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The Captain Tournament Checklist

Posted on: on Apr 7, 2017 8:59:00 AM

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Tournament weekends can be a high-pressure time in captain's lives. As a captain it's a time where you're constantly taking care of others; however, it's also important to focus on yourself! We've created this tournament checklist to help you do both.

 

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Check everything off this list and then enjoy your new-found peace of mind by watching a sick pump-up video and hydrating like you’re getting paid to do it!

 

Make your life a little easier and click here for a printable version of this checklist!

 

To Do

Before you leave campus
  • Check the rides spreadsheet. You don't want to leave any players behind!
  • Print out or screenshot the tournament field map and the Saturday playing schedule.
  • Send out a pre-tournament email giving the team addresses to the hotel and fields.
  • Make sure that the first car to arrive at the hotel will be able to check in even if they don't have the credit card used to reserve the rooms.
  • Put someone in charge of bringing discs.
  • Put someone in charge of the jam-box. (Field tunes are very important!)
Friday night
  • Make sure everyone knows what time they should be at the fields in the morning for warm-up.
  • Send out an email or GroupMe message reminding people about team goals.
  • Think about what you want to say in the team huddle. Keep it short and to the point!

 

To Bring

Team gear
  • First-aid kit
  • Extra trash bags if there's even a slight chance of rain
  • Clipboard for calling lines
  • Printed out line sheets to keep track of who's played and keep score and stats.
  • Pencils or pens
  • Whiteboard and dry-erase markers for any last-minute explanations or strategizing
  • Pump-up playlist
  • Spirit gifts for other teams (optional)

 

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Trash bags also make for stylish rompers if you've had it with your muddy shorts. Thanks for the photo, Rose Soiffer-Kosins.

 

your own gear

While it may seem obvious, it can be easy to forget about yourself when you're babysitting everyone else. 

  • Cleats (You'd be surprised!)
  • Both jerseys
  • Underwear
  • Waterbottle
  • Extra socks
  • Towel
  • Cell phone charger

 


What's next?

  • Print the checklist!
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  • Click here to get better at organizing your leadership team with an inside look at how the pro's do it!
  • Let us know if you have more to add to our checklist in the comments below!