At the Oswegoland Park District, we believe that sports are not just about winning games but about fostering an environment where participants can grow, have fun, make friends, and be part of a team. Central to this philosophy is the concept of sportsmanship—a deep understanding of and commitment to fair play, ethical behavior, integrity, and goodwill toward opponents, spectators, coaches, and officials.
Our Sports Philosophy: Creating a Fun and Safe Environment
While victories are celebrated, our primary objective is to create a fun and safe space for all players. We want participants to be active, enjoy themselves, build camaraderie, and develop a better knowledge, understanding, and appreciation for the game. Success, in our eyes, is not just about the final score but about players giving their best, exhibiting good sportsmanship, and, above all, having fun.
“Creating Opportunities for a Healthy Community”
In line with our vision of “Creating Opportunities for a Healthy Community,” the Oswegoland Park District emphasizes the importance of sportsmanship as a fundamental component of our youth sports programs. Participants, coaches, parents, spectators, and staff are all integral in upholding this vision.
Zero Tolerance for Poor Sportsmanship
The District is committed to not tolerating poor sportsmanship or any behavior contrary to our mission. We believe in a positive and respectful sports culture where everyone plays their part in maintaining a healthy environment. Whether you’re a player, coach, or parent/guardian, we urge you to review and adhere to the appropriate Code of Ethics outlined below:
By embracing these codes, we collectively create a community through sports that values sportsmanship, fairness, and respect. Let’s all play our part in making Oswegoland Park District Your Place to Play, where the spirit of the game is upheld with integrity and enthusiasm.