Team Captain of the Year; Tim Brown!
Tim Brown is Team Captain for Tim's
Terrors, our #1 ranking 2016 UPA Team! Tim plays out of Big Dog's Billiards for UPA Iowa, owned and operated by Julie Guzman and Jim Hoyland. We were able to speak with Mr. Brown to gain insight in his journey of being a Team Captain.
Q. What do you like most about being a Team Captain?
A. I enjoy assisting players and new teams coming into the league. I like helping them to learn the rules and regulations so new players/teams feel less nervous and it makes you feel good! We are all there to help.
Q. What are some challenges you've faced being a Team Captain?
A. Keeping my team from exceeding the handicap Speed limit and deciding what player to play where and who.
Q. What qualities do you think make for a good Team Captain?
A. Patience. Not being afraid to talk up your players and givi
ng them advice prior to a match. Also not taking any team or player for granted.
Q. What is your match-up strategy?
A. I'm not afraid to play a lower Speed against a higher Speed player. I was leery of doing this in the beginning, but now prefer doing this because it helps them to advance their skills and makes them feel really great when they are able to win a game to steal points or even win a Match! I also use the stats on the Team Match-up Report to see how a player has been performing throughout the Session.
Q. What is some coaching advice you've given to your players?
A. Take your time when shooting, use your time-outs, and always walk around the table to view all potential shots.
Q. What is your Team Strategy for Nationals?
I know I need a plan A, B and C! Last year I shot with Loaded Dice and the competition was pretty intense. The teams were well organized and very talented.
Good luck to you Tim and we look forward to seeing you again in June!