YMCA sports are based on
the concept that fair play is the very essence of
competition. Everybody should have an equal opportunity to compete
and a fair chance to win. This fundamental virtue is a special
attribute of sport and inherent in it.
Fair play implies respect
for oneself, one's opponent, and others involved in conducting the
competition. Players, coaches, officials, and spectators share a
responsibility for fair play. Fair play sets the game above the
A fair chance to win implies that all players will be given an
opportunity to play in practice and in tournaments.
The coaching staff is
committed to developing the individual athlete to her fullest potential.
Because of the competitive nature of USA Volleyball, equal playing
time for all players is not guaranteed.
We believe that participation in USA Volleyball provides an
excellent means of developing a predisposition to play fairly. As this
virtue develops, it can influence behavior in everyday life.
The YMCA also believes that its sports programs can help people
grow personally, clarify values, improve relationships, appreciate diversity,
develop leadership skills, and have fun.
It is for the development of such virtues that the YMCA promotes
its sports programs.