Good Sportsmanship

It is the policy of Dalhart Christian Academy to expect good sportsmanship from our students and fans at all competitive events.

Attitudes and behavior are at all times to be in line with Christian conduct that will be pleasing to the Lord, bring honor to Him, and in no way jeopardize our Christian witness.

  • Fans and students are asked to be positive toward officials, coaches, players, and opposing fans. If a fan does not have something good to say he/she should remain silent.
  • The referees or other assigned officials are the authorities in charge at any competitive event. They are to be respected at all times, regardless of a person’s opinion of the calls.
  • Fans must recognize that the actions of a coach in questioning an official’s call do not necessarily reflect anger or displeasure with the official. There are times when the coach must try to get the official to change the call before the next live action, or the call can’t be changed. They sometimes must shout to be heard above the noise of the crowd.
  • Fans should recognize they are not being helpful in overzealously supporting the coach against the official.
  • Good sportsmanship includes reflecting the facilities of another school, obeying their rules however they may differ from our own, and in general doing nothing to make others not want us to return.
  • There shall be no abusive behavior, vocal, or otherwise.
  • There shall be no BOOING of officials, coaches, players, or other fans.
  • Neither students nor fans shall use negative cheers.
  • Payment of admission to enter a competitive event in no way entitles anyone to abuse or act contrary to DCA’s Sportsmanship Policy.

Anyone who persistently behaves contrary to this policy will be asked to leave an event and/or refrain from attending future events.

Much of good sportsmanship can be summed up in the Christian virtue, SELF-CONTROL. Anyone who exercises self-control will not experience great difficulty in truly being a good sport.

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and a sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2

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