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Top 10 Rules for Youth Sports

By Janis Meredith, USA Football, 11/15/18, 12:00PM CST

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Knowing you’ve tried your hardest – whether you win or lose – may not take away the sting of a loss, but it'll leave you with a personal satisfaction that you did all you could.

Rules set the structure for every sport or activity. The unwritten rules of youth sports are just as important for you and your young athletes to know.

Post this list on your fridge, around the house or on your car dashboard. No matter which sport your child plays, these are the real rules of the game:

1. Respect your opponent: You don’t have to like them, but you must treat them with respect.

2. Respect your coach: Even if they don't play you where and when you’d like.