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Sportsmanship

By Amy W. Anzilotti, MD, TeensHealth, 04/24/19, 12:00PM CDT

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By being a good sport, you learn respect for others and self-control. These skills can help you manage many other parts of your life

What Is Good Sportsmanship?

Good sportsmanship is when people who are playing or watching a sport treat each other with respect. This includes players, parents, coaches, and officials.

How Can I Be a Good Sport?

There are lots of ways you can be a good sport. You can:

  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Give your best effort.
  • Shake hands with the other team before and after the game.