Character Traits

Do you take charge of yourself and the things you enjoy?




Do you treat others nicely ?

Treat others the way you would like to be treated.




The quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.

Are you able to stand alone and avoid peer pressure?




How do youtreat other people?People you know or donít know?

What do want other people to think about you?



How do you behave ?





... learns from mistakes and keeps playing


... wins without bragging


... loses without pouting



How do you make teams up ?


Ö so you can win


Ö even teams so you have a challenge





Character Education


Citizenship and sportsmanship are key elements of character development.It is necessary for everyone involved with athletics to display, and insist that others display, exemplary citizenship and sportsmanship.


Character is comprised of six core ethical values.Those core ethical values are:

trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

  1. Be Honest.Tell the truth; be sincere; donít mislead or withhold key information in relationships of trust; and donít steal.
  2. Demonstrate Integrity.Stand up for your beliefs about right and wrong; be your best self; resist social pressure to do wrong.
  3. Keep Promises.Keep your word and honor your commitments; pay your debts and return what you borrow.
  4. Be Loyal.Stand by your family, friends, community and country; donít talk about people behind their backs.
  5. Be Responsible.Think before you act; consider the consequences; be accountable for your actions.
  6. Pursue Excellence.Do your best with what you have; donít quit easily.
  7. Be Kind and Caring.Show you care through generosity and compassion; donít be selfish or mean.
  8. Treat All People With Respect.Be courteous and polite; judge all people on their merits; be tolerant, appreciative, and accepting of individual differences.
  9. Be Fair.Treat all people fairly; be open-minded; listen to others and try to understand what they are saying and feeling.
  10. Be A Good Citizen.Obey the law and rules; respect authority; vote; volunteer your efforts; protect the environment.


Character Counts


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How to Be a Good Sporting Parent

Lead by example. Kids often learn sportsmanship from their parents.If youíre screaming on the sidelines about a bad call, your child will think thatís an appropriate way to act.Also, itís a good idea to talk to your children at a young age about how they should handle themselves during games as well as after a win or a loss.An easy way to do this is by watching professional sport games together and pointing out incidences of good and bad sportsmanship.

Donít criticize your childís performance.When he/she makes a mistake in the game, he/she knows it.If you point it out, it will only make him/her feel worse and possibly make him/her insecure to perform in front of you again.Instead, ask your child questions about what he/she liked and didnít like about the game and how he/she felt when he/she played.