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Danny Jackson on Making Strong Team Captains: What Makes Team Leaders Effective?

The Important Role of Team Captain – More than Prestige and Glamour, Being Team Captain is a Big Responsibility, a Leadership Role in Youth Soccer.

Team captain looks like a glamorous job; it’s the position many young soccer players covet – the player who gets to wear the armband and accept the trophy after big matches. But coaches – and captains – know it’s about so much more. It’s a highly visible position, responsible for numerous important roles and tasks, from serving as the coach’s voice on the field and leading warm-ups and drills, to setting a positive example and inspiring fellow players.

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