The Role of the
Parent in Sports
As a parent of a student who participates in athletics, you make a huge difference in the quality of your child's sport experience, as well as what is being taught and learned by our youth. The National Federation of State High School Associations has provided information and resources to help educate you on the importance of proper behavior by parents in school sports.
What Is Sportsmanship
Sportsmanship is the ability to accept graciously winning and losing. It is the ability to know that life is made up of both success and failures and to know that we must be able to deal with both.
Sportsmanship is that attitude which projects the opponentas an equal not an enemy. Your rival is worthy of your respect and admiration.
Sportsmanship is the ability to recognize the talents and abilities of others, even when it means accepting the fact that someone else is more proficient than we are.
Sportsmanship is the courage it takes to play the game within the rules. It is the ability to accept the decision of the officials and the coach without demonstrating inappropriate behavior.
Sportsmanship allows the individuals to be able to offer his/her hand in victory in order to console the opponent and to offer his/her hand in defeat in order to congratulate the opponent.
Take your responsiblity to be a good sport in a very serious manner.