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4 Ways to Practice Good Sportsmanship from the Stands for US Freeskiing


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Good sportsmanship happens both on the hill and in the stands. As a parent and a fan, you play an important role in establishing and maintaining good sportsmanship. Be a role model for your child by setting the tone of good sportsmanship before, during, and after the game.

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4 Ways to Practice Good Sportsmanship from the Stands for US Freeskiing

  2. 2. Q < 4 WAYS To PRACTICE GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP FROM THE STANDS Good sportsmanship happens both on the field and in the stands. Parents and fans play an important role in establishing and maintaining good sportsmanship. Use these helpful suggestions to get your game face on when it comes to good sportsmanship. v 1‘ " U1, ' $3‘ %i3i£?1, Play | NsuRANCE POSlT| VECOACH| NG ALLIANCE C2015 Liberty Mutual l nnnnnnn e, 175 Berkeley Street‘ Boston, MA 02116
  3. 3. TRY TH/ S.‘ < “Whoot whoot! ” “Yah! ” “Soo-ie! ” “Wooooo” Wave towels, signs, pom-poms Ring cowbells, noise makers Clap, stomp AVOID TH/ S.‘ COACHING FROM THE STANDS Shouting out directions Calling plays Identifying defenses “Do this” or “don’t do that”
  4. 4. TRY TH/ S.‘ < Celebrate great plays by both teams Congratulate both coaches after the game Thank the officials for a job well done Give opposing parents a AVO/ D 7-H/5-' sincere ‘good game’ when Competition SPOTLIGHT ON YOUR KID is complete Only cheering for your own child Only talking about your son or daughter in the stands Telling the coach how, when or where to play your child
  5. 5. TRY TH/ S.‘ game today? ” “What was your favorite play? ” “What did you learn from the game today? ” < “What was the most fun part of the AVOID TH/ S.‘ TELLING You really should have done x, y, 2 Don’t you think you should have. ... ? Why didn’t you do it this way?
  6. 6. TRY TH/ S.‘ < Count to ten and take a deep breath Wait until after the game to talk to coaches and players See the big picture, not just the scoreboard AI/ O/D 7-H/5-' OVER-EMOTIONAL Yell and scream Distract from the game with bad behavior in the stands Lose perspective
  7. 7. < The number one reason kids play sports is to have fun Sports can teach valuable life lessons — if you give your kids the space to learn them Good sportsmanship is for everyone — including parents in the stands. For more information, visit P| ayPositive. com
  8. 8. ,/ :C (K , ‘,1.-I l; :_. ‘:1»'4y:1I‘l~‘1:II? (. * l’ . : PUTTING SPOIQTSIVI/ -l'ST-ITP I3 -Cl*( TNTO 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 (,9 I-’ IF‘? Videos and Tips and Expert Advice Take the Podcasts Tools and Resources Pledge E. < g= ‘§’r ‘b I Q zLvIu%TIy1PIa)’ lffi A "" INSURANCE POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE LIKE FOLLOW VIEW . ‘E12015 Liberty Mutual Insurance, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116