The Six Pillars of Character in a Sports Context
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  • Always pursue victory with honor.
  • Demonstrate and demand scrupulous integrity.
  • Observe and enforce the spirit and letter of rules.
  • Don’t compromise education and character-development goals.
  • Don’t engage in or tolerate dishonesty, cheating or dishonorable conduct.
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  • Treat the traditions of the sport and other participants with respect.
  • Don’t engage in or tolerate disrespectful conduct, including verbal abuse of opponents and officials, profane or belligerent “trash talking,” and taunting or unseemly celebrations.
  • Win with grace and lose with dignity.
  • Be a positive role model on and off the field and require the same of your athletes.
  • Further the mental, social and moral development of athletes and teach life skills that enhance personal success and social responsibility.
  • Maintain competence including basic knowledge of:Character building.
    • First aid and safety.
    • Coaching principles, rules and strategies.
  • Adhere to high standards of fair play.
  • Treat players fairly according to their abilities.
  • Never take unfair advantage.
  • Be open-minded.
  • Assure that the academic, emotional, physical and moral well-being of athletes is always placed above desires and pressures to win.
  • Avoid gamesmanship and promote sportsmanship by honoring the rules and goals of the sport
  • Establish codes of conduct for coaches, athletes, parents and spectators.
  • Safeguard the health of athletes and the integrity of the sport by prohibiting the use of alcohol and tobacco.
  • Demand compliance with all laws and regulations, including those relating to gambling and the use of drugs.
Questions regarding our Athletic Program at Shaffer can be sent to:

    Ray Bailey (email)- Athletic Director, Shaffer Elementary School 

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