The National Sportsmanship Foundation
The National Sportsmanship Foundation


Parents and coaches need more than broad concepts to instill good sportsmanship in their kids and their teams.  To that end, the Sports Commission provides several tangible tools and programs that parents and coaches can use to accomplish this goal:

Musial Moments

The St. Louis Sports Commission has created an innovative program fostering civility, respect and selflessness among young people in our region. Inspired by the great Baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial, the organization is visiting schools in the St. Louis metro area to introduce the concept of “Musial Moments” and to instill the qualities of sportsmanship on and off the field. Presentations are led by Solomon Alexander, the director of the Sports Commission’s Sports Foundation. Through a fun, interactive and impactful 45-minute session, Solomon motivates students to care about sportsmanship and to be good to those around them – just as Stan the Man did during his illustrious career and life. Learn more >

Know Your Role

The Sports Commission proudly produces Clinic-Kids_600x600Through a Child’s Eyes… A Parents’ Guide to Improving Youth Sports.  Access tips and advice from nationally known youth sports experts

Character Education

The most meaningful night in sports now offers a meaningful lesson for the classroom.  The Musial Awards recognizes and celebrates stories of extraordinary sportsmanship from around the country, many of the stories involving young people who possess maturity and selflessness beyond their years. Find out how you can order your own Educator Resource Guide, the perfect complement to your school’s character education curriculum.

Coach It Right!

The Sports Commission works with local St. Louis coaches to put on the free Coach It Right! clinics, which emphasize sportsmanship and teach volunteer youth coaches valuable skills and concepts that help them provide great experiences for the kids they coach.  Please call 314-345-5130 or email for more information on how your organization can sign up for this exciting program. Upcoming clinics will also be posted on our events page.

Take the Pledge

Everyone in your home and/or organization can commit to sportsmanship by taking the pledge to be a good sport on and off the field.  Just click on the Take The Pledge icon in the left margin of this page and see what it means to be part of the Good Sport Club.



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