The History Of Spirit Flags In Sporting Events!
No one truly knows exactly when the first flag was flown in an actual sporting event. Flags have a long history, and in the early years, they were used as field signs or standards, which were used in warfare, representing, for example, The Roman Empire or other nations. Flags have represented countries on the battlefield, on ships that sailed the sea and in permanent positions at monuments and cemeteries, where the symbolically recognized the lives of those lost in battle.
“People preparing for war with their battle cry and flags, storming the battlefield.”
In the last several decades the use of Spirit Flags has grown in popularity in the world of athletics, traditionally being used when kicking off international sporting events, such as The Olympics, as well as at the start of major professional and college sporting events! But, the popularity in high schools, where most incorporate the use of flags as they storm the field, or hang from the rafters, has grown significantly as coaches and administrators better understand their value.
But, the popularity in high schools, where most incorporate the use of flags as they storm the field, or hang from the rafters, has grown significantly as coaches and administrators better understand their value.
So, what is this feeling we receive when flags are used for sporting events, such as storming the field with your team and having the cheerleaders and band following from behind?
Pride. Team Spirit. Motivation. All of these emotions are carried with each coach, players, trainer, student, alumni and family member and, like the days of old, the use of Spirit Flags are a tradition that helps support and brings out these emotions!
The players (like the warriors from the past preparing for battle) are prepared to battle on the field and the symbols on the flags help create motivation. The fans rally behind the pride of the team/organization with which they are associated with (as alumni, current students and parents), and the school logo and messages on these flags help increase this feeling.
Like signs and banners, spirit flags are an excellent way to increase the participation of the community, improve motivation among participants, and helping to rally the team for victory!
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