Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Program

Program Overview...

What is the FHSAA Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Program?

The Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Program honors schools whose athletic teams demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the regular season and the FHSAA State Series.  This award is presented to one school in each classification per administrative section, whose entire sports program best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship as demonstrated by its coaches, players and spectators.  

Who is eligible for nomination?
Any FHSAA member school (high/combination school or middle/junior high school) may be nominated.  Criteria for selection of the winners includes:

·      programs and activities implemented within the school and community to promote sportsmanship

·      the number and type of unsporting conduct ejections

·      the number and type of exceptional sportsmanship reports; and the source of the nomination.  

How does a school get nominated and when is the deadline for nominations?  Nomination forms are available online for member schools and/or member officials associations to submit.  The link to the nomination page will be sent to member school athletic directors from the FHSAA three (3) times per year (October, January and February).  Nominations must be received by March 25th of each year, or the next subsequent business day if March 25th occurs on a weekend.  The name of the FHSAA Representative or association officer submitting the nomination must be included on the nomination form for it to be accepted.

     » A school cannot nominate itself

What do schools receive?
Each section winner receives $500 and a commemorative plaque.  In addition, an overall winner is selected from each section, and each overall winner receives an additional $2,500 and a larger plaque.