Sportsmanship and student appearance

The NSAA has over the year tried to govern away several school traditions that were deemed "unsportsmanlike". Now in 2003 they will be working to insure that the student's and athletes appearance at activities is appropriate and not offensive.

** SPORTSMANSHIP / STUDENT DRESS POLICY

In the realm of good sportsmanship, it is the expectation that all student spectators wear shirts for all subdistrict, district, and state events. Each individual school shall be responsible for assuring that student spectators are appropriately attired."

This means the painted chest is NO LONGER a sign of support for your school, but is rather a sign of poor sportsmanship.

Also the NSAA board decided to develop points of emphasis language and to include such in all sports manuals that participants must keep their uniforms on while in the competition area.

Does this or will this apply to football players, softball players, baseball players, track, ??? What will be the penalty when a football player removes his uniform top and shoulder pads? when a softball or baseball player changes in the dugout or wears their hat backwards or removes it as they leave the field?

This is an area that needs to be addressed with a great deal of concern.

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