No one will ever mistake me for an elite athlete.

While I enjoy playing and watching many sports, I’ve never been particularly good at any of them. This is part of what made playing sports in school such a trial for me – especially when we chose teams by drafting them. If you don’t remember team drafts from your school days, the process is simple: two captains select, one at a time, from the remaining pool of players to make up their respective teams.

Sports team captains usually look at two things when drafting members of their team. While individual captains may weigh these differently, both are usually taken into consideration as each pick is made. First, they look to the skills in the pool of players available to them: the biggest, strongest, fastest, and most experienced. Second, they look after their friends – ensuring that those whom they are closest to are saved the embarrassment of being picked last.

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