Dance team

A Personal Coaching Philosophy Proven to Make You Feel More Fulfilled

It took me years to come up with my own personal coaching philosophy.  Years of experience, trials, challenges, successes, and choices. After all of that time, my personal coaching philosophy is simple but powerful. And above all else,…

Technology & The Adolescent Brain

How to coach today's smartphone -addicted dancer If you feel like your dancers are more emotionally unstable than years before, there's a lot of research to support you. Because of technology, more and more people are growing up with a lack…

5 Lessons That Will Change The Way You Think About Dance Team National Championships

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the privilege to travel to two different dance team national championships, both as a spectator and a judge. It was a whirlwind of travel and allowed me to have a great time with some of my friends from all…
leadership books

Inspire the Exhausted Coach Inside You

3 Leadership Books for Dance Coaches I believe that all of us want to grow. In our hearts, we know there is more out there. There is more we can be. There is more we can give. And there is more we can do. Personally, leadership books are…
Losing

The 3 Things I Hate More Than Losing

It’s the heat of competition season, which means more stress, long days, and dealing with the pressure you feel after losing (even if losing just means you were 2nd place).  It's the season of long Saturdays at a competition, football playoffs,…
dance coach

From A to Z: 26 Things Every Dance Coach Understands

Being a dance coach is a unique, exciting, rewarding, and challenging job. Thinking about how different we are from other coaches, I decided to reflect a little bit on being a dance coach and created this fun, light-hearted list. What's in your…
project planning tool

Discover the #1 Project Planning Tool That Will Change Your Life

Ordering uniforms, preparing for camp, choosing competition music and costumes… the beginning of the season is a whirlwind of to-do lists. If you’re not careful, you can spend the first month of your season completely swamped and overwhelmed,…
legacy

Build a Strong Legacy You Can Be Proud Of

I had the extreme pleasure of watching the national tour of Hamilton recently. Of course, I cried, I laughed, and I left incredibly inspired. One part that stuck out to me was Alexander Hamilton's speech about his legacy. Hamilton Legacy.…
dance team commitment and accountability

3 Strategies to Guarantee Genuine Team Commitment

When an athlete quits in the middle of the season, it usually causes drama, stress, and a lot of extra work. Granted, sometimes it’s for the best (bye-bye drama queen and your insane mother!). Generally speaking, we want a culture of team…
communication training

Have a Crazy Parent? I have a solution for you!

The most common phrase I hear from other coaches is something along the lines of, “I love coaching; I just hate the parents.” And yet, as a youth coach, parents are a big part of our job. So in order to keep your sanity, I hope you understand…