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Merkel ISD / UIL - Spectator Expectations
Badger Nation,

Good afternoon! The expectation of spectators for Merkel ISD is to be a supportive participant for our student-athletes and community. We WILL NOT condone nor tolerate spectators complaining or ridiculing the teams participating, opposing fans, game officials, or coaches. We want our kids to have a positive experience as a student athlete, and allow them to compete and play the sports they cherish.

Please see the following from the UIL:

For full UIL Rules CLICK HERE

Any spectator or parent can be removed by Merkel ISD for any disruption or unruly behavior at a contest. This also could prohibit a parent or spectator from attending future contests. Officials can request that any fan can be removed if they deem it necessary by school administrators. Spectators must understand that questioning every call by officials, expressing dissatisfaction with officiating, verbal abuse or personal attacks of officials, etc. will not be tolerated by TASO/THSBOA and can result in the removal of a spectator from any facility. 

The officials organization will continue to implement a three strike policy. Three incidents in which any spectator has to be removed at the request of officials, they have the right to refuse to provide officials for our student-athletes. We CANNOT play the game these young people love without officials. We want our kids to be able to play and compete.  If you are going to attend or planning on attending, we please ask that you exhibit self control and be there to support your players, coaches, and teams.

We want you there to cheer our student-athletes to victory and be a positive factor in every contest. Thank you for your continued support of Merkel ISD Athletics!


The Merkel Athletic Department is dedicated to preparing student-athletes for success in athletics, in the classroom, and in life. In our programs, we will teach our players the importance of discipline, a strong work ethic, loyalty, and character by creating a family atmosphere in which trust is a key component. Every coach and athlete involved in the athletic program will demonstrate a great attitude and will give relentless effort daily in preparing for success. The ultimate goal of our program is to have each student-athlete leave with a sense of pride and a feeling that their years at Merkel ISD, and in our athletic program, have been the best years of their life.


We envision an Athletic Program that sets the standard for athletic and academic achievement. The Merkel Athletic Department has strong tradition and it is our vision to build on this tradition and to continue on the upward path of excellence. Through hard work, dedication, trust, and character building between students, staff, and coaches, we believe the Merkel Athletic Department can and will have sustained success. Our vision is for the Merkel Athletic Department to compete for championships on a yearly basis, while maintaining high academic achievement and promoting character development. In order to get to this point, it will take coaches who share the same vision and who are dedicated and passionate in pursuing excellence. It will also take changing the mindset of our
players and giving them the confidence they need to be successful. We believe that through hard work, building relationships, and commitment from coaches and players this vision is attainable.



Christ Centered Community
Commitment To Excellence
Positive Attitude
Relentless Effort

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