Interscholastic athletic competition should demonstrate high standards of ethics and sportsmanship and promote the development of good character and other important life skills. The highest potential of sports is achieved when participants are committed to pursuing victory with honor. This Code of Conduct applies to all student-athletes involved in interscholastic sports at SSIS.
As a member of an SSIS team I understand that, in order to participate in high school athletics, I must act in accord with the following Core Values:
Importance of Education — be a student first and commit to getting the best education I can. Be honest with myself about thelikelihood of getting an athletic scholarship or playing on a professional level and remember that many universities will not recruit student-athletes that do not have a serious commitment to their education, the ability to succeed academically or the character to represent their institution honorably.
Role-Modeling — Remember, participation in sports is a privilege, not a right and that I am expected to represent my school, coach and teammates with honor, on and off the field. Consistently exhibit good character and conduct yourself as a positive role model. Suspension or termination of the participation privilege is within the sole discretion of the school administration.
Be aware of, and adhere to, all SSIS standards, rules, regulations, and policies (as outlined in the Student Handbook).
Trustworthiness — be worthy of trust in all I do.
Integrity — live up to high ideals of ethics and sportsmanship and always pursue victory with honor; do what’s right even when it’s unpopular or personally costly.
Honesty — live and compete honorably; don’t lie, cheat, steal or engage in any other dishonest or unsportsmanlike conduct.Reliability — fulfill commitments; do what I say I will do; be on time to practices and games.
Loyalty — be loyal to my school and team; put the team above personal glory.
Value the opportunity to be a member and representative of SSIS.
Accept the responsibility for personal actions and decisions and behave in a way that positively reflects upon SSIS and its community. Uphold the reputation of SSIS and abide by all local laws.
Be a positive role model to coaches, teammates, and other students. Display proper respect and sportsmanship toward all coaches/ leaders, officials, administrators, teammates, competitors and the public at all times.
Refrain from any form of harassment, abuse (physical, verbal, emotional, etc.), or discrimination towards others. (hazing?)
Respect — treat all people with respect all the time and require the same of other student-athletes.
Class — live and play with class; be a good sport; be gracious in victory and accept defeat with dignity; give fallen opponents help, compliment extraordinary performance, show sincere respect in pre- and post-game rituals.
No Disrespectful Conduct — don’t engage in disrespectful conduct of any sort including profanity, obscene gestures, offensive remarks of a sexual or racial nature, trash-talking, taunting, boastful celebrations, or other actions that demean individuals or the sport.
Respect Officials — treat contest of cials with respect; don’t complain about or argue with official calls or decisions during or after an athletic event.
Attend all scheduled practices and competitions unless an exception is approved prior to the event. If unable to attend a practice, game or tournament inform the leader/coach in a timely manner (as soon as a conflict is known, but not less than 48 hours prior to the event).
Treat all facilities, at home and away, with care and appreciation.
Demonstrate Respect for All by using appropriate language. (possible link to next item to keep tone more positive)
Refrain from any act which would be considered an offense under local laws or rules.
Respect all properties (hotel room, restaurant, vehicles, venues, etc.). Any physical damage occurring to said properties shall bepaid for by participants involved with the occurrence.
Self-Control — exercise self-control; don’t fight or show excessive displays of anger or frustration; have the strength to overcome the temptation to retaliate.
Healthy Lifestyle — safeguard your health; don’t use any illegal or unhealthy substances including alcohol, tobacco and drugs or engage in any unhealthy techniques to gain, lose or maintain weight.
Integrity of the Game — protect the integrity of the game; don’t gamble. Play the game according to the rules.
Be Fair — live up to high standards of fair play; be open-minded; always be willing to listen and learn.
Be honest and fair in all dealing and interactions with others and value the rights, dignity and self worth of all others as expressed in our Core Values.
Refrain from the possession, use, or sale of any type of illegal substances, from the use of any drugs which are not prescribed by a physician.
Refrain from the use of any harmful substances, and, whilst a member of any SSIS team, from the use of tobacco products andalcohol. (positive expression of healthy lifestyle) (restrictions on use, campus, trips, public, uniforms, related to school functions, team events, travel...)
Concern for Others — demonstrate concern for others; never intentionally injure any player or engage in reckless behavior that might cause injury to myself or others.
Teammates — help promote the well-being of teammates by positive counseling and encouragement or by reporting any unhealthy or dangerous conduct to coaches.
Play by the Rules — maintain a thorough knowledge of and abide by all applicable game and competition rules.
Spirit of rules — honor the spirit and the letter of rules; avoid temptations to gain competitive advantage through improper gamesmanship techniques that violate the highest traditions of sportsmanship.
Immediately report any violations of the SSIS Athletic Code of Conduct to the appropriate authority (understanding that not report- ing a violation of the SSIS Athletic Code of Conduct may, itself, be considered as a violation of the Code of Conduct). - suggestions - aiding and abetting (as opposed to observing)