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Keep the Games Fun With These Good Sportsmanship Tips

By Brady Haas and Brady Spreckels, Newsday, 04/02/19, 12:00PM CDT

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If your parents are in the stands, they should be mindful of these rules, too.

Our outdoor sports season starts this week. With spring here (officially anyway), it is time for baseball, softball, lacrosse, track, travel soccer and so many more fun activities. What ruins these games more than anything? Sometimes it is poor sportsmanship. Win or lose, you should be a good sport. Here are some rules to remember when it comes to sportsmanship:

  • Never argue with a referee, chairman or umpire, even if you know the call was unfair.
  • Never get mad at your coach because they substituted you out.
  • Don’t foul or penalize anybody on purpose.