Sportsmanship Statement

“Greenfield-Central schools believe good sportsmanship is a fundamental part of interscholastic athletic competitions.  We encourage all spectators at our events to keep in mind that good sportsmanship is EXPECTED as we set good examples for our students, players, and future GC Cougars in attendance.  Negative comments and acts directed towards athletes, coaches, officials, or fans are unacceptable and will be subject to ejection. We want to thank our fans in advance for your cooperation and promotion of good sportsmanship.”

Administrators/Athletic Directors

  • Establish a positive environment
  • Serve as a positive role model
  • Inform coaches, student-athletes and spectators of expected behavior
  • Take a stand and uphold codes of conduct
  • Support participants, coaches and fans whose team displays good sportsmanship


  • Exemplify the highest moral character
  • Instruct students on their responsibilities of sportsmanship
  • Abide by and teach the rules of the game in letter and in spirit
  • Set a good example for players and spectators to follow
  • Respect the integrity and judgment of game officials


  • Understand the privilege of representing our school and community
  • Be a positive role model
  • Exercise self-control
  • Respect the integrity and judgment of the officials
  • Recognize and support the efforts of coaches and administrators


  • Always provide positive support for your team
  • Treat opposing players, coaches, spectators and support groups with respect
  • Respect, cooperate and respond enthusiastically to cheerleaders
  • Remember that you are at a contest to support your team, not to intimidate or ridicule the other team and its fans
  • Parents – respect and support the tasks of the coaches and officials