Leading can happen off the field, too. Your intervention to prevent bullying, for example, demonstrates quiet leadership that others can and will follow.
When we think of leaders in sports, we oftentimes think of the captain or the coach. But in a positive sports environment, everyone can participate in being a team leader.
Leadership In Sports: The Three C’s
Sports psychologists Larry Lauer PhD and Kevin Blue identified The Three C’s of being a captain: caring, courageous and consistent.
Successful captains have not just a passion for the game but a passion and care for their teammates. They put the success of the team ahead of their own, and they foster a team environment of support for each other.