Sportsmanship is a vital part of the Rec. Sports program. Participants are expected to comply with all of the rules which govern the game, match, or activity. Compliance to the rules and good sportsmanship provide a more enjoyable experience for everyone and enhance the spirit of the contest.
Officials may remove from a contest or activity any individual who demonstrates language or action unbecoming of a Christian. Any player ejected from a game will be suspended for a minimum of 1 game. An individual’s second removal from a game will, at a minimum, prohibit him/her from participation for the remainder of that sports season. See “MC Rec. Sports Ejection Policy” for more information.
Teams and players will be given an ample warning by a Rec. Sports official after their first offense to the rules. Multiple offenses will result in the loss of a Sportsmanship Rating point. Exception: If intentional physical contact is made with another player or official players may be subject to immediate ejection.
Teams and individuals will be held accountable for their actions by the following Rating System:
“A”- 4.0 Excellent Conduct
“B” - 3.0 Good Conduct
“C” - 2.0 Average Conduct
“D” - 1.0 Below Average Conduct
“F” - 0.0 Poor Conduct
**Teams must have a minimum average of 3.0 to be eligible for playoffs!**
Also, teams that receive a sportsmanship score less than 3.0 during the playoffs, will not be able to advance. The unsportsmanlike team will be forced to forfeit, allowing the opposing team to advance.