Sports are supposed to teach more than skill, more than learning how to win. They should teach statesmanship, problem solving, and working with others graciously. It doesn’t matter whether one is at the elite level or just a beginner, this is a characteristic worth measuring because sports are mechanisms of socialization and social integration.
Some children show leadership quality in how they play and train, and some show coachability in that they learn new concepts easily and listen well. Statesmanship is a more profound measure as team sports go. It is about doing these two things while also maintaining concern for the management of public affairs.
The Avila App periodically assigns Statesmanship flags, which are akin to a player’s most recent Emotional Quotient (EQ) displays. Meaning the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings, label them appropriately and adjust their behavior.