I’ve written about the 10 Attributes of a good Team Captain in one of my previous articles. Today, I’d like to make a different approach to this topic and share some thoughts on what I (being a coach) expect my team captain to be like.
From my understanding, one of the core points for being an excellent basketball team captain is through hard work, desire and building an indisputable positive figure, on and off the court.
Most sports, like Basketball, involve more than a single player. Several players combined to form a single group are considered a team. When you hear the word team, there has to be someone who will lead them. I am, definitely, not referring to the coach of the team. What I mean is a leader among the players. The player who steps up and demonstrates leadership skills, both on the court and off the court, is widely considered to be the team captain.
To better understand this topic, let us try to analyze how Webster described the following terms:
Responsibility – a moral obligation or duty; a charge or trust.
Team – a group of people participating in a sport together.
Captain – the leader of a team, as in sports.
Just by the definitions alone, one can perceive what it means, and how hard it is, to be the team captain. Now, we are ready to look at the different responsibilities of a team captain.