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Athletic Event Conduct

The Apostle Paul stated in 1 Corinthians 10:31, “whether therefore you eat or drink, or
whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Athletics can be used to develop many
positive qualities in athletes, parents, and spectators. We must maintain a Christ-like
testimony while in the midst of competition. The following guidelines have been
developed to help us maintain a godly walk and testimony.

For the Coach

  1. Exemplify godly character, behavior, and leadership at all times.
  2. Respect the integrity and personality of the individual athletes.
  3. Abide by and teach the rules of the game in letter and in spirit.
  4. Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat.
  5. Respect the integrity, judgment, and authority of the officials. Show respect to the officials.

For the Athlete

  1. Accept the responsibility of representing Cypress Christian School.
  2. Treat opponents and teammates with self-control and respect.
  3. Avoid actions and words that demean or taunt opponents.
  4. Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat.
  5. Respect the integrity and judgment of the officials.
  6. Shake hands with opponents after the game. Treat the competition as a game, not a battle.

For the Spectators

  1. Remember that you are at an athletic contest involving school students. They are not adults or professionals.
  2. Show respect for opposing players, coaches, spectators, and cheerleaders.
  3. Respect the integrity, judgment, and authority of the officials.
  4. Avoid personal contact with the officials.
  5. Avoid booing, taunting, and sarcastic and personal comments directed at opposing players and referees.
  6. Recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team.
  7. Refrain from yelling or waving objects at inappropriate times during the contest.
  8. Do not use noise makers during the contest.