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Pursuing Victory With Honor sportsmanship programs

Here are some easy ways for you to instill sportsmanship into your school or community

Sports programs can generate administrative nightmares if they don’t reflect the highest standards of ethics on and off the field. Through professional training seminars, teaching tools, and a wide variety of materials, the Institute’s Pursuing Victory With Honor sportsmanship campaign helps coaches, athletic administrators, counselors, officials, youth-group leaders, and parents infuse sportsmanship and strong character in young athletes and athletic programs in the following ways:

Arizona Sports Summit Accord
In 1999, the Institute convened more than four dozen American sports figures in Scottsdale, Arizona, to reform the way sports are administered, coached, played, officiated, parented, and watched. The result was the Arizona Sports Summit Accord: Sixteen principles that all sports organizations should adopt and practice. Learn more »

Gold Medal Standards for Amateur Basketball
In 2001, the Institute gathered nearly 50 university presidents, conference commissioners, and college coaches in Kansas City, Missouri, to address character-building issues in basketball. The result was the Gold Medal Standards for Amateur Basketball: Five principles that help coaches and administrators teach, enforce, advocate, and model character on and off the court. Learn more »

Gold Medal Standards for Youth Sports
In 2002, the Institute held a Summit on Youth Sports in Los Angeles, California, for 40 leaders from national youth programs to devise worthy sports objectives and conditions necessary to achieve them. The result was the Gold Medal Standards: Eight principles that help youth athletic directors build character through organized sports. Learn more »

Sportsmanship Survey
Every two years, the Institute conducts a comprehensive survey of high school student-athletes across the country. Called “What Are Your Children Learning? The Impact of High School Sports on the Values and Ethics of High School Athletes,” the report is a great opportunity to find out student-athletes’ self-reported values, attitudes, and ethics-based behaviors. Our last survey in 2006 included 5,275 students across the nation. Learn more »

Youth Ethics
Don’t forget to visit our Center for Youth Ethics (CHARACTER COUNTS!) where you’ll find more programs specifically designed for character education. Learn more »

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