1.     I will be remember that young people play sports for THEIR enjoyment, not to entertain me.

2.     I will not have unrealistic expectations and will understand that doing one’s best is as important as winning. I understand that ridiculing an athlete for making a mistake is not acceptable behavior.

3.     I will respect the official’s decisions and will encourage all participants to do the same.

4.     I will respect and show appreciation for the coaches and understand that they have given their time to provide sport activities for our young people.

5.     I will encourage athletes and coaches to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.

6.     I will show respect for my team’s opponents because I realize there would be no game without them.

7.     I will not use bad language and will not harass athletes, coaches, officials or other spectators.

8.     I will always show good sportsmanship since young people learn best by example.

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