Waterloo West High School Boy's Soccer: Sportsmanship

Saturday, December 2
Sportsmanship (All Players Need To Read This)


As important as how a player shoots the ball, passes the ball, attacks, or defends,is how players conduct themselves. At all times members of the Waterloo West Men's Soccer team must conduct themselves in a manner which promotes West soccer, their team, their families, their school and community, and lastly themselves in a positive manner. This includes one’s mannerisms, language, dress and appearance, and conduct on and off the court. Notice we call this team a Men's soccer team, not a boy's team, so act like a man!

Putting on the black, maroon and white uniform of West Soccer is a privilege and a responsibility. You are representing your school, those around you, and the tradition of the great soccer program you have the opportunity to be a part of. Character is what you are seen or known for now. Integrity is what you will be remembered for long after your playing days are done. Waterloo West Men's Soccer will be a team that will be remembered for winning with class and losing with class while respecting the game, our opponents, the officials, and our teammates.

We in this program are a family, don't let each other down by making a silly mistake. Be grateful for the opportunity we have been given and don't do anything that could damage it.



The Spectators:
- Remember that you are at a contest to support and cheer for your team and to enjoy the skill and competition;

not to ridicule the other team, officials or fans.
- Remember that sports are a learning experience and sometimes mistakes are made.
- Recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team.
- Be a positive behavior role model through your own actions.
- Censor those around you whose behavior is unbecoming.
- Help out the coaches when asked, even if your child is not a starter.

The Coach:

- Exemplify the highest moral character, behavior and leadership.
- Adhere to strong ethical and integrity standards.
- Respect the integrity and personality of the individual athelete.
- Abide and teach the rules of the game in letter and in spirit.
- Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat.

The Athlete:
- Accept and understand the seriousness of your responsibility and the privelege of representing your team,

school or community.
- Treat opponents as you would like to be treated as a guest or a friend.
- Wish opponents good luck before a game and congratulate them in a sincere manor that you would like to be

greeted following a victory or defeat.
- Respect the integrity and judgement of game officials.
- Win with humility; lose with grace. Do both with dignity.