ihsaa sportsmanship philosophy

The ideals of sportsmanship permeate virtually every aspect of our culture, and the ethics of fair play may be witnessed in all facets of life.  However, the origins of sportsmanship have been firmly established in sports as a training ground for good citizenship and high behavioral standards.

Officials Need Our Support

There is a shortage of officials in Idaho and across the country.  This short video message is designed to educate anyone who questions why there is such a shortage.

Treating Sports Officials 

with Hospitality

This is a message from the NFHS for athletic administrators on how to properly welcome sports officials who are assigned to work events at your schools.


"Bench Bad Behavior" is a nationwide sportsmanship campaign from the NFHS.  Schools can download a FREE toolkit which features resources for member schools,  Proactively address bad behavior at your HS events.  


2023-2024 State Sportsmanship Schools

                               Idaho Falls Tigers

  2023 Girls Soccer Sportsmanship Awards 

                      5A     Centennial 

                      4A     Idaho Falls

                      3A     Kimberly

                            Centennial Patriots

    2023 Boys Soccer Sportsmanship Awards

                 5A     Centennial

                 4A     Blackfoot

                 3A     Bonners Ferry



5A          Post Falls

4A          Lakeland

3A          Fruitland

2A          Kellogg

1A DI     Wallace

1A DII    Mackay

Lakeland Hawkes

                             Timberline Wolves
                                 Lakeland Hawks

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Youth Endowment for Activities

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