• COACHES’ CORNER:  Principles and Ethics


    To be of maximum effectiveness, the athletic program will:

    1. Be a well-coordinated part of the secondary schoolcurriculum.
    2. Justify the use of the tax funds and school facilities because of the educational aims achieved.
    3. Be based on the spirit of amateurism.
    4. Be conducted by secondary school authorities.
    5. Provide opportunities for many students to participate in a wide variety of sports in every sport season.
    6. Encourage professionalism.
    7. Prevent "All-Star" contests or other promotional events.
    8. Foster training in conduct, game ethics, and sportsmanship for participants and spectators.
    9. Include a well-balanced program of intramural sports.
    10. Engender respect for local, state and national rules and policies under which the school program is conducted.



    It is the duty of all concerned with high school athletics:

    1. To emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship,ethical conduct and fair play.
    2. To eliminate all possibilities which tend to destroythe best values of the game.
    3. To show cordial courtesy to visiting teams and officials.
    4. To stress the values derived from playing the game fairly.
    5. To establish a happy relationship between visitors and hosts.
    6. To respect the integrity and judgment of sports officials.
    7. To achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance ofthe rules of the game and standards of eligibility.
    8. To encourage leadership, use of initiative, and goodjudgment by the players on the team.
    9. To recognize that the purpose of athletics is to promote physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well-being of the individual players.
    10. 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.