Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship Spotlight: "We Rise By Lifting Others!"

Good sportsmanship is the most important aspect of the game. Sometimes games will get intense, heated and personal; therefore, sportsmanship must be learned in order to be practiced in sticky situations. If athletes weren’t reprimanded for unfit behavior, there would be no guidelines for others to follow. Of course there’s talent and hard work, which are both very important parts of sports, but without sportsmanship and self-discipline, there would likely be chaos throughout various levels of play.

When athletes go “Beyond the Game,” they look outside of what it takes to win, but decide to be a good teammate, a good opponent and a good person. Everyone may have a tad bit different definition of good sportsmanship, but first-class sportsmanship leads to the same goal of high-level of competition with the outcome of creating champions who excel both on and off the playing fields.

The ability to be a good sport and display good sportsmanship is dependent on whether we possess the human values of self-discipline, responsibility, integrity, respect and courage.

Good sportsmanship begins and ends with you!

                                             

2018-19 "Play It Forward" Sportsperson of the Month

Do you know someone that exudes sportsmanship on and/or off the field?  Do you know someone who goes Beyond the Game to empower others through sportsmanship or community service?  If you answered yes to either one of those questions, then it sounds like you know someone who is eligible for Sportsmanship Spotlight!

Congratulations to our 2018-19 Sportsman of the Month Winners:

2019 Essay Contest

Each year, the LHSAA Beyond the Game Program sponsors a sportsmanship essay contest. This is an opportunity for students at all of our member schools to get creative and tell us what it means to go "Beyond the Game” in sportsmanship. The guidelines are simple and your entries must be received by May 1, 2019 to be eligible to win. First place will be awarded a prize of ($500.00) and will be recognized on the lhsaa.org and various LHSAA media outlets.

The theme of the essay contest should be based on the following: Competitive sports play a large role in many high schools.  “How Has Participation In Competitive Play Contributed To Your Commitment To Sportsmanship As A High School Athlete?” The application can be found here.

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