Middle School Athletics Association (MSAA)
“The Middle School Athletic Association of Broward County Public Schools (MSAA) is committed to building leaders through sportsmanship, citizenship and fair play.”
The Broward County Middle School Athletic Association (MSAA) of Broward County Public Schools is committed to building leaders through sportsmanship, citizenship, and fair play. MSAA currently oversees 59 public and charter middle schools and 8 different sports. The MSAA sports are Soccer, Cross Country, Golf, Basketball, Track & Field Events, Flag Football, Volleyball, and Floorball.
All student-athletes must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. Students who fall below this standard are ineligible to 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 Middle 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.
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.
MSAA 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.