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CMC FUNDAMENTALS OF GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP

HLWW SCHOOLS WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING FUNDAMENTALS OF GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP ESTABLISHED BY THE CMC CONFERENCE 

1.      Show respect for the opponent at all times.  When an opponent visits HLWW  High School, the team and coaching staff should be treated as guests, greeted cordially on arriving, given good accommodations, and accorded the tolerance, honesty, and generosity which all human beings deserve.  When visiting another school, we should be cordial and appreciative of our host.  Good sportsmanship is the Golden Rule in action.

2.      Show respect for the officials.  The officials should be recognized as impartial arbitrators who are trained to do their job and who can be expected to do it to the best of their ability.  Good sportsmanship implies the willingness to accept and abide by the decisions of the officials.

3.      Know, understand, and appreciate the rules of the contest.  A familiarity with the current rules of the game and the recognition of their necessity for a fair contest is essential.  Good sportsmanship suggests the importance of conforming to the spirit as well as the letter of the rules.

4.      Maintain self-control at all times.  A prerequisite of good sportsmanship requires one to understand his/her own bias or prejudice and have the ability to prevent the desire to win from overcoming rational behavior.  A proper perspective must be maintained if the potential educational values of athletic competition are to be realized.  Good sportsmanship is concerned with the behavior of all involved in the game.

5.      Recognize and appreciate skill in performance regardless of affiliation.  Applause for an opponent’s good performance is a demonstration of generosity and good will.  The ability to recognize quality in performance and the willingness to acknowledge it without regard to team membership is one of the most commendable gestures of good sportsmanship.

 

LAKER MORAL CHARACTER

LOVE of the activity and people you are involved with

APRECIATION of the opportunities to challenge yourself

KINDNESS towards yourself and all people  you interact with

EMPATHY for your team, coaches officials & opponents

RESPECT for the game and all involved

 

PERFORMANCE CHARACTER

LEGACY recognizing that your actions have lasting impact.
ADVOCATE taking responsibility for self and speaking up
KNOWLEDGE effectively implementing strategies and  understanding tendencies of your team and opponents
ENTHUSIASM bringing intense focus and passion to the process of self-improvement to make your team better
RESILIENT acknowledging setbacks and responding with your best effort to learn and improve