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Welcome to Tuesday coaches tips. By now your teams should be working hard on the solution for their long term problems. As a coach it is important to encourage your team members to listen carefully to what their teammates concerns and ideas are. Should you see a person's ideas being over looked, it is appropriate to direct that team member to repeat what was said. This will encourage the team to work cohesively and to ponder their problem from the perspectives of the whole team.

Although coaches are not involved in solving the long term problem, we are integral in training the team to solve spontaneous problems. As you provide the team with a variety of opportunities for spontaneous problem solving, don't forget to have the team debrief their solutions. This will allow the team to consider a variety of solutions. Again it gives you a chance to build the team cohesiveness.

While we are waiting to get this year's tips out; following are several tips from years past.

Tip 1 - Spontaneous Problem: Chain Bridge

Tip 2 - Spontaneous Problem: All Those Uses for a Paper Clip!

Tip 3 - Verbal & Hands-on Halloween themed

Tip 4 - Coaches' Role in the Long Term Scores

Tip 5 - Videotaping a team practice

Tip 6 - Interpreting your Raw Qualifying Tournament Scores

Tip 7 - Getting Back on Track

Tip 8 - Roles & Jobs

Tip 9 - Spontaneous problem

Tip 10 - Creativity Scoring

Tip 11 - Style Scoring

Tip 12 - Effective Directing

Tip 13 - Spontaneous Problem

Tip 14 - Spontaneous Problem: The Longest Rope

Tip 15 - Broken squares team building exercise

Tip 16 - Continuing Story

Tip 17 - Name Things that are Cold

Tip 18 - Spontaneous Problem: Candle, Book, Match

Tip 19 - Parent Involvement

Tip 20 - Spontaneous Problem: Make a famous building

Tip 21 - Spontaneous Problem: Squeezed Together

Tip 22 - How to Make a Play Better

Tip 23 - SCAMPER and think bigger

Tip 24 - Spontaneous Problem: Leaning Towers