Category: Administrative

Tip for Today: Coaching Business Cards

| June 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

“Create business cards you can have onhand with your name, cell phone and email address.  These can be useful for handing out to bus drivers who may need to contact you during a trip, parents, or other coaches you meet at competitions!”

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Tip for Today: Contact Sheet

| June 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Before the first competition, gather all your important phone numbers on one sheet.  Include numbers such as the transportation office, school administration, student cells, parent emergency contact and contest site coordinator.  You’ll be glad to have this valuable resource if a problem arises!

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Tip for Today: Calling Roll

| June 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Call Attendance the first week of camp.  It will help you and the students learn one another’s names.  Ask each member to respond with a “favorite” instead of “here.”  For example, “What’s your favorite song?”  You’ll get to know everyone quickly and they’ll enjoy sharing a personal favorite!

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Tip for Today: Guard Bags

| November 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

Let each member of your guard have their own guard bag- this can even be their shoe bag.  Make sure they keep their own make-up, brush, hair ties, band-aids, their own roll of tape and any other personal or essential guard items in there.  Have them bring the bag with them where ever you travel […]

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Music Copyright: Article on BOA Website

| October 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

There is a FANTASTIC article posted on the BOA website regarding copyright law and requirements as it relates to marching organizations.  While it is geared toward the fall season, the information is also directly applicable to winter guard units.  It goes into great detail including defining the different types of licenses and when they would […]

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Scheduling Your Season and Creating Your Master Calendar

| May 29, 2007 | 1 Comment

This article contains tips, suggestions and organizational tools to help you create a yearly calendar both for your students and as a planning tool to help you organize the multitude of tasks coaches must complete. Here’s what you will find. The first section guides you through gathering all the important non-guard dates which might coincide […]

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