Captains’ Leadership Program Objectives:
n Support teams with leadership training for their captains and leaders;
n Raise the awareness of the environment for today’s athletes at Rider;
n Foster understanding of all team captains of their responsibilities to their teams,
teammates, coaches and Rider University on and off the “field of play”.
n Develop a community of captain-leaders at Rider;
n Strengthen the connection between leadership and winning;
n Establish shared vision of the captain’s role;
n Understand the cooperative relationship with coaches & administration;
n Enhance the entire team’s experience;
n Drive proactive leadership.
In the Classroom Being a
n Academic performance precedes athletic performance;
n Always being a proactive student - motivated, engaged, and successful in academics;
n Being resourceful - utilizing teammates, faculty, staff, and specialists to support academic success;
n Managing time successfully – knowing daily schedule, setting priorities and managing free time—this is a personal responsibility.
In Competition Being a
n Having mental toughness and keeping your head in the game, goals in mind and having
strong, positive response to adversity;
n Showing good sportsmanship and respect;
n Proving athletic excellence and having the ambition, passion, drive, and dedication to
n Playing to win and treating each game during every season as if it is your last.
Within the Community Being a
n Being an active member of our student body and campus life;
n Be connected and constantly contributing to
n Always being professional, mature, and ethical.