Running tryouts and making cuts

From my experience coaching and playing sports, I’ve come to a few conclusions:

1. The best players aren’t usually the best coaches (more often than not they aren’t)
2. The best teams are the one who play together as a team the best; not necessarily the team with the best players
3. Captains of a team are the players who lead by example, encourage rather than complain, and aren’t necessarily the best players (although many times one of the captains is usually the best player on the team)

Now, when you go to pick your team, I would keep those 3 things in mind and approach it like so: