Cognizant of the need for crowd control, the NJSIAA, in upholding its tradition of proper maintenance of high school athletics, recommends that all athletic administrators review the "Crowd Control Handbook". The main goal is the prevention of crowd disturbances at our sporting events; efficient crowd control maintenance and proper sportsmanship by all involved with high school athletics.
The Association supports the local control aspect of a member school's programs and therefore urges each school and league or conference to develop appropriate standards in order to create a safe, educational and wholesome environment.
Per the memorandum of understanding between the NJSIAA and the NJ State Attorney General's Office, the following is a public service announcement (PSA) that is required to be read several times before and during any and all contests in which the public announcement system is operated:
Today's contest is being conducted according to the rules of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. These rules provide for fair competition among players. Spectators can help promote good sportsmanship by observing the rules of fair play. Any verbal, written, or physical conduct related to race, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religion shall not be tolerated, could subject the violator to ejection, and may result in penalties being assessed against your team. Everyone is requested to take personal responsibility for keeping this competition at a high level of good sportsmanship.