I love talking about sportsmanship with children. I think it is such an important practice that encompasses so many elements of character development that we feel are important for students at EFS to embody, on and off of the athletic field. Good sportsmanship involves taking the high road, being a representative for your team, working collaboratively with a group, and graciously accepting the outcome of an event - whether or not it goes your way. To be sure, being a good sport is not easy. It is something that you need to practice and work at.
As an example of good sportsmanship, I shared this video with the lower school students. What an amazing example of taking the high road! After experiencing a big win, the Barcelona players took time to console their Japanese oponents. If you ask me, this is how every competition should end - on the sports field and off.