Tag: teambuilding

FUN for FRIDAY! #6: Team Teddy Bears

| October 22, 2010 | 2 Comments
FUN for FRIDAY! #6: Team Teddy Bears

  Back when I was a performer, we had a guard mom who was also a seamstress. And while altering uniforms, applying sequins and spangles (yes, it was that long ago) and mending flags, she had a great idea – create miniature versions of our show uniforms, put them on adorable teddy bears and sell […]

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How to Build the Ultimate Color Guard – Part 2

| August 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

Happy July!  Ah yes, the wonderful month of July!  Even though we are months away from competitive season, you should be beginning to see glimpses of the ‘guard to be’ in your summer rehearsals. Those sparks of performance as the new team finds its way toward identity and distinction. How exciting! Last month I wrote […]

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How to Build the Ultimate Color Guard – Part 1

| June 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

Here we stand at the dawning of a new team.  Auditions are over, the team has been selected.   If you think about it, you have a clean slate in front of you!  How exciting!  Now is the perfect time to make decisions about the best way to build your team for the coming year.  Considering […]

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Tip for Today: Drill Book Inspiration!

| August 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

"On each page of their drill books, besides all of the marching stuff, I have them each find a motivation quote or statement. When I first hand out their set books I usually have one quote ready. I have them put it on the first page. Then as a "homework" project, I have them look […]

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Tip for Today: Motivational Quotes

| August 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

“On each page of their drill books, besides all of the marching “stuff” I have them each find a motivation quote or statement. When I first hand out their set books I usually have one quote ready. I have them put it on the first page. Then as a “homework” project, I have them look […]

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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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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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Team Recruitment and the “F.M.B.”

| May 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

I know, I know…most of us are still lingering in the afterglow of Championships.  We can, even now, hear the distant sounds of applause; the popping of the kettle corn; the slick gym floor beneath our feet; and the aroma of hairspray oddly mixed with sweat.  Good times!  Why can’t we just hang onto these […]

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Championship Spirit!

| February 29, 2008 | 0 Comments
Championship Spirit!

Would you like to do a little something to make your trip to championships even more special for your performers?  Check out these ideas from other coaches for everything from teambuilding on the bus to recognizing chaperones.  Have an idea of your own to share?  Add to the article using the comments function!  Seasons are […]

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