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Learning Better Sportsmanship

Learning Better Sportsmanship

Today, let’s focus on learning better sportsmanship skills. First and foremost, it is important that rules and values are not taken for granted.

Better Sportsmanship Rules

Since we all want to be good sports, let’s focus on some rules to increase good sportsmanship on and off the field. Please visit our Youth Sportsmanship Behavior post on teaching kids how to play fair.

Above all, it is important to teach our youth rules.

  • In the first place, make sure you have rules set up for each activity or sport.
  • Practice.
  • Always be on time.
  • Moreover, it is important to play fair.
  • Make sure you listen to your teacher or coach.
  • Additionally, you should avoid making excuses and always play fair.
  • Another important rule is not to talk trash.
  • Also, it is important not to fight or get into arguments.
  • Respect the opposing team.
  • If you win, be nice about it.
  • If you lose, don’t be hard on yourself. And, be sure to shake hands with the opposing team.

Better Sportsmanship Etiquette

So, now you have learnt some basic rules. Not only is it important for kids to learn good etiquette, but also for parents. Of course, we all get caught up in the moment. When emotions are high, many of us tend to over react. With this in mind, it is important to practice our core values.

As kids get involved in playing sports, they learn how to have a fun and safe experience. One of the most important rules of sportsmanship is to learn not to brag about winning. However, if you lose, be respectful.

Furthermore, as coaches, parents and teachers, it is important that our youth learn how to play sports the right way. To sum up, it is important that we don’t show emotion if our kids lose in a contest or game. When another team or player wins, it is important to note what they did better in order to win.

In conclusion, let’s improve on our skills and show good sportsmanship.

As always, I welcome your comments.