Ontario Blind Sports Association is a proud constituent of the True Sport Movement. We run our programs with the belief that structured sport has the power to positively impact the everyday lives of its participants, and those who are blind or visually impaired should be able to reap the benefits of participation.
For over thirty years, OBSA has been delivering inclusive programs that provide the opportunity for willing individuals to be physically active and, above all, have fun in sport. In accordance with the True Sport Movement, we recognize the importance of respect and fair play and encourage all of our members to carry themselves with dignity both on and off the field of play.
It is for these reasons, among many more, that we are proud to share the principles of True Sport with our members and partners!
True Sport Principles
Go for It
Always strive for excellence and rise to the challenge, but never at the expense of others. Discover how good you can be.
Play honestly and obey the rules, in letter and spirit. Winning is only meaningful when competition is fair.
Show respect for everyone involved in creating a sporting experience, both on the field and off. Win with dignity and lose with grace.
Keep it Fun
Find the joy of sport and have a good time. Keep a positive attitude and look to make a positive difference, on the field and in your community.
Place physical and mental health above all other considerations and avoid unsafe activities. Respect your body and keep in shape.
Share sport with others, regardless of creed, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or ability. Invite everyone into sport to make it more meaningful for the whole community.
Always remember the community that supports your sport and helps make it possible. Find ways to show your appreciation and help others get the most out of sport.