Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Naughty or Nice

WFDF provides an assessment tool for the very important aspect of Ultimate - Spirit of the Game. Santa may consider adopting such a score card.

WFDF's SPIRIT OF THE GAME (SOTG) Scoring sheet Objectives:
1) Educate players on what Spirit of the Game is
2) Help teams to improve specific parts of their Spirit
3) Celebrate SOTG by awarding a prize to the team that gets the highest score

To achieve this, every team needs to score in a similar fashion. We recognize that SOTG is hard to capture exactly and the specifics and the examples may vary by country, competition level, etc... but if players adhere to the guidelines..., the objectives of the scoring system will be achieved.

The question: “How was our Spirit compared to theirs?” is included because Spirit is also about your own behavior and allows you to reflect about it with your team. If you feel your behavior was worse, give the other team more points.

If the SOTG scoring system is filled in by all teams using the guidelines above, it will consistently do well in praising teams that deserve it and help identify teams that need guidance. It is not perfect, but that is probably impossible for a broad concept such as Spirit of the Game.

Available in 27 languages that speak "frisbee" including Brazil, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, & Ukrainian.

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