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assistant coach

The Most Important Conversation You Need To Have With Your Assistant Coach

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!  I know…

How to Write D.A.N.C.E. Goals that are Proven to Inspire

Goal setting is all about making a vision for what you want in the future, and then creating a real strategy to MAKE IT HAPPEN! Goal setting requires a clear plan for achievement, not just a statement of something you wish would happen in the…

7 Proven Steps to a Successful Goal Setting Meeting

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…

9 Simple Guidelines for Punishment That Will Make You Stop and Think

Coaches often struggle with what kind of punishment to use, or question if they are too strict, or too lax in their discipline.  We all want our team to be motivated and dedicated. You expect your dancers to follow the rules. Sometimes…
Coaching tools

10 Essential Off-Season Tasks That Will Make Your Next Year Better

Any veteran coach will tell you, offseason is never really “off”. There is a lot to do, and our years usually blend together.  Check out this straightforward checklist of Coaching Tools to use during your off-season and accomplish in order…
change

The Most Meaningful Way To Implement Change This Season

At the beginning of the season, we are usually filled with excitement, renewed passion, and an intense commitment to make this season better than the last. If you’re a dedicated coach, (and you’re here reading this looking for inspiration,…
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,…
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…

10 Ways to Make Sure Your First Year as a Dance Coach is a Success

After over a decade of coaching, I finally sat down to think about the coaching mistakes I made over the years and how I would have done things differently if I started over.  Now I wouldn't consider my first year a failure or a resounding…