The Gettysburg Area School District believes good sportsmanship is an integral component of education-based interscholastic athletic competition. In order for good sportsmanship to prevail, coaches, student-athletes, and fans must display respect, fairness, civility, honesty, and responsibility before, during and after all athletic contests. We encourage fans to enthusiastically support their team, recognize outstanding performance of opponents, and always exhibit good sportsmanship in their words and actions.
*Profanity, derogatory comments, and other intimidating words or actions directed at the officials, student-athletes, coaches, team representatives, or other spectators will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition.
NOTE: Such comments include negative cheers targeting an individual and cheers intended to sound like an inappropriate word or expression.
Standing in the bleachers is prohibited. Appropriate dress is required. Clothing with profanity, derogatory comments, or other intimidating words, pictures, or symbols is prohibited. Shirts must be worn and torsos must be covered. League rules prohibit masks and body paint.
WE ASK ALL FANS TO REFRAIN FROM:
- Intimidating or harassing the players coaches, officials, or fans
- Using profanity
- Throwing objects
- Entering the playing area
- Loitering in hallways or on the school ground
If you fail to abide by the Rules of Conduct and Sportsmanship Expectations, you will be asked to leave the contest. Furthermore, your actions could result in a trespass letter banning you from all future events at Gettysburg Area Schools.
Remember…admission is a privilege to observe a contest, not a license to display insensitive, offensive or uncivil behavior
Enjoy the Contest!
Be a fan, not a fanatic!!