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Captain's Corner

     Each school has their own way of picking a captain. Some at tryouts, during the summer, from interviews, and some before the start of the competitive season. Each as well has their own description of what the captain's duties are. These vary due to what the coach wants and needs, and what the person selected can handle. Below is just an overview of what most team's criteria is for a captain. Sometimes there may be more than one captain chosen as well.
  • Most are selected based on how many years you have experience with the squad.
  • The ability to handle stressful situations with ease.
  • A good role model for the team.
  • Uses constructive criticism at all times.
  • Realize your decisions affect everyone, not just you.
  • Be objective to everyone, your best friend or not.
  • Can settle situations that include bad attitudes, arguments, personal problems, and troublemakers alike.
  • If a problem is too big to handle go to your coach personally, and privately.
  • Realize you are not the coach, and are a part of the team.
  • Has empathy towards others and treats them how they would like to be treated.
  • Don't go on a power trip. These positions can be stripped from you at anytime.
  • Be a problem solver, not starter.
  • Don't feel it's your right to tell everyone what to do, when, and how.
  • Allow others to speak and suggest ideas.
  • Make everyone on the team feel like a part of the team, and make it your responsibility to make them all feel like an insider.
  • Set goals for your team, and let them set goals with you.
  • Show everyone why you were selected to be captain.
  • Come to practice everyday with at least 3 ideas for practice in case something goes wrong.

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