Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship is a key factor in the overall development of student-athletes during their education experience. It is through learning sportsmanship that athletes and coaches are able to deal with adversity in a positive way.  The South Carolina High School League challenges your school to educate and instill the values of sportsmanship throughout your school.  Education is the key to success and sportsmanship is not an exception.  Coaches and student-athletes need to be taught the expectations you have set forth for your school for handling adversity.

Our standard shall be that all coaches and players compete with humility and respect all involved in the contest.  The purpose of this program is to promote and recognize exemplary conduct of the players, coaches and fans.  The South Carolina High School Leagues encourages your school to take the challenge and make sportsmanship a priority in your school.

Sportsmanship Awards will be given out to member schools at the Spring Conference each year. The dates of the award time period is March 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020.

On-line form is to be completed no later than March 1, 2020

There are two levels of the Sportsmanship Award: Banner & Certificate. To be eligible for the banner your school must field a team(s) in each sports season. (Fall, Winter & Spring)

Requirements to receive Sportsmanship Award:

Banner

(To be eligible for the banner your school must field a team(s) in each sports season. Fall, Winter & Spring)

·         Community Service Activities * – Minimum of 4 (one can be community litter clean-up during the living clean week)

·         Gold Level during Living Clean Week ** (one community litter clean-up & no ejections)

·         Sportsmanship Program in your school *** and attendance at the SCHSL Leadership Conference

·         Athlete Ejections – None

·         Coach Ejection – None

·         No sportsmanship issues or sanctions of fans or students at any contest

Certificate

·         Community Service Activities – Minimum of 2 (one can be community litter clean-up during the living clean week)

·         Gold or Silver Level during Living Clean Week ** (one community litter clean-up & no ejections)

·         Sportsmanship Program in your school or attendance at the SCHSL Leadership Conference

·         Athlete Ejections – No more than 3

·         Coach Ejection – None

·         No sportsmanship issues or sanctions of fans or students at any contest

* Community Service Activities – must provide description of activity, dates and photos

** Living Clean Week – description of activity and photos

*** Sportsmanship Program – must provide details of program, how it is implemented in your school