Sportsmanship encompasses the practice of playing fair, taking defeat without complaint and victory without gloating, and treating teammates and opponents with respect and dignity. In accordance with the school's philosophy and goals, the promotion of sportsmanship is of utmost importance. Sportsmanship demonstrated by all involved in athletics is perhaps the clearest sign of the mission of our school. Everyone associated with an athletic event - coaches, student-athletes, students, parents, spectators - has a responsibility to uphold the highest standards of sportsmanship before, during and after a contest. Any student-athlete, parent, or coach using profanity or a lack of integrity and judgement directed toward game officials, opposing players, or opposing fans risks suspension from further attendance at any athletic contest. We are to remind you that an athletic contest is only a game, and not a matter of life and death for the player, coach, school, officials, community, state, or country.