We pride ourselves in providing the most positive sport experience possible for our players, coaches, officials, and parents. The key to delivering that experience is establishing an environment in which character and sportsmanship are embraced and fostered.
Try as we might, we’re not perfect. You may have witnessed a player respond angrily to an umpire’s call or talk or act disrespectfully to a coach. Or perhaps you’ve seen a coach yell at players or mistreat an umpire. Which is to say, we all need to be reminded of what sport is all about and how we can collectively, through our words and actions, instill and perpetuate sportsmanship in our baseball and softball programs.
“Putting Sportsmanship into Practice” is a free, recorded webinar which discusses many aspects of good sportsmanship and character. Jerry Reeder, assistant executive director of the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), leads this hour-long webinar which defines the role of sport administrators and coaches in fostering sportsmanship and provides action-steps for instilling sportsmanship in your baseball or softball program. Topics include:
• Defining sportsmanship
• Coaching for character grade
• Poor sportsmanship or smart baseball?
• Where do you draw the line?
• A coach’s role in sportsmanship education
• Three approaches for teaching sportsmanship
• Sportsmanship guidelines for coaches
• The influence of a coach
To view this informative webinar, click here. There is a registration form to fill out to view the webinar, but there is no charge for it.