Treat opponents with respect and dignity.

Give only constructive criticism and positive encouragement to teammates.

Do not swear or argue about an official’s decision. Only designated athletes, such as a team captain, should question an official. Captains must be identified by a visual aid, preferably a captain’s band.

Play by the rules; play fair.

Behave with honesty, straightforwardness and a dignified attitude when others do not play fairly.

All teams at the conclusion of the sport event will exchange a handshake or cheer.


Scorekeepers, timekeepers and other event volunteers should conduct themselves in an impartial manner throughout the sport event. They should not be coaching the participants, yelling at the participants and/or officials, etc. They are encouraged to show appreciation for an exceptional play during the event.