Captains Roles & Duties
- All Captains of a TUC team or event are required to accept and agree to the TUC Captain's Agreement when they register a team. This document will appear in the online team registration process and requires your agreement in order to proceed.
Thinking of becoming a captain or are already a captain of a TUC team? Then welcome to the Captains Roles and Duties page! As a captain you have several responsibilities and your commitment to fullfil these responsibilities and take them seriously means ALOT when it comes to having a successful season. A team captain wears many hats and is often the driving force behind a team. If you do not like to organize, administer, or communicate then this might not be the right place for you. But if you do, then being a team captain can be a very rewarding experience; not only for you but for all of your teammates and the teams you play against as well.
One thing to know is that whomever signs up a team on our web site is automatically designated as a captain of that team. As the lead administrative person you are responsible for setting up the team roster. In your Zuluru account, under 'My Teams' the team that you have registered (and paid for) will appear, you can click on it, and then click 'add player' to the left of the team list (you can also edit the team name, etc, using the left hand menu). Find the player(s) you are looking for and click 'add to Team X' and then they are invited by email to join your team. You can even use previous years team rosters to invite players in bulk form. Once your players accept the roster invitation, you can change them from a regular player to captain, coach, sub, etc. By adding another captain you can offload or share the team admin responsibilities.
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS PLAY WITH SPIRIT!
What is Spirit of the Game (SOTG)? It’s only the most IMPORTANT aspect of the great game of Ultimate, the underlying principle that governs our sport and separates us from the rest. Playing with Spirit doesn’t just mean sing a song after a game (although that is a fun and Spirited thing to do!), it means respecting your teammates, opponents, the rules, the community, and the game. SOTG means being honest and fair with yourself and with others on the field, as well as believing that they too are being the same. Playing with Spirit means that you accept there will be different perspectives on the field, and that you will calmly discuss those perspectives with your opponents. SOTG means you will avoid making contact with your opponents if possible. It means you will pick someone up when they fall, and apologize if you were perceived to be the reason they fell. SOTG means win or lose, you treat your opponents and your teammates the same way; with appreciation, with a smile, and with a high five after the game congratulating them on a fun competition. SOTG means showing up on time (regular summer game started ideally at 6:45pm and no later than 7pm). Playing with Spirit means involving and encouraging weaker players on your team. It also means correcting or stopping your teammates when they are not playing with Spirit. If things get heated in your game, remember SPIRIT OF THE GAME PREVAILS. Call a timeout. Captains and players talk to your teams. Talk to each other. Be fair. Be respectful. Wins and losses come and go, but what really matters is the game that we share and the relationships that we create through the great game of Ultimate.