Tag: management

Got Goals?

| February 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”   Denis Waitley I stumbled over this […]

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The Parent Factor

| December 23, 2008 | 1 Comment

Let’s face it; your parent group can either be your greatest benefit or your biggest worry. I am quite sure that, as an instructor, you already have an overwhelming list of program concerns on your proverbial plate; it hardly seems likely that you would want to add another concern to the list.   Probably the last […]

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Money, Money, Money !!!

| December 9, 2008 | 2 Comments

That’s it!  Is anyone else sick and tired of hearing about our ever spiraling economy?!  From late-night comics to the everyday news, there are times when I want to yell “ENOUGH ALREADY!” Not to say that this isn’t a very genuine and trying situation for us all, but – come on already – let’s start […]

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Tip for Today: Labelmakers!

| June 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Invest in a handheld labelmaker!  They’re great for labeling equipment with student names.  You can even label with the field coordinates where equipment is set at the start of the show to calm early-season nerves and avoid misplaced flags!

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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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Hotel Safety

| March 3, 2008 | 1 Comment
Hotel Safety

  As we approach the championships season, hundreds of instructors will be faced with the task of choosing a hotel and supervising a group of teenagers on an overnight trip.  Here are some web resources for hotel safety!  

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“In Case of Emergency”

| February 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

Here is an article in the January/February issue of Halftime that I wrote giving tips for what to have with you as you prepare for supervising students heading out to your first competition!  "In Case of Emergency! "  

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Featuring Fundamentals: FINDING THE TIME!

| January 17, 2008 | 4 Comments

Have difficulty finding time to maintain your rehearsal of fundamentals throughout the season?  This article has ideas for how to fit in critical rehearsal of fundamental skills at every rehearsal throughout the entire season even as focus shifts towards design and choreography. Coaches and Adjudicators agree a strong training program with a solid foundation in […]

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Tip for Today: Equipment Numbers

| December 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

Each year I assign everyone a number for Fall Guard. I then number all equipment with these numbers. The girls are to use the equipment with their number on it only- whether it’s for a rehearsal or taking their equipment home. This way if anything is damaged I will know who to go to about […]

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