Administrators and Athletic Directors:

As we move into February, the final district games and playoffs are just around the corner for basketball and soccer. From the reports received in our office, January brought out the worst in our fan base across Texas. Fans have become more than supporters of their teams, they often cross the line when directing comments toward the opposing team and officials. In addition, we have had several reports of fans rushing the court or pitch after a contest while officials and opponents are still present. These actions have no place in high school contests.

Please take a few minutes to review your expectations (which uphold your school’s mission and vision) for fan behavior with your stakeholders. Interscholastic games provide a great environment for players, coaches and fans alike, but that can be easily diminished with unacceptable behavior.

If questions arise, please contact our office at [email protected] or by phone at 254-947-9268.