Chaperone Duties

An important role for each competitor or performer during any Pole Competition.
Chaperone Duties and responsibilitiesOver the years this important role has been somewhat under estimated. But without the valuable support of these important people, many of the competitors would not be where they are todayWho makes a good chaperone?

This obviously depend on the competitor of course, as not each person requires the same support as each other

Examples of a good chaperones would be:-
Your training partner
Your coach
Your instructor
Your mentor
Your partner
Someone who knows you really well
Your best friend

What are the main roles of a competitor chaperone & why have a chaperone to support each competitor?
Again these roles vary from competitor to competitor but the duties below may be considered·
To help with competitor and music registrations·
To look after the competitors belongs during training and the competition itself·
Help with costumes, makeup and hair·
Support in travel to and from the venues·
Support during rehearsals and stage preparations·
Support for physical massage and sports therapy which may include stretching and injury prevention·
Mental support in maintaining peak performance·
To give valuable feedback during training and competition warm ups and presentations·
To be the professional voice between the competitor and organisers·
To look after and collect any props after the show·
To help with pole preparation and cleaning·
To help maintain their hydration and nutrition levels

What are the down sides of being a competitor chaperone?
You will be the first person, usually, that a competitor may ‘stress to’ should such a situation arise. It is important that you do not take the comments literally and personally as emotions are heightened during competition times

Always have a supportive, positive and encouraging manner, no matter how stressful the situation may appear at that time.
Quite often your duties require you to be back stage during the completion as your competitor may wish to have you back stage with them for moral support, which may mean you either miss the show or have very limited viewing.
You don’t get to see the other performers and competitors as your number one focus is your competitorWhat are the advantages of being a chaperone?
Apart from the obvious one of supporting a dear friend and being a part of their success there is that sense of accomplishment and of course contribution.
You also get to be alongside the great pole champions, where otherwise you may not have the opportunity.


Payment for your chaperone is £15 payable through bank transfer or £16.50 via Paypal - this includes an all day ticket 

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