Posted by Capital District Girls Basketball League on Nov 07 2000 at 04:00PM PST in 2018-2019
Sport A Winning Attitude! Sportsmanship Criteria Coaches: Set a good example for players and spectators to follow. Respect the integrity and judgement of game officials, and accept their decisions graciously. Respect the integrity and personality of the individual athlete. Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat. Encourage players and fans to SPORT A WINNING ATTITUDE Participants: Show respect for opponents before, during, and after contests. Respect the integrity and judgement of game officials and accept their decisions graciously. Show respect for members of the coaching staff and team. Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat. Encourage other players and fans to SPORT A WINNING A ATTITUDE!! Spectators: Show respect for opposing players, coaches, spectators, and support groups. Respect the integrity and judgement of game officials and accept their decisions graciously. Show respect for members of the coaching staff and team. Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat. Recognize and show appreciation for outstanding plays by either team. Use only cheers that are positive in support of their team. Encourage coaches, players, and other fans to SPORT A WINNING Attitude! ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR... Applause during introduction of players, coaches and officials. Players shaking hands with opponents while both sets of fans recognize player's performance with applause. Accept all decisions of game officials. Cheerleaders lead fans in positive support. Handshakes between participants and coaches at the end of contests, regardless of the outcome. Treat competition as a game, not a war. Coaches/players search out opposing participants to recognize them for outstanding performance or coaching. Applause at the end of the contest for performance of all participants. Everyone showing concern for an injured player, regardless of team. Encourage surrounding people to display only sportsmanlike conduct. UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR... Yelling or waving arms during opponents free throws, etc. Disrespectful or derogatory yells, chants, songs or gestures. Booing or heckling an official's decision. Criticizing officials in any way; displays of temper with an official's call. Yells that antagonize opponents. Refusing to shake hands or give recognition for good performances. Blaming the loss of the game on officials, coaches or participants. Laughing or name calling to distract an opponent. Use of profanity or displays of anger that draw attention away from the game. Doing own yells instead of following the lead of cheerleaders.
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