A coach names an athlete as Team Captain for a reason. However, the responsibilities that come with this honor aren’t always so clear.
“Team Captain” is more than a fancy title. It’s an honor that a coach gives to a player whom the rest of the team respects and trusts: someone who will lead them through grueling practices, past bad performances, and ultimately, onto victory.
This player serves as a model of excellence for the entire team--but it’s tough to stand apart if you’re never told what “excellent” means.
The eight 3E Team Captain Cards are designed to provide a quick reference and help captains not only understand what what it means to be a captain, but also provide some tactical do's and don'ts.
Coaches can use them as a guide to help select candidates with the right characteristics to be captain and athletes can use them as a blueprint, to shape themselves into better players and better people.
This deck provides every captain with a foundation of the intangible traits they’ll need to succeed, regardless of the sport. The eight Cards are:
Card 1: Help Your Coach
Card 2: Sho Your Teammates You Care
Card 3: Be The Hardest Worker On The Team
Card 4: Include Everyone
Card 5: Communicate
Card 6: Be Mentally Tough
Card 7: Be Courageous
Card 8: Be Consistent
Lets get started! Towel and water bottle not required.
As team captain, you are a critical bridge between your coaches and your teammates. You can help your coach by setting a positive example for the rest of the team and reinforcing each practice’s focus. It’s also important that you let your coach know if you learn of something that might affect the team’s performance.