Spirit points are a rating which each team must give the other team at the end of every game using the Captain’s Game Reporting tool, as can be seen below:
Team’s exact spirit scores are not visible on the website, but a symbol indicates the range in which their score falls. Throughout the season, Captains will be mailed their spirit scores and given feedback.
0 to <5: Poor spirit! If you fall into this category regularly, you’ll be hearing from the Board.
5 to <10: Needs work! You’re doing ok, but you need to raise your game.
10 to <15: Good job! You have average to excellent spirit, so keep striving to be better.
15-20: WHOAH. You’re awesome. Keep it up!
The team with the top spirit score at the end of a league is named most spirited team and wins a prize. Conversely, a team with consistently low spirit scores could face action by the Board.
Spirit Player of the Game (SPOG)
At the end of each game, Captains should consult with their team and select the Spirit Player of the Game (SPOG) on the opposing team and announce in a post-game scrum. Captains should also enter this in the Game Reporting Tool.
The SPOG isn’t necessarily the player who scored the most points, who brought cupcakes for everyone or who got injured (although it could be!) – the SPOG should be the individual who played with integrity, respect and honesty.
The male and female players who have been named this the most in a season will be named our Most Spirited Players and receive a prize.