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UK Coaching Research Team
Young people Rapport Building and Communicating

Selecting Good Captains in Youth Sport

Captains improve unity within teams, and help their coach by encouraging and guiding teammates during games and in practice. Research shows that the first stage in developing a good captain is selecting the right person

Researchers from universities in Michigan and New York spoke to coaches in youth sports who had a reputation for developing effective team captains. This reputation was not based on win/loss records, but rather the expertise of the coaches in training captains. 

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