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Sportsmanship stressed at Alta

Thursday, May 6, 2004

The Alta Park Board members will be stressing the importance of sportsmanship even more so then ever this baseball season with the placement of new signs stating "Sportsmanship Rules."

"We want to be proactive and promote sportsmanship," said Mike Norris. "The new signs will be a visual reminder for people."

Norris commented that there haven't been many problems associated with poor sportsmanship but the coaches and spectators will be reminded that kids are out on the field to have fun.

"We're real excited about the signs and we think we have a good thing going," Norris said. He, Tony Weiland and Dave Schmitz came up with the rules and designed the signs, made by Holten signs, in Cyclone red and black.

Spectator signs will be posted at three of the fields and coaches signs will be in each dugout at these three fields.

Coaches are reminded to cutout the swearing; to display respect and sportsmanship at all times for coaches, players and umpires; and to not throw, abuse or misuse any of the equipment.

Spectators are reminded to show respect and sportsmanship for both teams, umpires and coaches; to cutout abusive language; to cheer in a positive manner; and to cheer in a positive manner, recognizing great plays for both teams.

"Getting these signs up will be a great way to kick off the new season of baseball," Norris said. "We want people to know we're serious about this issue. This is just a friendly reminder.

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