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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 meaning of the rules
  • Take a stand and avoid dishonesty and cheating
  • Promote education and set character development goals
SPORTSMANSHIP
  • Set high standards for fair play
  • Treat team members fairly according to their expectations
  • Never take unfair advantage
  • Remember that school activities value the emotional, physical and moral well-being of the participants above the desire and pressure to win
COURAGE
  • Be a positive role model on and off the field
  • Strive for excellence and embrace mistakes
  • Be committed to your team
  • Be open to opportunities for personal growth
RESPECT
  • Honor the tradition of the activity and participate with respect
  • Treat all teammates and opponents with respect
  • Win with grace
  • Lose with dignity
CITIZENSHIP
  • Promote sports and activities by honoring their rules and goals
  • Follow the codes of conduct established by coaches, student participants and school administrators
  • Take a stand and avoid the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco


NOVEMBER STAR STUDENTS OF THE MONTH:

Emma Floyd 
PORT SUSAN
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NORTHWOOD

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Mattson MS (Covington)
 
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