CAC Statement Sportsmanship

¨The purpose of the Athletic Department at CAC is to provide a venue for athlete students to compete in an environment that is safe, challenging, professional, and educational.  Each athlete is given the opportunity to demonstrate his or her best athletic ability while maintaining a spirit of respect and cooperation with fellow athletes from various backgrounds.

¨Each sport offered at CAC involves students and adults in their different roles: these include the athletes, coaches, sports officials, and spectators.  All those involved in the event are expected to uphold the same spirit of respect and cooperation.  This spirit is demonstrated by fair play among athletes, positive encouragement from coaches, impartial judgments from officials, and respectful enthusiasm from spectators.  The behavior of the adults is crucial to the successful educational aspect of the CAC athletic program.

¨The adults act as models for our athletes.  Therefore, behaviour that is disrespectful or degrading to the CAC standard of sportsmanship jeopardizes the purpose of the Athletic Department, and most of all, jeopardizes the quality of the experience for our athletes.