What are Spirit Circles?
Spirit Circles are a good way to positively connect with the other team and to resolve possible conflicts. After a game is over both teams form a joined circle with alternating players. This circle can be used to highlight some positives and/or discuss issues that might have occurred during the game.
If, during a game, a team’s Spirit Captain believes that either or both teams are failing to follow the Spirit of the Game, he/she may call a Spirit of the Game Time-out. During the Spirit Time-out all team members of both teams will form the Spirit Circle in the middle of the field. The two opposing team Spirit Captains shall separately discuss all current issues with adherence to SOTG, determine ways to rectify those issues, and then convey the agreement to the spirit circle. A great example can be found at the Philippines – USA game in Dubai.
Full article and discussion:World Champs Say Spirit Circles Make Them Better
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