Fan Guidelines

 

Green Street Academy is committed to creating a safe and enjoyable experience for fans of all ages, student-athletes, coaches and officials, whether on the field/court or on our campus.  We want all fans, student-athletes, coaches and officials to enjoy the middle school and high school athletics experience in a responsible fashion.

Interscholastic athletics are an extension of the classroom and lessons are best learned when the proper respect is accord to all.  Please let the coaches-coach, players-play, and officials-officiate. Booing, taunting, or attempts to intimidate players, coaches, officials, or other fans will not be tolerated and you will be removed from the grounds immediately.

PROHIBITED ITEMS & BEHAVIOR
The following items and/or activities are prohibited during athletic competitions and events:

  • Pets*
  • Illegal Substances
  • Fireworks / Firearms
  • Weapons (both real and facsimiles)
  • Flammables of any kind
  • Artificial Noisemakers
  • Dangerous or Disruptive Behavior
  • Signage, Apparel or other Items that display, depict or represent recognizable symbols and/or words, including nooses and swastikas, that incite, intimidate, or threaten members of the community.
  • Soliciting / Loitering / Trespassing
  • Video Cameras
  • Once in a school event, no readmission is allowed. Bring wallets, purses, and jackets, etc. with you when you arrive.
  • No alcohol, smoking, tobacco, or e-cigarette of any kind are allowed on our campus. Anyone under the influence of drugs, or alcohol to any degree will be dealt with in accordance with BCPS policies and local and state laws.
  • No fighting,  obscene, profane or abusive language or behavior
  • No interfering with the process of the game or going onto the field
  • No throwing any objects onto the field or in the stadium
  • Any action warranting ejection and/or confiscation of game tickets by police or stadium security

*Exceptions will be made for those with medical requirements and/or special needs.

 


FANS CODE OF CONDUCT

In recent years, many sports fans have lost perspective and have associated the collegiate and professional sports with that of high school programs. Consequently, some problem areas not associated with an educational program have occurred.

A Fan’s Responsibilities
  • Show respect for the opponent at all times. The opponent should be treated as a guest, greeted cordially on arriving, given the best accommodations and offered tolerance, honesty and generosity.
  • Show respect to the officials. Officials should be recognized as impartial arbitrators who are trained to do their job and who can be expected to do it to the best of their ability.
  • Know, understand and appreciate the rules of the contest. A familiarity with the current rules of the game in recognition of their necessity for a fair contest is essential.
  • Maintain self-control at all times. A prerequisite of good sportsmanship requires one to understand his/her own bias or prejudice and to have the ability to recognize that rational behavior is more important than the desire to win.
  • Recognize and appreciate skill and performance regardless of affiliation. Applause for an opponent’s good performance is a demonstration of generosity and proper sportsmanship.