Sportsmanship

Dashawn Hardy


Well lets see sportsmanship to me is when people on the team play’s fair. Some people define good sportsmanship as the "golden rule" of sports — in other words, treating the people you play with and against as you'd like to be treated yourself. When you pass the pall around and everybody gets a chance to make an effort on the team. Another thing is when you respect the calls that the referee do because whatever they saw that you did the it must be true. Something’s that will help you with good sportsmanship is talking politely to others and you will get the same thing back. Another thing is treating others with respect. If you don’t there will cause a fight or talking inappropriately then you will get ejected from the or something worse. For an example in the NBA if you get in a fight you will get suspended and you will get fined a certain amount of money it depends on what you do. But sportsmanship isn't just reserved for the people on the field. Cheerleaders, fans, and parents also need to be aware of how they behave during competition. Sportsmanship is a style and an attitude, and it can have a positive influence on everyone around you. Good sportsmanship takes maturity and courage — when you work really hard at a sport, it's not easy to admit you made a bad play or that someone has more skills than you. In competition — as in life — you may not always win but you can learn something from losing, too.

 

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Good Sportsmanship

Brandon Pulido

 

What is sportsmanship? It doesn’t matter if you win or lose its how you played the game. Sportsmanlike conduct, fairness, courtesy, being a cheerful loser, also its showing respect for the coaches, officials, teammates, opponents for playing fair and maintaining a positive attitude.

 

When I get in the game I feel great, scoring points to help my team out, playing good defense, and helping my other teammates develop the same skills I have are just some of the things that run through my mind on the court. One thing you shouldn’t worry about while playing, is the crowd. Are you playing? or are they playing? When u get “crossed”, “bum” a lay-up while wide open, or air-ball a shot and the crowd “boo’s” and puts you down as your playing, just continue to do what you love the most. I sometimes may not use good sportsmanship all the time (But its only out of frustration) but a good example of sportsmanship is at the end of the game when you shake hands with your opponents, and instead of saying things like “look who won”, etc you would say things like “good game”, or give any advice that would make them better. Another example of good sportsmanship is when I am playing and I make a shot, people in the crowd cheer for me, sometimes I don’t even know them. At the end of every game you should compliment the team that lost even if you feel you don’t need to because it will make them feel better as well as you. Good sportsmanship doesn’t just come out of the blue, you have to learn how to use it like a school lesson

 

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What I Think Sportsmanship Is

Jesse Bland

 Sportsmanship is important while playing sports because if you have good sportsmanship that means that you are a good sport and you care about the game and not about winning. Also good sportsmanship shows that you are not sore losers and that you encourage your teammates during the competition.

Good sportsmanship, for example is when your team is down by 12 points and you see one of your teammates starting to quit, but then you go up to him/her and encourage them to still try their hardest. Another thing could be that if your teammate has played a not-so-good game you don't just go up to them and tell them that you say, "Well at least you tried your hardest." So that they don't feel bad.

An example of when I showed good sportsmanship is when we were playing a game to make the playoffs. Unfortunately we lost. My whole team was upset. We were even crying! But even though I was crying too I tried my best to comfort my teammates as they did to me. For me this is good sportsmanship because you are not just thinking of yourself but of your teammates also.

This is why sportsmanship is a good thing to know. It helps with your teammates and it makes you a better player! This is why sportsmanship is good when playing sports.

Sportsmanship is when you’re supportive to your team. When you say bad things about any team that’s not good sportsmanship. In our class we usually cheer for our team by yelling and clapping or giving them high fives. We don’t say bad things if they don’t do well like if they don’t kick the ball in kickball we don’t yell "You aren‘t good, I wish you weren’t on our team!!!". We say "Good try" or "You’ll get it next time".