Spirit Rules & Scoring
In a self-refereed sport such as Ultimate it is important to continuously teach and measure Spirit of the Game. For this reason a Spirit Scoring system was developed.
Directly after a game, players rate the other team, as well as their own team, on the five fundamentals of the sport:
- Did they know and abide by the rules?
- Did they avoid body contact?
- Were they fair-minded?
- Did they show self-control and a positive attitude?
- Did they communicate properly and respectfully?
Scoring is done from 0-4 for each category.
- 1 Game SOTG Scoring-Sheet 2014
- 4 Games SOTG Scoring-Sheet 2014
- 10 Games SOTG Scoring-Sheet 2014
- 10 Games SOTG Scoring-Sheet 2014 with examples
- 4 Games SOTG SELF Scoring-Sheet 2014
- 10 Games SOTG SELF Scoring-Sheet 2014
- 10 Games SOTG SELF Scoring-Sheet 2014 with examples
How does Spirit scoring and management work?
Spirit Scoring is especially recommended for leagues and larger tournaments. In these events a team’s Spirit Captain should be responsible for collecting Spirit Scores and giving them to the Spirit Director. The Spirit Director reviews the scores for possible issues and determines what team has the highest score to be to be awarded the Spirit of the Game prize.
- How to use the Spirit Score Sheet
- Spirit Examples
- Spirit Score Management in Excel (with Macros) – How to
- Spirit Score Management in Google Spreadsheet - How to
- UKU Spirit Policies (an example of a formal policy dealing with teams/players with consistently low spirit).
Full article and discussion:Spirit of the Game: Making it Happen
(featuring WFDF SotG Chair Patrick van der Valk and Executives from several of the largest flying disc organizations in Australia, Canada, UK, and the USA)