The following guidelines will be used to help promote a positive atmosphere and good sportsmanship:
Pregame courtesy: Meet and greet the opponent when they arrive; make the opponent aware of the facilities and services that are available; meet and greet the contest officials.
Coaches: Teach the rules of the contest; follow the rules of the contest; accept the decision of the officials; and be a promoter of good sportsmanship by being a positive example.
Student athletes: Show respect for the opposing players and officials; accept the decisions of the officials; avoid any unsportsmanlike acts; and be a positive representative of your school and conference.
Cheerleaders: Show respect for the opposing team; show respect for the opposing cheerleaders; use appropriate cheers; and encourage the spectators to cheer in a positive way.
Spectators: Remain in your seat during the event; accept the decision of the officials; show respect for the opposing team and officials; offer positive encouragement to the student athletes; and spectators should be dressed appropriately.
Plan of action: Student athletes will visit the elementary school and talk about sportsmanship; each fall the West Central Conference will conduct a student meeting to help promote the idea of good sportsmanship; encourage positive interaction between the student athletes and school; take action to stop any unsportsmanlike acts that may occur.
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