Athletic Rules & Code of Conduct

The Athletic Code applies to all students who want to participate in athletics and/or activities at WLB. Athletics includes competitive sports, extracurricular activities, cheerleading and poms. This code applies in addition to other rules and regulations concerning student conduct and imposes additional requirements on student participants.

Participation in athletic programs should be considered a privilege, not a right! The overall purpose of the athletic program is to develop the student as a whole, knowledge of the sport, and the concept of sportsmanship. There are usually two basic components: a 5th/6th grade program and a 6th/7th/8th grade program. At the 5th/6th level, the focus is to (1) develop a love of the sport, (2) develop fundamental skills and (3) emphasize equitable playing time during regular season games. At the 6th/7th/8th level, the focus is to (1) develop the concept of teamwork, (2) develop advanced skill levels, and (3) develop respect for self and others by fostering competition at the students' highest level of ability.

Athletes are responsible for knowing and following the rules provided by the coach, including the requirement of a current sports physical and proof of insurance. Questions and/or concerns should be addressed to the coach, athletic director, principal, superintendent for resolution.

The district allows a student to modify his or her athletic or team uniform for the purpose of modesty in clothing or attire that is in accordance with the requirements of his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty preferences. A student is not required to receive the prior approval of the school board for such modification.

Biddy ball may be offered to younger children for the purpose of learning and enjoying the sport.

Code of Conduct
West Lincoln-Broadwell and the IESA believes that sportsmanship is a core value and its promotion and practice are essential. Student-Participants have a duty to assure that their teams promote the development of good character. This code of conduct applies to all student-participants involved in interscholastic activities.

  1. Student-participants will support the value of academics and the educational process.
  2. Student-participants will advocate, model and promote the development of good sportsmanship and character to include: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.
  3. Student-participants will respect peers, officials, opponents, parents and all others associated with the event.
  4. Student-participants will promote fair play and uphold the spirit of the rules in the activity.
  5. Student-participants will model appropriate behavior at all times.

Behavioral Conduct
Being a student athlete/extra-curricular participant means showing good conduct during the school day, as well as during practice or an event Consequences are not scheduled around extra-curricular activities and cannot be rescheduled On the day a student serves a suspension (in or out of school), the student will lose the privilege of all evening activities (game, match, practice, school dance, etc.).
Misconduct by student-athletes will not be tolerated. Misconduct shall include, but shall not be limited to:

  1. Insubordination
  2. Any behavior or action which is negligently or intentionally injurious to a person or property or which places a person or property at risk of injury or damage
  3. Any behavior which disrupts the appropriate conduct of a school program or activity
  4. Hazing, bullying, or harassment of any kind
  5. Use of profanity
  6. Exhibition of bad sportsmanship
  7. Violation of any school rules or regulations or law

All student athletes must sign a Participation form that also explains a concussion clause now stipulated by Board policy 7:305, Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries, before being allowed to participate in interscholastic sports.

Agreement to Participate
Code of Conduct Agreement for Student-Participants
Sportsmanship Expectations of Behavior