Sportsmanship, Gamesmanship and Character
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Sportsmanship, Gamesmanship and Character Do Good Sports Make Good People? by Robert Mertzman

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Published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company .
Written in English


  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Personality,

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Open LibraryOL11091002M
ISBN 100787261157
ISBN 109780787261153

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This article analyzes the responses of hundreds of future coaches from an introductory coaching course regarding the appropriateness of player and coach behaviors in various athletic scenarios. The scenarios epitomize ethical and sportsmanship behaviors across various sports and situations. The students read the situations and expressed their level of agreement with the : C. Craig Stewart. SPORTSMANSHIP, GAMESMANSHIP, AND CHARACTER: Do good sports make good people? Sports & Society is made possible trough the generous support of Philosophy Lab corporation. Philosophy Lab where we seek to discover new ways of organizing, presenting, experiencing and discovering information to enhance our lives. Sportsmanship Books Showing of 92 Sally Sore Loser: A Story about Winning and Losing (Paperback) by. Frank J. Sileo (Goodreads Author) (shelved 5 times as sportsmanship) avg rating — 66 ratings — published Want to Read saving Want to Read. sports fun. And, because “character does count,” it is important for all of us to constantly encourage sportsmanship instead of gamesmanship. Gamesmanship means doing whatever it takes to win including encouraging athletes to bend, evade or break the rules to gain a competitive advantage. You may have heard.

Gamesmanship is based on the belief that winning is the only thing that matters and that the game must be won at any cost, even if that cost includes some unethical practices. The terms sportsmanship and gamesmanship describe the nature and behavior of a person as they take part in sports. Gamesmanship is the use of dubious (although not technically illegal) methods to win or gain a serious advantage in a game or sport. It has been described as "Pushing the rules to the limit without getting caught, using whatever dubious methods possible to achieve the desired.   There is a parallel between life and sports that doesn’t get enough attention, however, and that’s the connection between a man’s character off the field and his good sportsmanship on it. Good sportsmanship encompasses many aspects of a man’s character. 6 Great Examples of Sportsmanship. We all can probably think of a few famous examples of great sportsmanship off the top of our heads. Some of these are probably older stories we have lectured our youth athletes about time and time again over the years.

  In sports, someone is always looking for an edge—for some weakness to exploit and gain the upper hand. The tactics behind the strategy can be physical, psychological, schematic or something else. These sportsmanship values are just as important as the development of athletic prowess. Sometimes, it can be challenging to marry sportsmanship and athletic success. There are several important pieces of advice that all coaches should keep in mind when working to promote sportsmanship.   (). Gamesmanship. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport: Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. Book of Good Sportsmanship: An easy-to-read guide for families. by Leslie A. Susskind | out of 5 stars Paperback $ $ 9. Get it as soon as Tue, Nov 3. FREE Shipping on your first order shipped by Amazon. More Buying Choices $ (12 used & new offers).