How should I structure Spirit?

Clint Winter
by Clint Winter Updated

Building your teams

The heartbeat of any competition is a team, they allow you to tap into the competitive nature of students. Think about how you might segment your community into teams. Teams will then compete against each other for points and prizes. Here are some ways you can split your community into teams:

  • Grade Levels or "Houses"

  • Faculty                 

  • Parents

  • Alumni

When you've decided on what teams you want to have in your competition, you can add them into Spirit.

 

Segmenting users

Spirit allows you to segment your users into different groups for easier communication. For example, if you wanted to send a reminder to your student government members, you can send your message to the "student government" group. This helps keep your messaging organized and keeps your community from being overwhelmed by too many notifications. A user can only be in one team but can be a member of unlimited groups. Here are some group we recommend to get you started:

  • Sports Teams (Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Varsity/ JV, etc.)

  • Clubs

  • Advisories

When you've decided on what groups you would like to have, you can add them into Spirit.

 

Creating a points system

Users receive points for completing tasks ( visit: how to manually award points to learn more about this concept) and by attending events. When a user receives points, the points are awarded to their individual total and to their team's total. Here is an example of how you can structure your points system:

 

Home Events

🥉

Away Events

🥈

Special Events

🥇

5 Points

10 Points

15 Points 

 

Creating rewards

Rewards put meaning behind points. To make sure your students are incentivized to earn points, we recommend having some exciting rewards. Here's are some examples of rewards:

Student Rewards🏆

Teacher Rewards🏆

Parent Rewards🏆

Gift Cards

Gift Cards

Gift Cards

Free Parking

Free Parking

Free Parking

Discounted Tickets

Discounted Tickets

Discounted Tickets

Discounted Concessions

Discounted Concessions

Discounted Concessions

School Apparel

Coupons

Coupons

Parties

Parties

School Apparel

 

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