Quad County Conference Sportsmanship Creed and Policy

  • Quad County Conference Sportsmanship Creed

    Athletic Competition in the Quad County Conference is guided by the following ideals:

    The School

    Quad County Conference schools will not tolerate, at their competitions, any spectator or player either student or adult-whose behavior is disrespectful toward players, officials, coaches, or other spectators.  Nor will Quad County schools permit any type of spectator behavior that either detracts from the proper conduct of the game or presents a disadvantage to a player or team.  The school’s student Code of Conduct shall be in effect at all competitions.

    The Players

    1. They live clean and play hard.  They play for the love of the game.
    2. They win without boasting.  They lose without excuses.  They never quit.
    3. They respect officials and accept their decisions without questions.
    4. They never forget that they represent their school and community.

    The Coaches

    1. They inspire in their players a love for the game and the desire to win.
    2. They teach that it is better to lose fairly than to win unfairly.
    3. They exemplify sportsmanship and respect for the officials and opponents.
    4. They are the type of people they want their players to be.

    The Spectators/Players

    1. They support the players by being positive role models before, during, and after all contests.
    2. They respect the decisions of the coaches and the officials and refrain from derogatory comments before, during, and after the contest.
    3. They respect the rules of the home school regarding food, drink and tobacco.
    4. They remain in the stands until the contest has ended and stay off the field of play.

    Quad County Conference

    Unacceptable behavior during competition under the Guidelines of the Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Committee of the conference is defined as follows:

    1. Yelling, waving arms or any distracting activity during opponent’s serve or free-throw attempt should not be lead by opposing teams and or cheerleaders.
    2. Disrespectful or derogatory yells, chants, songs or gestures.
    3. Booing or heckling an official’s decision.
    4. Criticizing officials in any way or displays of temper with an official’s call.
    5. Yells that antagonize opponents.
    6. Laughing, name-calling to distract opponent, or use of racial slurs.
    7. Use of profanity or displays of anger that draw attention away from the game.

    Unacceptable behavior is reason for removal from the event.


    Quad County Conference Sportsmanship Policy


    1. A coach who is ejected from a competition is subject to the sanctions of the Quad County Conference, the I.S.D. and the U.I.L.
    2. Coaches are responsible for the behavior of their players.  Examples of intolerable behavior include:
      1. Unsportsmanlike conduct
      2. Not playing within the rules of the game
      3. Use of profanity, etc..


    1. Any player that is ejected (not disqualified) for unsportsmanlike conduct during a game will be automatically suspended for the next athletic contest.
    2. The name of the player who uses profanity, who is disrespectful to officials, or who uses obscene gestures, will be sent before the Quad County Executive Committee.  The committee will then notify the appropriate Principal and the Athletic Director fo the infraction and the disciplinary action.


    Any spectator who acts in a disruptive or abusive manner will cause the game to be suspended until the situation is resolved or the spectator is removed.