Captain (sports)

Captain (sports)

In team sports, a captain is a title given to the member of the team. The title is frequently honorary, but in some cases the captain may have significant responsibility for strategy and teamwork while the game is in progress on the field.

The longest serving captain of any major international sport is the Detroit Red Wings' Steve Yzerman who led the Red Wings for two decades from 1986 to 2006 in the National Hockey League [ [ Detroit Hockey - Red Wings Team Captains] ]

Depending on the sport, team captains may be given the responsibility of interacting with game officials regarding application and interpretation of the rules.

Various sports have differing roles for team captains. See:
*Cricket Captains
*Major League Baseball Team Captains
*Ice Hockey Captains
*Football Captains
*Curling Skips
*Australian rules football Captains
*In martial arts, the class lead instructor, acting under the direction and authority of the Master or a senior belt, may be called the captain.


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