You are an
advocate of your sport and it is therefore your responsibility to set a good
example for participants and spectators to follow. You are a leader and
therefore you are responsible for leading everyone in good behavior. Do not
lower your standards of good behavior and retaliate to verbal and physical
abuse that may be delivered by opponents, their management or spectators – you
must hold the high ground like a beacon for all to see.
Part of your
function is to ensure everyone works well together. It is your role to
encourage, praise and reward your participant(s) and other member of management
and help everyone gel together as a team.
participants in sportsmanship and their responsibilities and encourage them to
make integrity and ethical behaviour their priority (even at the cost of
winning). It is your responsibility to fairly reward and penalise participants
with regard to their sportsmanship (or lack of it).
The officials are
there to see the rules are applied. Their decision is final. It is not your
function to remonstrate or be abusive to officials, regardless of the
circumstances, always respond on the basis they are correct – giving them the
respect they are due i.e. the responsible role they perform. Simple adage: “The
umpire is always right”.
If there is strong enough evidence showing a bad judgement or a heinous decision has been made, take this up with the proper authorities, using the correct procedures of the sports authorities governing body as appropriate.
participant(s) in welcoming/thanking/congratulating other competitors,
officials and opposing management teams (by shaking hands and making positive
comments) regardless of the outcome.
participants know the rules and encourage all to abide by them. Your knowledge
of the rules should be as good, if not better than most. Ignorance is no excuse
and in some sports it may even be detrimental to the result if you do not know