Sportsmanship is to play fair, with courtesy, and to gracefully lose or win.
“A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.”
—Henrik Ibsen Playwright
“Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.”
—Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] Humorist, Essayist
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
—Theodor Seuss Geisel Writer, Cartoonist, Animator
“The only way you can truly control how you are seen is being honest all the time.”
—Tom Hanks Actor, Producer, Writer, Director
“Lose as if you like it; win as if you were used to it.”
—Tommy Hitchcock American Polo Player
Stories About Sportsmanship
Submitted by Saygfe
One day at practice in the gym that is as big as my house. I was our daily warm up of free throws. I...
A Splash Outside The Pool
Submitted by Becky Hess
In a message to East Rockingham Principal Eric Baylor, ERHS Swim Coach Debbie Coles recounts her team’s first swim meet...
Submitted by Anonymous
I am writing this story to express the important value of sportsmanship. A while ago, my traveling dance team participated in...
Everyday Hero Stories
He got eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics and is a professional swimmer.
Story by Doug Warner
A Bossier little leaguer does something generations of baseball players have done time and time again -...
Watching this commercial right now as I type on my home TV. I enjoyed it immensely. I wish I had learned this lesson more while in HS sports.
strikes goes to the glove
Pain is temporary, pride is forever.
Don't sit and complain about losing that game, be proud that you were able to compete and respect the other competitors.
Life is too short to care about winning or losing. It doesnt matter, life is too valuable to waste so just live your life to the fullest, live like you were dying.
Life is to short to care if you win our lose.
Austin , Pennsylvania
I think sportsmanship is good because it makes people feel good even if they lost and a team wins it's always good to encourage somebody!
Precious, Bristol Pa
No one likes to lose but it's part of life.
Austin , Pennsylvania
To win without honor is to lose.
David C., Maine
When you are playing a sport always remember you will always be a winner no matter if you are loosing the game or winning. As long as you are having fun, you all are winners.