Sportsmanship

Expectations of a KFHS Athlete

  1. Be courteous to visiting teams and officials.
  2. Play hard and to the limit of his/her ability, regardless of discouragement. The true athlete does not give up nor does he/she quarrel, cheat, bet or grandstand.
  3. Retain his/her composure at all times and never leave the bench or enter the playing field/court to engage in a fight.
  4. Be modest when successful and be gracious in defeat.
  5. Maintain a high degree of physical fitness by observing team and training rules conscientiously.
  6. Demonstrate loyalty to the school by maintaining a satisfactory scholastic standing and by participating in or supporting other school activities.
  7. Play for the love of the game.
  8. Understand and observe the rules of the game and the standards of eligibility.
  9. Set a high standard of personal cleanliness and attire.
  10. Respect the integrity and judgment of officials and accept their decisions without questions.
  11. Respect the facilities of host schools and the trust entailed in being a guest.
  12. Respect equipment and uniform issued to you during the sport season.
  13. Students must currently be enrolled in not fewer than 5 subjects, and have passed 5 subjects in the semester prior to participating in an activity.
  14. Eligibility of winter sport athletes will be evaluated at the end of the first semester, in order to be eligible 2nd semester.
  15. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher at all times.

Expectations of a KFHS Athlete’s Parent

  1. Treat visiting teams and officials as a guest, extending to them every courtesy.
  2. Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
  3. Respect the judgment and integrity of officials, realizing that their decisions are based upon game conditions as they observe them.
  4. Understand that it is the coaches’ responsibility to make certain that students are working to become a better people and athletes, not to win every game.
  5. Recognize that good sportsmanship is more important than victory by approving and applauding good team play.
  6. Keep any negative thoughts about the coach, the program, or teammates to yourself. Your child has one chance to be a high school athlete, help to make it special.
  7. Abide by the 24 hour rule. The 24 hour rule states that the parent will not voice a complaint to the coach within 24 hours of a game.
  8. Parents should feel free to speak to a coach about: the treatment of their child, how the child can improve their skills and the child’s attitude and behavior. Parents should not ask about playing time, game strategies and other players.

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