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Thankful Thursday

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Week 1 - Sportsmanship

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The key to a strong sportsmanship culture lay in its  ‘ROOTS’.  It is important for a player to remember that the responsibility in displaying good sportsmanship involves respect of  the Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates and of course, one’s Self. 

 

Enjoy this article from the USYS on Sportsmanship ‘ROOTS’: Teach Youth Athletes Good Sportsmanship 

 

Week 2 - Gratitude

Gratitude has a language all its own and by practicing it, you can help the world connect in ways you never thought possible. Whether it is a hand written letter, a heartfelt spoken word, a nod , or a smile, the power of a Thank You can give a person a positive indelible memory they can keep forever. 

 

Most often, in order to give gratitude, we must experience it ourselves. How can you make gratitude a part of your daily routine?

 

Take our Gratitude Challenge in the month of January and each day, keep a journal of 3 things you are grateful for everyday as part of your daily routine. These things can be people or places as well. At the end of the month, you will have the most special reminder of what brings you joy and what you are most grateful for.

 

Enjoy this short story as a reminder of how our attitude can affect gratitude.

 

Gratitude Story –Help Others Value Humanity and Time Click Here

 

Week 3 - Volunteering

VolunteeringVolunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction, while doing good for others and the community. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity. Click the links below on how you can better serve others.

 

Youth Sport Trust Click Here

Youth Volunteer Case Study Click Here

Oprah on Volunteering Click Here

 

Week 4 - Beyond the Scoreboard, Gratitude Enhances Performance

Gratitude_2Playing and living for something beyond the scoreboard is said to enhance performance in athletes. 

 

Gratitude inspires student-athletes to take better care of themselves. Grateful athletes tend to take better care of their bodies and sleep 10% more and feel more alert and focused which leads to better performance in competition and the classroom. Enjoy these articles and a short clip on how gratitude impacts athletic performance.

 

The Impact on Gratitude in Sports Performance   Click Here

 

How Gratitude Can Make You a Better Athlete   Click Here

 

3 Ways Teammates Can Express Gratitude And Improve Overall Team Chemistry   Click Here

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