What is needed to be a good team captain?
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08-05-2011, 08:10 AM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Sounds like you're already the captain. Find someone else who can help you out with the organization duties and stick A's on your jerseys and go without an official C. Tell the jerk who is your current captain to shape up or get out, and if he is ruining everyone's fun, they'll side with you.
I just have no time for guys who are selfish or not true team players, they drag everyone down and I've had to deal with them all the way up in hockey (I wore the C on several teams).
Generally, your captain should have a passion for the game and be respected by his teammates. If you have those qualities, the rest will follow.
Trevor, thank you for the kind words.... maybe I already am the captain.
In addition to all the behind-the-scenes stuff, I also organize fundraisers, control the team finances, arrange team social events and exhibition games and generally keep the peace... the latter keeps the team together and prevents the senior committee from disbanding the team entirely.
Apparently the view of the club/committeee is that we're an adult league and should be able to resolve matters amongst ourselves (as adults, not simpletons) so players on the team don't pester the senior committee with complaints or grievances.
If it wasn't for me, that team would've collapsed.
But I still don't think I have the sheer hockey-playing skills or game experience to be a captain yet.
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