NYS Section 2 Athletics
Code of Behavior for Spectators
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The following Code of Behavior shall be prominently displayed in all
school buildings, gymnasiums, and at outdoor facilities where
contests are held.
- Spectators are an important part of the games and are
encouraged to conform to accepted standards of good
sportsmanship and behavior.
- Spectators should at all times respect officials, visiting
coaches, players, and cheerleaders as guests in the community
and extend all courtesies to them.
- Enthusiastic cheering for one’s own team is encouraged.
- Booing, whistling, stamping of the feet, and disrespectful
remarks shall be avoided.
- There will be no ringing of bells, sounding of horns, or
other noise makers at indoor contests during play. Anyone who
does not abide by this rule will be asked to leave the premises.
- Pep bands or school bands, under the supervision of school
personnel, may play during time outs, between periods, or at
half-time. Bands must coordinate their play so as not to
interfere with a cheerleading squad on the floor or field.
- The throwing of debris, confetti, or other objects from the
stands is prohibited. Offending individuals will be asked to
leave the premises.
- During a free throw in basketball, all courtesies should be
- Spectators should encourage each other to observe courteous
behavior. Improper behavior should be reported to the school
- Spectators will observe the rules of the local school
concerning smoking food and drink consumption, littering, and
- Spectators will respect and obey all school officials and
supervisors at athletic contests