Sportsmanship Code of Conduct
Judge Memorial Catholic High School is committed to providing a sportsmanlike environment for students, coaches, and spectators. A student exemplifying good sportsmanship can take a loss or defeat without complaint and/or victory without gloating. He/she treats opponents with fairness, courtesy, and respect. The Code of Ethics and consequences for inappropriate behavior apply to any participant and/or spectator at any and all athletic competitions. We ask all adults to be models of sportsmanship for younger attendees at all events. Students, clubs, or teams are not allowed to participate in any form of “hazing.” Hazing means intentionally or knowingly committing an act that endangers the physical health or safety of a student; involves any brutality of a physical nature; involves consumption of food, liquor, drug or other substance; involves forced or coerced actions or activities; or any event done for the purpose of initiation, admission, or acceptance into a club/sport/organization.
Code of Ethics
- Emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship and ethical conduct.
- Show courtesy to visiting teams, officials, and spectators.
- Respect the integrity and judgments of sports officials.
- Recognize that the purpose of athletics is to promote the physical, mental, moral, social, and emotional well being of the individual student-athletes.
- Place the importance of athletic contests in the proper perspective. A proper perspective must be maintained if the educational values are to be realized. Your behavior influences others where or not you are aware of it.
Students need to understand the meaning and importance of sportsmanship. Sportsmanship is conducting oneself with respect and dignity. Teach it, Enforce It, Award it and Model it (TEAM)!
The TRUE PURPOSE of high school activity programs is to educate and inspire lifelong values. Extracurricular activities are an extension of the school day, providing unique and valuable opportunities for further enrichment, growth and personal development. Everyone is a winner if administrators, athletic directors, coaches, staff, players, students, parents, spectators, and fans TEAM-up to support appropriate behavior at all of our high school activities. Derogatory and demeaning cheers or conduct are considered detrimental to the orderly and positive conduct of education-based interscholastic activities.
Inappropriate Behavior at Athletic Events
- Berating opponent’s school or mascot.
- Berating and/or harassing opposing students/athletes.
- Inappropriate, obscene, unsportsmanlike, and/or negative cheers or gestures towards the student-athletes and/or spectators from the opposing school and/or sports officials/referees.
- Inappropriate, obscene, unsportsmanlike, and/or negative signs or those that include the name of the opposing school or names of students of the opposing school.
- Any behavior inconsistent with the Judge Memorial Code of Conduct, and/or the Sportsmanship Code of Conduct.
To be determined by the dean's office. Depending upon the nature and seriousness of the situation, consequences may include, but are not limited to, the following: immediate removal from competition/event, parental notification, suspension from future activities/events as a participant and/or spectator, Saturday detention, suspension from school, probation, parent conference, or dismissal from Judge Memorial Catholic High School.