Spectator/Fan Code of Conduct
Dear Students, Parents, Hazel Park Community Members:
We are asking for your support in providing positive role-modeling for our student-athletes. The involvement of our students in athletics and activities contributes to the development of their values system. Trustworthiness, citizenship, caring, fairness, and respect are lifetime values that are taught through interscholastic activities and are principles of good sportsmanship and character. With these principles, the spirit of competition thrives, fueled by honest rivalry, courteous relations, and grateful acceptance of the results.
The information below outlines the expectations of students, parents, and all spectators/fans. Please review and remember this information so that we represent our school community in a positive manner at all times. Sportsmanship is winning without gloating – losing without complaining – and treating your opponent and the officials with respect. It’s one of the biggest reasons these games exist. Remember, nothing beats good sportsmanship!
We have made a commitment to promote good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, and spectators at all athletic events. Profanity, degrading remarks, and intimidating actions directed at officials or competitors will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the event site. Thank you for your cooperation in the promotion of good sportsmanship!
Thomas Oestrike, Athletic Director
Tammy Scholz, HS Principal
George Demis, HS Dean of Students
Official Spectator/Fan Code of Conduct
Hazel Park Schools, in association with the Michigan High School Athletic Association, promotes interscholastic events and sportsmanship. Sportsmanship is an essential part of any athletic competition and is expected from athletes, coaches, officials, and fans. As a spectator/fan (student or adult) of Hazel Park Schools, we expect you to be an example of positive encouragement while supporting our athletes, coaches, and game officials. Our behavior should be positive, respectful, and encouraging of the athletes, coaches, officials, and the game itself.
Hazel Park Schools encourages:
- Enthusiastic support of your team
- Good sportsmanship
- Family friendly atmosphere
- Commitment to safety
- Welcoming attitude to all fans and visitors
All Hazel Park School students MUST present the current year school issued student identification card at the time of admittance to the game. No school ID card, no admittance, no exceptions.
Hazel Park Schools respectfully asks that no food or drink be brought into the gym at any time
- Disruptive or unruly behavior
- Foul or abusive behavior or obscene gestures
- Rudeness to fellow fans or Hazel Park personnel
- Spectators are not allowed on playing surfaces at any time
- Use of alcohol or tobacco at Hazel Park athletic events
Fans who display unacceptable behaviors will be subjected to sanctions, including refusal of admittance, removal, and arrest.
First Offense – The spectator will schedule to meet with the Athletic Director with resulting action that may include removal from the next two athletic contests of the same sport. A letter will be sent by the Athletic Director and Principal to the spectator in question notifying them of the ejection and the dates of ejection (if necessary).
Second Offense – The spectator will be removed from all home athletic contests and other school events and activities for the remainder of the school year of the infraction. A letter of ejection will be sent from the office of the Principal notifying the spectator of the remainder of the school year ejection.
Third Offense – The spectator will be removed from all home Hazel Park athletic contests and other school events and activities for a two-year period. A letter of ejection will be sent from the office of the Superintendent notifying the spectator of the ejection.
Any athletic official, including but not limited to, contest officials, Athletic Director, Principal, Assistant Principals, game site supervisors, and anyone else in an administrative role on the site, may uphold enforcement of an ejection.
While the Spectator/Fan Code of Conduct encompasses behavior expectations and consequences for both student and adult fans, Hazel Park administrators may apply further consequences to a student ejected from a contest due to the student violating the Student Handbook.