Outreach Idea

Sportsmanship Award

Have your Huddle create a Sportsmanship Award (name it after a legendary coach from your school or a high profile athlete or coach from the area who represents integrity). Develop the criteria for the award – characteristics of the individual and guidelines. You can award it every week, once a month or once a season – it is your choice. Find a local sports store or restaurant to help sponsor the award and they can donate the prize for the winner. Get the word out about the award – have a section in the school newspaper.

At the end of the year, all the athletes can be eligible for the Sportsman of the Year Award. Hold a banquet or tie it into an existing school sports banquet.