2018 MAFD Team Captains
The MAFD coaching staff is prepared to select one or two team captains. To be eligible as a team captain, the candidate must be at least 16 years old and a member of the Maryville-Alcoa Flying Dolphins swim team. When choosing captains, the coaches will be considering the following qualities:
-Dedication and devotion to the MAFD team
-Experience and/or potential in a leadership role
-Effective communication skills with younger swimmers
-Coaching skills, such as teaching, demonstrating, motivating, etc.
Responsibilities of Team Captains include:
-Building trusting relationships with teammates (older & younger)
-Leading the team in cheers and/or coming up with new team cheers
-Helping inexperienced swimmers find their cards and lanes during meets
-Encouraging and motivating younger swimmers
-Help the coaches create and exciting, competitive environment for the swimmers
The position of "Team Captain" will be strictly volunteer. Effective 2016, GKAISA is not allowing any swim team members to be paid. Unfortunately, in the past, some teams have taken advantage of the rule that allowed team captains to be paid positions.