Leadership Do's and Don'ts
ORGANIZATION
Do's:
* Have Set Rules
* Plan Ahead

Don'ts:
* Make exceptions to the rules
* Wait until the last minute

COMMUNICATION
Do's:
* Keep team informed
* Have regular meetings with officers/directors

Don'ts:
* Schedule surprise events/practices
* Cancel meetings

UNIFORMS
Do's:
* Respect school property & image
* Have a dress rehearsal
* Change our of uniform after performance
* Consider costume choice (different body types)

Don'ts:
* Eat, drink, or curse, etc. in or out of uniform
* Experiment with new costumes at a performance
* Wear uniforms inappropriately
* Forget all girls do not have perfect shapes

 
ATTITUDE

Do's:
* Be positive
* Show respect

Don'ts:
* Be negative
* Be disrespectful

ROUTINE
Do's:
* Select music first
* Consider ability level of team
* Include line & formation changes
* Include change of pace, level variety
* Correct errors as you see them
* Develop you own team style

Don'ts:
* Make the routine too difficult
* Select the inappropriate music for a routine
* Stay in one formation the entire routine
* Include moves that are not lady-like
* Practice mistakes
* Be intimidated by another team

PRACTICE
Do's:
* Warm-up and stretch before each rehearsal or performance
* Start and finish on time
* Plan your rehearsal/get organized
* Wear appropriate practice clothes
* Practice sportsmanship

Don'ts:
* Get injured because you didn't warm up
* Delay rehearsal for a few late members
* Wait until practice to decide what to do
* Waste valuable time
* Wait to add that something special
* Wear the wrong practice gear

PERFORMANCE
Do's:
* Wear appropriate makeup
* Encourage parents and friends to attend performances
* Get plenty of rest

Don'ts:
* Be a pale face
* Exclude your best supporters
* Stay up late the night before a performance
* Do anything to bring embarrassment to the team

 
   

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