“ATHLETIC CODE OF CONDUCT AND SPORTSMANSHIP”
Athletic participation can be one of the most significant formative experiences in a young person’s life. It gives a great deal of
pleasure and builds friendships that can last for years. Athletics is an integral part of the education program by teaching fair play, sportsmanship, teamwork, perseverance, and appreciation for improvement, desire to succeed and excel, self-discipline, responsibility, leadership and quick thinking.
Participation in interscholastic athletics is a privilege, not a right, and carries with it the responsibilities of courtesy and sportsman-
ship on the playing field, on campus, and in the community. The athletic code will aid you in building team morale, discipline, and spirit, which make the team. Therefore, you should take it upon yourself to become the very best athlete and team member possible.
The conduct of an athlete is closely observed in many areas of life. It is important that one’s behavior be above reproach in the following areas:
Dress and grooming standards shall conform to Murrieta Valley Unified School District regulations. Coaches may require other grooming and dress standards that are more restrictive in order to insure compliance with necessary safety precautions.
MVUSD Student/Athlete’s will refrain from the use of tobacco (in any form), alcohol and other illegal drugs. This includes the illegal use of non-prescribed steroids and/or other performance enhancing substances. Proper diet and adequate sleep are equally important to the physical conditioning of an athlete.
All recommendations for awards originate with the individual team’s coach and are approved by the athletic director.
In order to participate in extra/co-curricular activities, students must demonstrate satisfactory educational progress in meeting the requirements for graduation. To encourage and support academic excellence, the Board requires students to earn a minimum 2.0 or “C” grade point average on a 4.0 scale in order to participate in extra/co-curricular activities. Students with any “F” grades must also maintain minimum progress towards graduation in order to meet eligibility requirements.
Murrieta Mesa High School maintains membership in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and requires that interscholastic athletic activities be conducted according to CIF rules, regulations and policies.