Parent’s Sportsmanship Creed

We found this on a city municipality website’s Recreational Basketball page. We thought it was pretty good and wanted to share it. They ask all parents to print and sign before the season begins.

  • Be a positive role model for my youth in sports.
  • Display good sportsmanship.  We support a program that builds
    character for the children of our community.
  • Respect the school facility; no food/drinks allowed in the gym
  • Most of all praise your youth for small successes in order to build skills on
    those successes.
  • I will remember that my attitude towards Players, Coaches and Referees is
    reflected in my youth’s attitude.  Profanity or other aggressive behavior will not
    be tolerated.
  • I will treat all Players, Building Supervisors, Coaches and Referees, as I would
    like them to treat me and my youth – With Respect.

I have read and agree to abide by the Parent’s Sportsmanship Creed.

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We can’t wait for football!

And, luckily, we won’t have to long. College offers a full slate on Thursday and then begins wholesale Saturday. The pros wait another week. It is finally that time of the year when there’s a good gridiron contest nearly every day. And don’t forget those boys playing on Friday nights everywhere as well. Hut, hut, HIKE!

Good for everyone

Here’s a feel-good story to begin your week. Eddie Caisse who heads up the South Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative in Holyoke, MA . He runs a summer basketball program that teaches kids more than just how to shoot, pass, dribble and defend. Keep it up, Eddie.

Funny because its true?

Our favorite sports cartoon, In the Bleachers by Steve Moore comes through again with humor…and with a message about parents in today’s sports-obsessed, competitive society. (Courtesy of Go


This WAS a mess

In a contrast to yesterday’s post where a league shut down due to possible financial mismanagement, this threatened basketball league has gotten a little better news. Nice to see that, in this case, it looks like the kids are going to be able to continue playing.

This is a mess

What happens when a basketball league signs up teams, has them reserve gym time, collects their registration fees, then goes under? Hopefully there will be an equitable resolution to this story.


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