10 Ways To Raise A Good Sport

  1. Expect Respect – You get what you expect when it comes to respect and moral character.
  2. Be a Role Model – Actions and attitudes speak louder than words when it comes to being a good sport.
  3. Reinforce Good Sportsmanship – Good sportsmanship deserves reward and praise.
  4. Encourage a Wider Perspective – Help children see their actions through another person’s eyes.
  5. Use the Language of Sportsmanship – Character, integrity, class, dignity, respect, honor, and humility are a few keys words.
  6. Discuss the Two Sides of Sports – Help students understand the competitive and play aspects of sports.
  7. Look Beyond the Headlines – Discuss news stories related to both good and bad sportsmanship.
  8. Promote Sportsmanship Reflectiveness – Help youth reflect on sports from a sportsmanship perspective.
  9. Encourage Personal Responsibility – Teach children to be gracious winners and losers.
  10. Help Children Remember to Play – Remember, THE NUMBER 1 REASON CHILDREN PLAY SPORTS IS TO HAVE FUN!