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1 For the Love of the Game. Positive Sporting Behaviors – IT STARTS WITH YOU!

2 Diane Shuck, CMAA Assistant Principal Athletics & Activities Director Air Academy High School Colorado Springs, CO

3 One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than fifty preaching it. -Knute Rockne

4 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.

5 Positive Sporting Behavior Tips * If you make a mistake, do not pout or make excuses. Learn from it, and be ready to continue to play. * If a teammate makes a mistake, offer encouragement, not criticism. * If you win, do not rub it in. * If you lose, do not make excuses.

6 Practice Positive Sporting Behaviors Learn your sport Be polite Stay Cool Avoid disputes with violence Cheer your teammates on Acknowledge and applaud exceptional plays Respect Officials Reaction – win or lose

7 Is Winning Everything? "Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.

8 Positive Role Models Who are the role models inside and outside of the sporting arena. What are the characteristics associated with positive role model – someone who displays positive sporting behaviors.

9 TEN WAYS TO SET A GOOD EXAMPLE 1.Respect Opponents 2.Respect Officials 3.Know the Rules 4.Demonstrate Patience 5.Positive Influence 6.Positive Comments 7.Win Graciously 8.Its just a Game 9.How to WIN with CLASS 10.How to LOSE with GRACE

10 Student Fans How do you implement stricter standards without taking all the fun out of it? What ways can you positively impact student fan behavior at contests (both home and away)?

11 Is Winning Everything? What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. --Ralph Waldo Emerson If it is to be, it is up to me…

12 Final Thought… Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln

13 Diane Shuck, CMAA Air Academy High School USAF Academy, CO


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