Christian Sports Code

Christian Sports Code

As a player, coach, cheerleader, or fan: I will…

  • Remember that sports, and the ability to participate in them, like everything else in life, are gifts from God.
  • Play hard, but fairly, according to the rules of the game.
  • Consider opponents and officials as friends and neighbors, and treat them with due courtesy and respect.
  • Applaud teammates and opponents who make good plays or demonstrate good sportsmanship.
  • Accept the decisions of officials respectfully, recognizing that they have a difficult job and are doing their best to uphold the rules fairly.
  • Win without boasting and lose without excuse or complaint.
  • Never hiss or boo players or officials.
  • Never use profanity, racist or sexist comments, or other intimidating actions.
  • Do unto others, as I would have them do unto me.
  • Seek to glorify a gracious God rather than be glorified.
  • Thank and praise God for the gifts of health, talent, and the opportunity to take part in a sport.
  • Celebrate every opportunity to participate in sports as a chance to learn and to grow in Christian maturity.