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How to Practice Proper Sports Etiquette

Watch more Manners & Etiquette videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/385-Manners-and-Etiquette Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Be a good sport with these sports etiquette guidelines. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Know the rules To play by the rules, you must first know the rules. Lay down ground rules with your friends or study the rule book of a league you are in. Step 2: Try If you're participating, show some effort. Play to the best of your ability, even if you're not very good at the sport. The fun can be easily drained from any athletic event when someone isn't trying. Step 3: Be respectful Be respectful of your competitors, teammates, and officials. If you think an official should reconsider a call, discuss it with them respectfully instead of screaming at them. Tip Don't fight back if an opponent or even a teammate starts a fight with you. Step 4: Be nice Applaud good plays or calls and let the bad ones go. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. Step 5: Be a gracious winner Be gracious if you win. This means not parading around and declaring yourself better than the loser. Tip Be a gracious loser, as well. You can still treat the winner with respect rather than pout or say that the game was unfair. Step 6: Shake hands Shake hands with the opponents and congratulate them on a game well played. If everyone follows these basic sportsmanship rules, then the game will be a great experience for everyone. Did You Know? Little League Baseball was founded in the United States in 1939 by Carl Stotz.
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