The Lord has answered many prayers in my life, but to see him answer my prayers that affect so many other people’s lives amazes me.-Caitlin
It’s so good to let people see that being a Christian is fun and that we can glorify God while cheering in the center of a gymnasium.
All a cheerleading coach needs is a love of Christ, positivity, good people skills and a can-do attitude.
All it takes is an encouraging spirit, a can-do attitude and a teachable heart.
I always knew there was power in prayer, but I never saw it so strongly until directing Upward Cheerleading.
The best aspect of conducting Upward Cheerleading is the organized support Upward Sports provides throughout the season.
The best way to get all of your coaches on the same page in terms of what to expect and how to coach is to conduct a Coach Training Conference. This conference is your one chance to set the tone for your season. We understand that the thought of conducting a coach training can lead to doubts about whether or not you will be able to cover everything that coaches need to know. Therefore, we’ve made it simple through the Upward Cheerleading Coach Training Guide. Your league director will supply you with enough copies of this booklet for all of your coaches so that each will have one at training. It will serve as their guide as you instruct them during this meeting. As coaches use their coach training guide, you should train using the Coach Training PowerPoint (accessible via MyUpward.org) for your training outline. Take time prior to the conference to design the presentation that will best serve your coaches. For more information on these resources, check out your Cheerleading Commissioner Manual.
Here are some of the materials you will need for your coach training:
Coach Training Guides
At your coach training, you will need to distribute these booklets to your coaches, which will serve as their guide during the meeting and beyond. In it will be valuable information on their role as a coach as well their responsibilities during practices and games. It will also serve as their companion piece as you train them on their specific responsibilities as an Upward Cheerleading Coach. This guide also includes a layout of your coaches first practice. Prepare all your coaches at your coach training by reviewing this practice 1 outlet so they are confident and equipped for their first practice.
To help you with this event, the following tools have been provided:
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