Originally Posted by Squeak54
what you need to do is put together a list of stuff you have planned for your new team i.e. tournies practice dates any potenial sponsors and so on, so you have something to bring to the table when everything starts falling into place.
My hero andrew is correct!
Here's what i did when I took the captain slot for Midwest Arson.
1) make a list of realistic and achievable goals and what you want to achieve as a team and as players for the season ( pref next season as this one is half done.)
Ex. The team will play on this many nationals, this many local events, and will practice on these days.
2)Have an outline of what want and what you expect out of each player on your roster. This way, whoever wants to play for your team KNOWS what to expect if they are asked to be a rostered player on your team.
3)Start a team resume which will include what your teams goals are, list of rostered people, record, ect ect.
4) While it may seem harsh, every rostered player on my team has signed a player agreement/contract to be on our roster. This contract/agreement is basically an outline of what is expected out of them as players and teamates from the captains, teamates, and sponsors. It outlines goals, practices schedules, and other rules. It also outlines what happens if any of the mentioned items are not followed and what will happen in such case. if you need an example, i can send you something similar to our contract so you can adjust to your team goals and such.
5) dont be afraid to ask for help from people at the local field you play at for advice. most more experienced players and teams i know dont have any problems helping me and my team out.
thats about it for now.
Just remember, starting and being the captain of a team is a pretty HUGE undertaking hommie. ALWAYSE REMEMBER its a sport and game that should be fun.