Sportsmanship is Everybody's Responsibility
The WIAA's vision for sportsmanship and citizenship is built on expectations. It calls on the school community--teachers, coaches, students, parents and directors of music, speech, debate and drama--to strive for sportsmanship in everything it does by teaching the values, long thought inherent in interscholastic activities.
Fair play necessitates that all competitors have the same chance for success.
The Just Play Fair! Program is the plan that drives WIAA's member schools and students mission of sportsmanship and citizenship. The program encourages schools to implement a year-round sportsmanship and citizenship program shaped by the participation of coaches, parents, teachers, and students. In addition, each school's governing board is encouraged to adopt resolutions in support of the school's sportsmanship and citizenship program, setting the stage for district-wide planning based on the Just Play Fair! program goals and criteria. Schools that participate in the Just Play Fair! Program will receive a sportsmanship and citizenship banner from the WIAA.
Please use the resources on this site as a guide to develop a year-round sportsmanship and citizenship program.