What Is Good Sportsmanship?

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Many adults and children have seen it. A professional football player scores a touchdown and begins a taunting dance celebration in the end zone. A baseball player is hit by a pitch and charges the mound. A basketball coach does not like a referee call and begins yelling in outrage, stirring up the crowd. In situations such as these, how can we provide the sports world with good sportsmanship?

Good sportsmanship is being able to respect all aspects of a sport or an event. It is where a player can stand tall after just being defeated or when a winning opponent is calm, not taunting or raving the losing side. Players get fouled all the time and a referee does not always call or see it, but that player who does not retaliate and not let it interfere with their focus demonstrates good sportsmanship. An athlete showing good sportsmanship also shows leadership and gives something for scouts to recognize. Students are always talking about going to this college and that college wanting to play sports or be in a club. What some of these competitors do not realize is that scouts or recruiting services look not only at your agilities but also look at your leadership or sportsmanship conducts. Ask yourself who is going to be mo

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