At Positive Coaching Alliance we want to help create a positive,character building, AND successful experience for everybody.
By taking the focus off the scoreboard and concentrating on personal excellence, the only things important are players trying their best, learning what they can, and bouncing back from mistakes. If they do that - stay positive and respect the game, you'll do as well as you should on the scoreboard.
If I could give you ONE thing that could help you get the BEST out of those you work with it would be to "Reward Desired Effort!" Relentlessly!"
Here are some acts of sportmanship (good and bad) and examples of Positive Coaching. Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is transforming youth sports so sports can transform youth. Through partnership with more than youth sports organizations, leagues, schools and cities nationwide, PCA has conducted thousands of workshops for youth sports coaches, parents, organizational leaders and athletes. http://www.positivecoach.org