SPORTSMANSHIP IN THE
FRIENDS SCHOOLS LEAGUE
Promoting sportsmanship and ethical behavior in athletics is one of the primary objectives of the Friends Schools League. The Friends Schools League believes strongly that players, coaches and officials should conduct all contests with a spirit of respect for each other and for the rules and traditions of the sport. We expect our coaches, athletes, spectators and game officials to uphold this code by example before, during, and after every contest.
The Friends Schools League expects all of its athletes, coaches and spectators to behave in a sportsmanlike manner. The League will not tolerate unsportsmanlike actions such as derogatory language or gestures, physical misconduct, or other disrespectful behavior including inappropriate use of social media. Self-control is paramount to a successful contest within the Friends Schools League.
Specifically the Friends Schools League has the foll owing expectations for all involved in its athletic contests:
Accept the responsibility and privilege of representing school, community, and League.Live up to the high standards of sportsmanship established by the League.
Make sportsmanship the number one priority.
Be a good role model.
Support your team in a positive manner.
Always interact positively with the other team and its fans.
Treat opponents, their fans, and officials with respect.
Shake hands with opponents at the end of competition.
Search out opponents to recognize them for outstanding performances.
Abide by the rules of the competition to conduct a fair contest.
Play within the spirit of the game.
Social media should be used in a responsible, positive and respectful way.