Latest "Respect The Game" Handbook Released
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For the past two years the MPSSAA has provided a sportsmanship handbook geared to our campaign focused on renewing our shared commitment of creating better citizens through participation in interscholastic athletic programs. As we begin the third year of our "Respect the Game" initiative, we are highlighting the student's responsibility as a role model and leader.
The Respect the Game Handbook, For Student-Athletes, Created by Student-Athletes, was developed by the inaugural MPSSAA Student Leadership Delegation. As part of their action plan from the NFHS Student Leadership Conference, they collectively designed this book to be distributed to at least one captain of each varsity sport. The book focuses on not only what student-athletes wish others knew about why they participate, but also what it means to be a student leader and the responsibilities that come with being a student-athlete.
The MPSSAA encourages everyone to embrace this initiative and assist in furthering its message by doing their own individual part in respecting the game and creating a "Culture of Class". In addition, the MPSSAA has updated its Respect the Game Page to make all books available online and provide schools with the opportunity to use this information during coaches/parent meetings, team meetings or in any other manner they may deem appropriate.