Active U Team Captains

Register for Active U by Feb. 5, 2024! Log physical activity minutes January 22 – April 14. 

As a team captain, you serve as a cheerleader and motivator for team members by organizing team activities or sending motivational emails. We ask team captains to register their team names and invite potential Active U team members to sign up.

The following are the roles and responsibilities of an Active U team captain:

Before Active U begins on Jan. 22

  1. Register yourself and create your team.
  2. While on the portal, you can send an email your U-M friends and colleagues (as well as U-M students and  your spouse/OQA) to invite them to join your team (under "Want To Invite A New Member?). In order to be on a team, they must join by the end of the day February 5.

During Active U

  1. Remind the participants of the rules so they know the criteria for successfully completing Active U.
  2. Remind team members that they should log their minutes weekly. Logging minutes is very important as it is how team standings are determined throughout the program and at the end of the 12 weeks.
  3. Remind participants that they have only a 14-day grace period to log their minutes. If a team member does not log activity minutes by the deadline, that team member receives a "zero" for the week, which counts towards the team's average.
  4. Be a positive force in team members' lives, encouraging them to exercise in a positive manner, possibly planning team events (virtual or socially distanced), etc. 
  5. Be the contact liaison between team members and MHealthy if any questions, concerns or comments arise.

To see a list of your teammates, log into the MHealthy Portal and select “Active U Registration” within the Active U Challenge box. This will take you to the Active U page. Near the bottom of the page, you will see the names of your team's members. Team captains are always the first person listed on the team list. (After logging begins, you can also check the “Team Info” section seen near the top of the page)

After Active U Ends

  1. Try to keep the team together to continue with their healthy behaviors. MHealthy has plenty of ideas for you if you need assistance in this area.
  2. Stay in touch with MHealthy by visiting the website for healthful information and updates on upcoming programs and activities.