Spirit of the Game: Making it Happen
by | May 22, 2015, 7:00am 3
Spirit isn’t just part of the consolation prize that goes to lovable losers.
In this video, the third in our series from WFDF’s Spirit of the Game conference, over 100 years of ultimate playing and organizational experience weighs in on how Spirit looks in the present day and how it can improve.
Panelists note a trend toward a universal understanding of just how nuanced Spirit can be, along with a shift toward an environment where teams with high Spirit scores are often the ones winning tournaments.
They also give recommendations on how to make Spirit a bigger part of your community, including Spirit captains for each team, carving out space in tournament schedules for teams to interact with each other more, and making Spirit evaluation forms easier to fill out on people’s phones. Finally, they discuss how Spirit of the Game can be managed using a scoring system.