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KSHSAA Code of Ethics

For Coaches, Athletic/Activities Directors, Aides, Adjudicators, Judges and Officials


Believing that mine is an important part in the nationwide school activity program, I pledge to act in accordance with these principles:

  1. I will honor contracts regardless of possible inconvenience or financial loss.
  2. I will study the rules, observe the work of other coaches, athletic/activities directors, adjudicators, judges, or officials and will, at all times, attempt to improve myself and the activity.
  3. I will conduct myself in such a way that attention is drawn not to me but to the young people participating in the contest or activity.
  4. I will maintain my appearance in a manner befitting the dignity and importance of the activity.
  5. I will cooperate with the news media in the interpretation and clarification of rules and/or other areas relating to good sportsmanship, but I will not make any statements concerning decisions made during the contest.
  6. I will uphold and abide by all rules of the KSHSAA and the National Federation.
  7. I will shape my character and conduct so as to be a worthy example to the young people who participate under my jurisdiction.
  8. I will give my complete cooperation to the school which I serve and to the KSHSAA which I represent.
  9. I will cooperate and be professional in my association with other coaches, athletic/activities directors, adjudicators, judges or officials and will do nothing to cause them public embarrassment.
  10. I will keep in mind that the contest is more important than the wishes of any individual.
  11. I will make responsible decisions about consumption of alcohol, including abstinence from alcohol at least twelve (12) hours prior to a contest in which I will be involved.
  12. I will not use tobacco products while directly involved in interscholastic activities.




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