We appreciate the support of our community. It means a lot to our student athletes when parents, teachers and members of the community come out to cheer them on for all their hard work.
Coaches, administrators and fans are to role model excellence in their behavior on the sidelines. In every North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) sanctioned sport, there will be a strong emphasis on positive models of good behavior and professional conduct between coaches and game officials. In many sports, there will be new procedures for questioning an official’s call, and stiffer penalties if those procedures are not followed.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and the NCHSAA expects student-athletes, coaches and game officials to conduct themselves in a respectful and courteous manner. Disrespectful behavior in the playing area or from the sidelines can result in an ejection. As has been the case in the past, profanity directed at players or officials is a penalty and an ejection as well. The NCHSAA has empowered officials to step up their enforcement surrounding inappropriate behavior and language. They have also requested the help of coaches in getting out the message about behavioral expectations to their assistant coaches, players and fans.
Please check out these two videos (about 30 seconds each) to get a fresh perspective on the role of good sportsmanship.