Victory Player’s Code of Conduct

♦ I accept responsibility for my behavior on and off the field. I understand that what I do and say affects my teammates, school, and other people either positively or negatively.

♦ I lead courageously and live with integrity by speaking up against injustice and on behalf of others even when it is hard or unpopular.

♦ I act with respect toward myself and the people and things around me including my parents, my coaches, my teammates, my teachers, my opponents, and the spectators.

♦ I do not put people in boxes according to their race, gender, religion, neighborhood, sexual orientation or abilities.  I judge people by the content of their character.

♦ I act with empathy. I try to understand what is going on in the hearts and minds of others andwhat is causing those feelings so that I can be supportive and encouraging. I ask, “How can I help you?”

♦ I serve as a role model at all times by talking politely and acting courteously toward coaches, teammates, opponents, officials, and spectators. I understand that it is a privilege to represent my family, school and community as a student-athlete.

♦ I give 100% effort to practices, games, and events. I understand that effort demonstrates my commitment to the team and my respect for my coaches and teammates.

♦ I display good sportsmanship. I acknowledge and applaud the efforts of others. I encourage my teammates with positive statements. I refrain from boasting to my teammates and ‘trash-talking’ to members of other teams. I accept defeat graciously by congratulating my opponents on a game well played.

♦ Because I represent my family, school, and team, I abide by the policies, rules and guidelines of the school, team, and coaches.