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Information on our captains, what is expected of a Ridgewood captain, photographs, and other related topics of interest will be included on this page.

Soon you will see a short biography about each captain, their cheer experience, what they envision for their squads, goals, expectations, and so on.

This page is under construction!

DO's & DON'Ts OF BEING CAPTAIN:

 

Do:

 

1. Lead by example

 

2. Be a role model

 

3. Work WITH the Coach

 

4. Support you teammates

 

5. Remember the Coach has the final say

 

6. Encourage everyone

 

7. Treat others as equals

 

8. Work hard

 

9. Stay focused

 

10. Keep positive - even when frustrated

 

11. Respect others and their opinions

 

12. Show leadership

 

13. Listen to ideas

 

14. Be there for your teammates

 

15. Make it fun

 

16. Believe in the squad and make it your mission for others to believe in the squad

 

17. Know what you're doing

 

18. Be devoted to the team

 

19. Be at practices early

 

20. If someone needs help, be the first to volunteer

 

21. Think in terms of "we", not "I"

 

22. Stay motivated

 

23. Respect yourself

 

24. Encourage teamwork

 

25. Be able to take criticism

 

26. Voice your opinions tactfully

 

27. Realize that everyone is different and NO ONE is perfect

 

28. Be friends with your teammates

 

29. Respect your Coach

 

30. Get organized

 

31. Have goals and promote goals

 

32. Ask for help when you need it

 

33. Remember that sometimes you'll need to make sacrifices

 

34. Give suggestions when something needs fixed

 

Don't:

 

1. Go on a power trip. This position is not set in stone

 

2. Argue with the Coach

 

3. Talk negatively about your teammates at any time

 

4. Fight what you cannot change

 

5. Give up

 

6. Give in

 

7. Be a snob

 

8. Slack off

 

9. Be selfish

 

10. Forget that you aren't the one who can make rules or give demerits

 

11. Criticize your teammates all the time

 

12. Criticize without being constructive

 

13. Put down your teammates

 

14. Ignore your teammates and Coach

 

15. Have an attitude

 

16. Bring personal issues to practice

 

17. Fight with your teammates

 

18. Choose favorites

 

19. Miss practices

 

20. Talk behind your teammates or Coach's back

 

21. Try to take the place of your Coach

 

22. Forget you REPRESENT the team, not dictate to them

 

23. Lie to the team or Coach

 

24. Be judgmental

 

25. Be controlling

 

26. Take responsibility for everything that happens. That's the Coach's job!

 

27. Push your captain duties off to other people