Parent and Spectator Behavior at Catholic School Sporting Events
Parents - please watch this video by the Dioceses of Pittsburgh. It was made several years ago, but the message is just as relevant now as it was then, and it applies to all types of sporting events.
Do you know anyone like the parent portrayed here?
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Please remember that you are attending a Catholic school event that requires you to act as Christ would want you to behave. You must display good sportsmanship and a Christian perspective at all times. If you choose not to follow this directive, the Building Official appointed by the school Principal or Athletic Director will ask you to leave.
|Coaches, parents, or students are not to berate an official before, during or after a game, match or meet. You must be respectful to all officials. The vast majority of officials are honest and are trying their best to call a good, fair contest.
|Spectators cannot go on the court or field during a game, match or meet. This includes the time teams are using the court or field for pre-game warm-ups, or during timeouts and halftimes. Unless you have official duties, you must stay off the court or field.
|You must never belittle an opposing team’s fans, players, or coaches.
|You may not use noisemakers, chants, screaming, or foot pounding to purposefully disrupt the performance of any players at any sporting event. That includes cheerleaders as well.
|Fans, players, or coaches may never use profanity.
|For those who are sitting at the scorer’s table keeping the book or controlling the clock – you are part of game management, along with the officials. You are not to cheer, show preference for one team over another, or comment on officials calls.