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Middleville AYSO Region 277

Sportsmanship Award

This spring Middleville AYSO would like to honor a player from each of our 12U & 14U teams with a Sportsmanship Award at the end of the season.

AYSO has always encouraged good sportsmanship in its programs. In fact, "Good Sportsmanship" is one of the six philosophies listed in the AYSO National Bylaws. AYSO strongly recommends that its individual Regions promote good sportsmanship through dynamic programs. 

Elements of these programs may vary from Region to Region, but all define the conduct of players, coaches, referees and even parents. They explain the fundamentals of good behavior-which is simply showing courtesy and respect for all involved in the game. 

We figure that if players, volunteers and parents understand what is expected of them when it comes to good sportsmanship, that's probably how they will act. AYSO is proud of its many good sports, but understands that good sportsmanship doesn't just happen. It needs to be taught, encouraged and demonstrated.

Player's Code
Play for the fun of it, not just to please your parents or coach.
Play by the Laws of the Game.
Never argue with or complain about referees' calls or decisions.
Control your temper. Most of all, resist the temptation to retaliate when you feel you have been wronged.
Concentrate on playing soccer with your best efforts. Work equally hard for your team as for yourself.
Be a good sport by cheering all good plays, whether it is your team's or your opponent's.
Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve skills and feel good. Don't be a showoff or a ball hog.
Cooperate with your coaches, teammates, opponents and the referees.

Please submit your choice for this award to me no later than May 15 along with your player evaluations.

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Middleville, Michigan 49333

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