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Ten Ways Coaches Can Promote Sportsmanship

By Ohio University, 07/19/18, 12:00PM CDT

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Coaches should remember to set a positive example for players in their own interactions with refs. Use a neutral tone when addressing referees that shows players how to communicate their point respectfully to officials.

When it comes to coaching, first and foremost a coach should encourage good sportsmanship. Especially when coaching children, it is important for coaches to remember that children look to coaches as role models. Coaches must impart positive values on children along with rigorous athletic training.

Coaches need to promote high standards of integrity while supplying a team-first atmosphere. Ensure that the focus is on learning important skills both on and off the field while also working towards a common goal.