You cannot be successful at a sport without respect. In order to progress, an athlete must be open to the suggestions and criticism of his or her coach. Instead of coming up with excuses and tearing down teammates, a successful athlete takes ownership of his or her actions and learns from them. It is for this reason that athletes make amazing role models for children. When your child gets involved in sports, they will be around others who got far through respect and hard work.
If you wish to encourage respectful behavior at home, you must lead by example. This means that it’s extra important for parents to listen and respect coaches, build up their child’s teammates and congratulate the other team. When you behave kindly and respectfully, your child is sure to follow in your footsteps!