By Craig Clifford, Randolph Feezell

In an period whilst our information is full of reviews of athletes who run amok at the box, at the court docket and in the street and while dishonest by way of gamers and coaches has develop into part of the day-by-day discourse, sportsmanship hasn't ever been a extra well timed subject. ''Sport and Character'' might help these fascinated by recreation take on the $64000 classes of sportsmanship via encouraging them to perform and train appreciate for opponents, Read more...

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Should a coach teach players that this requirement is absolute? 36 Respect for Opponents In most sports, how well you do requires that you respond to what your opponent does—or that you make the opponent respond to what you’re doing. If your opponent has an excellent backhand, you’d better take note of it. But respecting your opponent’s excellent backhand doesn’t mean that you’ll put less effort into trying to win. It means that you aspire to hit a backhand well, too. Showing Respect for Opponents Martina N avra ti l o va an d Once you think about the nature of competition, the general principle of respect for opponents makes sense.

But lest we blame it all on culture, consider the cruelty that young children sometimes inflict on each other. The truth is, it’s a rare saint among us who has never felt the urge to crush an enemy or a rival—or, for that matter, a friend, a lover, or a close family member. That is not to say we are all one step away from Lord of the Flies savagery—for it’s just as easy to point to remarkable acts of unselfish sacrifice or charitable forgiveness instead of retaliation. But we humans are indeed capable—whether by enculturation, nature, or original sin—of ruthless dehumanization of our fellow human beings.

And many of the activities that promote the habit and perspective of sportsmanship—say, the postgame handshake—are not activities required by rules but by custom and tradition. They take on the character of meaningful rituals that become as much a part of the sport as the rules. Remember that you can develop, even invent, rituals that can become a part of the sport—or at least a part of your team’s identity. Here, then, are some general guidelines for teaching sportsmanship to young athletes. These guidelines would apply to any sport that you might coach within a scholastic setting.

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