SPIRIT POINTS

About Spirit Points | Obtaining Your Spirit Score for a Given Game | Spirit Point Ratings

 

About Spirit Points

Spirit points are awarded on a scale from 0-5. When reporting scores, the captain must indicate the number of spirit points they would like to award to the other team. If a captain fails to report the score, the other team will automatically receive a rating of 5. UPDATE September 2019: Spirit Points are recorded for each game but DO NOT impact overall league standings.  Teams that play by the rules, get to games on time and play with good sportsmanship will flourish!

The spirit point decision is one that should be made amongst your teammates. As a team, you have the right to award any number of points from 0-5 and the guidelines set out below are meant to help you with this decision. If there are no issues in your game, the standard is to award 5 spirit points. If you decide to deduct spirit points, your spirit score must be accompanied with a valid reason.

If a team defaults their game, they automatically lose their right to award spirit points to the team that they defaulted against. The team that was defaulted upon automatically receives a "5" for their spirit score. Teams that are defaulted against can award the defaulting team any value that they want.

Once a spirit score has been submitted, it is considered final and cannot be changed.  Note: If you make an error when submitting, you only have the option of increasing the spirit score.

 

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Obtaining Your Spirit Score for a Given Game: 

  • When a team deducts spirit points, they are required to submit a brief explanation supporting their score. This explanation will be used should the opposing team inquire as to the reason they received a spirit point deduction.
  • If you are looking for a reason why your team was deducted spirit points, we should be able to provide you feedback based on the opposing team's score report but we encourage teams to contact their opponents directly through the T.E.A.M System to seek feedback regarding their game.
  • The Sport and Social Club trusts that teams are not using the spirit point system to put other teams at a disadvantage.

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Spirit Point Ratings
Spirit Rating = 5
- Our opponents were ready to start the game on time
- All of our players really enjoyed playing against all of the opposing team's players
- Our opponents exhibited a great deal of sportsmanship throughout the game
- Our opponents were extremely knowledgeable about the rules, OR were very receptive to learning them
- Overall, our game was extremely fun; we wish all of our opponents were like this

Spirit Rating = 4
- Our opponents were ready to start the game on time
- Most of our players enjoyed playing against most of the opposing team's players
- Our opponents exhibited good sportsmanship throughout the game
- Our opponents were fairly knowledgeable about the rules, OR were fairly receptive to learning them
- Overall, our game was a lot of fun

Spirit Rating = 3
- Most of our opponents were ready to start the game on time
- Some of our players enjoyed playing against some of the opposing team's players
- Our opponents exhibited some sportsmanship throughout the game
- Our opponents seemed to know most of the rules, but sometimes made questionable calls
- Overall, the game was okay, but there was a few isolated plays or discrepancies

Spirit Rating = 2
- Some of our opponents were late for the game, so our game didn't start on time
- Most of our players did not enjoy playing against most of the opposing team's players
- Our opponents exhibited a lack of sportsmanship throughout the game
- Our opponents seemed confused about some of the rules, and were not receptive to learning them
- Overall, several discrepancies or opposing players made the game not much fun to play

Spirit Rating = 1
- Most of our opponents were late for the game, so our game didn't start on time
- None of our players enjoyed playing against the opposing team
- Our opponents exhibited poor sportsmanship throughout the game
- Our opponents were not very knowledgeable about the rules and did not want to learn them
- Overall, this team was not fun at all to play against

Spirit Rating = 0
- Our opponents were late, or did not have enough people to field a team
- None of our players enjoyed playing against the opposing team
- Our opponents exhibited no spirit, resulting in rude, unsportsmanlike or dangerous instances
- Our opponents did not understand the rules at all and did not want to learn
- Overall, this is one of the worst spirited teams that we have ever played against

 

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