Coaches

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Back to School Spirit Guide

The role of a spirit leader goes far beyond leading the crowd on the sidelines or taking the floor as an athlete on competition day. It’s about being a positive light and leader in your community, no matter the circumstances. Although going back to school this fall is going to look different across America, the primary role of a dancer remains the same – support the success of others and create a welcoming, spirited atmosphere for all.

Use our Back to School Spirit Guide for activities and ideas to keep your team and student body, motivated no matter if you are in-person or not!

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Resources

Resources to Keep Teams Involved & Motivated

Back to School Spirit Guide
The role of a dancer goes far beyond entertaining the crowd on the sidelines or taking the floor as an athlete on competition day. It’s about being a positive light and leader in your community, no matter the circumstances. Although going back to school this fall is going to look different across America, the primary role of a dancer remains the same – support the success of others and create a welcoming, spirited atmosphere for all. Check out these back to school social/emotional resources and creative activities to keep your student body’s spirit uplifted!
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NDA Instagram “Greatness” Photo Challenge
Want a chance for your team to be featured? Throughout the next few weeks, NDA is looking to share all the greatness out there in our NDA Instagram “Greatness” Photo Challenge. Each Tuesday we will share words of greatness as our theme of the week on our @NDAdance Instagram account. Ask your dancers to share a picture on Instagram that goes with that theme. Be sure that they use #PursueGreatness and tag @NDAdance to be featured on NDA social media, website and more!

IMPACT → Now
Varsity Brands acknowledges the unique challenges that administrators, teachers, school staff, and students are now facing. IMPACT NOW is designed to help schools and districts address unprecedented needs with a partner who is dedicated to elevating student experiences.
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Believe in YOU®
Believe in YOU® is an episodic series designed to educate students and staff about the incredible power of believing in yourself, despite the challenges and trials that life may present. Hosted by Kevin Atlas, and starring personalities from around the country who have overcome personal challenges to accomplish the  extraordinary.
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Together as One
“Together as One” was designed  as an opportunity for collaborative performance between cheer teams, dance teams, sports teams, music programs, and entire communities and crowds. This fully arranged, designed, and choreographed performance is available for FREE to any school and coach exploring halftime performances or community performances for 2020, and wanting the opportunity to involve other school or community groups into a larger production.
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At Home Training Guides

At Home Training Guides
Help your dancers stay in tip top shape during their time at home! From stretching to technique drills, these weekly trainings are sure to help your dancers maintain and improve in their skills.

Virtual Tryout Material

Varsity Spirit wants to help support you with some suggestions on ways to conduct a virtual tryout, keep student engagement and navigate your athletes through these uncertain times. Here are some helpful tools for hosting a Virtual Tryout:

BAND Virtual Tryout Tips

Varsity University Virtual Tryout Tips

Home Routine Rules

  • All teams have the option of participating in the Home Routine Evaluations on Night 1 of Camp.
  • Teams may perform any routine learned and perfected before camp to be evaluated by NDA Staff.
  • Teams participating in this Evaluation will have the opportunity to earn a bid to NDA Nationals if the routine scores 40 points or higher.
  • Routines should be limited to 2:00 or less.
  • Routines must follow the Varsity Spirit Music Guidelines.
  • Routines should follow the current NDA School Safety Rules.

Note: No penalties are assessed at camp. NDA asks that the above guidelines be followed for general safety and timeliness.

Coaches Resource Guide

New to coaching dance team or need a refresher? This is the place for you! The Varsity Spirit Dance Coach Resource Guide is available to you.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education (CEU) credit is a nationally recognized measure of sponsored activity through institutes, workshops and short courses. In some states, it will apply toward pay increases, certificate renewal or in-service training. Each coach will have to contact their local school board to know if any of these options apply in their state. CEU credit workshops are conducted at every NDA camp during the summer (excluding home camps). The cost to acquire the credit is an additional fee over the normal coach fee for attending camp.

All participants for these CEU credits MUST be received in the NDA Corporate Office no later than September 30, 2020. Certificates will be sent to the participants by the end of the current year. In order to receive credit, coaches are required to attend all classes and meetings.

NDA News

Game Day: NC State Series Details

Game Day: NC State Series Details

North Carolina State University is known for their incredible game day atmosphere! It’s Homecoming weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Wolfpack is gearing up to bring out the excitement in all of the student body.

Aug. 6, 2020

The Arena: Did You Know?

Did you know? The Arena being used to play NBA games this season, at the ESPN Wide World of...

Aug. 5, 2020

Nearly New Dancewear Collection

With all of the unrest and uncertainty in our world today, Kennedy Webb felt inspired to make a difference somewhere she could. As a dancer for many years and lots of connections, she felt this was the place she could make the biggest impact. “As our coaches were going through all of the team gear […]

Jul. 14, 2020

Kidney Buddies for Life

When Katie Birkhead saw that her former teammate and friend needed a kidney donation, she had no hesitation to reach out to see how she could help. Chelsie Horton was diagnosed with Familial Juvenile Nephronophthisis at the age of two. This is a genetic kidney disease and Chelsie was expected to need a kidney transplant […]

Jul. 13, 2020