COACHES’ CORNER: Principles and Ethics
CIF/NCS CARDINAL ATHLETIC PRINCIPLES
To be of maximum effectiveness, the athletic program will:
- Be a well-coordinated part of the secondary schoolcurriculum.
- Justify the use of the tax funds and school facilities because of the educational aims achieved.
- Be based on the spirit of amateurism.
- Be conducted by secondary school authorities.
- Provide opportunities for many students to participate in a wide variety of sports in every sport season.
- Encourage professionalism.
- Prevent "All-Star" contests or other promotional events.
- Foster training in conduct, game ethics, and sportsmanship for participants and spectators.
- Include a well-balanced program of intramural sports.
- Engender respect for local, state and national rules and policies under which the school program is conducted.
CIF/NCS CODEOF ETHICS
It is the duty of all concerned with high school athletics:
- To emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship,ethical conduct and fair play.
- To eliminate all possibilities which tend to destroythe best values of the game.
- To show cordial courtesy to visiting teams and officials.
- To stress the values derived from playing the game fairly.
- To establish a happy relationship between visitors and hosts.
- To respect the integrity and judgment of sports officials.
- To achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance ofthe rules of the game and standards of eligibility.
- To encourage leadership, use of initiative, and goodjudgment by the players on the team.
- To recognize that the purpose of athletics is to promote physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well-being of the individual players.
- To remember that an athletic contest is only a game – not a matter of life and death for the player, coach, school, officials, fan, community, state or nation.