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How To Win & Lose With Class

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Win or lose, do you know how to be a good sport? Teaching your athlete to handle a win or a loss with class can translate into how they can handle situations away from sports. See these helpful tips on how to handle the exciting wins and disappointing losses with dignity and grace.

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How To Win & Lose With Class

  1. 1. Play *« L - POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE H ' ‘ ‘_‘ . INSURANCE E2015 Liberty Mutual Insurance, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
  2. 2. HOW TO WIN & LOSE WITH CLASS The Game’s Over. Now What? Show Sportsmanship — Win Or Lose! Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive” powered by Positive Coaching Alliance offers these helpful guidelines on how to win and lose with class. as» A " ~24, - I3‘ 1LII)$1teIIl Play | NSURANCE POSITIVECOACHINGALLIANCE L 2015 Liberty Mutual I nnnnnnn e, 175 Berkeley Street‘ Boston, MA O2llB
  3. 3. Shake the hands of the opposing team Say thank you for playing and challenging you Congratulate individual players on terrific plays IF YOU LOSE. .. Thank the officials for their hard work > Thank the fans for _ their support Shake the hands of the opposing team Say thank you for playing and challenging you Congratulate individual players on terrific plays Thank the officials for their hard work Thank the fans for their support
  4. 4. <. .:§/ J / lTEl They are the samel Win or lose, after the game is over you should treat everyone with respect.
  5. 5. WHEN YOU WIN. .. <7 , - Don’t gloat or rub it in. - Celebrate with grace, not to disgrace. - Remember your goal wasn’t just to win, it was to have fun, work as a team, improve your skills, etc.
  6. 6. < / , WHEN You WIN. .. / _/ A _ / ’ CONTINUED ‘ s - Keep winning in perspective (winning doesn’t mean you were perfect — there are always ways to improve). ~ Empathize with the losing team - on any given day that could be you on the other side. - Acknowledge your opponent- ‘F a I‘i. i5.l‘<.1.”'I. :<3 l, l<2:"I. ‘i. lZ & Willi. ITl. €?i3.Irl. $ l‘i. ‘i. <I'. >l"C3 because your opponent was a worthy adversary and challenged you to be your best.
  7. 7. l )WHEi~! You LOSE. .. _—= / - No booing, jeering or heckling from the stands. - No trash talking. . l R: 'l. 'I. l(l. l_T-_t"f3‘l“”‘lf’ o rrii: ri'i. <_‘; r at opponents ("They cheated”), officials (”He missed the big ca/ l/”), coaches (“He should have played her! ”) or parents (”/ f they would have kept quiet, she wouldn't have gotten distracted. ”) Accept responsibility for the loss.
  8. 8. WHEN YOU LOSE. .. / CONTINUED , - Keep losing in perspective: Did you learn? Did you have fun? Were you challenged? - No sulking — if you played with 100% effort, you have no reason to hang your head. - Acknowledge the winners and congratulate them.
  9. 9. 6 CA >T| PS FOR PARENTS - When your child loses, start with empathy. - Honor your child’s feelings. Let him or her speak first. Or, if you want to discuss the game, ask permission. ”Do you want to talk about it or just sit with your feelings for a bit? ” ~ Resist the urge to break down the game, point fingers at others and instead focus on Mastery (” What did you learn? ’’, "How did you improve? ”).
  10. 10. SPORTSMANSHIP FOR LIFE Teaching athletes to handle a win or loss with can translate into how they can 7 handle situations away from sports. I
  11. 11. /, < T (51.-rt l; :_. ‘~‘1>'4y:1t‘l~‘1:| I? ‘ ‘ in _l PU'l'Tll'G Slf3ORTSIVl/ -‘. lISl-llP BACKlNTOTflfWlSPORTS 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 in is Videos and Tips and Expert Advice Take the Podcasts Tools and Resources Pledge lvi‘. ’.‘Ei‘. Ei Playl E INSURANCE POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE LIKE FOLLOW VIEW . @2015 Liberty Mutual | nsuran<: e,175 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

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