To inculcate in youth a better
understanding of the American way of life and to promote the principles of
To instill in the nation's youth a
sincere desire to develop within themselves a feeling of citizenship,
sportsmanship, loyalty and team spirit.
To aid in the improvement and
development of the physical fitness of our country's youth.
To build for the Nation's future through
American Legion Code of Sportsmanship
I will: (players name)
Keep the rules.
Keep faith with my teammates.
Keep my temper.
Keep myself fit.
Keep a stout heart in defeat.
Keep my pride under in victory.
Keep a sound soul, a clean mind, and a healthy body.