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The Code of Conduct taken from the Mamaroneck Athletics Website:

The Mamaroneck UFSD embraces the code of ethics put forth by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA).

It is the duty of all concerned with interscholastic athletics to:


Emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play.
Eliminate all possibilities that tend to destroy the best values of the game.
Stress the values derived from playing the game fairly.
Show cordial courtesy to visiting teams and officials.
Establish a happy relationship between visitors and hosts.
Respect the integrity and judgment of the sports officials.
Achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game and the standards of eligibility.
Encourage leadership, use of initiative and good judgment by players on the team.
Recognize that the purpose of athletics is to promote the physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well-being of individual players.
Remember that an athletic contest is only a game ? not a matter of life or death for player, coach, school, fan or community.
Code of Behavior
To be a member of a Mamaroneck athletic team is a privilege and not a right. Each student/athlete should strive to perform to the best of his/her athletic and academic potential. We believe that all student/athletes should conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively upon their school and promotes good health.

Alcohol, Tobacco & Illegal Drugs


Because the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prevents the normal development of a healthy mind and body, the following Code of Behavior has been established.

No student/athlete will possess or consume tobacco products and/or alcoholic beverages at any time or place during the sport season
No student/athlete will possess, sell or use illegal drugs at any time during the sport season.
No student/athlete will use prescription drugs without the consent of a physician and/or parent at any time during the sport season.
To promote a healthy lifestyle, it is recommended that student/athletes adhere to the above Code of Behavior at all times, not just during the sport season.

Consequences of Alcohol, Tobacco & Drug Violations:
1st Violation: The athlete will be suspended from participation in all athletic contests for seven (7) days. During this time, the athlete must attend every practice session. When the probation period has been successfully completed, all eligibility will be restored.
2nd Violation: The athlete will be suspended from participation in all athletics for the remainder of that season or four (4) weeks, whichever is longer.
3rd Violation: The athlete will be suspended from participation in all athletics for the remainder of the school year.
Code of Conduct Manual (PDF)
Hazing ? is NOT permitted under any circumstances
It is the policy of the Mamaroneck Board of Education that no person be subjected to harassment while on district property or while involved in a district related activity. All forms of harassment, such as "hazing" as defined in this policy, are particularly troublesome and deserve special attention. The Board of Education finds that hazing activities of any type are inconsistent with the educational process and are prohibited at all times.

What is hazing? "Hazing" is defined as any behavior exhibited by students or other persons towards students arising in the context of so-called initiation rites for new club or team members, or students new to a school or the district, or activities of a similar nature, whose intent or effect is to degrade, demean, humiliate, place at risk of physical or emotional harm, cause physical or emotional harm, or place at risk of punishment by school or civil authorities.

Examples of hazing include, but are not limited to the following:

Any type of physical brutality such as whipping, beating, striking, branding, electronic shocking or placing a harmful substance on the body.
Any type of physical activity such as sleep deprivation, exposure to weather, confinement in a restricted area, rigorous calisthenics or other activity that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student.
Any activity involving the consumption of any alcoholic beverage, drug, tobacco product, or any other food, liquid, or substance that subjects the students to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student.
Any activity that intimidates or threatens the student with ostracism, that subjects a student to extreme mental stress, embarrassment, shame or humiliation, that adversely affects the mental health or dignity of the student or discourages the student from remaining in school or in the club, team or activity involved.
Any activity that causes or requires the student to perform a task that involves a violation of state or federal law or regulation, or of the school district's policies and/or regulations.
Punishment:
A student who hazes another student may lose the privilege of playing a sport for Mamaroneck. Any student who is found to have participated in a hazing activity will be subject to suspension for all or part of the sports season in which the incident occurred. In addition, that student may be prohibited from participating during other sports in other seasons.

A student engaged in hazing shall be subject to discipline, including possible suspension or expulsion, according to Education Law Section 3214, Policy 5150 and Administrative Regulation 515.
A staff member engaged in hazing shall be subject to discipline, including possible suspension without pay or termination of employment, according to the applicable sections of the Education or Civil Service Law, associated regulations, and the district's policies & regulations.
Any person engaged in hazing on district property or while involved in a district activity shall be subject to removal from the property or the activity.
In addition, since hazing which causes physical harm or which tends to cause physical harm is a crime punishable under Penal Law Sections 120.16 and 120.17, activities of such nature shall be reported to the appropriate law enforcement officials making any person engaged in criminal hazing subject to possible prosecution.
Suspension from School
A student on "in-house" suspension (within the school) shall be ineligible for any athletic event (practice, scrimmage, contest, meeting, etc.) on the day of the in-house suspension.

A student on "out-of-school" suspension shall be ineligible for any athletic events (practice, scrimmage, contest, meeting, etc.) during the period of suspension. Note: Misbehavior as an athlete can result in suspension from school.

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