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Athletic Event Rules

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Crowd cheering for sports team

The Spring Grove Area School District is thrilled to host our local community and guests from across the YAIAA for the 2023-2024 athletic season. Your presence creates an enhanced and exciting atmosphere for our student-athletes!

Our top priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of fans and guests. As a District, it's our responsibility to provide a secure environment for all, and we expect everyone attending our events to help us maintain a safe atmosphere by following District procedures.

Good sportsmanship is crucial for all student-athletes and spectators. Coaches, officials, and student-athletes dedicate their efforts to the spirit of competition, and we ask for your positive encouragement and support. Booing, taunting, or intimidating coaches, officials, or players is unsportsmanlike and unacceptable. This behavior may result in removal from the facility. We encourage spectators to be vigilant and report potential safety concerns to our event staff. 

To enhance the safety and security at our home varsity football games, new admittance and game-day procedures will be implemented at Papermakers Stadium starting Friday, September 22, 2023.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe environment for all.

Go, Rockets!

New Procedures for Friday Night Football Games

Effective Friday, September 22, 2023

  • All students in grades K-8 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied students in grades K-8 will not be permitted to enter the stadium.
  • The supervising adult is responsible for any students and their actions for the entirety of the event.
  • No adult may accompany more than five students unless they are the parent/guardian of the students.
  • Students in grades 9-12 MUST show their school-issued Student ID or their information on Sapphire or another school-sponsored student information system to show proof of grade level. A picture of the student must be available for inspection on the applicable form of identification.
  • There will be no re-admittance for ANY spectator during the game; if they exit the gates of the Papermakers Stadium during the game, they will not be allowed to return.
  • Bags will not be permitted in Papermakers Stadium unless they meet the following criteria: 4" x 6" x 1" small clutch or wristlet.
  • Diaper bags, strollers, walkers, and other medically necessary items will be permitted following a detailed search by District personnel.

Procedures Remaining in Effect

  • Tobacco products, vaping, illegal substances, and alcohol are strictly prohibited on District grounds (this includes our parking lots). Citations will be issued when necessary.
  • The District reserves the right to prohibit any individual demonstrating inappropriate behaviors from attending future events.
  • The rules and regulations of the YAIAA, District III, PIAA, and the School District will be followed.
  • As a reminder, sporting events are school functions, and expectations for student behavior are the same as when in school.