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Jacques Column: Importance of captain in hockey te (10/8/2016)
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Jacques Column: Importance of captain in hockey team

The vital steps involved in team preparation goes like this: The basic team is ready, the tactic part is finished.


The next step is: Who is the captain? A good leader is the foundation of any successful team. The captaincy is more than shaking hands before the game and occasionally report to the referee.

The captain is, together with the coach, the key link in the team. He or she is the one who pulls the cart in good and bad times. For playing and winning finals, it is essential that the correct player captain wears in the field.

The fuss is certainly not for nothing. Decisive moments in a match requires the captain on the ball, exudes invincibility and scores.

As in the past Johan Cruyff, Ties Kruize, Tom van 't Hek, Marc Delissen excelled in the field hockey domain. Whereas, its a universal truth that Franz Beckenbauer, Diego Maradona and Michel Platini stand out in the football world. Remarkably and interestingly, these all legends were fulcrum in the their football team, were fair, very experienced, very well respected world over.

These captains could motivate teams mates, were tactically strong and, the last, they had the elusive charisma in abundance.

undefined Therefore, we now are in an interesting situation with regard to who will lead The Dutch Hockey men's team

For new titles in the men's hockey is the choice of the right leader is crucial. Who is the successor to the current captain of Oranje Robert van der Horst?

With respect to India, happy to see Sardar Singh ably taking the mantle, while goalie PR Sreejesh his deputy.

Am sure they will inspire the team to lofty laurels.

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