|Liam Moodley (Northcliff High School) has already earned the Sportsmanship Award in three of MSSA's 2021 championships.|
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) takes sportsmanship very seriously.
Most reasonable athletes and parents would agree that sportsmanship is an important aspect of any sport. It is no less true for board games, esports, and wargames.
Although sportsmanship comes in many forms, everyone can give a few examples of what sportsmanship looks like and what it takes to be viewed as a “good sport”: However all the examples just scratch the surface of displaying good sportsmanship.
Sportsmanship is an understanding of and commitment to fair play, ethical behavior and integrity, and general goodwill toward an opponent.
Sportsmanship is athe affirmation that an athlete is disciplined enough to have perspective, maintain poise and do what is best for his or her teammates and fellow competitors.
Being able to make appropriate behavioral choices at the “moment of truth” and in a pressure situation will often reveal a player’s character and his or her ability to be a good sport. Simply put, sportsmanship is a choice.
While it is all so very easy to get caught up in a game and become too focused on winning, there is so much to be gained and learned from an athletic experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Good sportsmanship is one of those life lessons that should be intentionally learned, taught, practiced and reinforced.
It is on such basis that MSSA makes the Sportsmanship Award after each and every championship that it runs.
The winners are then, at the end of the year, are all in line to win the prestigious Dorian Love Trophy for the athlete that most epitomizes such qualities.
MSSA is proud of each athlete to whom the sportsmanship award has been made, and each athlete has a very dear position in the heart of MSSA.
The fill list of winners to date are:
- Affiliation: Schools
- Affiliation: Private clubs
- Affiliation: Advantages of affiliation
- Calendar of Events: 2021
- Calendar of Events: 2022 - Proposed
- Colours: Regional Colours
- Colours:2021 South African National High School Colours - Esports
- Colours:2021 South African National Primary School Colours - Esports
- Entry Dates: All championships
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's High School Championships.
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's Student Championships
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's Premier Championships.
- Events: Eastern Cape Online Provincial Championships - 19 September 2021
- Ladder: National Ladder Champions
- Notices: 2021 MSSA Management Board Awards.
- Notices: Annual General Meeting - Board positions
- Notices: Celebrating MSSA's female Protea athletes.
- Notices: Opportunities for female esports athletes.
- Notices: MSSA's new Players' Representative - Jessie Joubert (ZAG Academy
- Notices: Lenel Human makes history.
- Notices: Sahil Ebrahim of PES Society elected as MSSA's Western Cape Provincial Director.
- Notices: Derby events
- Notices: Derby events -the way forward.
- Notices: For our children's children...
- Notices: Learners may play for both private and school clubs.
- Notices: League of Legends re-instated.
- Notices: Home schooling
- Notices: Publishing your club news.
- Notices: Transfer season
- Notices: Calling all those wishing to serve as Selectors to volunteer
- Notices: The various events held by Mind Sports South Africa.
- Qualifiers: Counter-Strike: GO
- Rankings: Clash Royale
- Rankings: Counter-Strike: GO
- Rankings: Morabaraba
- Rankings: Pro Evolution Soccer (PES)
- Results: 2021 Combined Online Provincial Schools Championships
- Results: MSSA's 2021 FREE STATE Online Provincial Championships
- Results: 2021 Gauteng Online Championships
- Results: KwaZulu Natal Online Provincial Championships
- Results: MSSA's 2021 NORTH WEST Online Provincial Championships
- Results: 2021 South African Online National High School Esports Championships
- Results: Western Cape Online Provincial Championships
- Results: Derby - Old Edwardian
- Results: Derby - Old Edwardian and ZAG Academy
- Selection: New National Team Selection Criteria
- Selection: Selecting the national Protea teams for Mind Sports South Africa.
- Sportsmanship: 2021 Sportsmanship awards to date
- Test Match results: South African Protea DotA 2 team rises triumphant.
- Test Match results: DOTA2: South Africa vs Azerbaijan
- Trailblazers: Michelle Marder