Spirit Points

WHY SPIRIT POINTS?

Spirit Points is a rating system that allows each team a chance to reward opposing teams for their sportsmanship and spirited play while providing feedback on areas that their opponents can improve on.

Spirit Points are decided as a team, and submitted online by the team captain every week after their game. To truly have PentaSport Spirit, we ask that all teams be honest with their response.

To reflect a better assessment of the other team, the Spirit Point system is reviewed each season with new/updated questions and calculations implemented as a way to improve. There are also general questions at the end to allow for further feedback and comments. To emphasize the important of Spirited play in PentaSport, Spirit Points directly affect the overall point standings.

All submissions are reviewed by the Organizing Committee each week. If the Committee finds any issue in Spirit Points Submissions, they will reach out to the respected captain(s) directly. If you want your Spirit Points to be responded to by the committee, please indicate it in the comments section when submitting your Spirit Points.

Spirit Points are to be submitted in a timely matter following each game. Late submissions will incur a Spirit Point penalty for the week on the team submitting late. Deadline for each week’s submission is Thursday at 11:59pm following each game.

Current Spirit Point Questions and Responses

THE ALGORITHM

The Spirt Point score will be converted to a percentage, called Spirit Points Factor — which will be applied to a team’s Points total. This will result in each team having an overall Adjusted Points total.

SP Factor is calculated by dividing a team’s Spirit Points by 3.

SP Factor % = [ SP / 3 ]

Adjusted Points is calculated by multiplying this factor by the team’s total points.

Adjusted Points = [ Points x SP Factor % ]

EXAMPLE: If a team finishes with 15 points in the standings and has an SP of 3.80, their final Adj Pts = [ 3.80 / 3 ] X 15 = 19 Points.

SPIRIT POINTS AWARD / PLAYOFFS

The Spirit Award plaque will be awarded to the team with the highest Spirit Point score at the end of the season, including the regular season and playoffs. The award puts more weight on Spirit Points accumulated per game during the playoffs, where 45% of the final Spirit Points score will come from the three playoff games, and 55% of the final Spirit Points score will come from the ten regular season games.

Final Spirit Points = [ Regular Season SP X 0.55 ] + [ Playoffs SP X 0.45 ]