.Defined as: Conduct and attitude considered as befitting participants in sports, especially fair play, courtesy, striving spirit, and grace in losing.
Below should answer your questions about how sportsmanship points are given. Please familiarize yourself with the ODSL Code of Conduct
for Players, Coaches, and Parents.
a. Sportsmanship Awards will be awarded in each division to the team exhibiting the best sportsmanship during the season. At the end of the season, Coaches will vote for three teams in their division, in descending order, for the sportsmanship awards. No coach will be allowed to vote for his own team. Points will be accumulated on the basis of six (6) points for a first place vote, four (4) for a second and (2) for a third place vote. A team must vote in order to be eligible to win the award.
b. Points will be deducted for cautions and ejections received during the season: one (1) point for a caution and two (2) points for an ejection.
c. Referees will award sportsmanship points for each game with a maximum of 4 and a minimum of 0. A per game average of those points will be determined and added to the total of a team’s points in order to break ties.
d. Tie breaking procedures if still tied after steps above will be as follow:
1. Team with most first place votes.
2. Team with most votes, all positions.
3. Team with the fewest penalty points for cautions or ejections.