Captain (sports)

member of a sports team

In team sports, a captain is a title given to the member of the team who has to make choices about strategy and teamwork while a game is happening.

Team captains talk to each other before a water polo game.

This is most important when a game's rules say that the coach of a team cannot tell the players what they should do while a game is being played.

In some sports, team captains may have to talk with game officials about the way the rules are applied.