Sportsmanship

The IHSAA is offering all Indiana high schools the opportunity to earn the IHSAA School Sportsmanship Award, an annual presentation which will consist of a championship banner for winning schools to hang in their gymnasiums and extensive community recognition.

IHSAA Sportsmanship Award Winners

NFHS Guidelines

IHSAA Guidelines

Sportsmanship, quite simply, translates to lessons in citizenship for the 160,000 young men and women who participate in high school sports in Indiana. Your enthusiastic participation in this IHSAA program will help counter possible negative influences that exist in our society in regards to sportsmanship. More importantly, it will help set a positive example for others to follow. We encourage and thank you for your school’s full support of this program.

The IHSAA is delighted to partner with the NAIA and their outstanding Champions of Character Five Star School Leadership Award Program.  The enhancements this program will provide further augment our collective efforts to encourage positive sportsmanship at every IHSAA contest among all stakeholders and promote the values of education-based athletics in the Hoosier state.  - Bobby Cox, Commissioner

Program Introduction:

NAIA Sportsmanship Program - Intro

Sportsmanship Challenge Program (pdf)

Sportsmanship Challenge Checklist

NAIA Character Driven Coaches Course

Video Training Series for Students, Coaches, Parents

Sportsmanship Challenge - Principal's Verification

The Face of Sportsmanship - streaming video

The Face of Sportsmanship - zipped video (wmv)

The Face of Sportsmanship - zipped video (mp4)

Parent Sportsmanship Video