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Understanding the different between good and bad sportsmanship.

It's easy to get caught up in a game and become focused on winning. Yet there is much more to be gained from the sports experience than a winning record. When involved in sports, everyone is able to learn and put into practice values that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Good sportsmanship is one of the life lessons that an athlete can learn from sports. Learn to understand and value good sportsmanship while making sure everyone has a safe and fun sports experience.

Good sportsmanship may seem hard to define, but its hallmarks include being able to win without gloating, respecting one's another, and being able to lose gracefully. Here are some important principles to instill in your self:

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Good and Bad
  • If you lose, don't make up excuses.

  • If you win, don't rub it in.

  • Learn from mistakes and get back in the game.

  • Always do your best.

  • If someone else makes a mistake, remain encouraging and avoid criticizing.

  • Show respect for yourself, your team, and the officials of ARC Racing.

  • Athlete Mentors: Looking for an athlete mentor(s) is highly recommended for getting into a sport play career to see how your athlete mentor(s) upholding their principles will help you build a better version of yourself as an athlete.​


Good sportsmanship includes following certain guidelines for good behavior.

  • Avoid arguing. Stay focused on the race instead of giving in to anger with opponents, coaches, or the officials of ARC Racing. Always avoid using bad language and negative words.


  • Compete fair. Good sportsmen want to win because they followed the rules and played the best game they could. Never support any effort to win that attempts to go around the rules. Cheating is not acceptable.


  • Follow directions. Emphasize the importance of listening to coaches and officials of ARC Racing and following their directions while on the racetrack while involved in sport play activities.


  • Respect the other opponents. Whether your opponent wins or loses, it's important to show respect for the effort of the other opponents . If the other opponent wins, accept defeat, acknowledge their abilities, and move on. If you have wins, resist bragging—that's what it means to be a gracious winner.


  • Respect the decisions by the officials ARC Racing and other officials. These people are charged with making difficult decisions about plays in the game. Good sportsmanship requires that you accept a call, even if you disagree with it. Remember that it's only one call in a long game—get back into the race and focus on the competition.


  • End with a handshake. Good sportsmen enjoy sports and know how to end a game on a positive note, whether or not they won. Threats, anger, criticism, and other negative expressions are not acceptable.

Learning the concept of good sportsmanship will be a crucial component in building a very strong character as you will also feel much more at ease and exhilarating which will be a very effective tool in building a stable career in the motorsport or any sports play career; you need discipline and consistency.

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