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The Responsibilities of Sportsmanship
The Responsibilities of Sportsmanship

The Player
1. Treats opponents with respect.
2. Plays hard, but plays with the rules.
3. Exercises self-control at all times, setting the example for others to follow.
4. Wins without boasting, loses without excuses, and never quits.
5. Always remembers that it is a privilege to represent the school and community.

The Coach
1. Treats own players and opponents with respect.
2. Inspires in the athletes a love for the game and the desire to compete fairly.
3. Is the type of person he/she wants the athletes to be.
4. Disciplines those on the team who display unsportsmanlike behavior.
5. Respects the judgments and interpretation of the rules by the officials.
6. Knows he/she is a teacher, and understands that the athletic arena is a classroom.

The Spectator
1. Attempts to understand and be informed of the playing rules. 
2. Appreciates a good play no matter who makes it.
3. Cooperates with and responds enthusiastically to cheerleaders.
4. Shows compassion for an injured player; applauds positive performance; does not heckle, jeer or distract players; avoids the use of profane and obnoxious language and behavior.
5. Respects the judgment and strategy of the coach, and does not criticize players or coaches for the loss of a game.
6. Respects the property of others and authority of those who administer the competition.