The NYSPHSAA and Spectrum Sports "Stay in the Game" Sportsmanship Program was launched in the 2013-2014 school year.
Objective: To recognize schools that complete the entire school year without a disqualification penalty, for unsportsmanlike conduct, for a coach and/or player at all levels of competition.
Recognition: Each school that meets the objective will receive a decal recognizing the year of accomplishment.
Ceremony: Each school that meets the objective will be listed in the program at the annual summer meeting recognition dinner. The Section with the highest percentage of schools that meet the objective will be presented a trophy at the annual summer meeting to display in the section office for a period of one year.
Partnership: The NYSPHSAA and Spectrum Sports are proud to be able to provide this wonderful recognition program to our member schools. Sportsmanship is considered the foundation of a strong and healthy interscholastic athletic program. Promotion of positive sportsmanship is the goal of all interscholastic athletic programs and can only be obtained by administrators, coaches, students, officials, parents, and spectators working together to foster healthy interscholastic experience.