Coaches

Welcome Coaches!

You and your team have a busy season ahead, let UDA help you get prepared! We offer a variety of resources, including preparing for tryouts, attending summer camp, regional competitions and the National Dance Team Championship!

Due to recent events our tryout kit is FREE to all Coaches!  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.

VIRTUAL TRYOUT GUIDE

Coaches Resources

At Home Training Material

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.

New Coaches

Are you a new coach? Or are you looking for some fresh tips and tricks to help you during your season? Then the Varsity Spirit Dance Coach Manual is just for you! To request a digital copy, click here!

Tryouts

From Tryouts → UDA Summer Camp!

UDA has everything you need to host a successful tryout this season! See below for tryout material, music, documents, sample score sheets and more.

At Varsity Spirit, the health and safety of our athletes and coaches is our top priority. We are diligently monitoring the impact of COVID-19/Coronavirus, and have a dedicated team working on solutions to support you as the situation evolves. 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.

VIRTUAL TRYOUT GUIDE

Routine Notes

Click here to see routine notes for all of the UDA HS Elite Material. All other HS routines can be viewed in the Clementune app on your smart phone or tablet.

Continuing Education

During camp, UDA will be offering classes for advisors and coaches. These classes will cover a variety of topics. Completion of the UDA Coaches Program or completion of all camp meetings qualifies coaches as “certified or credentialed members”, eligible for $1 Million Dollar Secondary Liability Insurance, and members of the Continuing Education Union.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit is a nationally recognized measure of a sponsored activity through institutes, workshops and short courses. It is not issued on a semester or quarterly hour basis. In some states, it will apply toward pay increases, certificate renewal or in-service training. This credit is issued through the Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Division of Continuing Education. Each coach will have to contact their local school board to know if any of these options apply in their state.

The workshop is conducted at every UDA camp during the summer. The cost to acquire the credit is an additional fee over the normal coach fee for attending camp. This program includes all coaches that pay to attend camp (excluding home camps).

In order to receive the credit, the coaches are required to attend all classes. Coaches must complete the CEU Registration form HERE and accompany it with a check or money order made payable to UDA. All applications for these CEU credits MUST be received in the corporate office no later than September 30, 2019. Certificates will be sent to the participants by the end 2019.

Varsity Dance National Coaches Conference

Varsity University’s Dance Conferences provide coaches the one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from the very best in the business. Our instructors specialize in everything from choreography and technique to teambuilding and have lead some of the most successful dance programs in history. For our scholastic cheer and dance conferences, participants can earn professional development hours through Sterling College.

 

2020 VARSITY DANCE NATIONAL COACHES CONFERENCE – GOING VIRTUAL!
For Both High School and College Coaches

May 19-20, 2020
1:00 pm-5:00 pm EST

Class Descriptions

Speakers

Tentative Schedule

Conference Information

2021 VARSITY DANCE NATIONAL COACHES CONFERENCE – Registration COMING SOON!

For Both High School and College Coaches

Chicago, IL | March 25-27, 2021

"'The rich conversations today prove that we as coaches are one resilient bunch. Love seeing all the collaboration happening here and in other topic chats! '" Tara Yantis
"'This was my first ever conference as a coach and I am so inspired. Thank you for all the work that was put into making this happen. So grateful '" Ashley
"'Thank you! Lots of great info and just inspiration that we ALL can get through this together. '" Rachelle Kiehle
"'Thanks to Varsity and all the amazing speakers. Best of luck to everyone in their season. '" Jennifer Ramirez

New Coaches!

Being a new dance team coach can be overwhelming. UDA has excellent resources to help new dance team coaches throughout their season. The Varsity Spirit Dance Coach Manual gives coaches all of the information they need to run a successful program. The manual covers a variety of topics, such as working with your administration, why camp is important, effective ways to schedule practices, game performances, costuming, competitions, and much more! The manual covers a variety of topics such as working with your administration, why camp is important, effective ways to schedule practices, game performances, costuming, competitions, etc… The list goes on and on!

Request a Copy!