Sportsmanship is at the heart of Segway Polo
How crazy is it that the World Championships (Hemer 2017) is now only 80 days away! I’m on a countdown, are you?
I was looking back through some pictures from the last Woz Cup (Cologne 2015) and cannot believe that 2 years have nearly passed, yet it feels like yesterday. Whenever the family are together, it feels like home to me.
“I was looking through your pictures and I noticed something; in every single one, you are all smiling.”
This was my favorite game of the whole event. Some of the girls decided we would have a game to ourselves and we had such a laugh! I hope we can do this again sometime soon.. Ich liebe sie alle #girlpower
Conga massage! Viva Espania
One thing that I love about Segway Polo is the Sportsmanship that surrounds us every single game, every event. No matter what happens on the field, no matter how many broken mallets, how many collisions, no matter how many times I overhear ‘Scheisse!’, we can step off the field as family and friends.
There is a parallel between life and sports that doesn’t get enough attention and that’s the connection between a person’s character off the field and their good sportsmanship on it.
It only takes for a handshake – Athletes are expected to give everything they’ve got and compete like warriors but we can put all that behind us within seconds of a loss, because no matter the outcome, every person will have enjoyed the game. Even if you have lost, as far a bad things go, waiting in line to shake a few hands doesn’t seem like that big a deal compared something like… getting a root canal at the dentist or something! So suck it up and deal with it, it’ll be over in 90 seconds – be a good sport!
The good sportsman respects both their teammates and their opponents as equals; they play with integrity. A win that does not come fairly holds no satisfaction for them. You should treat your opponents the way you want to be treated. They are unselfish in their desire to see all their teammates participate and enjoy the game. They are humble in all victories and have a positive perspective on losses. In short, the qualities that go into making someone a good person, are the same ones that contribute to being a great player.
So at the World Championships, no pouting and crying when you lose, gloating when you win and try not to take the sport far too seriously – you won’t enjoy the beers at the get-together afterwards!
I cannot wait for another Segway Polo family party! It has been too long! 80 Days!!