Dear dance coaches,
Sometimes we all need a little pick-me-up and reassurance that we’re on the right track. We all have those dark days where it feels like we've failed. Like we aren't meant to do this after all. Over my years of coaching,…
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The day of a competition is filled it excitement, anticipation, and probably some stress too. But for many coaches, the stress doesn’t end at the award ceremony. Regardless of the outcome, many of us pour over the judges feedback sheets with…
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Your first competition of the season just ended, and you
head over to the judges’ table to pick up a packet of your score sheets. Do you
like to immediately read them? Do you collect them but then stuff them away in
your bag for later?
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Whenever I discuss the negative side to punishment, and why you should always avoid physical punishment I get questions about what to do instead. The focus is usually on the side of consequences. Coaches want to know, how do I get them to stop…
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A few years ago, we were just days away from our tryouts,
which includes tryouts for captains, and I was dreading it. Not because of the
actual tryout process, but because I had one particular girl trying out for
captain and I knew she needed…
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Did you ever have to run laps when you were late to practice?
For many of us, we grew up with coaches and dance directors who used physical
punishment for bad behavior and mistakes. It’s relatively common to have a team
do wall-sits when…
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Are you lucky enough to have an assistant coach? Maybe you are an assistant coach who is eager to help the team. Or maybe you’re like me, for a long time I was a head coach doing everything alone and wishing for some help!
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President Theodore Roosevelt said it best: comparison is the thief of joy.
What truly brings you JOY when you coach? Take a minute and think about that.
For me, it's seeing the “lightbulb” moments in my dancers' faces. Like when…
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On the outside, I am positive, happy, easy to get connect with, and friendly. None of that is fake. It’s all part of who I am. But what you don’t see on the outside is how self-conscious I am.
As part of my academic work, I…
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I’m going to be blunt: The number 1 mistake coaches make with their early-season goal setting meeting, is to set those goals, and then forget it. They start out all excited, but there’s no real strategy behind it, so there is no positive…
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