Whether you are a parent, coach, athlete, or just someone interested in sports, there are a few basic steps that you can take to improve your sportsmanship and self-control in athletics. These include reducing your own self-criticism and judgment, being mindful, accepting both victory and defeat, and modeling good sportsmanship.
Accept both victory and defeat with pride and compassion
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Reduce excuses for poor outcomes
Using an all-male cohort to determine the adolescent phenomena atop a national scale, the researchers found athletes to be a bit more delinquent than their peers. They did not see a statistically significant increase in racial disparities or gender based differences, though they did find a corresponding reduction in incarceration among males in small town sport-oriented settings. The same was true of females. Nonetheless, the most interesting finding is that delinquency rates for males and females remain similar over a four-year period, suggesting that the aforementioned benefits have been largely recouped. As a side effect, males tend to be better socialized and less inclined to engage in risky behavior. This could be explained by a slew of sex- and socioeconomic factors, which are not easily quantified in an aggregate setting.
Psychological skills training
Increasing the level of sportsmanship and self-control in athletics involves teaching athletes how to use psychological skills. These include relaxation skills, self-talk, and confidence. The training program should be tailored to the athlete’s needs. Athletes can also learn to cope with outbursts, substance abuse, career change, and grief. They can also improve their self-esteem with positive self-statements. Mental training programs should be evaluated and updated regularly. They are more effective when tailored to the performer’s needs. Athletes need to know how to control their anxiety and how to think critically about their optimal performance.The most common PST techniques include relaxation, goal setting, and mental rehearsal. These methods can help increase FAB, orienting, and conflict monitoring. They also can improve alerting and selective attention. PST interventions can be aimed at athletes of all levels of competition. They can help athletes from young children to adults. They can also help parents and coaches.
Model good sportsmanship as a coach
Having good sportsmanship is more than just having a ‘nice’ attitude, it’s also about displaying self-control. As a coach in athletics, you have the power to set the example for your athletes. You should show your appreciation for the skills of your players and be grateful for the challenge of your opponents.
When it comes to sport, having good sportsmanship means demonstrating respect for your opponent, teammates and officials. It’s also about knowing the rules of the game, playing to your strengths and putting forth your best effort. It’s also about showing pride when you win and forgiveness when you lose.
The best way to model good sportsmanship and self-control is to be a positive role model for your kids. This includes encouraging them to participate in school activities, helping them to succeed and supporting their games.