My kid had a short season of Ultimate Frisbee this past month, following his first breathless season of middle school basketball.
I played some Ultimate in college so have a taste for the game and its relatively easy-going nature.
Still, seeing that at the end every game all the kids get in a circle and individually say something encouraging and positive to a member of the other team was pretty eye-opening. This is a big step up from just shaking hands with the other team after a victory or defeat.
I kind of loved it, even though a lot of the comments were stuff like “You were pretty fast” or “You seemed like you never gave up” or “You had a good attitude even when we kicked your ass.”
(that last one wasn’t verbatim)
Anyway, good sport, good times, good kids.