Broward County Athletic Association (BCAA)
Broward County Athletic Association (BCAA) is the largest high school athletic conference in Broward County and the second largest in the state of Florida. The BCAA is a unit of the School Board of Broward County overseeing 24 sports programs at member high schools. The BCAA is comprised of 29 public schools, three private schools and two charter schools for a total of 34 schools under the BCAA umbrella.
The BCAA recognizes the importance and value of education. The term “student athlete” recognizes the importance of being a student first, with athletic endeavors second. All student athletes must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. Students who fall below this standard are ineligible to play.
The BCAA gives special recognition annually to scholar athletes. Each and every year the BCAA conducts two scholar athlete banquets. Seven students from each BCAA school are recognized and provided a keepsake gift. In addition, the BCAA distributes over $100,000 in scholarship dollars to scholar athletes. The names and schools of the scholar athletes are listed on the website for the entire school year. These athletes are role models who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the classroom and field or court of play.
- Sportsmanship is a demonstration of generosity and genuine concern for others.
- Sportsmanship is a concrete measure of the understanding and commitment to fair play.
- Sportsmanship is a lending of cheers for “your team” and applause for the “opponents”, observing the letter and the spirit of the rules, and showing consideration for others.
- Sportsmanship is the “golden rule” of athletics – treating others as you wish to be treated.
- Sportsmanship is respect – respect for others and one’s self.
- Sportsmanship encompasses all that is good in human nature.
- Sportsmanship is citizenship in action.
The Florida High School Athletic Association believes:
- Athletic participation is a privilege, not a right.
- School activities are a vital part of education.
- Disrespectful behavior, especially taunting, trash talking and intimidation will not be tolerated.
The Broward County Athletic Association believes:
- Student leaders will support the development of sportsmanship programs at our schools.
- Student athletes will respect the game and learn the rules.
- The school will discipline students for unsportsmanlike behavior.
- The school will treat opponents as if they were guests at home events.
- Student athletes are taught to win or lose graciously.
- Student athletes will take seriously their role as ambassadors for our school.
- Student athletes know that their behavior on the field should give other people a positive impression of our school.
- Our students will be fans, but not FANATICS and cheer good plays by either team.
BCAA Commissioner’s Message:
- Sportsmanship contributes to the development of a student’s lifetime value system.
- The true goal of educational athletics is to educate and is not about wins and losses – educational athletics is about learning.
- Practicing integrity, fairness and respect sets school sports apart from other student activities.
School Athletic Director’s Message:
- If athletes are coached with encouragement, they learn confidence.
- If athletes are coached with praise, they learn to have faith.
- If athletes are coached with fairness, they learn justice.
- Champions get up one more time that they have been knocked down.
- Champions know the final score does not necessarily measure winning.
- Champions take a stand for what is right, even when they stand alone.
- Champions see every challenge as an opportunity.
- Champions willingly accept responsibility, and graciously deflect honor.
- Champions may fail…but they never quit.
- Players will provide reflective comments about their experiences during the past season.
- Players will be asked to comment about the importance of Sportsmanship.
2021 BCAA High School Athletic Directors of the Year
Congratulations to Al Guzzo from Stoneman Douglas High School and Kristen Garcia from Coral Glades High School for being awarded the BCAA High School Athletic Directors of the Year!