Holland Hall School expects our coaches, athletes, students, faculty, staff, administration, and parents to recognize that their conduct plays an important role in establishing the reputation of our school. Although we compete hard, we will compete fairly and respectfully with our opponents. Our positive actions can contribute directly to the success of our teams. During home contests, we serve as hosts to the visiting team, its students and spectators. They are our guests and should be treated accordingly. As visitors, we are expected to act as invited guests. We will treat the home school’s facilities with care and respect. Officials should be treated with respect at all times on and off the court or playing field.
Any player who is ejected or disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct during an athletic contest will automatically be suspended for the next athletic contest.
The Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC)
Holland Hall participates in the Southwest Preparatory Conference for athletics. The conference is made up of like- minded schools in Texas and Oklahoma that value the integration of rigorous academics with competitive athletics. At the end of each season, teams compete in the SPC Tournament. The SPC Sportsmanship Creed and Sportsmanship Policy guide all athletic competition.
SPC SPORTSMANSHIP CREED
Players and Coaches
Players and coaches shall at all times represent themselves, their school, and their conference with honor, proper conduct, and good sportsmanship. They shall understand that competitive rivalries are encouraged but that disrespect for opponents is unsportsmanlike and lessens the value of the rivalries. They shall confine the competitiveness of the game to the field, and in particular behave properly on the sidelines and in the locker rooms both before and after games. Players and coaches shall comply fully with the rulings of the officials. They must never forget that they represent their schools.
SPC member schools will not tolerate any spectator, either student or adult, whose behavior is disrespectful toward players, officials, coaches, or other spectators. Nor will SPC member schools permit any type of spectator behavior that either detracts from the proper conduct of the game or disadvantages a player or team.