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tragedy

7 Meaningful Ways to Help Your Team Through a Tragedy

You’re a coach. That also means you’re a parent, a guidance counselor, a nutritionist, an athletic trainer, a janitor, and even a therapist. Most days we’re used to wearing all those different hats, and even embrace it. I’m happy to…

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

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…
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…
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…

To the Coach Who Will Settle for Nothing Less Than Personal Perfection

Dear Perfectionist Coaches, I know there are so many emotions during all of the little moments throughout a national championship. You’re getting on the plane – it’s actually happening! Checking in at the big tents, helping everyone get…
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…
Coaching and Mentoring

How I Found Out That Mentoring is the Best Medicine

It Takes a Village It’s a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, “it takes a village.” Parents say it, teachers, coaches… we can’t do it alone. We need to the benefit of mentoring, I have to admit: I didn’t get it at first. In every…
Stress Relief

The #1 Way to Reduce Stress When You Don't Have Time

One of the top complaints I hear from coaches is that "I'm busy and stressed and don't have enough time to get it all done!" I think we all understand the importance of taking care of ourselves. But I have to admit, I used to feel like "self-care"…