10 Sportsmanship Lessons Every Young Athlete Should Learn

"Sports do not build character. They reveal it." - Heywood Hale Broun

Everyone wants to win; but any time teams or kids are facing each other in a game or contest, someone will lose. As soon as children start to play youth sports, they begin to learn the basics of sportsmanship, which one of the best reasons for young children to participate in team sports.

Good sportsmanship is about discipline, respect, self-control and playing by the rules. A good sport enjoys playing the game as much as they care about the final outcome.

Losing gracefully is a hard lesson to teach. But instilling the fundamentals of good sportsmanship in children at an early age will set them up for success beyond athletics.

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