Sometimes, things don’t go as planned, especially when it comes to Lakeland cheerleading. It is very easy to lose your temper when things go awry and you think nothing will go right anymore. Don’t get easily frustrated or depressed. Don’t throw a temper tantrum. Instead, gather your wits and attack the problem head on, as any coach knows he needs to do.
Ask for help
Coaches can sometimes be stubborn. They think only they know how to solve the problem of their team. That is wrong. There’s a saying that two heads are better than one. That is almost always true; even the most genius of us needs help at times. Let other (trusted) people in the problem and ask for their opinion. An outside perspective could help you see your team under a different light.
One of the benefits of this advance technology we have on our laps is that multitude of information is available to us 24/7. Look up ideas and try to incorporate them into what you’re already planning for the team. The ideas you read about can be a stepping stone to create a sequence or a routine that is unique and your own.
Get the team involved
Since the problem involves the team, you must let them in it, too. Ask them what they think of the ideas you have or how they will solve the challenge that faces you. It’s nice to hear from them and add what you hear into your own ideas. The team will feel valued and important. They will feel that their inputs somehow helped the squad and their coach. Also, it is important to hear their opinions since they are the ones who perform the routine you concoct. They may even have more info or knowledge about finding solutions than you because they are more involved.
Changes are normal
Don’t be afraid of changes. Whether you scrap the whole routine off or you incorporate new skills into it, nothing is better than being brave enough to change when the need arises. Just make sure that everyone is on the same page and you all understand that changes are normal and they are always welcome to a team that is constantly evolving.
Consult with a professional
Whatever the issues may be, there is someone out there who can help you with it because he is an “expert” or a professional on the subject matter. Don’t hesitate to contact this person and simply ask for help when you need to.