Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship must be learned. We are not born with polished sportsmanship qualities. Therefore, sportsmanship must be taught! As coaches, we are the teacher of sportsmanship to our athletes.

Coaches should teach their athletes to play with fairness, with courteousness, and gracefully accept the results at the end of a game. Coaches need to display these same characteristics so the athlete can demonstrate them properly and know that the coach means business about good sportsmanship.

The ability to be a good sport and display good sportsmanship is dependent on wether we possess the human values of self-disipline, responsibility, integrity, respect and courage.

Good sportsmanship begins and ends with you!

2014-15 Sportsman of the Month Program

Do you know someone that exudes sportsmanship on and/or off the field?  Do you know someone who goes Beyond the Game to empower others through sportsmanship or community service?  If you answered yes to either one of those questions, then it sounds like you know someone who is eligible for Sportsmanship Spotlight!...READ MORE

Congratulations to our 2014-15 Sportsman of the Month winners:

October 2014: Alix Duncan, Sterlington – Alix is on Sterlington’s Cross Country team. Earlier this season while running in the Ruston High School Cross Country Meet, Alix stopped during the final stretch to assist a competitor who had fallen.

September 2014: A.J. Ellender Softball Team - Lady Patriots agreed to participate in Janie's Inning after losing in the quarterfinals of the 2014 State Softball Tournament.

2015 Essay Contest

Each year, the LHSAA Beyond the Game program sponsors a Sportsmanship essay contest. This is an opportunity for students at all of our member schools to get creative and tell us what it means to go “beyond the game” in sportsmanship. The guidelines are simple and your entries must be received by April 30, 2015 to be eligible to win. First place will be awarded a prize of $500 and will be recognized at the Annual LHSCA Coaches Clinic banquet in July.

The theme of the essay contest should be based on the following: "The thrill of victory lasts only a moment; the respect earned through good sportsmanship lasts for eternity."...READ MORE

Congratulations to Sydney Gabrielle Stewart, student at Opelousas Senior High for being named the LHSAA Beyond the Game Essay Winner. Sydney will receive a check for $500, which will be presented to her at the LHSCA Coaches Clinic held on July 15, 2014.

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