Sportsmanship Bias Statement-Pre Game Declaration

Sportsmanship Statement to be read at all contests by game officials to coaches, captains and in some cases all team members.

 "There will be no tolerance for negative statements or actions between opposing players and coaches.  This includes Taunting, Baiting, Berating Opponents, Trash-Talking or actions which ridicule or cause embarrassment to them.  Any Verbal, Written or Physical Conduct related to Race, Gender, Ethnicity, Disability, Sexual Orientation or Religion shall NOT be tolerated, could subject the violater to Ejection, and may result in Penalties being assessed against your Team.  If such comments are heard a penalty will be assessed immediately.  We have been instructed not to issue warnings.  It is Your responsibility (Coaches and Captains) to remind your team of this Policy."

A SIMILIAR PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO BE READ AT ALL NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL CONTESTS WHEN A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT SYSTEM IS AVAILABLE!