The MIAA believes good sportsmanship is an integral component of interscholastic competition. We wholeheartedly embrace the position that, in order for sportsmanship to prevail, coaches, student-athletes, and fans must display respect, fairnes, civility, honesty, and responsibility before, during and after all athletic contests.

We encourage fans to enthusiastically support their team, recognize the outstanding performance of opponents, and always exhibit good sportsmanship in their words and actions.

The MIAA encourages and promotes sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches and spectators. Offensive language including profanity, racial or ethnic slurs or other intimidating actions directed at officials, event staff, student-athletes, coaches or team representatives will not be tolerated.