Sportsmanship at Springer
RESPONSIBILITIES OF SPECTATORS
- Realize that it is a privilege to observe a game or match and to support Springer Middle School activities. It is not a license to verbally assault others or be generally obnoxious. Do not taunt, jeer, or attempt to distract the members of the opposing team.
- Learn the rules of the game so that you understand and appreciate why certain situations take place.
- Remember that Springer Middle School Athletics is a learning experience for students and that mistakes will be made. Praise student athletes in their attempt to improve themselves.
- Be a great role model by positively supporting the team in every manner possible. Remember that you are at the contest to cheer for your team and enjoy the skill and competition.
- Show respect for the opposing players, coaches, spectators, and support groups. Recognize an outstanding play by either team.
- Avoid the use of profanity and disrespectful yells, chants, songs or gestures. Refrain from offensive or unruly behavior, which reflects poorly on the school you are supporting.
- Respect the integrity and judgment of game officials. Accept their decisions without public protest. Do not confront a game official at halftime or after the game.
- Do not publicly criticize the coaches or athletes for the loss of a contest.
- Show concern for an injured athlete regardless of the team.
- Respect school property and the authority of school officials. Remember that you are a guest of the host school.
- Stand respectfully during the playing or singing of the national anthem.