Starting a                       Program

Building a Team

Emphasize that those who want to go to competitions must commit to spending time every week outside of practice working problems and preparing for practices

Possibly have a contract for your members to sign

Prepare a practice schedule for your students, including what work you expect them to do each week (e.g. Warm-up and Work-outs)

Give them a competition schedule so they can reserve those dates

Let students know what they need to memorize (Toolbox from

If possible, have a parent meeting as well, letting them know What work you expect the students to do

How they can help

Make arrangements for snacks

Make arrangements for travel

Practice schedules

Competition schedules


Make practices as fun as possible

Have rewards for the students