Chatham High School Athletics
Code of Sportsmanship and Philosophy
For Student-AthletesRecognize that you represent your School and Community and how we conduct ourselves is a reflection of our School and our Community. Follow your coach’s instructions, be respectful to the officials; accept adverse decisions. Reflect on all athletic contests and improve yourself.
For StudentsRemember you represent your school and community. Encourage sportsmanship, welocme our visitors, and respect the game by conducting yourself professionally at all of our Athletic Contests Home or Away. Become familiar with the rules and support your team positvely, especially when it is losing and needs you most.
For SpectatorsRegard the playing of the game as an art and appreciate and enjoy it as such. Show respect for officials, respect for players, respect for boys and girls, and respect for yourself. These are essential for raising the standards of good sportsmanship. Become familiar with the rules of the game, and you will enjoy it much more. Leave coaching to the coach and officiating to the officials.
The ability to display sportsmanship is dependent on whether we possess self-discipline, responsibility, integrity, respect and courage. "SPORTSMANSHIP" begins and ends with you!PhilosophyThe goal of the athletic program is to field competitive teams exhibiting discipline, the desire to excel, and build pride in themselves and for their school. Our program is intended to improve student(s) physical skills and to promote qualities of strong character and leadership. We encourage a healthy life-style by providing daily opportunities for physical skill enhancement, a competitive team or individual play.