Some of these kids are just getting into fishing to the point that they do not even know how to cast. They are just learning how to do the mechanics of fishing and are no where near the point of knowing how to locate fish. If you take the approach of just being a driver with kids that are just starting to fish they will likely lose interest in bass fishing all together. Captains are not just drivers. Captains are teachers, coaches, and even mentors.
Maybe, I was too harsh. Captains shouldn't sit silent all day. There is always time for tips, suggestions, and positive comments. However, captains do the kids a disservice in the long run if they don't take the kids out in advance to learn the lakes, and then show up on tournament day telling them what to throw, where, and for how long.