Tag: instructor training

Just what I needed to hear…

| January 12, 2010 | 0 Comments
Just what I needed to hear…

      I believe that sometimes we are provided with clarity, with hope, with lessons, amidst the fabric of our daily lives – just exactly when we need them most.  Sometimes these messages present themselves in a subtle way… perhaps an instinct, a nagging feeling, a conversation overheard, a new acquaintance. And other times […]

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Check out the Glossary!

| November 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

For those of you who are new to the site, chances are you haven’t found time to discover all the tidbits buried within the three years of sharing that exists here.  If you check out the menu at the top of the page there are several “drop down” menus that reveal even more layers of […]

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Karl Lowe Educational Webinar Hosted by WGASC

| November 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Winter Guard Association of Southern California (WGASC) has extended an open invitation to instructors from across the world to join them for their first educational webinar, a discussion with legendary designer Karl Lowe (best known for his work with Fantasia Winter Guard of the Riverside Community College in California).

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Teaching Younger Guards

| November 10, 2009 | 2 Comments

CGE Welcomes our newest regular contributor, Chelley Thelen.  In her first article, Chelley shares her experience working with younger (elementary and middle school) students. One of the best things you can do for your high school guard program is to start training your members at a young age.  Successful football teams, for instance, often have […]

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When Teaching Guard Gets Hard

| November 3, 2009 | 5 Comments
When Teaching Guard Gets Hard

The first article from our newest regular contributor Darcie Gudger.  Darcie gives tips for how to maintain professionalism through some of the toughest challenges coaches can face – unhappy students!  No need to lose your cool – read more for tips on handling these challenges with grace!   They wait along the sideline, hands shoved […]

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Tip for Today: Why Be Negative?

| September 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Why be negative with your students? They already get that in everyday life. Be the reason they come to rehearsals! Food for Thought… -Peter Gomez, Chino HS World

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Holiday Reflections

| December 23, 2008 | 1 Comment

Happy Holidays to All!!  As I write this, I am in the midst of Holiday frenzy. Yes, it is getting harder and harder to find a parking spot in front of Target; family traditions are numerous; the last of the Christmas cards have been sent; and suddenly I crave sugary cookies decorated with a man […]

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WGASC Launches Instructor Certification Program

| October 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

In September 2008, the Winter Guard Association of Southern California launched its Instructor Certification program.  This is a voluntary program that is offered to instructors who maintain membership in the WGASC.  There are three levels in the program.  Each level contains a sequence of actions/tests that must be satisfactorily completed prior to certification in a […]

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Spinfest 2009! Don’t Miss It!

| September 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

WGI has announced the dates for Spinfest 2009!

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Tip for Today: from Peter Gomez

| August 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

Say hello to all of your students one at a time throughout your rehearsal blocks. They will all work harder for you, and the younger/not as experienced members will get better faster. Peter Gomez – ColorguardUSA

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