Presentation on theme: "Creating an Environment that Supports Positive Sportsmanship Diane Shuck, CMAA Assistant Principal/ Athletics & Activities Director Air Academy High School."— Presentation transcript:
Creating an Environment that Supports Positive Sportsmanship Diane Shuck, CMAA Assistant Principal/ Athletics & Activities Director Air Academy High School Colorado Springs, CO
Creating an Environment that Supports Positive Sportsmanship
" I am not a role model." -Charles Barkley "There is no such thing as sportsmanship." -Terrell Davis "I would rather win than have good sportsmanship." -Allen Iverson
What is Sportsmanship? …a commitment to fair play, ethical behavior and integrity. …losing without complaint and victory without gloating …treating others as you wish to be treated and respect others and one's self …self-control, courteous, and accepting results of one's actions …being a good citizen.
Who Influences Positive Behaviors? Parents Teammates/Peers Student Fans Coaches Athletic director How do each of these have an effect on sportsmanship?
Parents & Sportsmanship How do you develop this with parents? Parent Meetings Parent Meetings Videos (positive or negative) Videos (positive or negative) District or Athletic Department Mission District or Athletic Department Mission Program Advertisements Program Advertisements PA Announcements PA Announcements
Why do parents need positive sporting behaviors? To prevent violent actions towards officials, opponents, and other spectators. To prevent violent actions towards officials, opponents, and other spectators. To promote ethics, integrity, and respect in all walks of life. To promote ethics, integrity, and respect in all walks of life. To serve as proper role models for our students. To serve as proper role models for our students. Sports develop character in youth, it reveals character in adults.
Parents rules and tips for creating a positive environment Accept the outcome Accept the outcome Participation Participation No alcohol, tobacco and drugs No alcohol, tobacco and drugs Ask your child Ask your child Release your child Release your child Keep perspective Keep perspective
Coaches Impact on Sportsmanship Coaches are the AMBASSADORS How they lead is what is seen as acceptable What you permit, you promote. Professional Development opportunities Book Study/Wiki discussions Core Beliefs Habitudes Program Videos (You Tube)
Student Fans/Peers & Sportsmanship Working with student leaders/captains Working with student leaders/captains Develop a positive fan group Develop a positive fan group Honor a sportsmanship athlete each season Honor a sportsmanship athlete each season Strong expectations Strong expectations Highlight weekly sportsmanship opportunities Highlight weekly sportsmanship opportunities Sportsmanship Summits/Symposiums Sportsmanship Summits/Symposiums
Sports are not only who is best. Its not just to win at all costs. If thats all it is, if it is to win no matter what, even if you trample on your fellow competitors by cheating, by breaking ethic of sport, our society is in a lot of trouble…. Travis Tygart - USADA Travis Tygart - USADA