Spirit Point Rules

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 call in the score, the other team will automatically receive a rating of 5. Spirit points account for 25% of the overall standings and the game results will account for 75%. To make this calculation, the raw number for spirit points must first be divided by 2.5 so that it is the same base number as your game points.

If a team defaults their game, they automatically lose their right to award spirit points to the team that they defaulted against - and 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.

If a team chooses to award the opposing team a spirit point score of 4 or less, team captains must provide a written justification. This enables HSSC staff the opportunity to gain a better understanding to improve the playing experience, provide constructive feedback to teams and give great teams positive feedback! The HSSC reserves the right to change the spirit point score if insufficient detail is provided. Please note that once Spirit Point scores have been submitted, they can only be raised retroactively, not lowered.

  

*Remember: teams should automatically be giving other teams a 5 for spirit points and then deducting marks for anything negative that occurred in the game*

Teams that play by the rules, get to games on time, and play with good sportsmanship will flourish!

Spirit Rating = 5 - "Enjoyable game, everyone had fun, no issues"

  • Our opponents were ready to start the game on time.
  • All of our players really enjoyed playing against all of the opposing team's players.
  • Our opponents exhibited a great deal of sportsmanship throughout the game.
  • Our opponents were extremely knowledgeable about the rules, OR were very receptive to learning them.
  • Overall, our game was extremely fun…we wish all of our opponents were like this.

Spirit Rating = 4 - "Good game, most people had fun, little to no issues"

  • Our opponents were ready to start the game on time.
  • Most of our players enjoyed playing against most of the opposing team's players. 
  • Our opponents exhibited good sportsmanship throughout the game. 
  • Our opponents were fairly knowledgeable about the rules, OR were fairly receptive to learning them.
  • Overall, our game was fun with 1 or 2 minor incidents taking place.

Spirit Rating = 3 - "Satisfactory game, some people had fun, some issues"

  • Most of our opponents were ready to start the game on time.
  • Some of our players enjoyed playing against some of the opposing team's players.
  • Our opponents exhibited some sportsmanship throughout the game.
    (i.e. 1-2 players negatively affected our enjoyment of the game).
  • Our opponents seemed to know most of the rules, but sometimes made questionable calls. 
  • Overall, the game was okay, but there was a few isolated plays or discrepancies.

Spirit Rating = 2 - "Unsatisfactory game, low level of fun, several issues"

  • Some of our opponents were late for the game, so our game didn't start on time. 
  • Most of our players did not enjoy playing against most of the opposing team's players.
  • Our opponents exhibited a lack of sportsmanship throughout the game. 
    (i.e. 3-4 players negatively affected our enjoyment of the game).
  • Our opponents seemed confused about some of the rules, and were not receptive to learning them. 
  • Overall, several discrepancies or opposing players made the game not much fun to play.

Spirit Rating = 1 - "Unsportsmanship game, little enjoyment, significant issues"

  • Most of our opponents were late for the game, so our game didn't start on time.
  • None of our players enjoyed playing against the opposing team.
  • Our opponents exhibited poor sportsmanship throughout the game.
    (i.e. 5-6 players negatively affected our enjoyment of the game).
  • Our opponents were not very knowledgeable about the rules and did not want to learn them. 
  • Overall, this team was not fun at all to play against.

Spirit Rating = 0 - "Extremely unsportsmanlike game, no one had fun, consequential issues"

  • Our opponents were late, or did not have enough people to field a team. 
  • Our opponents did not contact us before the game to let us know that they would not be making it.
  • None of our players enjoyed playing against the opposing team.
  • Our opponents (all players) exhibited no spirit, resulting in rude, unsportsmanlike or dangerous instances.
  • Our opponents did not understand the rules at all and did not want to learn.
  • Overall, this is one of the worst spirited teams that we have ever played against.