Sportsmanship refers to the ethical and fair-minded behavior, attitude, and conduct displayed by individuals participating in sports or competitive games & activities. It encompasses a set of values and principles that promote respect, integrity, and good sportsmanlike conduct towards opponents, teammates, officials, and the overall spirit of the game or competition. Component skills within this global focus area include but are not limited to. following game rules, gracious winning, and tolerating losing and falling behind.
Many individuals struggle with the component skills of sportsmanship such as tolerating losing or falling behind and benefit from explicit, systematic instruction to practice and acquire pro-social behaviors allowing them to feel more comfortable, stay more regulated, and find more enjoyment in competitive game play.
Downloadable Assessment & Intervention Resources Related to this Global Focus ARea
Access comprehensive behavioral skills training (BST) lesson packet inclusive of instruction, modeling, rehearsal (role play) and feedback activities for each of the component skills of sportsmanship. Bundle also includes data collection sheets, learner self monitoring sheet, and all six core activities shown below, to teach, practice and reinforce good sportsmanship behaviors.
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