Tag: travel

Bus Pillows from Old Guard T-Shirts!

| November 28, 2012 | 3 Comments
Bus Pillows from Old Guard T-Shirts!

Last month I promised a guard-themed craft or crochet project per month.  I almost let November run away from me… but just under the wire I’m back with craft project #2! And this one I LOVE! Bus Pillows made from Upcycled Guard T-shirts with Crochet Edgings Before I start with the step-by-step let me just […]

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Breakfast of Champions

| March 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

Just a quick idea for today for all those heading to a hotel for competition, especially if you’re managing your first overnight trip.  And it is… Don’t forget to plan for breakfast! Many hotels include a continental breakfast in their room price.  Make sure to ask if breakfast is included or available and ask what […]

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Cell Phone Saavy: Preparing Your Communication Hub for Competition Day

| January 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

I have a confession to make… Up until I got my iphone I owned a cell phone, but I never used it. I didn’t know how to program things in.  I missed every call.  I was the one saying, “yeah… that’s my number but call me at home because I never hear it and I […]

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A Teachable Moment: Travel Safety

| March 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

As teams throughout the country look forward to winter guard championships competitions, spring trips, even the WGI World Championships event, directors are faced with a great responsibility – that of overnight supervision of teenagers. As educators, we are often presented with opportunities to teach our performers skills that will extend beyond our activity and make […]

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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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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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