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10 Ways to Respect Your Opponent for USA Hockey

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Good sportsmanship starts with respecting your opponents. Remember: without opponents, there would be no game at all! Respecting opponents is something that both parents and coaches hope kids learn while participating in youth sports. View the slideshow from Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ on the Top 10 Ways you and your youth athlete can do to respect opponents before, during and after a game.

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10 Ways to Respect Your Opponent for USA Hockey

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  2. 2. SPORTSMANSHIP lnFocus 10 WAYS TO RESPECT YOUR OPPONENT Good sportsmanship starts with respecting your opponents. Remember: without opponents, there would be no game at all! Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive“ and our partner Positive Coaching Alliance provide the top 10 actions you and your youth athlete can do to respect opponents before, during and after a game. A W, L'b is mzzfzi Play | NSURANCE POSITIVECOACHWGALLIANCE ab» '2 c 20l5 Liberty Mutual l nnnnnnn e‘ 175 Berkeley Street, Boston‘ MA O2ll6
  3. 3. < « >PRE-GAME ~ HAND SHAKES ‘2 Respect your opponents right from the start. Shake hands before the first whistle blows and wish your opponent good luck. Maybe even exchange pennants or banners as a sign of respect.
  4. 4. HUDDLE up FOR / SPORTSMANSHIP As the team huddles before the game, coaches and team captains alike remind everyone that you’ll be playing fair, playing by the rules, and respecting your opponents.
  5. 5. PLAY BY / THE RULES s Respecting your opponents means playing fair and playing by the rules. HONOR tmeAME by abiding by those rules and graciously accept penalties when you break them.
  6. 6. PICK up YOUR / OPPONENT Your opponent falls. Or, a hard foul may knock them down. Be the first to outstretch your hand and help pick them Up.
  7. 7. < : —)>CHEER, - DON’T JEER ‘2 During the game, cheer for your team in a positive, encouraging way and don’t jeer, boo or demean the other team.
  8. 8. : THE TRASH ‘gg / e; ( K. -> >TAKE OUT Respecting opponents means refusing to trash talk. That means no fighting words, insults, profanity, ribbing, teasing, or challenges. Let your play speak for itself.
  9. 9. < 7 >THAi! K OPPOSING / PLAYERS ‘ / HIGH End the game with FWES and for your opponents. A good opponent helps bring out your best — thank them for that. lt’s a privilege to play against them.
  10. 10. THANK OPPOSING coAcH Coaches are a big part of any team. Respecting your opponent means not only respecting the players but also the coach. Thank the opposing coach for preparing this team to give you the opportunity to compete.
  11. 11. HANDSHAKES IN / THE STANDS Fans should get in on good sportsmanship too! Shake the hands of the opposing team parents and fans, saying ‘good game’ and thanking them for cheering and supporting good sportsmanship.
  12. 12. REWARD GOOD / SPORTSMANSHIP Want your team to demonstrate good sportsmanship and respect opponents? Then reward that behavior. Create a Golden T—Shirt Award given post—game to the player who demonstrated great Sportsmanship and honored opponents.
  13. 13. .10 WAYS To / RESPECT OPPONENTS PRE-GAME HANDSHAKES HUDDLE UP FOR SPORTSMANSHIP PLAY BY THE RULES PICK UP YOUR OPPONENT CHEER, DON’T JEER 6. TAKE OUT THE TRASH 7. THANK OPPOSING PLAYERS 8. THANK OPPOSING COACH 9. HANDSHAKES IN THE STANDS IO. REWARD GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP . U".4>-. °“! ’. —'
  14. 14. /’: (K , ‘,1,-I l; :_. ‘:1>'4r:1I‘I~‘1:II? (. * l’ . : PUTTING SPORTSIVI/ -I'SI-IIP I3 -CI*( INTO YOUTH SPORTS Liberty Mutual Insurance started the Play Positive“ program to encourage good sportsmanship and help parents and coaches promote a better youth sports experience. Visit PlayPositive. com for helpful advice, tools, and resources you can use on and off the field. I I; I. ’ (P? Videos and Tips and Expert Advice Take the Podcasts Tools and Resources Pledge E. < g= ‘§’r ‘b i Q zLviu? $Iy1PIa)’ lgj A "" INSURANCE POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE LIKE FOLLOW VIEW . ‘E12015 Liberty Mutual Insurance, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

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