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The List from our August issue:
10 Ways To Be a Great Sport (on and off the field)

1. Be a good winner. Sure, you’re happy you did well, but don’t brag or make fun of those who lost.
2. Be a good loser. Don’t pout, blame others, or say mean things about those who won.
3. Give your best effort—even if you get only a tiny part in the play or end up in the outfield when you know you’re a great pitcher.
4. Compliment those who do well.
5. Encourage those who make mistakes. Think how you’d feel if you were the one who just played the wrong note in a solo or missed a pass in the big game. Then say what you’d like for someone to say to you.
6. Share your talent. Great speller? Offer to study with a classmate who’s struggling. Soccer star? Practice with a teammate who needs a little help.
7. If you have the chance to choose team members, pick someone who’s usually chosen last.
8. Say thanks to the adults who coach and officiate your games, lead your choir, sponsor your clubs, etc.
9. Don’t cheat, even if you think you can get away with it or other people would do it or no one will know. You’ll know. And so will God.
10. Pray before you play. Thank God for the opportunity and pray for the safety of all involved.

 

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