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Spectator Sportsmanship

Spectator Sportsmanship Agreement

∙ I will encourage good sportsmanship for all players, coaches, and officials at all sporting events.

∙ I will help my child enjoy the middle school sports experience by doing whatever I can, such as being a respectful fan, being a supportive parent and displaying positive behavior at all sporting events. 

∙ I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability. 

∙ I will encourage spectators to maintain respectful behavior towards players, coaches, officials, and other spectators.

∙ I will set a good example for younger spectators by demonstrating appropriate behavior and respect for the game.

∙ I will support coaches and officials working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all. 

∙ I will ensure the safety of all attendees by following any venue-specific safety protocols and avoiding disruptive behavior that could lead to accidents or injuries.

∙ I will remember that the game is for the student athletes – not adults. 

∙ I will abide by the coaches rules regarding communication, practices and travel. 

∙ I will schedule time to speak with the coach at a time that I am ready to listen and communicate in a professional and courteous manner. 

∙ I will not create a hostile environment for student-athletes or coaches because of playing time issues with my child. 

∙ I understand that any verbal or physical abuse or threats of violence by myself, family members or individuals that accompany me to any practices, games or events is strictly prohibited.

∙ I will refrain from yelling or disrespecting officials or Staff members during the event.


Consequences for individuals who engage in disruptive or disrespectful behavior include but are not limited to: 

  • Verbal warning and reminder of the expectations

  • Stopping the event, if needed, and then removing the individuals from the venue

  • Contacting local police 

  • Banishment from all future athletic events