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How YOU Can Model Great Behavior,

Create Positive Change, and

Transform Amateur Sports Culture

Cheering in a positive manner
Family with happy athlete

It’s all over the headlines and social media feeds. It’s in our schools and our families. We parents may even be responsible for it ourselves. We’re talking about bad sportsmanship—and a single case is contagious enough to spread through a stadium in seconds.


With 15 years of experience officiating over 5,000 different games, from youth tournaments to varsity high school championships, author and veteran referee Jeff Eckert has seen it all.


#SPORTSMANSHIP: Go Viral With It! will make you laugh, cringe, and even cheer . . . and it will reveal the harmful effects of bad sportsmanship and the lingering consequences that reach far past a single game or season.


But can we really change the culture of amateur sports into a positive environment where our children can thrive? Yes—and that change starts with you.


In this book, you will learn:

  • Why 7 out of 10 children end up quitting the sports they love before high school

  • The surprising ways we parents may be getting in our young athletes’ way

  • How to stamp out poor sportsmanship before it can go viral

  • How to set a great example by being the best version of yourself

  • The single most important “car ride home” conversation you can have with your child


#SPORTSMANSHIP: Go Viral With it! is a valuable resource for anyone interested in helping to stamp out unsportsmanlike behavior, encourage youth leadership, and foster an environment where positivity can thrive. With entertaining anecdotes, important insight, expert advice, and real-world solutions for becoming an agent of change, this book will help any parent, coach, or role model demonstrate and encourage humility and good sportsmanship—both on and off the field.

Coach instructing player

Let the Coaches Coach

Hitting a baseball
Shooting a free throw

Release them to the Game

Hit or Miss - Praise the Effort

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