Before the match, each team must nominate a team captain. This can be any player who is recorded on the players list, but not a libero. On the scoresheet, the team captain has to be marked by a circle around his number, on the e-scoresheet he has to be selected accordingly.
The team captain is to be marked by a strip below his number on the front of his jersey. Should he leave the field of play, he or the team coach shall appoint a new captain, the so-called match captain.
The captain on court, team or match, has the right to ask the Arbitration Tribunal about the interpretation or application of the rules. If he does not agree with the statement, he may lodge a protest and later note it in the match report. Furthermore, he can ask to have parts of the equipment replaced, to have the current team line-up checked (2nd referee) and to have any irregularities in the net, balls or playing surface checked. Should the coach participate in the game himself, the current captain takes over his rights and duties, e.g. requests for time outs.
After the match, the team captain must shake hands with the referees, have any protest recorded and verify the result by signing (match report) or entering the code (e-scoring).