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03-19-2004, 07:07 PM
i'm the alternate captain for my inline team, Tsunami. we have only one one tournament so far. we work so hard in practice, we are about 90% sucessful in those things we do at practice, then we just "forget" the fundamentals come tournament time. how can i, as alternate captain, help my team gain the confidence and determination to go out there, play the hardest, and want win gold more often? my coach says there is not much leadership on the team right now, and i want to turn things around.
By example....the most visible being to backcheck like a fiend..unless of course you play defense at which point you should be there in the first place most of the time...but when caught up floor..just make sure you come back harder than anyone....
Be the first one to the loose puck when it's in your area of influence...always a key to winning.
Always keep your head on a swivel so you are never caught looking away when the puck is coming your way.
On offence always make the desicion that is best for the team..if it's a pass do not hesitate..make it when the opportunity is there..it wont be for long.....if it is better to shoot..then take the shot..be decisive.
Actions always speak louder than words, and unselfish play speaks loudest of all. Consistently executing those fundamentals will automatically create repect from your team mates, and gradually bring up the level of play.
03-20-2004, 07:35 AM
um, my username kinda explains that i'm a defenseman... thank you, but what should i say to my team before games to get them pumped up?
start with your actions...once you have established credibility, your words will mean more
03-20-2004, 12:16 PM
03-20-2004, 05:38 PM
you also have to realize that words may not alway motivate someone. I was also a captain of my travel squad and am a captain of my college team. It's not what I say ever that makes a difference it's how I play. If it looks like you are trying hard and that you believe you can win, the rest of the team will follow in emotions.
03-20-2004, 07:11 PM
I really hope your coach reads this post. If not take it upon yourself to categorize each player. It is important to establish your'e players strengths and weaknesses. Never put a player in a situation they can't handle. Consider having a PP1 (power play) and a PP2, also a PK1 (penalty kill) and a PK2, this way most of your players will feel good about being on a specialty team. Keep working hard and most important pat your players on the back when they deserve it.
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