MARPSA

Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks Sports Alliance

Governor Hogan Proclaims March 2020

“Good Sportsmanship Month”


Recognizing the major influence that sports plays in our society and that everyone involved in sports, at all levels, should promote good sportsmanship and foster the development of positive personal characteristics, Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. has proclaimed March 2020 as Good Sportsmanship Month in the state of Maryland.


Noting that elements of sportsmanship reflect crucial life skills that individuals will carry with them through their education and into the workplace, Sportsmanship has also been known to combat bullying and promote inclusion by providing a safe and healthy environment for all competitors.


The Proclamation will be (was) presented at the Maryland Recreation and Parks Associations Annual Awards Luncheon held in Baltimore on Thursday, February 27. Accepting the Proclamation will be David Ludington, Acting President of the Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks Sports Alliance.


MARPSA embraces these values and is committed to working with all providers and influencers of sports programs to provide such an environment where players value respect, fairness, integrity, responsibility, and perseverance.

The Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks Sports Alliance supports GoodSports in our Communities. Players, Coaches, Officials, Administrators and Spectators are requested to honor the GoodSports Pledge.  

Recognition of MARPSA GoodSports was created to highlight the positive sportsmanship within our communities. Each member organization should play a part in honoring GoodSports by identifying one Coach, Athlete, Official and Administrator who has demonstrated positive sportsmanship in recreation sponsored programs. 

 

The 2020 MARPSA Good Sports Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:00pm at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis (600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403).


Deadline for 2020 submissions is February 15, 2020

GoodSports Coach

GoodSports Athlete

Dedication

Emphasis on teamwork

Leadership

Motivator

Patience

Preparation

Respect for Officials

Teaching skills

Sportsmanship

Inspires love of sports

Emphasis on fun and player development

Academic effort

Attitude

Commitment to practice

Community service

Dedication

Leadership

Respect for Coaches/Officials

Respect for teammates

Fair Play

Plays with class

GoodSports Administrator
i.e. Board Member / Team Parent / Program Leader

GoodSports Official

Preparation

Dedication

Respect for Officials

Teaching Skills

Emphasis on Teamwork

Team Ethics

Leadership

Motivator

Sportsmanship

Patience

Preparation

Dedication

Respect for Coaches/Players

Teaching Skills

Emphasis on Teamwork

Official's Code of Ethics

Leadership

Motivator

Sportsmanship

Patience