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Merkel ISD / UIL - Spectator Expectations
11/28/2023

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!


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