Tag: organization

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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“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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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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Tip for Today: Fabric Swatches

| September 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Request two sets of fabric swatches if the company will allow.  If the swatches are attached to a piece of cardboard, detach one set and leave the other set attached so you can mix and match colors to see different combinations while referring to the attached set for ordering.  If the swatches are already detached […]

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Helping Your Students Organize Their Personal Drill Books!

| January 13, 2007 | 0 Comments
Helping Your Students Organize Their Personal Drill Books!

I don’t remember who first told me about having students use small spiral notebooks to keep track of their drill for marching band but I immediately LOVED the idea!  Students would get a small notepad, attach it to a string or lanyard, take notes about their drill spots and have a reference they could easily […]

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iCoach with my iPod!

| January 11, 2007 | 0 Comments

An entire music library at my fingertips for winter guard staff meetings – rehearsal tracks for all of my schools in one spot – iTunes for saving money in the search for the perfect song – the iPod has become my Coaching iHero! The iPod was my favorite coaching discovery this year!  I mean, I’ve […]

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Creating a Swatchbook

| January 10, 2007 | 1 Comment

Before the start of each season we are faced with the task of choosing flag designs, fabrics and colors to complement this year’s show.  For those with fantastic budgets this may mean simply perusing various catalogs and websites, choosing from their pre-designed collections and simply placing a phone call.  But for those of us on […]

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