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Avoid the Top 10 Mistakes Team Captains Make

By Craig Hillier

I received an e-mail recently from a potential captain who posed an intriguing question. “What are the top mistakes captains make?

#1: Thinking the “job” is over after elected or selected

An athletic director recently shared a story about how his cross country captains, who were elected after the season, basically put their feet up. They thought that because they had the title, the real work was done. Topnotch captains understand the work is just beginning. Being elected or selected as a team leader is an honor and it’s vital to work as hard as possible for the team. In reality, after being selected, the work has just begun.