NOT IMPORTANT CRITERIA

  1. Captain’s don’t need to be the smartest/most experienced person on the field

IMPORTANT CRITERIA

  1. Expected to be present for most/all games of the league despite playing status
  2. Knows basic information about the sport
  3. Knows basic information about the league and BU community (Recommended playing in two bloomington leagues before captaining)
  4. Positive, uplifting person
  5. Seek out new players on the team to keep encouraging them and keep them positive
  6. Able to point out other players on the team to help in providing higher level information

ONE TIME LEAGUES DUTIES

  1. Hand out merchandise (jerseys, discs, etc.), if necessary
  2. Set up shade tent and table(s) underneath shade tent, when necessary
  3. Team name chosen and submitted to board members
  4. Jersey designs created and submitted to board members, when necessary
  5. Receive good survey results from team at the end of the league
  6. Winter league waivers signed by team and returned to board members

BEFORE GAME STARTS

  1. Send out weekly e-mail that is fun, inspiring and informative (I see the first two a lot but sometimes hear/see captains lacking on providing information)
  2. Retrieve cones from board members and set up fields
  3. Retrieve scoreboards from board members and take to field
  4. Retrieve water/Gatorade tubs from board members and set up where needed
  5. Remove soccer goals from playing fields when playing at Karst

DURING GAME

  1. Work with opposing captains to figure out the format for the game. For Example: What is the male/female ratio going to be for the game? What are going to be the start/ending times of the first and second half? Are time outs allowed?
  2. Remain positive and focus on providing uplifting comments to all players
  3. Keep spirit up on sidelines and make sure everybody is having fun and getting playing time

AFTER GAME

  1. Record score and text to board members
  2. Gather cones and return to board members
  3. Retrieve scoreboard and return to board members
  4. Return water/Gatorade tubs to board members

CRITERIA FOR COMPENSATION

  1. How the board thinks you did as a captain
  2. How your team thinks you did as a captain (through surveys)
  3. Merchandise being received. For instance, each person who doesn’t get their jersey it’s an automatic $12 the captain won’t be getting back, for each person who doesn’t get their disc it’s an automatic $10 the captain won’t be getting back. 3 cases in one league, immediate removal from captain (possibly league) and never allowed to captain again. I would urge captains to print out a sheet for the team and force signatures as proof that discs/jerseys were handed out and the board can even provide these forms if necessary.