Dear Members of the Wilmington Community,
As stated in the WHS Athletic Handbook, sportsmanship is the number one priority for all coaches and student-athletes representing the Wilmington High School athletic program. The ideals of good sportsmanship, ethical behavior, and integrity should permeate all interscholastic athletics in our community. In perception and practice, good sportsmanship shall be defined as those qualities of behavior which are characterized by generosity and genuine concern for others. Our athletic fields should be the laboratory to produce good citizens reflecting “fair play” in every area of life.
Please see below our Pre-Game Sportsmanship Statement that will be read at the beginning of every athletic event moving forward.
The Wilmington Public Schools and the MIAA are committed to maintaining the true spirit of athletics through sportsmanship at all times. It is the responsibility of everyone to demonstrate an atmosphere of good sportsmanship in order to make the experience at tonight’s game enjoyable. Wilmington strives to ensure that all individuals, including players, coaches and officials are respected at all times during competition and athletic contests. There is a zero tolerance policy for any spectator in attendance who participates in profanity, degrading remarks or intimidating actions directed at any players, coaches or officials. Any individual who fails to act respectfully and does not adhere to these expectations will be removed from the game immediately and possibly denied admission to future school events. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Director of Athletics