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The Six Fundamentals of Good Sportsmanship

1. Show respect for your opponents.
They are your guests.

2. Show respect for the officials.
They are educators who do their job to the best of their ability.

3. Know, understand, and appreciate the rules of the contest.
Conform to the spirit as well as the letter of the rules.

4. Maintain self control at all times.
The desire to win must not overcome rational behavior.

5. Recognize and appreciate an opponent's good performance.
Applauding a quality performance by an opponent is good sportsmanship and good will.

6. Encourage others to be good sports.
If you see someone displaying unsportsmanlike behavior, spend a few moments to remind that person of the role of educational athletics and how sportsmanship is a part of the process.

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    A copy of article running in the Feb./Mar. 2000 issue of Athletic Management

  • Discussion Questions
    A dozen questions to get the students talking

  • Feedback
    A sample evaluation form to review the program

  • Tips for Administrators
    How to get sportsmanship going at your school

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