One of the biggest mistakes a new coach (or even a seasoned one) can make is to get so caught up in the Long-Term problem that training for Spontaneous gets short shrift. At competition, too many teams have learned the hard way that their Spontaneous score can make 'em or break 'em. Placing first in Long-Term and Style but dead last in Spontaneous likely means you'll watch as another team advances to the next level of competition. Team members who practice Spontaneous regularly vastly improve their chances of walking out of the awards ceremony with shiny medals around their necks.
Here's how a tournament typically goes:
Spontaneous workshops help your team improve at solving problems on the fly and learn from the successes of other attending teams. Magic Center has scheduled the following spontaneous workshops. Go to the Dates page to see when workshops are scheduled and for information about how to register and pay.
Spontaneous Practice Problems
If you're in a hurry and don't have time to explore these resources, check out the Spontaneous Problem Builder to quickly put together a DIY Hands-on or Verbal/Hands-on problem with materials you have on hand.
Spontaneous Tips and Tactics