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Middle Level Sportsmanship Content


Middle Level Sportsmanship

10 ways to get it going in your school and community:

1. Develop a Code of Good Sportsmanship and print a copy of it in event programs, on signs, banners and posters.

2. Review the Code of Good Sportsmanship with the student body, coaches, teams, cheerleaders, and band members.

3. Begin a column or Sportsmanship Hall of Fame in your school newsletter that identifies and recognizes groups and/or individuals who demonstrate good 

4. Send a letter to the visiting team’s principal, athletic director, coach, and parents group welcoming them to your school.

5. Prepare and give to adult fans a sheet stating the following:  “The (name of school) student body extends an invitation to our adult fans to help us in 
    demonstrating good sportsmanship.”

6. Have your school’s teams perform a special welcome cheer for the visiting team. 

7. Post “Welcome” signs in each team’s locker room.

8. Have the P.A. announcer welcome guests and request the home team’s fans to stand and applaud when guests are introduced.

9. Organize a good sportsmanship or committee from your league to develop standards and build community between the schools.

10. Use pregame announcements to help promote good sportsmanship throughout the contest.


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