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

  1. To emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and fair play.
  2. To eliminate all possibilities which tend to destroy the best values of the game.
  3. To stress the values derived from playing the game fairly.
  4. To show cordial courtesy to visiting teams and officials.
  5. To establish a congenial relationship between visitor and host.
  6. To respect the integrity and judgment of the sports officials.
  7. To achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game and the standards of eligibility.
  8. To encourage leadership, use of initiative, and good judgment by 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 or death for player, coach, school, fan, or community.