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SPIRIT of PLAY
Team sport activities find their origin in the basic need for the spirit of play. Winning and losing are mere outcomes of this play spirit. Abusive language and manipulation of therules are not a part of the game. What is part of the game is the pure satisfaction of participation, getting fit and enhancing friendships. Without your opponent,there is no game, no contest, no memories, and no fun. You are indebted to themas they are to you. The spirit of play is then based upon cooperation.Upholding high standards of integrity and fair play acknowledges this idea of cooperative competition. All players are encouraged to use good judgment incaring for the safety of others as well as themselves. The goal of lifetime sports for all players may have more meaning that of a win or loss, the memory of which often fades quickly. All players are asked to participate within the context of this SPIRIT of PLAY.