| December 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

We are SO excited to announce our winner of this past week’s first-ever giveaway contest!  Click “Read More” to find out!

First, let us thank all of you who entered the drawing by leaving a comment here with your best tip for coaching.  ALL of the tips were wonderful and your tip might just be the helpful hint another coach needs right now!  THANK YOU!

Before we make the big announcement, let me ask all of you…

If you are okay with having us post your tip “officially” on the CGE site in our quick tips section (which also feeds into our rotating page banners – the green box at the top of the page) please email us to give us permission to post your tip and also include your name and unit name.  If you have a website to link to we’re happy to put that in there too!

Now ON TO THE NEWS!  As a reminder, the drawing was completely random.  Each person with a comment received 1 entry.  If the “tip” was new to the site they got another one.  And if they were a registered user or posted on facebook/twitter or personal blog and then reported that back here as a comment they could earn another.  Up to 5 entries were possible. I then put all the entries on slips of paper and dropped them into a baggie…shook it up really good…and drew out a name!

Our winner is…


Nicole posted the following tip:

I have been teaching/teching/instructing my current guard for the past 2 marching band seasons and they are about to start their 2nd winter guard season. After we have totally cleaned a section or phrase and everyone is correct with body, hand placement and equipment, we play the “10 Game”. During this game, the guard does the phrase 10 times correctly (with no instruction in between) and then we move on. If someone messes up or breaks, we start over. This helps to teach muscle memory and also helps members to retain work correctly. Repetition is key!

Nicole, please contact our editor by Monday and let us know your full name, address, phone and we will pass that along to the producer of “Live to Spin” (No Limit Productions) who will be sending you your very own copy shortly! If you didn’t win but still want a copy visit their website to order.

There were many helpful tips posted by all of those who participated.  We hope you’ll take a minute to read through these excellent comments.  And THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!!

(note*** we originally said we’d have another giveaway today but we have decided to postpone that one until next month.  Until then!  Happy Spinning!)


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