Set A Good Example - S.A.G.E. Program

South County Soccer League Set A Good Example Program 
The South County Soccer League has adopted the S.A.G.E. program. The purpose of the program is to remind us that the game is for the kids, that respect for others is a lesson we can help teach, and that setting a good example is more important than winning.

S.A.G.E. Forms
Player Form
Parent Form

S.A.G.E. is a sportsmanship program that has been implemented in youth sports leagues nation-wide. It has grown out of the unfortunate fact that people, especially adults, sometimes do not behave in ways that keeps the fun in the games for the kids. There have been incidences all over the country in which a child's game became a display of poor sportsmanship, and sometimes even violence. SAGE in the SCSL serves as reminder that it is important for everyone involved, parents, fans, coaches, referees ,and players to conduct themselves with dignity and with respect for others. In helping to create and maintain a positive atmosphere, everyone will win.

    SAGE works quite simply.
  • All parents, coaches, and players are required to sign a good sportsmanship pledge form.
  • One parent from each family is required to attend a 25 minute SAGE training session every other year. Each team will have one or two parent S.A.G.E. representatives who will maintain a positive presence in the stands and can serve as an information resource.
  • Incidences of poor sportsmanship can be reported to one's team SAGE representatives, the coach, or the SCSL S.A.G.E. coordinator.
  • Individuals comporting themselves inappropriately are not to be confronted at the time they are being offensive because this might provoke defensiveness or hostility. A coach or S.A.G.E. coordinator may discuss the incident with the individual at another time when cooler heads prevail.
  • If SCSL believes an individual's behavior warrants corrective action a decision will be made and conveyed to the individual in question.
  • S.A.G.E. is not a policing action, but rather is largely a passive, yet positive presence to make sure the conditions are right for the children to learn baseball skills, have fun, and develop into fine young people.


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