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 WIAA Contact:  JUSTIN KESTERSON  |  jkesterson@wiaa.com
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.


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AWARD CRITERIA
PARENTS' GUIDE
 
Materials

PA ANNOUNCEMENTS (PDF) 
PARENT PLEDGE (PDF)
SPORTSMANSHIP IS FOR EVERYONE (PDF) 
STUDENT CERTIFICATE (PDF) 
Feel free to use the above templates to help guide coaches, parents, and athletes. Take your program to the next level!

Please submit your most successful strategy, activity, or best practice for promoting and enforcing sportsmanship to jkesterson@wiaa.com.
CORE PRINCIPLES (POSTER)

HONOR  |  SPORTSMANSHIP  |  COURAGE  |  RESPECT  |  CITIZENSHIP

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 listed above and detailed below.

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

10 Ways to Get  It Going In Your School and Community
Top 10 Reasons that the "Give Me 5" Program is For Your School

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

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

Sportsmanship Game Rules

Commitment to Sportsmanship:  Parents  |  Coaches

HONOR (POSTER)
  • 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 (POSTER)
  • 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 (POSTER)
  • 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 (POSTER)
  • Honor the tradition of the activity and participate with respect
  • Treat all teammates and opponents with respect
  • Win with grace
  • Lose with dignity
CITIZENSHIP (POSTER)
  • 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

Top 10 Reasons that the "Give Me 5" Program is For Your School

10.     A national survey indicates students play middle school sports to have fun – not to be number one!
9. Your admission is to watch the performances of high impressionable 12 to 15-year old students – not a license to abuse coaches, officials, players and spectators.
8. People don’t always remember the final score – but they always remember the fan in section three who made a fool out of him or herself.
7. Taunting, trash talk and intimidating behavior has no place in middle school sports, or any level of sports.
6. Coaches and officials are also teachers – why would you harass them in their classroom?
5. You want others to treat you the way you want to be treated – and how many of us want to be treated with disrespect?
4. We need more positive role models for our children.
3. It is “how you play the game” that counts.
2. Sportsmanship begins with you.
1. The “Give Me 5” ideals are simply the right thing to do!
 
 


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