Ossining Athletics Department

Sportsmanship Guidelines

All students involved in school sports are required to follow the Athletic Code of Responsibility:

  • To emphasize and exercise the proper ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play
  • To eliminate all influence and impulses that tend to destroy the best values of the game
  • To stress the value derived from playing the game fairly
  • To behave courteously toward visiting teams and officials
  • To establish a cordial relationship between visitors and hosts
  • To respect the integrity and judgment of sports officials
  • To achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game and standards of eligibility
  • To encourage leadership and good judgment by the members of the team;
  • To recognize that the purpose of athletics is to promote the physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well being of the individual players;
  • To remember that an athletic contest is only a game and not a matter of life or death for any player coach, school, official, fan, or community.