“Dare to play fair.” Have you ever been told this?
I have always been taught good sportsmanship and the importance it plays in my life and the outcome of the sports I play. That’s why I think sportsmanship plays a vital role in sports.
Sportsmanship is very important when you play sports and are involved in other activities. When you have sportsmanship, you have better games. You don’t get angry when calls don’t go your way. Also, you get along better with everyone, including your opponents. When you use good sportsmanship you have a chance at better teamwork and a good attitude. Using sportsmanship helps the team work together as one on and off the courts. You also gain a better perspective of things, and you feel good for playing fair. So it’s important to have sportsmanship.
Good sportsmanship comes from players who are determined to give it 100 percent all the time. You gain sportsmanship by playing fair and controlling your actions. Sportsmanship can take you high in life. People who have good sportsmanship have better games. Sportsmanship can do a lot for your future. You can be recognized for all sorts of things, such as awards, spots on your team, and maybe if you’re lucky, you could even get a scholarship. So having good sportsmanship can help you in the long run.
There is also bad sportsmanship. Unfortunately, this route is taken far too often. It’s easier to be a bad sport. Bad sportsmanship is shown when you down another player, hurt someone on purpose or throw a fit because things don’t go your way. Bad sportsmanship comes from not having the desire to give it whatever it takes. I think when you have bad sportsmanship you are upset or want to take the easy road. People who have bad sportsmanship on the courts are going to have bad attitudes off the courts. So bad sportsmanship can ruin things for you now and in the long run.
So next time you hear it’s good to show sportsmanship you will understand why. Also remember “Dare to play fair!” It will help you go far in life and in everything you do. Also, having good sportsmanship will help you succeed in life.