Presentation on theme: "Practice Good Sportsmanship: Be a Responsible Fan Proud to be a Terp!"— Presentation transcript:
Practice Good Sportsmanship: Be a Responsible Fan Proud to be a Terp!
Sportsmanship The character, practice, or skill of a sportsman Sportsmanlike conduct, as fairness, courtesy Source: dictionary.com
“One man practicing good sportsmanship is far better than 50 others preaching it.” ~Knute K. Rockne Notre Dame head football coach, 1918 to 1930
“I can’t play being mad. I go out there and have fun. It’s a game, and that’s how I am going to treat it.” ~Ken Griffey, Jr.
MARYLAND VICTORY SONG Maryland, we're all behind you. Wave high the black and gold, For there is nothing half so glorious As to see our men victorious. We've got the team, boys, We've got the steam, boys, So keep on fighting, don't give in! M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D Maryland will win!
Be Safe Be responsible with your pre and post-game partying “Rioting, assault, theft, vandalism, fire setting, or other serious misconduct related to a University-sponsored event, occurring on –or off-campus, that results in harm to persons or property or otherwise poses a threat to the stability of the campus or campus community may result in disciplinary action…” (University of Maryland Code of Student Conduct)
Be Cooperative Comply with security personnel and any posted directions Be aware of and courteous toward those around you
Be Civil Focus on encouraging the Terps rather than taunting the other team and their fans Avoid using offensive language in what you say, T-shirts you wear, and signs you carry - remember, families with children attend games too Realize that the referees are doing their best to be fair
Be Involved Wear your Maryland RED Show your creativity in your posters Cheer like crazy! Learn the Maryland songs Make it a goal to attend at least one game for every Maryland sport/team Learn players’ names and accomplishments