. To respect the integrity and judgment of the officials.
5. To remember that improper behavior while in uniform reflects poorly upon yourself, your school, and your community.
6. To understand and abide by the rules and regulations of the game.
7. To accept victory with grace and defeat with dignity.
COACHES CODE OF BEHAVIOR/ETHICS
1. To promote good sportsmanship, by setting a positive example while coaching your athletes.
2. To respect the integrity and judgment of the sports officials.
3. To approach competition as a healthy and constructive exercise, not as a life and death struggle that requires victory at any price.
4. To recognize that the participants in individual or team sports are young men and women with human frailties and limitations, who are capable of making mistakes.
5. To not use crude or abusive language with players, opponents, officials, or spectators.
6. To instruct the players in the elements of good sportsmanship and remove players from competition who demonstrate unsportsmanlike behavior.
7. To avoid behavior that will incite players, opponents, or spectators.
8. To avoid and eliminate negative comments to radio, TV, and newspaper reporters