It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.

This file includes things that apply to sports in general as well as Badminton, Bowling, Gymnastics, Golf,Skateboarding, Skating, Tennis, and Sports ABCs.

Also see 4-wheeling, Baseball, Basketball, Biking, Boxing, Car Racing, Cheerleading, Coaches and Fans, Fencing, Football, Games, Hockey, Horse Racing, Karate, Martial Arts, Motocross, Motorcycles, Rodeo, Running, Sailing, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Running, Volleyball, Water Sports, Winter Sports, and Wrestling.

Sports in General

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A Prayer for Sports Moms

May we make it on time
To field, pool or court.
Arrive safe and sound
And be a good sport!

Put Forth Your Best

(Patty M., CMC)

The contest lasts for moments
though the training's taken years.
It wasn't the winning alone
that was worth the work and tears.

The applause will be forgotten,
the prize will be misplaced.
But the long hard hours of practice
will never be a waste.

For in trying to win you build a skill;
you learn that winning depends on will.
You never grow by how much you win,
you only grow by how much you put in.

So in any new challenge you've just begun,
put forth your best and you've already won.

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Sports ABC's

(compiled by Denny Davis)

A - acrobatics, adventure racing, aerobics, aikido, angling, archery, arm wrestling, auto racing, autocross
B - backpacking, badminton, barrel racing, baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, biking, billiards, blind cricket, boating, bob sledding, bocce, bow hunting, bowling, boxing, bull riding, bungee jumping
C - camping, canoeing, car racing, cave diving, cheerleading, climbing, coursing, cricket, croquet, cross country (racing or skiing), curling, cycling, cyclocross
D - darts, decathlon, deer hunting, disc golf, discus, diving, dog sledding, drag racing, dressage, duck hunting
E - equestrian sports, endurance riding, escrima, Extreme sports
F - fast-pitch softball, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, fishing, flag football, football, formula one racing, freestyle walking, Frisbee
G - Gaelic football, goalball, golf, grappling, gymkhana, gymnastics
H - handball, hang gliding, harness racing, high jump, highland games, hiking, hockey, horse racing, horseshoes, hunting, hurling
I - ice dancing, ice hockey, ice skating, Iditarod, Indy car racing, indoor soccer, in-line skating
J - jai alai, javelin, jogging, jousting, judo, juggling, jujitsu, jump rope
K - karate, karting, kayaking, Kentucky Derby, kickboxing, kite sailing, kite surfing
L - lacrosse, laser tag, lawn bowling, lifting weights, long jump, lowrider cycling, luge
M - marathon, marksmanship, martial arts, miniature golf, monster trucks, motocross, motorcycle racing, motor sports, mountain biking, mountain climbing
N - NASCAR, NBA, net sports, NFL, NHL, ninpo, Nordic skiing
O - obstacle course, off-roading, Olympics, orienteering, outrigger canoeing
P - paddle ball, paintball, parachuting, paragliding, paralympics, para-sailing, pentaque, ping pong, pole vault, polo, pool, power lifting
Q - quad-biking, quail hunting, quarter horse racing, quoits, Q-zar
R - race-walking, racing, racquet ball, rafting, rallying, relay racing, road racing, rock climbing, rodeo, roller-blading, roping, rowing, rugby, running
S - sailing, SCCA, scuba diving, skateboarding, skating, skeet shooting, skiing, skydiving, shooting, shot-put, show jumping, sled dog racing, slowpitch snow skiing, softball, snooker, snorkeling, snowboarding, soccer, softball, Special Olympics, sports car racing, sprint cars, squash, steeplechasing, stock car racing, surfing, swimming, synchronized swimming
T - table tennis, tae kwon do, tai chi, T-ball, tennis, track, tractor pulling, trekking, triathlon, triple jump, turkey shoot
U - ultimate Frisbee, underwater hockey, unicycling
V - vaulting, vintage racing, volleyball
W - walking, water ballet, water polo, water skiing, weight lifting, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair racing, whitewater rafting, wiffle ball, wind surfing, world cup, world series, wrestling
X - BMX, MotoX, X-games, XC bike racing, XC skiing, X-treme sports
Y - yachting, yoga, youth soccer
Z - Z-Cruiser (this is the name of a scooter, but I couldn't think of anything else for "Z")

(Include coach name, team, town, school colors, etc. - hopefully one of those will start with a "Z")

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Facts and Quotes

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Bowling Page Idea

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Songs about Bowling

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Quotes about Gymnastics

Songs about Gymnastics

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When my son was in gymnastics I took 25 pictures with auto wind on my camera of his floor exercise routine. I picked out pictures of each of the moves and cut them into circles, cropped a small oval "bite" into each one and mounted them in a large "S" curve down the page so each one almost touched the next one, and it looked like a stop-action video of the routine.

The Gymnast

(Ginnie Kimbell)

A gymnast is proud, a gymnast is strong
A gymnast is eager and ready to perform.
A gymnast is dedicated and goes to extreme,
Constantly attempting to fulfill a dream.

Extending his energy, keeping the vault in sight
Anticipating good form, straight legs and good height.
A gymnast will sit, twist, and swing on the bars
With eyes focused on him, this is his moment to be the star.

Approaching the floor with sure footed feet
A gymnast is unwilling to go down in defeat.
Being sure to stay in the allotted space,
Performing the floor routine with strength and grace.

A gymnast is determined to put forth his best
Expecting his endeavors to out score the rest
The gymnast is proud, but tired and beat,
It was his pleasure to to have been in the meet.

The Gymnast Creed

Patience is man's greatest virtue
Or so the saying goes,
A gymnast must have said it
For a gymnast surely knows,
That in this funny sport of ours
Discouragement runs high;
And at times the best will find
This virtue has passed us by.

When hands are ripped and throbbing,
When every muscles is sore,
Can a gymnast still have patience
To go back in for more?
When you've lost old moves you used in days
and progress seems so slow,
Can you still have faith in better days
And not feel sad and low?

Can you admit you're frightened,
Yet not give in to fear?
Can you conquer pain, frustration,
And often even tears?
When someone else does something
That you've tried so long to do;
Can you really feel glad for them
Or just pity for you?

And when success seems far away
You efforts all in vain,
Can you force yourself to wear a smile
And disregard the pain?
If, despite the tribulations
You can say, "I won't give in!"
Maybe some day you'll discover
That it's now your time to win!

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Golf Ball

Cut two circles of white paper (slightly off-white paper with texture works well), the same size. Punch one all over with a small round paper punch. Put the punched circle on top of the plain circle. Looks amazingly like a real golf ball. (Jean Gifford)

Golf Can be a Real Drag

A golfer's wife was very upset when he showed up four hours late for Sunday dinner after a golf match.
His explanation went like this: "We got on the first tee at 8 o'clock and still had to wait an hour before we could start. On the second green Charlie keeled over and it looked like a heart attack. I ran to the clubhouse, tried to get a doctor, couldn't get one. Tried the cops and ambulance service but nobody answered. So I hurried back, and for the rest of the game it was hit the ball . . . drag Charlie . . . hit the ball . . . drag Charlie . . .

That Hurt!

A women was playing golf one Saturday morning. She teed off and watched in horror as her ball headed directly toward a foursome of men playing the next hole.
The ball hit one of the men and he immediately clasped his hands together at his crotch, fell to the ground and rolled around in agony.
The woman rushed to the man and said earnestly "I'm a physical therapist and I know I could relieve your pain if you'd allow me".
"Ooh, no, I'll be fine in a minute", he replied breathlessly, his hands still clasped together at his crotch.
But she persisted, and he finally said she could help. She gently took his hands away and laid them to the side, she loosened his pants, and put her hands inside and began to massage him. She then asked, "How does that feel?
He replied: "It feels great, but my thumb still hurts like the dickens."

Teed Off

The preacher and his friend had teed off. The friend missed a three-foot putt for his birdie and swore under his breath. At the third hole, he missed another easy putt. "Damn! Missed again," he muttered. On the seventh hole, he did it again. "Damn! Another miss!" he groaned. The preacher kept giving his friend reproachful glances but said nothing.
They started out on the back nine. On the tenth hole the ball just missed the cup. "Damn! Missed again!"
"Look!" cried the preacher, "I'm tired of your swearing. If you do it again, I'm going to call on the Lord to strike you."
Yeah, yeah, thought the friend as he teed off on the eleventh. The rest of his putts were accurate until the last hole. A five-footer rolled up to within an inch of the cup and stopped right there. "Damn, damn, damn! Missed again!"
A huge black cloud formed overhead and rolled around for a few seconds. Then a lightening bolt whizzed down from the sky and zapped the preacher. The friend gaped in amazement as the clouds opened up and disappeared. Then a sepulchral voice came from nowhere: "Damn! Missed again!"

Songs about Golf

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Tennis Strategy

(Arnold J. Zarett)

Though your game is hardly the best
You can fray your opponent's nerves
By methodically bouncing the ball
At least ten times before your serves.

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Skating and Skateboarding

It has been many years since I skated and I have never skateboarded so if anyone has suggestions for this section please let me know.

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Skinny Boxes

(Jackie Kincaid)

Someone's knocking at my door
I leave the mop right on the floor.
Mr. Mark the mailman with a box!
Oh boy, maybe for ME, this rocks!
Return address reads "The West Coast?!"
Oh my word, what I fear most!
It can't be, no!
Tell me it's not true!
Why does he need another one?
I have no clue!
Maybe the old ones are too slow?
Could he hate the pictures on the old decks?
They're boring or scratched, they look like heck?
Maybe they're just not "cool" enough
Actually, I think he just needs more "stuff."
It doesn't matter what the reason
'cause it's not going to stop, no matter the season.
Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall
Skinny boxes, waiting, standing so tall.

Songs about Skating and Skateboarding

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