Today I went to see the finals of a volleyball game at my school. I noticed great sportsmanship from both teams. Sportsmanship is defined as ethical, appropriate, polite and fair behavior while participating in a game or athletic event.
I saw that the kids on both teams were encouraging one another, and when someone made a mistake they remained positive and kind. When our team was down a few times I noticed that they did their best to re-focus on playing the best they could. Everyone worked together, supporting and cheering each other on.
My schools' team won, which was great news - it was the first time we had won such a championship. However, no one was gloating about it or putting the other team down, but we congratulated them on their spectacular game, and the team we played against handled their 'loss' respectfully and graciously. It was great to see not only great skills in a sport today, but also, great sportsmanship.
By Neel, age 8