About Spirit Points |  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.  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 1-5 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 by a valid reason. If you fail to provide a valid reason for why you deducted spirit points we will automatically bump it up to a "5".

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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Spirit Point Ratings
Spirit Rating = 5
- Great game!

Spirit Rating = 4
- Overall an ok game; discrepancies occurred but issues were resolved on-site.
- Our opponents exhibited a lack of sportsmanship throughout the game resulting in minor incidents.
- Not enough of the opponent's players showed up on time, so our game didn't start on time.
- Our opponents seemed confused about some of the rules and were somewhat receptive to learning them.

Spirit Rating = 3
- Overall not a fun game; many discrepancies or incidents occurred.
- Our opponents exhibited a lack of sportsmanship throughout the game resulting in minor incidents.
- Our opponents seemed confused about some of the rules and were not receptive to learning them.

Spirit Rating = 2
- Discrepancies or incidents occurred and were NOT resolved on-site.
- Our opponents exhibited very poor sportsmanship throughout the game
- Many conflicts and incidents occurred.
- Our opponents were not knowledgeable about the rules.

Spirit Rating = 1
- Our opponents exhibited no spirit, resulting in extremely rude, very unsportsmanlike, or dangerous instances.
- Our opponents did not show up to the game without any notice.
- Serious incident occurred during the game resulting in ending the game early.
- Extremely aggressive unsportsmanlike actions occurred during the game (punching, racial/homophobic slurs, etc). 


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