Author: Jan Scholten
0.8.0 Example Sport
The 7 Phases can best be studied with examples. An example is that of a sports team.
Phase 1 is like a passer-by, a stranger who looks at the game but has no connection with it. Maybe he can get interested.
Phase 2 is someone associated with the team but only half part of them. He is allowed to watch the game, maybe become a reservist and sometimes participate when someone is inoperative.
Phase 3 is someone who is part of the team but feels he has to adapt to the central persons in the team. They have a side role, passing the ball to central players.
Phase 4 are the central players of the team. They feel responsible for a good result and will do their best for the team. They can be domineering, pushing the others to do their best too.
Phase 5 is a player who wants to excel and win. They are good players, giving the most, being very enthusiastic. But they can be selfish too, holding the ball too long in their possession so that exchanges get lost.
Phase 6 is someone who has given a lot for the team but cannot do that anymore. They can be injured too often or have chronic handicaps. They can be reservist or supporter, only playing sometimes.
They have left the team. They can be disappointed or angry that they have been thrown out, or that they did not have the capacities anymore. They can be happy that they are free and do not have to paly the game anymore.