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Today's New York Times has a great article about Norway's Alpine Ski team. The emphasis on being a good teammate and respect for the sport has translated into success on the slopes. Here are a few of my favorite quotes: “We believe there is no good explanation or justification for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2018 at The Sportsmanship Project
For the past three years, NFL teams nominate one of its players for the ART ROONEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD, which recognizes those who best demonstrate the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition. This year the eight finalists for the recognition... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at The Sportsmanship Project
Kaiden Whaley proved to be a young man of great character. The 9-year-old goalie from Pennsylvania captured headlines across the nation and warmed people's hearts by taking the time to teach an opposing goalie a few tips on the position. The story is well documented, but to summarize, Whaley's team,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at The Sportsmanship Project
A big way to demonstrate sportsmanship is to be a good teammate. The Vassar Women's Lax team is sending the right message encouraging teammates to lookout for each other concerning concussions. #TeamUpSpeakUp when it comes to concussions! — Vassar Women's Lax (@VassarWLax) September 13, 2017 Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at The Sportsmanship Project
The Texan's JJ Watt's support for the community has been inspirational as his fans, teammates, and fellow football players and supporters have rallied around his efforts to help Houston during this time of crisis. Detailed Update. $6 MILLION! New Goal: $10 Million — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 30, 2017 Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at The Sportsmanship Project
USA Hockey published an article highlighting some of the points Positive Coaching Alliance founder, Jim Thompson, makes regarding character development in youth sports. The article, "5 Keys to Character Development" provides great points on how to keep the hockey experience positive for kids, and all participants. Check it out to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at The Sportsmanship Project
A Red Sox fan and a Yankees fan show true sportsmanship in a heartwarming moment caught on video and shared by ESPN. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at The Sportsmanship Project
From the Complete Hockey News Facebook page we saw this great display of sportsmanship between players. Pierre-Édouard Bellemare, forward for France, and also a Philadelphia Flyer, was named the player of the game. Bellamare disagreed and insisted it go to the team's goaltender Florian Hardy for his 42 saves. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at The Sportsmanship Project
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