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Parent Sportsmanship

As a parent of an activity participant you should:

  • Remember your daughter or son participates in educational activities for fun.
  • Do your best to understand the purpose of educational activities that always puts education first.
  • Remember it is a privilege, not a right, for your son or daughter to participate in inter-scholastic activities.
  • Remember your attendance at an interscholastic activity is a privilege, not a right.
  • Always conduct yourself with character, and insist your daughter or son do the same, even when it is not the popular thing to do.
  • Treat all people (coaches/advisors, contestants, contest officials, other spectators) with respect at all times and insist your son or daughter do the same.
  • Support all students participating, not just your son or daughter.
  • Be gracious in victory and accept defeat with dignity.
  • Honor the spirit and intent of the rules under which your daughter or son participates.
  • Never demonstrate threatening or abusive behavior or use foul language.
  • Try your best to be a fan, not a fanatic!


Engaging Effectively With Parents

What is Sportsmanship?

The Parent Seat

Role of Parents

How to Be an All-Star Parent

What Parents Should Say as Their Kids Perform

Positive Parenting within School Programs

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