Sportsmanship Survey Shows Disappointing Results

Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports discovered some interesting findings that illuminate a troubling decline in what some would say is the most important aspect of youth sports: sportsmanship. The results provide valuable insight into what might be behind this decline and also highlight some good news on how parents and coaches can help reverse this trend.

Some disappointing trends include:

  • 50% of parents & coaches believe sportsmanship has worsened since they were growing up.
  • 60% witnessed or participated in negative or abusive sideline behavior.

Sound familiar?  Parents and Coaches are key to changing this trend.