What Makes a Great Team Captain in NCAA Sports?

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP

Podium’s Podcast of the Week: An Interview with Jesse Michel – West Virginia University

Coaches have varying expectations of their team captains.  Some will follow the adage of  ‘expect nothing be prepared for everything’ while others will want their team captain to serve as an assistant coach.  Leadership is a variable that can distinguish a great sports captain.  But what does that look like on a collegiate team?

Jesse Michel, Dr. Greg Shelley from Ithaca College and Dr. Noah Gentner from Georgia Southern University collaborated on a qualitative research study of the behaviors most recognized as defining a great team captain.  At any level this interview will prove illuminating, and offer some guidelines useful to both coaches and team captains alike.

Podium Sports Journal http://www.podiumsportsjournal.com/2010/01/18/what-makes-a-great-team-captain-in-ncaa-sports/ Stephen Walker January 18, 2010

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Posted on January 18, 2010, in General NCAA. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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