Codes of Conduct and Ethics
Almont League Constitution and Bylaws
Almont League Code of Conduct and Sportsmanship
One of the primary objectives of the league is to promote the positive values obtained through interscholastic competition. To accomplish this goal requires that the spirit, as well as the letter of the CIF rules be observed. Almont League requires active support from many groups. The league expects the following practices to be observed so as to promote good sportsmanship and have athletic contests free from disruption and negativity.
Students and Spectators
1. Only positive cheering will be allowed. No derogatory or degrading cheers will be tolerated.
2. The following practices are not allowed by any school or their supporters:
a. Painting of faces.
b. Finger pointing or taunting.
c. Use of artificial noise makers.
d. Megaphones in the gymnasium.
e. Profanity or vulgarity.
3. Only groups connected with the game are allowed on the field or floor
(Pepsters, band, drill team and San Gabriel Administration).
No pep tunnels are allowed in the athletic contest using other than uniformed school personnel.
4. Bands may play at away football games. They may participate in pre-game and half-time activities.
Only the home team may have a pep band at basketball games. Pep bands at basketball games will
play only at time outs, half time, and between games.
5. Any posters or banners to be put up inside must be approved by the home school administrator.
6. Spectators must at all times remain off the field of play and at a sufficient distance from the sidelines
so as not to interfere with the play of the game. For continued infractions of this rule, or for improper
conduct of sufficient number of spectators such as to make fair play impossible, the officials may
penalize the offending team and award the game to the opponents with the usual default score.
CIF Code of Ethics
CIF Constitution – Southern Section Code of Ethics
- To emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and fair play.
- To eliminate all possibilities which tend to destroy the best values of the game.
- To stress the values derived from playing the game fairly.
- To Show cordial courtesy to visiting teams and officials.
- To establish a happy relationship between visitors and hosts.
- To respect the integrity and judgment of sports officials.
- To achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game and the standards of eligibility.
- To encourage leadership, use of initiative, and good judgment by the players on a team.
- To recognize that the purpose of athletics is to promote the physical, mental, moral, social, and emotional well-being of the individual players.
- To remember that an athletic contest is only a game-not a matter of life and death for player, coach, school, officials, fan, community, state, or nation.
If you have any concerns or questions in regards to the CIF rules and regulations, please contact the Athletic Director.