| FROM THE RMHS DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS
Welcome to the 2010-2011 school year! We look forward to a successful and enjoyable year in athletics, activities, and academics. Rocky Mountain High School is a member of the Front Range League and the Colorado High School Activities Association (CSHAA), and we adhere to the standards and the policies of these organizations.
Several years ago, the CHSAA initiated a program called, ‘Sportsmanship – It’s How You Play the Game,’ that is aimed at developing good sportsmanship during athletic competitions between high schools. The emphasis is on generating positive support for the athletes and treating opposing athletes and fans, as well as officials, with respect and dignity. Rocky Mountain has earned five Class 5A state sportsmanship championships. We are proud of this achievement, and we hope to do even better this year.
With some exceptions, Front Range League and CHSAA guidelines prohibit signs and noisemakers at all athletic contests. Also, fans should remain off of the playing field at all times, including after the game. Please help us continue the tradition of good sportsmanship by observing these guidelines and focusing only on positive, supportive cheering. Thank you for your continuous support.
In order for the student/athletes at Rocky Mountain High School to receive maximum benefits through participation in interscholastic athletics, it is essential for all interested parties to work together. Athletes, coaches, parents, fans and school staff must all contribute toward the achievement of the educational goals inherent in athletic participation. If any of these groups fail to fulfill its commitment to athletic excellence, the student/athlete's participation in interscholastic athletic competition will be proportionately less meaningful.
Parents should support the athletes and coaches and encourage their student athlete's involvement. Fans should demonstrate good sportsmanship toward opponents, as well as game officials. Coaches should conduct their programs in accordance with high ethical standards. Athletes should make a sincere commitment to their sport and their school. Finally, school officials should model effective leadership skills to ensure that all of these pieces come together properly. If any of these parts of the puzzle is missing, the TEAM, that is the athletic program, will be considerably weakened, and the desired results will not be realized. Remember – Together Everyone Achieves More.