Parent & Spectator Sportsmanship Release

The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond school district would like to remind parents and spectators of the appropriate manner to observe contests. We appreciate the support of our parents in maintaining a program which reflects mutual respect, fair play, cooperation, and sportsmanlike conduct. We endeavor to provide a positive environment conducive to improving our players’ self-confidence and understanding of life's important lessons through the examples that we, their parents, coaches, and administrators set. Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. In most cases it is easier to ignore poor sportsmanship than it is to confront it. But if we are going to improve sportsmanship in IESA/IHSA activities, we must have the courage to act. As participants, fans, and parents we should all do the following activities:

  1. Positively support your team! Do not taunt or show lack of respect for the opponents.
  2. Respect officials and the difficulty of their task.
  3. Comply with local regulations concerning conduct at IESA/IHSA activities.
  4. Remember that the contest is a learning experience for the young men and women involved and mistakes will happen.
  5. Don’t forget a ticket to a contest is a privilege to observe a contest and not a license to be disrespectful to players, coaches, and officials!
  6. Encourage other fans to be positive in the support for their team.

Research indicates a student involved in extra-curricular activities has a greater chance for success during adulthood. Be a model for that success!

If you have any concerns or questions please contact any of the following:

  • Jared Vanausdoll, Athletic Director – ALAH CUSD #305 217-543-2146
  • Steffanie Seegmiller, Principal – ALAH High School 217-543-2146
  • Sage Hale Principal, – Arthur Grade School 217-543-2109
  • Kristin Nall Principal, – Atwood-Hammond Elementary School 217-578-2229
  • Brandon Stone Principal, – Lovington Grade School 217-873-4318