Quick Coaching Tips

  1. Reinforce TECHNIQUE throughout the twirling season. Technique is the skeleton that supports your design and creates EXCELLENCE.
  2. Because twirling is left/right brain, science and art, “engineer” for PERFECT but expect a share of Plan B’s.
  3. Know what you know and WORK at what you don’t.
  4. NEVER let students fear error.
  5. Although you have a focused goal for each class/student, relax and allow your students to have fun and laugh during your classes. We all learn better when we are enjoying ourselves. Incorporating jokes, laughing and funny phrases will establish a friendly, safe environment and keep them coming back.

Dale White

His pageantry career began as a baton twirler under the tutelage of Fred Miller, director of the famed Miller’s Blackhawks. Mr. White won numerous State and National championships as a competitive baton twirler. His teaching career in the sport of baton twirling has spanned some 30 years, producing a multitude of National and World champions. In addition, his membership with the United States Twirling Association, as well as the World Baton Twirling Federation, has taken him to some 15 countries instructing and judging. Currently, he serves as USA Judges Rep for the World Baton Twirling Federation and is contributing to the development of the new judging system. As an adjudicator, Dale is currently on the roster of Winter Guard International as well as the Ohio Music Educators Association. His focused area of adjudication is General Effect, Color Guard, and Visual captions where he has over 20 years of experience. In the 2009 season of WGI, he served as Chief Judge Administrator. In addition, Mr. White mentors young judges.

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