What Makes a GREAT Team Captain??? – Online Soccer Academy

What Makes a GREAT Team Captain??? – Online Soccer Academy

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tip, soccer help, soccer advice, how to soccer, football soccer, soccer player, soccer football,
soccer world, soccer video, soccer training, soccer videos What’s going on? Little dap. It’s Jared
Montz former pro and founder of OnlineSoccerAcademy.com. Today we are learning how to be a team captain. Being a team captain is an honor and a responsibility.
It’s a lot more then just calling a coin toss. Even if you are not a team captain it doesn’t
mean you can’t carry yourself like a captain and be a leader. I suggest everyone watch
this video and act accordingly. I’ve personally never held the official title
of “Captain” on the college or pro teams I played on but I’ve had the privileged to play
for some great captains like Chris Armas from the Chicago Fire and my college team captain
Ross Lumsden. There are different types of leaders but I
believe the best know how to lead by example, communicate well and when they give you a
compliment you feel taller and stronger. In this OSA video are key points that I believe
make a great captain. I’m sure there are more so please feel free to post your opinions
in the comments about what you think makes a great captain. Key Points:
Key Point #1. Lead by example. If your teammates see you being positive and working hard, they
will follow suit. Key Point #2. Be encouraging and positive
when teammates mess up. If someone makes a mistake be the first to say “Keep your head
up buddy. We all mess up. We trust you, just get back on defense”. Don’t yell at players
for messing up. That will cause them to play scared and you don’t want that because it
causes them to make even more mistakes. We all make mistakes, it’s part of the game.
No one is perfect. Now, if a player messes up three times in a row because they clearly
are not paying attention then you can give them a shout telling them to “wake up and
pay attention.” Key Point #3. Throw a team party, BBQ, watch
a big soccer game on TV or have a movie night. Getting your team together off the field occasionally
is a great way to build team spirit and chemistry. My old Chicago Fire captain, Chris Armas,
would host a BBQ at his house 1-2 times a season and it was good to get the team together
outside of soccer. Watch our OSA video about how to build team
chemistry for more tips on how to bond as a team. Key Point #4. Be confident, not cocky and
remain humble. Always pass credit to your teammates when you can. Let’s say you score
a great goal. A bad leader says, “Yeah my goal was legit, I’m like the best player on
the field and I just shot it as hard as I could and smoked it in there.” A great leader
says, “Yes, my goal was nice but WOW, what a ball from Billy. He made it easy for me
to do my job.” Key Point #5. Make the players around you
better. You do this by doing all of the earlier key points and encouraging your teammates.
Do this and you will be a better player. Coaches want leaders on their team that make others
better. Key Point #6. Communicate loud and clear on
the field saying, “Man on”, “Turn”, “Switch it”, “Come on boys, let’s go”, etc. Key Point #7. Be aware of what a teammate
is going through and talk to them privately. If you see a teammate is having a bad session
talk to her quietly at the water break. More then likely something is wrong outside of
soccer that is causing her to play bad. If you don’t ask, you won’t know. Sarah could be having a terrible day because
she failed a big test and her parents are going to be mad at her and that is what she
is worried about and it’s causing her to play bad. Let her know that you care, tell her
you will help her study for the next one and for the rest of practice you just want her
to focus on training, have fun and forget about her problems for a little bit. Tell
her you will help her deal with it after and she can always talk to you. Players need to
feel that support some times. Key Point #8. Organize your bench area and
keep your fields clean. Make sure your teammates have their bags in a line, with all their
equipment in their bags and don’t leave any trash on the field. Plastic cups, orange slices,
pre wrap, etc all needs to be going into the trash can, not on the field for the next team
to deal with. Take care of your park and let your teammates know it’s not acceptable to
litter. An exercise you can do to practice…. there
is no exercise you can do to practice. Being a great leader is something you need to do
daily. Earning respect from your teammates and coaches doesn’t happen overnight, it takes
lots of time and it involves repeated actions of doing the key points in this video. Day
in and day out. Some things that could be going wrong. If
you are trying to hard to be Captain or not playing well because you are not Captain then
you are going about it all wrong. The best captains don’t need to be titled “Captain”.
They are going to be a great leader no matter what. Be that type of leader and if you officially
get recognized for it as team captain then great; congratulations. If not, no problem;
you can still be a leader your teammates look up to. Bonus Tip
Always pick heads for the coin toss! Just kidding! I don’t think it matters, pick what
you like best! Hope you enjoyed this Online Soccer Academy
training video. Like, favorite and share this video if you did and don’t forget to Subscribe
on YouTube or become a member and create your profile for free at OnlineSoccerAcademy.com.
Players all over the world use it and you can do game reviews and track your progress!
Post a comment; let me know what you think and how it worked for you? My name is Jared
Montz and Remember if you Believe in it® and back that up with hard work, anything
in life is possible! Believe in it®!

Antonio Breitenberg

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97 thoughts on “What Makes a GREAT Team Captain??? – Online Soccer Academy

  1. Alex Cashell says:


  2. Hades says:

    I am looking forward to these tips

  3. Hades says:

    I am looking forward to these tips

  4. Jenniboi 29 says:

    Nice vid 2nd

  5. Mohammed 636 says:


  6. Bruh says:

    Great video as always, my eyes always shine when I see your video on the main page.. 🙂 But I want to ask you a question about tricks. I know a lot of tricks in football or just simple feints to beat a defender, but I can't remember to use them in the match, I barely remember to do 2-3 simple step overs or roulette and all other tricks just vanish from my head, what to do with that? It makes me less confident and I just become the guy that passes cause hes scared of failure..

  7. Godiva says:

    Not sure if it differs much from you've said, but the key thing overall is being confident and having great awareness of everything in the game and of your people like nobody else does on the pitch. I've rarely ever had to put my name in for captaincy or leadership in any part of my life. As you said people will respect and dub you as such even if you don't have the official title at times. Overall the most important message to take home from this video is that you have to live it. Great video, Jared. You basically covered all the basics with some nice tips to go along with it!

  8. Marcelo12 says:

    How to be good defender?

  9. Fran Romeo says:

    It's always a privilege to be a captain! Thanks for the tips, there is always something we can improve.

  10. Ryan Gulister says:


  11. Marcos Vicente says:

    Thanks Billy

  12. Henry Perez 14 says:

    The King!!!!!

  13. Jeff Shodipe says:

    Always a fantastic video. Thank you!

  14. Hebah says:

    Wow Jared your almost at 100k subs!!!

  15. Eliezar Guillen says:

    Jared what do you have to say to the guy that knows he can pass a defender, knows he can start an attack, knows he can dribble past a defender, but doesnt because of fear, im afraid of getting scolded by a teammate, they put alot of pressure on you if you mess up :c

  16. Brian Martinez says:

    Jared can you make a video on how to do a knuckleball like cr7 plz (:

  17. Kaishi Nishimura says:

    Best soccer academy

  18. DaCrolla says:

    If you've been on a team longer than any other player on that field, you show up to every practice on time and never miss a game, shows plenty example. 2 years ago, my former coach was frustrated that we lost and then after the game (team talk), he told me that I'm not a captain and to stop wearing the armband. That didn't discourage me. When people try bring you down like that, it's your chance as a player to show who's the captain! I've now been captain for my team 3 years and counting, and I've been there longer than the coaches and players, it feels great.

  19. shaun garrity says:

    I'm a captain for my travel team and town and I lead my team even when I had concussion and played

  20. Riyaz Md says:

    I am playing as striker in my team and i dont deserve captaincy coz i am short tempered and i dont like to be a captain

  21. teamv1ru5 says:

    Lil DaP!

  22. Samuel Nyeko says:

    hmmm sarah ?

  23. John McWalter says:

    This a great video… And as coach I think it's one to have my captains watch (regardless of what sport I'm coaching).

  24. Derick Daniel says:

    I learn a lot from watching steven gerrard, one of the best examples of a great captain.   

  25. Finnbarr Brennan says:

    Alll I have to say is thank u so much

  26. Finnbarr Brennan says:

    I'm not the captian by name but on a pitch I am defenitly the captian but my prob is that my dad keeps saying dont shout at them but they make the same mistakes 5 times every 10 mins that's y I'm leaving

  27. Finnbarr Brennan says:

    An exercise we can do to practice…….there is no practice hahahahahahhahahahaha 😀 🙂

  28. M.Yusoff Jamaludin says:

    Great as always, I like the advice on "keeping the field clean" too, great advice on being a responsible captain on and off the pitch!

  29. Tristin Schultz says:

    Whats the best way to build great endurance during the of season I went from great shape to average.

  30. Francisco Gonzalez says:

    Thanks man, your channel has helped my team's mentality and game play. Now that I'm captain, I'll use these tips for my next match (:

  31. Cell7767 says:

    When I watch soccer the keepers are always yelling at the defense to tell them what to do, to me it looks like they're mad at them lol

  32. Tusnami76 says:

    u should be a coach, i wouldn't mind playing for u

  33. Nader Nmds says:

    im a capitan and i will go to these tips thank U

  34. Gamino10 says:

    So since I'm cocky I can't be captain?

  35. Aniq Faruqi says:

    Hey jared!

    Havent been contacting you recently, been awhile. I found out that i didnt get any email from you recently, have you stopped making vid or anything?

  36. Pusshî says:

    I had tryouts yesterday and in the middle of the tryouts I pulled a muscle on my left leg. But I got up and completed the tryouts with my pulled muscle one the coaches said your on the list after tryouts hope that means I'm on the team. Don't wanna be arrogent but I feel proud for my actions. I missed school so I'll find out tommorow.

  37. Kamil Ragan says:

    I do this all the time but I don't get recognized as a captain but I don't mind I still do it 😀

  38. Tze Sin says:

    I will just buy you straight if you're available on fifa! 🙂 anyhow, thanks for the advice and the motivations! #BelieveInIt Little Dap!!! wohooo

  39. mezane e says:

    Hi Jared again, one more thing that i need help on is when that your are dribbling such as taking on a player, to say you feint left but go right are you supposed  to watch the player before you move with your eye off the ball or look at the ball and see when they move to make your move.

    Also when in a tight situation like dribbling past many players and you are waiting for them to put a foot in to tackle you should you stare at the ball and try to keep it close to you and see when they are going for the ball and touch it away. Or look at them then move when they put a foot in. This is because i saw a slow motion of Messi doing this and he doesn't seem to take his eyes off the ball the entire time when taking on many players
    So basically when taking on players while dribbling should you look at them or look at the ball while making them off balanced or feinting or anything thing to get around them? 

  40. Ahmad Adhami says:

    Encouragement dose help, in one of teams if I dropped even one pass you would start hearing everyone sigh, Made me really nervous

  41. Bruno Kallas says:

    Great video! I couldn't agree more!

  42. Mohammed Al Said says:

    I don't think that there is any BETTER advice than this! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!

  43. JPLGAMINGHD says:

    Could you do tips on how to train while having an injury like getting fit again and getting my speed backup . I had a ligament damage.

  44. King02 says:

    Thanks because i am a captain next year for my team

  45. Morris Kay says:

    Alright. I have no leadership/ ability to be a captain but I always shout out encouragements and "Good job" to my teammates. Encouraging others is good right? Even tho you are the "worst" player in the team? Thanks for the awesome videos, they are real helpful.

  46. Desperate4changing says:

    Top vid J

  47. FreakofSoccer99 says:


    I got a question, I'm short, like really short for my age, we don't have an official team captain on my team and I always try to be one, but no one listens to me because I'm so much shorter then everyone I try to help. I guess you could say they don't take me seriously. What should I do. Thanks, an answer would be beyond then helpfull.

  48. altheathepirate says:

    Off Topic, Jared but.. are you okay? You always look a bit less healthy and active than you did before. I know this is probably something private but I hope everything's okay, man!

  49. Diego Arias says:

    Good video, I'm trying to be the best captain possible for my team 🙂

  50. david marroquin says:

    love your vids, i have learned alot

  51. DeVN Patriot says:

    My coach respects me and thinks I should be on the top team of our league. But all the other players seem like they somewhat hate me. Is there any way to change this.

  52. Mia P says:

    Hey I really need to learn how to juggle could you help me?

  53. Noor Hidayat says:

    I'm a school team captain and thanks for sharing ur tips ..p.s u made me laugh Jared!

  54. Arshia Amali says:

    Hey, just wonderinh if u have any videos on youtube on training. As in running and things

  55. Muaz Wazir says:

    im the captain for tomorrows game im exited and afraid at the same time ,im 15 and the tournament is under 18 ,,,,,

  56. wwejordy55 says:

    Thnx i really like your vids!

  57. Nathanial McKenzie says:

    Hey Jared, I just wanted to say thank you for making this video and what I have learned by watching your videos is to be positive throughout training and out off training and no matter what always be respectful to my teammates, my coach and the opposition. Thank you Jared 😉

  58. Bradley Connolly says:

    Hey +OnlineSoccerAcademy.com i was just elected captain and we also just finished a tourney. When we get scored on we always seem to get down on ourselves and i try to be positive but they lose there game pace and it goes down hill from there :/ do you have any advice to help me?

  59. Bradley Connolly says:


  60. Shreyash Sinha says:

    Thanks Buddy because of you I have got lots of help. Thanxxx

  61. KutchHD says:

    Im a keeper at U17's and am the captain of my team i feel like the manager respects me for choosing me to be the captain and it makes me feel like im doing good the keep everyone going in a game but question why is the captain armband worn on the left arm?

  62. Cameron Wallace says:

    Hey, I've been trying to impress my coach but he's not really been picking me for games and I show up most of the time and he always uses me as the player who fills in so I play everywhere but he just doesn't notice my hard work ethic what do I do?

  63. Aidan Kenny says:

    Good vid made me become such a better captain

  64. Dyfrig Shandy says:

    my captain is racist and egoist and my team dont understand what captain is stand for they just choose the captain just based on how well or pro their skill is

  65. Great Aswad says:

    im the captain for my team but i have little rivalry with someone who dosent have influence like i do so they try to  sabotage the team work of the members ….

  66. SlyguyDansk says:

    tails never fails

  67. n3h3miah JC says:

    i took all your tips and i actually got captain

  68. Roshan K says:

    nothing to say much just a THANKYOU from depth of my heart

  69. Roshan K says:

    nothing to say much just a THANKYOU from depth of my heart

  70. NckHD says:

    I'd really love to thank you in person but seriously thanks for the help I'm a centre back and my team mates think I should be the new team captain so thanks for the help! 🙂

  71. chrsangl says:

    Great video, applicable to all sports

  72. Paige Lianna says:

    I'm currently Captain of my high schools varsity team. I was given this position from my motivation and leadership fields. How do you keep your cool when a player makes a mistake during a crucial match?

  73. Brendan Fitzsimon says:

    I am currently a team captain and I don't know how to stay calm when people make mistakes.

  74. Matt Rathbun says:

    have you ever made a free kick compilation video.

  75. AkaBlurz says:

    Im captain for my team at my school

  76. RSblader8 says:

    Thanks for this dude! I'm going to be a team captain for my Cross Country team this season!

  77. Paul Langhno says:

    Hi My name is Paul and I am a captain of Zomi Momno Club. And I have question to ask I did not have money and I am a high school student so how will I build my team to be grow up in fitness, pace, skill and many more. And how will I take care of the player that have bad habit? In one month we play indoor two time but that help a little but not much so what will I need to build team and what make the great captain of all time?

  78. Jacky - Once Upon A Church says:

    im a captain of my volleyball team, im always trying to be positive, improve my individual skills, promote communication during games and encourage my teammates up whenever they make a mistake. i give them all the training videos to practice at home but i always feel like im not recognised as a captain because my personality is a bit silent in social occasions. what can i do?

  79. Mohammad Noor aiyub says:

    Wooow… This is full true..
    I am a leader of my team..
    Now its easy to make my team better

  80. cheyenne anderson says:

    Thanks for these tips, I'm going to be a team captain for my X-county this season.

  81. Arianna Kochan says:

    thank you, just became a team captain for my Cross Country team, I am super excited, thanks so much!

  82. Legend 27 says:

    And lift up the players spirits after conceding a goal so the can focus to make a comeback like sergio ramos

  83. 0: :0 says:

    My first game as a captain today 🙏🏼

  84. Raghu Roy says:

    Your words are really inspiring brother ♥️

  85. lI Jezza Il says:

    I’m captain of my team and penalty taker as well as a goalkeeper

  86. Imso Cool says:

    I am the Captain of my team and i care about my player's very much i compliment them all the time i am so honored to be captain

  87. I make GOOD QUALITY VIDEOS says:

    I wasn’t captain but I scored 7 goals

  88. Bich-Lien Tran says:

    How to become dance captain I had to do 10 push-ups I choose my teammates reliable or cheating?

  89. TFGMystPlayer says:

    I didn’t even know i was going to be captain but before that i did not care if become capt or not

  90. Linwill Louw says:

    add some action

  91. Do Quan says:

    Now I am a captain for u9 because the old captain of our team broke his arm

  92. Legend legend says:

    Helpful great😊😊

  93. Lavanya Verma says:

    1) lead by example
    2) be encouraging and positive;don't yell at them
    3)host a team function to build team unity/ bonding
    4) be confident and humble,pass credits to players
    5)make players better by encouraging
    6) communicate loud
    7) be aware of teammates,talk privately,let them know you care
    8) organise;keep clean

  94. TITUS 3V5 says:

    Thnx man

  95. Mari Gomez says:

    Thank you for this. It really helped

  96. Daniel Shokunbi says:

    I will be captain one day… 22nd of June 2019

  97. Charlotte DJ says:

    I am captain and I cried on the field because we lost (it was my first game match) Is that bad???

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