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Wyoming 4-H Youth Development Program|University of Wyoming Extension

Promoting Good Sportsmanship

Helping good kids become good sports

  • 4-H teaches young people how to become contributing, competent, and capable adults.

  • Parents can help by setting a good example and demonstrating the qualities of good sportsmanship before, during, and after competitions.   


Tips for good sportsmanship:

  • Do not boo, heckle, or make insulting comments.

  • Praise your children and their friends.

  • Keep quiet during all introductions and announcements.

  • Do not leave an event immediately after your child finishes competing.

  • Be polite. Use constructive criticism in private and compliment in public.

  • Do not block other people's views when taking pictures or video taping.

  • Be honest and respectful, using good judgment and acceptable language at all times.

  • Do not sit or stand in aisles or main traffic areas.

  • Don't litter.   


Teach and encourage your child to:

  • Follow rules 

  • Be honest and fair in words and actions 

  • Treat people and animals with kindness and respect 

  • Be prompt for all events during competition

  • Accept judges' suggestions and results with a positive attitude 

  • Congratulate the winners 

  • Represent the county with pride, leaving a good impression with others 

  • Refrain from complaining or blaming others when he or she doesn't win

  •  Be proud of accomplishments but not to brag or act conceited Say thank you

Wyoming Ethics Statement

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