Ive been playing on the same league team for about 7-8 years. We formed the team with a group of guys that played together + some guys from the old team whose captain decided to focus on a lower level/higher age group. We had some good players but were overall ~.500 and just played for fun. A couple of years ago, the captain asked another guy to be the co-captain. Almost immediately, several of us noticed how much the team dynamic improved (i.e. recruiting great players, better pairings/good lineups and organization). We also started winning a lot more, going from toward the bottom to top 2-3 out of a dozen in the flight. We never realized how poorly mediocre the old captaining was. Eventually the new guy realized he was doing everything and decided to bolt (I joined a couple of his other teams and they're all competitive - we've been to sectionals a couple of times). Now we're back to the old captain waiting until the very last minute to ask for availability (and even with a big roster, always scrambling last minute to get a lineup b/c everyone had already committed to other teams). He plays every match straight up and gets out-maneuvered by other captains who realize all they have to do is stack him to get a win. We've lost a lot of good players simply due to them losing interest and/or getting frustrated by his style. The guy is a friend so how should a couple of us approach him about getting his act together?