The Spirit time-out is seen as the controversial “nuclear option”. If its called in a game everybody at the event will know about it and think about it (mostly) badly. But we have to change that mindset as a community because the spirit circle is a reasonable and appropriate choice to change some difficulties in a game.
If there are some difficulties in a game its important for a captain / coach to act to protect the game and the team. Active communication between captains will often resolve the issues. But if this isn’t enough its a good choice to take the spirit timeout. Its easier to spend 2 Minutes to talk to both teams about something serious that needs to change as everybody in the team gets the message from the captain.
What do you think about the Spirit time-out?
Should teams take it earlier?
How can we change the image of the Spirit time-outs?