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BRIAN SMITH
WIAA Assistant Executive Director

Middle Level

Philosophy:  Recognizing the unique developmental needs of the middle level student, the WIAA promotes activities that build student success through active participation, increased skill building, and positive sportsmanship.

Participation

  • Emphasize participation over win/loss records
  • Provide opportunities for everyone to participate
  • Balance competition with cooperation
  • Encourage lifelong participation in activities
  • Emphasize having fun

Skill Building

  • Develop age appropriate skills
  • Focus on fundamentals
  • Develop skills as a foundation for improvement

Sportsmanship ''Give Me 5'' Program

  • Develop a positive team attitude
  • Encourage, cooperate and collaborate with peers
  • Present positive adult role models that demonstrate self control and (mutual) respect

 
Sportsmanship "Give Me 5" Program - Core Principles


The "Give Me 5" program will help lay the foundation and assist all middle level schools in taking the educational value of school activities to a higher level. While recognizing that each school and community have unique needs, the "Give Me 5" program has been developed to encourage member schools to link with each other to celebrate, practice, and promote the positive attributes of our activities programs.

The foundation of the program lies in the belief that five core concepts can help communities, schools, officials, coaches, and athletes realize that behaviors and attitudes learned in school activities can benefit a person for their lifetime. The program will promote and foster good character by teaching, enforcing, advocating, and modeling the five core ethical principles:

HONOR
  • Always pursue victory with honor
  • Demonstrate and demand integrity
  • Observe and enforce the spirit and letter of rules
  • Do not engage in or tolerate dishonesty or cheating
  • Do not compromise education and character-development goals
SPORTSMANSHIP
  • Adhere to high standards of fair play
  • Treat team members fairly according to their expectations
  • Never take unfair advantage
  • Assure that the emotional, physical and moral well-being is always placed above desires and pressures to win
COURAGE
  • Be a positive role model on and off the field
  • Strive for excellence and do not fear mistakes
  • Be committed to your team and to academic skills
RESPECT
  • Treat the tradition of the sport and participate with respect
  • Do not engage in or tolerate disrespectful conduct
  • Win with grace and lose with dignity
CITIZENSHIP
  • Promote sportsmanship by honoring the rules and goals of the sport
  • Establish codes of conduct for coaches, athletes, parents, and spectators
  • Safeguard the integrity of the sport by discouraging the abuse of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco



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Stevens MS (Pasco)
Showalter MS (Tukwila)

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