I have been selected captain for 5 of the teams I’ve played for, including the last 3. Being selected Captain of a team at the level I play is a great responsibility. I have precise instructions from my coaches on the character we want to build in our teams and the goals we want to achieve. I have been fortunate to have great mentors and coaches, Coniglio, Loewen, Gaganelov, Ndrita, Casale, Ward, Connell, that have taught me how to improve my leadership skills. It’s not easy as many people have opinions on how to lead a team, but I just do my job so we have success on the field by leading by example and maintaining a high sportsmanship level.
Coach Sean Coniglio On Ian’s Leadership Role
The teams I’ve captained are praised on the field not only for our play but also for our behavior, and that makes me very proud. My goal is top take my playing skills to the next level, but also to use my leadership skills to help any Division 1 or professional team I end up playing with.
Coach Sean Coniglio and Ian Flores at Ibrox Stadium in Scotland while training with the Glasgow Rangers FC as part of the Rangers Select Team in 2014.