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Men's Team Captain Application Letters - due 31 May 2016 to Coach Tylander

posted May 26, 2016, 7:54 AM by W. T. Woodson Crew   [ updated May 26, 2016, 7:55 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster ]
From Coach Tylander:

Athletes interested in being considered as a captain for the men’s team should write a short letter of application (200-400 words in length) explaining why they would make a good captain. Letters should be received by Tuesday May 31st (btylander@gmail.com

Roles of the Captain

As a captain you are the both the formal and inspirational leader of your team. A good captain will, as a minimum:
  • Embody as many of the above attributes as possible and set the example for fellow rowers to follow/emulate as an athlete, leader and citizen
  • Develop a crew team spirit that makes rowing enjoyable.
  • Motivate his/her team to exceed their own personal and team goals.
  • Foster an atmosphere of friendliness and cooperation among fellow members.
  • Act as the first point of communication/resolution for issues within the team.
  • Assist the coaches in instructing novices, with getting crews on and off the water during the racing season and, in general, make practices more productive and
  • Liaison with coaches to ensure regular coaching and a constructive training plan both on and off the water as well as bring any important issues to the attention of the
  • Be well organized and willing to take the time to effectively carry out the role.
  • Not let personal differences affect their relationship with coaches or other rowers.
  • Organize special events in advance, taking into account the other commitments of
  • Help to maintain the cleanliness and organization of the boathouse and equipment.
  • Teach fellow members the care of equipment and rules of the boathouse. Delegate
  • Supervise other rowers during boat loading and unloading.