• Sportsmanship is defined as:
    • Playing fair
    • Following the rules of the game
    • Respecting the judgment of referees and officials
    • Treating opponents with respect

    How can both students and parents show good sportsmanship?

    • Model positive attitudes before, during and after the game
    • Emphasize that the point of the competition is for fun, not for winning
    • Encourage and cooperate with teammates
    • Don't applaud when the other team makes a bad play, and do applaud when they make a good play!
    • Don't belittle the umpire or second-guess the coach
    • Don't coach from the sidelines. It will only confuse the players.
    • If your team loses a game, acknowledge the toughness of the other team.