July POWerful Word – SPORTSMANSHIP – Week 2

Think of the competitions that you’ve been part of over the last few years– name one rule that you need to follow while playing that game or doing that contest. Rules keep games, sports, and contests safe for everyone. What would happen if there were no rules? What are some rules that you follow when competing that keep things SAFE for you and others (i.e. no pushing, limited number of people on the floor at one time)? What happens when people break these rules? We also have other rules that keep things FAIR when competing. What are some rules that you’ve followed while in competition that keep things FAIR for everyone (i.e. competition by age/weight, turn-taking, everyone starts at same time in a race,)? Have you been in a contest where people break the rules that are typically followed to keep things fair? What happened? When you don’t respect the rules, you aren’t showing sportsmanship! Sportsmanship means: showing respect for the rules, the participants and the spirit of competition.”

If you have time: What happens to “fun” when people break the rules of competition? What would you do if a friend kept breaking the rules?