The Sport sandals are a group of youths that have formed a hierarchy based upon their social status. The name of the club itself is taken from the very nature of the game they aspire to represent, which is to “surpass” another team in sports competitions. Sportsmanship is a fundamental rule for any team, and sportsmanship is paramount in a team sport such as soccer, baseball, basketball, etc. As a parent, it is important to teach our children the spirit of sportsmanship related to the game they wish to excel at.
We should start by thinking about our own children. Kids will naturally try to emulate their older siblings, or perhaps their friends. However, this is not unwise; many athletes and sports stars have gone on to be the best they can be because they were lucky or smart, but rather because they put the spirit of sports into every one of their games. They consistently showed a competitive spirit and followed through on the training and teamwork. Some of them even had injuries to sustain, yet continued to play their heart out.
Children in the Youth Baseball League in our area must show spirit every day, no matter what. For example, they must run hard first and then slow down a bit and then run even harder. If the team loses a game, the coach must take responsibility for the loss. Failure to do so is grounds for the team to be docked a point or more.
Similar spirit discipline is required when participating in sports such as basketball or soccer. When a point is scored, there must be no excuses. Failure to keep this standard in play will lead to a deduction of points from the player’s overall score. Injuries must be kept to a bare minimum, and the opposing coach may make his own personal suggestions on how to keep injury-free teams. Points may also be lost if a team member deliberately goes out onto the playing field while injured.
To be successful, a team must have a mission and a goal. For example, a basketball team’s purpose is not to win games but to advance to the championship. The championship game, however, is won by beating the opponent with the most points.
A major part of any sports league is the disciplinary measures taken against those who engage in inappropriate conduct. For instance, a baseball player who hits a ball into the stands to throw the runner out is likely to be suspended. This sort of behavior, known as a battery, is not condoned, and it certainly isn’t encouraged. It is better to call it ball gauging, as it conveys the idea that the players know the rules better than anyone. The worst thing that can happen in such a situation, other than losing the game, is that the team will be out of the tournament for the entire season.
When a player is accused of wrongdoing, the first thing he or she needs to do is approach the coach. It is important to remain calm and avoid making a scene. If the coach believes that the player did indeed break the rules, they should take the commissioner issue. Once the matter has been dealt with by the league, the player should be excused and allowed to return to the field.
Just because the team is participating in a game does not excuse them from using their best judgment. It is possible to receive a personal ticket for inappropriate actions, such as throwing a bottle or other item at an opponent. If this happens, the culprit should find a way to hide the evidence, such as placing it in the seat pocket. The ticket might be deflated, and the evidence could be planted. It is best to play through the incident to ensure that it never gets reported.