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Sportsmanship is the character, practice, or skill of a person involved in sports.
This includes the participant, the parents, the coaches, and all spectators. Sportsmanlike
conduct includes fairness, courtesy, learning to be a good loser, being competitive
without rude behavior, or experiencing any ill feelings toward the opponent.
Too often in any sporting event, the purpose of the sport is forgotten. Winning
has become overwhelmingly important to the adults involved. This attitude is
inflicted on the youth. People of all ages should be allowed to fully embrace the
challenge and fun of playing sports. Teaching, coaching, motivating, and winning
are fine as long as the reason for the sport or activity is…show more content…
Too many coaches and parents
tend to forget the reason for sports for children. They get caught up in the excitement
and competitiveness. Winning is the ultimate goal, at all costs. The cost is the
effect this attitude has on the children. I have witnessed this behavior from coaches and
parents, where they have actually embarrassed and humiliated young players in front
of their peers. The negative effect this has on the athletes is obvious. They become
aggressive, sometimes withdrawn and angry, rude, and inconsiderate.
Sports are not just an activity. They form a stepping stone toward the future.
Sportsmanship teaches children how to interact with peers, how to relate and interact
with others. Sports can teach cooperation, sharing, and compassion. At a young
age participation in sports introduces players to rules, and how to incorporate them
into other aspects of life.
A child must realize that losing has absolutely nothing to do with self-worth, that
their personal value is not measured by winning or losing, but doing the best that they
can in sports and life. It is important that children and adults be part of a group to
feel acceptance, without the emphasis on winning.
Self-confidence does not come from winning or losing, but how the outcome
is handled. If you perform to your best ability, then you have won the only
Sportsmanship is what the activity
Essay on Sports Narrative
709 WordsOct 9th, 20083 Pages
Eng 101-10:00 a.m.
Due: Sep. 29, 2008
A major role in my life would definitely be sports. It is almost as if I look up to sports because I could not live without them. Sports pretty much define me as me. I love to play sports as well as watch all kinds of sports on T.V. and if I could ever go to a game and watch the players play live I would be thrilled. Basically sports define me because I am ambitious, I finish what I start, I set goals for myself, and I am a fierce competitor in which I love to win and I hate to lose. The greatest part about sports to me is living for the moment when the game is on the line and the pressure is on can you come through and make a play for your…show more content…
With the game tied 6-6 that is when I went into my own little zone and was in my moment. The crowed was electrified and cheering us on. I thought about all the hard work the coaches put us through doing two a days and keeping us late after a hard practice, spending all of that time and hard work just for this one little moment when the game was on the line. Back to reality our quarterback had started the play and it looked like it was going nowhere and we might have to got into overtime. Then after about 6 crazy seconds he threw the ball to our halfback and he broke a couple tackles and the somehow stretched across the goal line by about 2 inches and we had taken the lead 8-6 with 52 seconds to go. When the game clock hit 00:00 for the first time in our schools history the football team had beaten Aberdeen and none of us could believe it. This was a special moment.
Now, it was in this moment when I had realized that sports define me as me because we never gave up, none of us wanted to lose, we set a goal and completed it, but most important we kept our eye on the prize and came through in the moment when the game was on the line. Nobody is going to remember how many games we won or who the best player on the team was that season, but I guarantee what people will remember is when we had beaten Aberdeen for the first time in school