Coaching Web Application Questions

Charles asks…

Can I get into any Ivy-League college?

I’m a 15 years old Belgian highschool student interested in Economics. Can I get into a Ivy-League college (I prefer Harvard) with the following stats?
- I study Economics-Mathematics (6 hrs of Mathematics and 5hrs of Economics per week)
- Extracurriculars: – I play soccer.
– I’m in a youth movement from when I was 7 years old.
– I play the guitar.
– Should I maybe do community service as well?
- Languages: I speak Dutch, French and English fluently. I also speak a little bit of german too.
- GPA: – Mathematics: around 4.0
– Economics around 4.5
– Overall: should be around 4.0
Greetings, Warre

Yahoo answers:

Harvard does accept international students, as do most US universities.
Harvard’s acceptance rate is 6%. Meaning 94% of all applications are denied. Harvard’s undergrad international student population is about 8%.
Just great grades is not enough. They look for students who are outstanding. Who are leaders. They are not just doing community service, they have come up with a project, coordinated it between the school and community, gotten other students to join in, headed up the project to completion.
They look for well rounded students who do more than academics.
You play soccer. Are you the team captain? Have you done anything with it? Coached younger kids? Won any championships?

You will need to take the SAT I exam-
Check each US school’s web site to see if they require any SAT II subject exams
For Harvard and any Ivy League school you need to score at least a 2100 on the SAT

Carol asks…

how to imporve my chances of getting into the raf as a pilot?

I’m currently studying for GCSE’s and I have the goal of being an Raf officer and pilot, preferably flying the Sentinel R1, The c-130 hercules, C-17 globemaster or the Chinook. I’m going to study Biology/ Chemistry/ physics/ and psycology for A Levels. I’ve researched the requirements but I’m hoping for some advice on how to better my chances and get ahead of the competition, I’ve looked into Air cadets however there is not a squadron near enough to me. However I do alot of kayaking and have knocked up around 200 hours of coaching and have lead various groups. I’m currently going to take my 4* leadership award in sea kayaking, I’ve done work for a sailing trust and raced their boats. I’m also a keen and experienced mountain biker and I feel like I have a good level of fitness. I used to play in football team for 4 years and managed to win our local leagues 2 times. At the moment im looking into maths courses aside from A levels as I feel this is a weaker subject (predicted B at GCSE) although I have experience with speed/distance/time with kayak navigation etc…Any advice on how I can boost my application and chances is greatly appreciated and 10 points for the best answer =) P.S

Yahoo answers:


take a look around the web site – info re the selction process and the tasks/ skills required.

Good to see you have a goal in life

Linda asks…

Honers diploma to get a scholarship?

I am a senior in high school and i don’t know if it is like this at other high schools but at mine we have 2 different classes, Honors diploma and standard diploma. I am in standard diploma and i was wondering if you have to be in honors to qualify for scholarships. I am very worried about this please help! and if it helps any i am from alabama. THANKS!!!

Yahoo answers:

Not necessarily. There are scholarships for students who earn average grades.

Read the information here:
* US News and World Report Article:

and here:
* Article:

Please keep in mind that many other students will be applying for the same scholarships & only a few or maybe just 1 will be awarded. Do not pin all your hopes of higher education financing on being awarded enough scholarship/grant funds to cover all your college expenses.

I hope you have been saving any gift money & earnings – as much as possible for a number of years.

Once high school resumes for the 2012-13 school year talk with a HS counselor to learn how to pick a school that will meet your education & career needs & your budget. Learn the ins & outs of college/univ. Financial aid, including learning about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid – ) which will need to be completed & submitted early in 2013.

The colleges/universities* that interest you may have scholarship/grant funds for just their own students. Staff members of the colleges/universities may need the info from your completed FAFSA or may need a completed CSS Profile (from the College Board – ) to determine if you will be awarded any scholarships/grants.

*By colleges/universities I mean: local taxing district funded community colleges, state government funded colleges & universities, & private/independent non-profit colleges/universities (not to be confused with for-profit/career/proprietary colleges, which 1st & foremost are businesses with the main focus of earning profits for their shareholders.)

I recommend the following databases for searching for some scholarships for which you may qualify and may wish to apply:

Scholarship Search from the well-respected College Board:
Click on the Start button.
If you choose to register (free – registration is not required) to return later & modify your search strategy, feel secure you will not receive spam emails. Don’t select too many defining terms in your search strategy, which may result in a poor scholarship search result.

CollegeNet Mach25 Scholarship Search database:
No registration required. If you use the Profile Search option, don’t include a large number of Misc. Identifiers or you may have an unsuccessful search result. I think the Keyword Search option is the easiest. Scholarships specific to particular colleges/universities are included in the Mach25 database.

With the results of both scholarship search databases you will have to look at each scholarship option in the results and the info on the scholarship granting organization web pages to determine if you qualify to apply.

Beware of many other “scholarship search” web sites. Many have info on contests & require registration to use, resulting in a lot of spam email. Read their privacy policies very carefully regarding selling/giving your info to 3rd parties. If they sell/give your info to 3rd parties, avoid them.

When you do find a scholarship for which you want to apply, make sure you meet the scholarship requirements, be sure to follow the application rules to the letter; use perfect spelling, grammar & punctuation; & submit your application before the deadline.

Librarians–Ask Us, We Answer!
Find your local Public Library at:

Find your College/University Library at:

Best wishes

Sandy asks…

what to ask a West Point recruiter?

It may seem like I’m flattering myself here, but I AM NOT. I fucking hate that.
Anyways, I’m going to Seattle tomorrow for an Army event. I even scheduled 5 minutes to talk to the actual West Point recruiter. Since 7th grade the military is the occupation I decided to live. I’ve gone from wanting to become a Navy fighter pilot, to be in a nuclear submarine, to want to become a paratrooper, or Special Forces, or scout-sniper, or EOD. As you can see that’s a hell lot and impossible. Since freshman year I had decided to become a Marine. My plans were to enlist after high school. Even though I’m not delayed entry, I’ve been going to the Marine poolee functions for the past two years, and established my own leader-like position there. But being a senior now I have begun to think more about my parents. Going to a university, and help my family advance. I’m being honest here: my family has been on welfare for a while, working (doing REAL work) to put food on the table. I could enlist but by doing that I’m only thin king of myself. Going to university I am in the military AND it’s better for my family. I’m tired of doing yard work and fruit orchards. Even though I’ve been biased for Marines, the Army also has my respect, as they established their part in history. I’d rather enlist and put 20 years to become a Gunny, because it’s always appeared to me that the NCO’s are closer to the troops, getting the experience and knowing what to do. But I figured that if I got a commission I wouldn’t be different. After all I’ve done my homework. In the past years I’ve spoken to many veterans, read military memoirs/non-fiction, watched documentaries, etc. Anyone that knows me recognizes me by that. “Angel who? You mean that guy who’s into the military?” and whatever else.

I believe that I’m not what West Point looks for TRADITIONALLY. I have the intelligence, but I’m not the person with the straight A’s and National Honor Society. My grades have been good nonetheless. I’m not involved in school government, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be a leader. I’m captain of the cross country team and varsity. I’ve done wrestling too, and am a good public speaker. I have no trouble speaking in front of large groups of people. Speech and debate team. I hate science, but I love math. AP Calc.

All being said, what are good questions to ask tomorrow at the Seattle Army event?

Yahoo answers:

Since the service academies generally only recruit for athletics and diversity, and don’t generally recruit athletes at Army events, I am guessing that you are meeting a West Point Diversity recruiter rather than a coach or a MALO(Military Academy Liaison Officer.)

Your extracurriculars- cross country, wrestling, speech and debate- sound perfect for a service academy candidate. Leadership does not only mean student government. Athletic team captain is considered one of the highest forms of leadership to the service academies. If you have been working to help support your family that will also be considered as part of your extracurricular composite, and leadership in work will also be considered. Your writing style indicates that you are well read and if you do well in Math and are doing well in AP Calculus, then even if you do not have the most competitive class rank, Gpa and Sat or Act scores, the service academy may be willing to offer you a year at the United States Military Academy Prep School(USMAPS) to help you to become competitive for an appointment to West Point. It sounds like you may need to further prep in Chemistry and Physics to be able to do well in the first two years pre-engineering curriculum at all service academies. Ask the recruiter your chances at a direct appointment and also your chances at being appointed a Cadet Candidate to USMAPS. It would help to know your actual class rank based on weighted Gpa; weighted Gpa; any trends in Gpa, sophomore year is given greater weight than junior year and junior year is given more weight than sophomore year, grades in English, Math, Chemistry and Physics. The stated purpose of the service academy prep schools since Dod Directive 1322.22(1994) has been to prep minorities and enlisted service members for appointment to the service academies but in practice the prep schools are primarily used to prep and redshirt athletes, then to prep minorities with enlisted service members making up between around 7% to 15% of each service academy prep school’s students.
See 1322.22 on page 8:

If you are a D1 caliber athletic recruit for X-C then you should also contact the X-C Coach at West Point. Over one quarter of each freshman class at est Point consists of recruited athletes.


If you are not offered an appointment or a year at Usmaps, another possibility is to self prep at one of the five military junior colleges. Since you want an appointment to West Point, that is possible on ECP Scholarship.


You need to apply for nominations from your rep and two state senators. Go to their web pages and look for information on how to apply. Some have already stopped accepting applications. Most accept applications till November 1. If appointed to Usmaps a nomination is not required. Also need to prep for and take the Sat and Act. The Sat Math tests Algebra 1 and 2 and Geometry. The Act Math also tests Trigonometry.
The selection process is nearly identical at West Point, the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy, so, whatever is stated on one service academy website or in its catalog with regard to admissions, course selection etc generally holds for the others. If you read the following answer and open the links it should help to explain the selection process and the path to an appointment:;_ylt=Akhc017ydUhl4cmaSh5LBsHty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20101109140847AAZvjcJ

Helpful to take an Act that offers TIR(Test Information Release.) Only about three Act exam dates per year do.


The Air Force Academy website offers outstanding advice to students prepping for a service academy, rotc scholarship or any highly selective university. Open all links to the left of the dialog box. Be sure to open the “Leadership Preparation” link and read it carefully.”

Page 19 of Chapter 2 of the Naval Academy Catalog indicates classes for a high school student to take to make himself competitive for admission. The classes are arranged in a hierarchy:

For colleges that require them, schedule Sat Subject tests to coincide with the AP or Final Exam in the class. An extracurricular reading program, looking up unknown words in a dictionary will help with Cr scores, even as little as twenty minutes a day.


The military considers that the primary goal should be to serve as an officer regardless of service branch or commissioning source. Applying to more than one commissioning program tends to strengthen each application.
Good Luck!

Maria asks…

Volunteer Jobs in High Point or Greensboro NC….?

Can someone help me find some volunteer jobs and fast!

Yahoo answers:

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Volunteer as Clerical assistant in Greensboro, NC
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Greensboro NC Job – CareerBuilder can help you find your dream job in Greensboro.

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Coaching Web Design Questions

Betty asks…

Does this coach bag look real or not? And if it is fake how can you tell?

Yahoo answers:

Look for a serial number somewhere inside the purse, usually punched into the leather. . .all the designer bags have that. ALSO. . .every year Coach has a collection, you can search the web site and see if that style of bag actually existed in the design line.

Bag looks authentic but hard to tell without seeing it in person.

Maria asks…

Does anyone know the packaging characteristics (and design) of Coach handbags?

Yahoo answers:

( ) we have lots new style products, maybe you can have a look. And we sell the Cheap Jordans, Nike Jordan Shoes, Air Jordan, Nike Shox, Jordan Sneakers, Nike Dunks, Wholesale Handbags, belt, necktie, and so on.. Visit our website, and we will give you the most competitive price.

Ruth asks…

HELP!?! –What other job(s) should i take up besides being a full-time pharmacist? real estate, what?>?

i’m still in high school, but i see older adults who (for example), are professors @ unversity level, and are also real estate agents. others are secretaries who also do translations separately.
What should i plan for? I know pharmacists get okay money, but I know I will need more.

Yahoo answers:

Real estate, even part time, can be demanding. But also rewarding. Other possibilities: teaching (as a substitute or one class at a college), coaching (very rewarding, fun, and active), personal training (will keep you in shape too), massage therapist, waiting tables, retail associate, web design, own an ebay store or cafe store online, etc… The possibilities are endless!

Best Wishes.

Joseph asks…

How to narrow down career path options?

My problem is that I’m interested in everything. I’ve always wanted to become something in the medical field, but this year I’ve become burnt out on it all somewhat. Not a good omen if I actually get a medical job.

Many of the things I’m interested in either
A) Have almost no job openings (that I think I’d like)
B) Don’t relate to each other

I love theology (I don’t want to be a nun or a college professor)
I love computers
I love foreign languages
& I think I’ll always have a love for human anatomy/ behavior.

Lately I’ve been looking into anthropology. It’s beginning to interest me.

Note: I’m not a strong math student. Physics make me want to punch babies.
I want to get a bachelor’s degree…master’s eventually.

Basically my question is: How do I narrow down my career path options?
Any suggestions?

Yahoo answers:

The first suggestion to you is prayer! It works. You are blessed to have too many gifts and interests rather than none. Ask yourself what flows naturally for you? Sometimes the most random things can fall right into alignment when it is God’s calling on your life.
I urge you to create a list in addition to your interests. List off your gifts. What are you good at? What talents do you have? What do people compliment you on regularly that you may have overlooked. I can guarantee you that it will begin to make sense.
Here is an example. I liked art, (drawing and painting). I like communications talking to different people. I became really good at researching and writing (my undergrad degree was in History) But I could not figure out how any of these skills made sense. I started doing life coaching and offer web design along with it. This brought together all of my gifts as random as they seemed.
So my advice to you is don’t neglect what you love but see how it all comes together. When considering spending money for school you definitely need to figure out what you really want to learn more about because if it is something that you are not only talented in but you want to learn more about it your grades will be a lot better than forcing yourself down a career path and curriculum that you mildly like or even hate.
Instead of looking at the specific major first off think about what you would like to see yourself doing with your interests. (ex: helping orphans, hosting a talk show, feeding the homeless etc.) And then go from there! I hope this helps.

Ken asks…

Help on Abobe Photo Shop?

Hi, i am working as Web Designing Implementer in Hyd. I want to improve skills on Photo Shop, if any one give coaching on photo shop with u’r suitable timings (free of cost)?

You’r help very usefull to my carier. So, plz guide me and refer me.

Thank You

Yahoo answers:

Search YouTube for “Photoshop tips”
to learn Photoshop for free.

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Coaching Web Design Questions

Lisa asks…

Awesome Free Football Game-Coach your own pro or college team?

You’re just a click away from the most complete football coaching sim on the web. Get on board and take control. Work with a staff of human coaches to guide your college or pro team to the top. Build your Empire today!

Build Your Team
College coaches recruit players from around the country
Pro coaches draft players from college teams, trade with other pro teams or pick up free agents
Build up your player’s attributes through training drills and practices
Design Your Playbook
Create limitless plays using our play design tool
Set your formations, play calling tendencies and gameplan
Set up practice sessions to watch your plays
Take The Field
Watch your games live
Call plays live with our unique play calling feature

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Donald asks…

asking about more education for job?

i have done basic,c,c++,web designing,flash, Photoshop,visual basic,core java an also teaching these

for job at which language we should focus now

Yahoo answers:

There are many with these and few more.
If you are in teaching already, continue , and think of opening some coaching centers at later stages.

Paul asks…

Am I being unrealistic?

Is my list of things I want to learn too big? Can I teach myself all of these things without college?
I want to learn more on:

Computer hardware maintenance/repair
Software fixes
3d animation
Video editing
Designing websites
Graphic Design

I also don’t know which I would choose to start my own business with, though I suppose a lot of them would work under the same business. Any advice?

Yahoo answers:

Well, it is not unrealistic, even great that you have dared to take this challenge, it is possible even though without the collage or any coaching classes.

I recommend you to focus only on 3D animations, Video Editing, Web design/developing, and Graphic design.

I do not see any specialty of learning ‘Software fixing’ because it is not even a subject.
Hardware repair can be a hazardous job!

Learn above mentioned subjects though learning websites, like for web designing you can use etc.

All you need to have keen interest on the subject, also you need to enjoy your lessons, because it helps to learn better and faster!

I hope you start a amazing career :)

Good luck

Steven asks…

who is your favorite fashion designer?

I want to add in my web site :
Features an extensive collection of biographical information on fashion designers , fashion brands , fashion magazines, fashion school, universities and colleges, fashoin models and fashion photographers.

Yahoo answers:

Betsy Johnson has awesome designs. (shoes, clothing, handbags, jewelry, footwear, and recently perfume)

Her style is a little out there and ‘funky’, but I always love all the bright colors she uses in her designs. She also uses a lot of floral prints in her shoe collections.

The designer label Missoni has bright colors and patterns in their line of clothes and shoes as well.

I am also a big fan of Juicy Couture, it’s a little snobby and princess-like, with lots of pink, but everyone here in Memphis is obsessed with it.

COACH is also extremely popular on the University of Memphis campus, COACH handbags are like THE thing to have.

As far as a good university for fashion, I’ve heard great things about Syracuse University. I have a friend that goes there right now that’s studying fashion design. I think that’s also where Betsy Johnson graduated from.

Hope some of this helps!

Helen asks…

Hey guys…plz help get more info bout NID(national institute of design, India)!!!!!?

PLZ tell me where i can get NID(national institute of design, India) entrance exam question papers with answers and a coaching class in Thane or Mumbai. I wanna persue GDPD programme in NID. Help me in all way that u can….plz!!!

Yahoo answers:

National Institute of Design offers 4-year intensive professional Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD). Projected number of seats in GDPD is 100.

Admission is open to students who have passed or who will appear for qualifying examinations under the Higher Secondary (10+2), or equivalents like AISSCE/ IB/ ICSE etc. Candidates passing the Institute’s admission tests/interviews will be admitted, subject to passing their qualifying examinations before they join the Institute.

Competence in technical and related subjects will normally be considered an advantage. The medium of instruction for UG programme at NID is English. Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 2010.

You can get help for entrance exam from these web site links.



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Web Coaching Questions

Helen asks…

hi.i want to know if there are coaching classes for NET/SET exams in Pune?

My subject is Journalism and Mass Communication

Yahoo answers:

Please try this web site link for the list of coaching centers in Pune.



Betty asks…

Help BHARAT COACHES need to know what ownership it is thanks?

What ownership is bharat coaches thanks

Yahoo answers:

Domain Reg. Matches the address given on the web site, HOWEVER Companies House will not accept the Company Number show (too many digits) ..

Domain name:

New Bharat Coaches Ltd.

Registrant type:
UK Limited Company, (Company number: 224509284)

Registrant’s address:
New Bharat Coach Station
1A Priory Way
Off Western Road

OK, got them :-

Company No. 01759694

Status: Active
Date of Incorporation: 07/10/1983

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company Type: Private Limited Company
Nature of Business (SIC(03)):
6021 – Other sched passenger land transport
Accounting Reference Date: 31/03
Last Accounts Made Up To: 31/03/2007 (TOTAL EXEMPTION SMALL)
Next Accounts Due: 31/01/2009
Last Return Made Up To: 31/12/2005
Next Return Due: 28/01/2007 OVERDUE
Last Members List: 31/12/2005

Odd to find another business at the exact same address ?

Name & Registered Office:
Company No. 06485808

Status: Active
Date of Incorporation: 28/01/2008

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company Type: Private Limited Company
Nature of Business (SIC(03)):
None Supplied
Accounting Reference Date: 31/01
Last Accounts Made Up To: (NO ACCOUNTS FILED)
Next Accounts Due: 28/11/2009
Last Return Made Up To:
Next Return Due: 25/02/2009

Lizzie asks…

i need personal trainer/volleyball coach how do i go about this?

ok im looking for a personal trainer/ volleyball coach where can i look for on

- i need someone with experience

- cost dosnt matter

Yahoo answers:

Go to a local university web site. Look for camps or at the coaches names and info. Email or call them and ask them if they would mind coaching you or if they know any personal trainers. Hope this helps! Vball is this best isn’t it???lol!

Chris asks…

give me the address of I.A.S coaching school in kolkata?

i want the detail address and phone number of that coaching schools for I.A.S in kolkata if possible please give me the address and phone number of I.A.S coaching school in delhi

Yahoo answers:

Try this link. It will give you lots of links for coaching in India.


Donna asks…

French Coach DS?

Does anyone know where I can read a review?
My sister wants to learn French and has a DS I just want to make sure this game isn’t horrible.

Yahoo answers:

Hmm.. None of the magazines or web sites reviewed it..

You can go here

and just click under reviews.. You’re going to have to keep checking back, b/c it’s done by users and the game just came out last week so there aren’t any right now, but hopefully there will be…

The review tab hasn’t even shown up.. But some people are talking about it on the message board tab.

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Coaching Web Pages Questions

Helen asks…

How Do I show my coach Im good enough to play in Tennis Games?

I have been playing tennis for 2 years now. I am not the best in my team but I have been MVP/Team Captain and top 3 players (Ranked #2) on the Junior Varsity Team as a Sophomore. I am a Junior now and have become substantially better. My 1st serve (65mph – 100mph) goes in 3 out 5 times. My second serve is a serve in which i just stand and spike the ball (I’m tall enough to do this I’m 6’1″). My groundstrokes are low and fast and my backhand needs some work but they reletivly go about 2 – 3 feet over the net. All the best players on the team say im good because im able to compete with them. Not being able to win but able to practice with them. My coach on the other hand thinks im terrible. My JV coach knows im good, Calls me fearless at the net(I got this nickname when someone smashed the ball into my face, Bleeding where it hit and i still returned it and continued playing). My Varsity coach puts me for exhibition. I am ok with this since i know i am not as good as other players but the players he puts in for the 4th doubles are not of my standards and i beat them both in singles and could easily do so in a 2 on 1 match. This has been goin on for a week now. It reached the limit today because my coach made me play with someone who had mental disabilities. It was pathetic. The best players on our team even tell me that i should be on 4th doubles for our school team(The ones that actually matter). My coach told me we have a match on monday and hes taking top 14. I asked if im going he said i dont know. That sentence ticked me off. I am better then more then half the team and he is considering if he should take me. I am on the verge of quitting. The assistant coach who only practices with people who are good at tennis lets me practice with them and yet my coach takes people who are terrible and puts them ahead. I do not wanna quit because tennis is all i have. Its the only thing in which i have potential the only sport i truly have fun and competition in.

Yahoo answers:

Hmm, seems like you’re unhappy. You say you’re being treated unfairly, but you also say you’re not strong enough to play singles for this particular high school team.

3 out of 5 first serves is 60% – not bad, but I wouldn’t brag about it. What do you mean by “spike the ball?” Does that mean you just pop it, with no finish, no throwing motion, where the racket hand goes past the opposite leg? If that’s your second serve, then again, you have no right to complain about being on the JV team.

In my humble opinion, with this kind of skill level, you’re fortunate to get any playing time at all. OTOH, most high school players are not that strong, from my perspective. However, some schools will have a few players with decent sectional USTA rankings.

A lot of hokey things happen in tennis, even at the college level and the pro’s, believe it or not.

***My coach told me we have a match on monday and hes taking top 14. I asked if im going he said i dont know. That sentence ticked me off. I am better then more then half the team and he is considering if he should take me. I am on the verge of quitting.***

If you’re truly unhappy, quit the team, and take lessons at the tennis club and play there. Otherwise, keep your mouth shut, and instead, ask what you can do to help other guys on the team. IMHO, your me-me-me paradigm of thinking is a turn-off to anyone who listens to you.

You may, in fact, be absolutely correct, but complaining too much will work against you. Therefore, when nobody is watching, work your butt off *on your own:*

hitting serves,
ball machine [almost every stroke in the game]
getting up early in the morning to go hit with a friend,
wall ball,
volleys, overheads, drop shots, lobs,
studying instructional video,
tennis books and magazines
Pro matches on Tennis Channel, ESPN2 OR
Go see a college match or the pro’s if it’s within driving distance
talk to teaching professionals in your area, get some ideas

Does the coach have ladder competition during the year? Some coaches have ladder matches once a week for the entire season, while others set the ladder at the beginning of the year, and that’s it – you’re stuck wherever you happen to be. I prefer an “open market,” where guys usually get rewarded for working hard on their tennis with ladder match victories. Guys who don’t want to work normally lose in their ladder matches, because they’re not doing anything on their own. Once a week ought to be frequent enough to hold ladder matches, IMHO. This is a very tough sport, and most people don’t realize it, but you probably do by now.

Try to think *long-term* about your tennis. If you’re really working as hard as you possibly can, you skill level will go up significantly at some point in the future. This is what it’s all about; working hard in practice sessions, practice sets & practice matches, repeating a stroke [correctly] 1000′s of times until it’s automatic, etc. It’s not glamorous, but if you put in the time, that’s what it takes. There is no other way to get better that I know of.

Know what your strengths are and what your weaknesses are. Work on ALL of them.

Sportsmanship might not be #1, but it’s way ahead of whatever is in 2nd place. Ignore fools who tell you that winning is all that matters.
Here is a page from the USTA web site where you can download different elements of the rules of tennis:…

Read “The Code” in addition to the “ITF Rules of Tennis” once or twice a year. I also recommend downloading or buying “Friend at Court.” Not sure whether USTA has sold its entire supply of printed F.A.C. Books at this time.

Best of luck :-)

Donald asks…

Dog toy problem, 3 dogs and need toys?PLEASE HELP?

Can any one tell me a good web page for cheap dog toys? and blankets. PLEASE HELP!?
i have 1 german shepherd 1 jack russle and a broader terrier all very much in to toys. and toys dont alast very long. so these ideas will be very handy thankyou. but i also like geting my dogs a toy at xmas too.

Yahoo answers:


Paul asks…

How much does it cost to charter a coach bus?

From a Thursday night to a Sunday night, for about 30 people

Yahoo answers:

It depends on the type of bus you charter, how much driving you actually need, and what city(ies) you plan on traveling in/through. Look in the Yellow Pages (or search the web) for “Bus Charter” and give a few companies a call for a quote.

Donna asks…

Who will be considered as the new coach of the T-Wolves?

Since Dwane Casey was canned by Minnesota.

Yahoo answers:

Go to nba. Com then click on T-Wolves web page and click on news. It should tell you daily news.

Fares Alsagri
Jan 28, 2007

Maria asks…

What Teams are entered in the Illinois cheerleading coaches association competition on December 17th?

At Bolingbrook high School

Yahoo answers:

Probally allot of them i beat if you checked their web page it will be there…i think a couple from our area will be there like Bishop Mac.. Bradley-Bourbonnais

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Coaching Websites Questions

Jenny asks…

Are the Coach purses on this website real?

Yahoo answers:

Fake. Any website claiming to operate as a coach outlet or wholesaler is selling fakes and counterfeits. Coach only operates outlets in person, they do not have an outlet online.

Sharon asks…

Coach Authentification?!?

I heard there’s a place on the Coach website that lets you authenticate your bag but i can’t find it on the website. Can someone give me the link? thanks

Yahoo answers:

Well there is no way on the COACH website the best way i would say is……look on the inside of the bag… gives you a serial no. Usually looks like ****-***** the last digits are the style number…..go to google and type in coach and then those last digits….pics of the AUTHENTIC bag will show up if its authentic….if you would like i can look at a pic of the bag and tell you if its real or not just let me know i’m like a big COACH fanatic and can spot a fake a mile away… hopefully i helped

Mary asks…

Why doesn’t Bloomingdales sell Coach on their website?

They sell Coach in stores, but not on website. This seems very odd. Anyone know why?

Yahoo answers:

Because Coach controls who ships their stuff for expample, , and do sell online but bloomingdales doesnt because coach is new with them

George asks…

helpp on picking coach sneakers!?

how much are coach sneakers?
can anyone givve me links of websites of coach sneakers.
which color is the best?
& also anyone that bought coach sneakers before
what do u think of them?

Yahoo answers:

Coach sneakers are between $88-$248
You can get them in stores at Macy’s or Nordstroms (not on the website though)
You can get them at the Coach website though =]

I like:

in Black, Brown, or Blue. They are all cute =]
Just choose by which color you have most of in your wardrobe. Or you could always go with the black because basic black matches with almost everything!

And I have a pair like the ones to the link above, but mine were white with multi-colored scribble C’s on them (they don’t sell them anymore) they are very comfortable and last long too. They’re worth the money.

Hope this helps =]

Carol asks…

what happened to heritage coach bag?

does anyone know what happened to the heritage coach bag? i was planning to buy it and when i checked back on their page yesterday it wasn’t there anymore, this bag has only been out for two months. the other heritage striped bag is kind of of “canvasy” material and i like the other ones; it would be a great help if anyone could tell me where i could get it.
the one i wanted was a tote and it was light pink with teh original “C” and a silver stripe in teh middle

Yahoo answers:

The Coach website only keeps bags on the site for about 2 months or so,then they move on to the next collection.Usually you can find styles at department stores(or their websites)that sell Coach-like Macy’s- for a little longer.If not you can call Coach’s 800 number and they can help you by letting you know where it is still being sold.Usually,the Coach Factory stores will get the old collections so if you have one near you you could call them also.Hope this helps!Good luck!

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Coaching Web Application Questions

Ruth asks…

International Student can get Financial Aid?

Yahoo answers:

Your question is missing a lot of necessary information to provide you with a good answer.

You do not state the country where you are not a citizen and where you would like to attend university and possibly receive some financial aid to attend.

In case you are hoping to find financial aid to help pay university costs at a school in the USA, there may be some sources you can explore/research.

Often the university to which an international student wishes to apply to for admittance and attend may have some scholarship/grant funds for accepted international students. That information will be found on the university’s web pages for financial aid, scholarships, and/or international students. If there are some US universities that interest you, check the university’s web pages for that information.

Other web sites/web pages to check and read through:

How to Apply to US Colleges as a Foreign Student

The College Board – International Students and the SAT (an examination you may have to take and earn high scores to be accepted at a US university)

U.S. News and World Report, 22 March 2012 (a well-respected U.S. Magazine)
An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Scholarships – International Students – U.S. Colleges and Universities

American Cultural Center Resource Service

This web page has lots of links for information on studying and being a college student in the USA.

Financial Aid for International Students

University of West Florida ( ) has a PDF document with a list of possible sources of financial aid for international students (collected Feb. 2012)

You would also need to apply for and obtain a US student visa, which has the requirement of providing proof (documentation) that the student has all the money needed to cover all of his/her living and school expenses while he/she is studying and living in the USA. This is the link to the US Dept. Of State information on student visas:

To obtain a US student visa, you will also need to be accepted by a US school, which will need to issue you a US Department of Justice Form I-20, verifying you are accepted as a student at the school. You can read more about the Form I-20 from this US Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement web site:

If you are asking about financial aid to attend a school in a country other than the USA, you need to add that to your question – Additional Details.

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Best wishes

Ken asks…

A question to PARENTS….. may I have your opinion?

I am considering volunteering my energies in the Kids Incorporated energies – beginning this Fall.

When I was a youth, I played in many sports activities through my local Kids Inc. chapter.
35 or more years later (now) I’m considering volunteering in this same org, this time as A COACH or a REFEREE in some sport activity.

I have no kids (I am still single) I’m wondering how / if this might make my application to volunteer look “suspicious” to the org. is the web-site.

Thanks for opinions.

Yahoo answers:

It’s all about how you act around the children. If your record is clear of anything “suspicious” then you are fine. That’s why they do the background checks.

Linda asks…

Spending 3 lakhs to study SAP in Seimens is woth (as a fresher) ?

Yahoo answers:

I believe it ain’t, they earn/reap all the revenue(benefits) through the likely similar candidates…..

Whereas i can’t see myself sitting amongst bunch of individuals who do not have the ability/capability/capacity,even if they don’t(it’s not about giving a try,no trials or errors),it’s called learning on your own & overcoming obstacles & challenges that are posed by the unforseen circumstances…….

Hence i believe ‘one who wins himself,wins the world’

I too don’t wanna pull this,let me cut it short,SAP Is long gone & people out there pay lavishly to learn, yet if you wish to then i suggest or recommend that instead of wasting your penies,go through the material,have your own practise session & challenge yourself to open a universe towards yourself,time won’t be far off while you would be as assertive as guys like me(we)……No need to worry,all the SAP Modules are free that to over the internet………

ACM( – ACM is an organisation) is one amongst the legiitimate & Profound Online coaching Sessions(Classes) For those who learn on their own,Where as for americans SAP Is long gone, We either work on generics or functionalities here.
Thus we’ve webpages that offer sap training material to learn SAP(Free of Cost),apart from SAP, Much of the Material is being given online & lateron prepare for the modules & tests.Take this for example :-, Furthermore all this has become old & absolete for them, We get to follow them after several years.
Related Links :

Hit the link below & read the entire thread including replies, till date he has only had one out of three that stands to be usefull for this particular individual who’s got programming experince of many years, you’ll know the answer towards the question “Are we heading ?”

What is SAP?
SAP, started in 1972 by five former IBM employees in Mannheim, Germany, states that it is the world’s largest inter-enterprise software company and the world’s fourth-largest independent software supplier, overall.

The original name for SAP was German: Systeme, Anwendungen, Produkte, German for “Systems Applications and Products.” The original SAP idea was to provide customers with the ability to interact with a common corporate database for a comprehensive range of applications. Gradually, the applications have been assembled and today many corporations, including IBM and Microsoft, are using SAP products to run their own businesses.

SAP applications, built around their latest R/3 system, provide the capability to manage financial, asset, and cost accounting, production operations and materials, personnel, plants, and archived documents. The R/3 system runs on a number of platforms including Windows 2000 and uses the client/server model. The latest version of R/3 includes a comprehensive Internet-enabled package.

SAP has recently recast its product offerings under a comprehensive Web interface, called, and added new e-business applications, including customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM).

As of January 2007, SAP, a publicly traded company, had over 38,4000 employees in over 50 countries, and more than 36,200 customers around the world. SAP is turning its attention to small- and-medium sized businesses (SMB). A recent R/3 version was provided for IBM’s AS/400 platform.

For more details please visit:

Lizzie asks…

can i go to westpoint without doing OCS?

I am a pvt-e-1 in the army and I want to go to westpoint to play football and get a teaching degree. I just don’t know if I have to do officer candidacy school to go to westpoint at all. I don’t really want to do ocs just because my mos is pretty cool now and I might lose it if I do ocs, that and I want to be a recruiter and I’ve never seen a recruiter as an officer, only nco’s thus far.

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OCS is a commissioning source for civilian and enlisted applicants with a college degree. Most Army Officers commission though Rotc while in college. About 20% commission through West Point. Army officers select a branch not an MOS.


Read the FAQ for soldiers applying to West Point on the West Point website. Also a good idea to read all the FAQ.


The FAQ should answer most questions. An enlisted applicant cannot apply anytime as stated in one of the FAQ’s. The application from enlisted applicants is due at West Point by the second Monday in January. From page 16-17 of the Usma Catalog:

Regular Army and
Reserve Components
This category is for enlisted members
of the Regular Army, Army Reserves,
and Army National Guard. To request a
nomination under this category, enlisted
members should submit a commander’s
endorsement with their applications.
This application must reach the
Director of Admissions by the second
Monday in January. Soldiers who are
not offered an appointment to West
Point are automatically considered for
enrollment in the U.S. Military Academy
Preparatory School (USMAPS). Some
applicants who fail to obtain admission
to West Point on their first tries enlist
in the Army and win appointments in
either the Regular Army or Reserve
Component category on their second
attempts. If interested, consult with an
Army, Army Reserve, or Army National
Guard recruiter.


If you are competitive for direct appointment to West Point, then you should also apply to the Rep and Senators of your state of residence for a nomination. Go to your Rep and Senator’s web pages and look for instructions on how to apply for a nomination. Most Reps and Senators stop accepting applications for a nomination between Mid October and early November. You can also apply for nominations to the Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Merchant Marine Academy. If you are a D1 level Football Recruit, you should get in touch with the Football Coach at West Point. Very few enlisted applicants enter the Service Academies directly each year. Most are sent to the Service Academy Prep School for a year, but the overwhelming majority of Service Academy Prep School students are not prior enlisted. Most are Candidates the Service Academy has recruited for athletics and other academy goals. West Point did not publish the numbers this past year but the Naval Academy did and only 8% of Naval Academy Prep students were prior enlisted Sailors and Marines. The other 92% are high school students enlisted in the Navy Reserves and placed on active duty the day of entering the Prep School. This makes them eligible for an appointment on a Secretary of the Navy nomination on graduating from the Prep School, if they do not earn a nomination from another source during the Prep School year. Five Sailors and zero enlisted Marines entered the Naval Academy directly this past year. Seven Sailors entered from the Nuclear Power School. And an additional 15 Sailors and 7 Marines were appointed from the Naval Academy Prep School. 239 Additional Naval Academy Prep School Students who never served in the enlisted ranks were appointed to the Naval Academy. It is a similar story at West Point and the Air Force Academy, though not quite so biased against enlisted soldiers and airmen.


I would have used West Point examples but as you can see at the link below, West Point did not publish information regarding the composition of the Prep School Class:

The majors available at West Point are listed on page 33 of the West Point Catalog. A teaching degree is usually a Master’s Degree that includes a teaching credential. Choose a West Point major in the subject that you wish to teach.


Good Luck!

William asks…

Critique my college essay?

Thank you guys so much,

It is not often that something as small as ADHD can effect a person’s life, yet it has defined the man that I have become and has shaped the way in which I view myself and my responsibilities. I was only nine years old when I was diagnosed, by then it was obvious that I couldn’t finish projects and that I was having trouble paying attention in class. My elementary and middle school teachers did everything that they could to help me, but my disruptive behavior and falling grades slowly ate away at their patience. It was only in the summer after my eighth grade year that I finally realized how destructive my behavior had really become. Through maturity and mentoring from my teachers and coaches, I decided that I would no longer be the kid who I was all through middle school. I have not gotten in an ounce of trouble since I made that decision, something that I am extremely proud of. Although maturing was relatively quick and easy for me, it took longer to break some of the study habits that caused my grades to be lower than what I should have been receiving. During the first couple of years of high school, I still struggled to do my homework and properly prepare for my tests and classes. But I have improved, this year excelling in Honors Physics, a course that I was told I would not succeed in. I have used my past as a way to learn and improve, and with every day I am getting better at managing my time and schoolwork.
Not only have I turned around my attitude towards my education, I have also changed the way that I have approached both my life and my responsibilities. In the summer of my sophomore year, I took advantage of my computer and artistic skills and started a web design company, named J-Tek Web Consulting. In the two years since I started the business, I have created web presences for small to medium sized companies from all over the world, ranging from a medical practice in Virginia to a bike shop in Australia. At the end of my Junior year, I decided that though my web design business was great, it would also be beneficial to get a job in which I had a set schedule and work hours. With my own money, I paid my way through a thirty hour professional rescue course and got a job as a lifeguard at the local YMCA. During the summer, I made three water rescues and assisted in multiple medical emergencies, which taught me responsibility like I had never known before. Another one of my proudest achievements, is the fact that I taught myself to play the guitar without ever having taken lessons. Though these parts of my life were difficult and had their setbacks, I pushed myself and went against my nature in order to achieve some of the things that I am most proud of.

Yahoo answers:

Other than noting that the correct word in the first sentence is affect rather than effect and also that the point about ADHD being “something as small” is not clear, it is not really possible to offer an opinion on a college essay/personal statement without knowing the prompt and without having read the application. The essays/personal statements are meant to answer questions raised by the application and cannot be read in isolation.
This might be informative…




This is also excellent and informative if one keeps in mind that at British universities a student applies to study one subject. For instance, an Economics major spends three or four years essentially studying only Economics. On graduation, he is at the same level of knowledge in Economics as an American student with a Masters degree in Economics:

Getting back to the first sentence; it is not clear how ADHD is “small” or how it could be “not often” that it significantly affects people’s lives since millions of school children are being drugged on a daily basis due to it purportedly being not “small” and capable of affecting student’s lives in a negative and not insignificant manner if untreated. A sentence such as: My experience overcoming ADHD has defined the man that I have become…… Kind of makes more sense.
Good Luck!

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Web Coaching Questions

Charles asks…

This life coaching thing, is it a pyramid scam?

The more research I do in life coaching it just seems like, people go to a life coach, then become a life coach, and it continues like that. I am interested in going to see someone, if for nothing else but to be held accountable for my goals, but I don’t want to end up in a cult.

Yahoo answers:

Hi –
There are GREAT life coaches out there who aren’t interested in selling you their products. The web is a great place to look. A lot of coaching is done via the phone so you can look for a coach anywhere your phone will allow.
I am a coach in Seattle and have both phone and in office clients, both are equally as effective.
However, I realize that there are so many it may be hard to know where to start.
I have my Master’s Degree in Counseling and chose to do Life Coaching because I found it more personally rewarding. Feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Steven asks…

which is d best coaching institute for d preparation of IIT-JEE in XI?

which is the best coaching institute for the preparation of JEE in XI in kota,

Yahoo answers:

These are the best coaching centers for IIT JEE. Please visit there respective web site link for more information.

Resonance, Kota

Bansal Classes, Kota

Aakash Institute


For on-line coaching


Thomas asks…

what is the message that charlotte left in her web?

in the book charlotte leaves wilber a message in her web.

Yahoo answers:

She wrote hello.


Carol asks…

Knock off coach websites.?

What are some good knockoff coach websites? i want to get a reall one but they are to expensive.

Yahoo answers:

I have found an absolutly fab. Web site for everything fake that looks like the real designer product!


John asks…

UNEXPIERENCED, soccer coach.?

My local youth soccer league sold positions on a team with no coaches and now they need coaches with or with out experience. I played one short spring season and coached under 5s. I am a wee bit experienced but now i need to create soccer practice plans for u-12. First practice is on wednesday and the first game the following saturday. For the game i wanted to pratice dribbling, passing& receiving, and a littl bit of kicking. I have read that you should keep a theme for each practice though. So any coaching tips for me to give to the kids, to help them inquire the skills from practice, into the game, soccer drills and ideas to make them my own. Web site and personal experience any thing thanks.

Yahoo answers:

I used to do coaching as part of a BTEC national course the idea with young people is to pit them against each other in teams make them compete and make it a challenge if your going to do things like penalty shoot out make them see who can score the most. Wally if you’ve heard of it but aiming for circles on the wall. Try to make it fun and challenging.

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Coaching Web Design Questions

Linda asks…

I want to be good at something?

I can’t sing
I’m not smart
I’m not a good writer
I’m not artistic,
I’m not athletic
I’m not a social person

Yahoo answers:

No one is best at everything, and EVERYONE needs years of practice to try to master their abilities.

There’s a world of possibilities:
web design
public speaking
clothing design
video games
and MANY more things

Just don’t be afraid to try new things. If nothing else, become a jack of all trades

Robert asks…

hey guys ! i want to create a website (coaching institute) wats d procedure?? how much it costs?

Yahoo answers:

I am a professional web designer, I can help you out with designing and hosting of a website.Kindly mail me at

Nancy asks…

Why do some affiliates use reseller web hosting instead of shared?

My question has to do with affiliate internet marketing. For years I’ve used one shared web hosting account and I create multiple add-on domains on it for all my various sites. I know it’s not a good idea to have all of your domains on one server because search engines can see they all come from the same IP address if you link the sites and if you’re server goes down, all of your sites are down. No site access = no money coming in.

I see that several of the top power affiliates get themselves a reseller hosting account so they can create individual websites rather than add-on domains, but they’re still all on the same IP address and if the server goes down, all the sites will be down.

Reseller hosting is considerably more expensive than shared hosting and I know you can offset the cost by selling accounts and domain names from it, but let’s say you don’t sell to other people.

So what’s the advantage of using reseller hosting instead of shared hosting for affiliate marketing?

Also, yesterday I was looking at some reseller hosting. I need to do some more research, but tell me if something like this is in the ballpark or too expensive. These are just the high level features, but bascially, anything you can do on a shared hosting account, you can do on this so I certainly wouldn’t be losing anything.

25 GB diskspace
250 GB data transfer (both of those are far more than I currently use for my 40ish domains)
free eNom to sell domain names

So, why would I want to use a reseller account instead of shared hosting?

WARNING: I don’t mind hearing about your reseller promotion, but please answer my main question above – what’s the advantage? I’ve been doing this Answers thing long enough to know that if you turn this into a sales pitch, vindictive Yahoo Answers members and competitors will turn you in for commercial solicitation and you’ll get your account banned, so promote with caution because people suck. :( So I will say this loud and clear to the Yahoo Answers team, please don’t ban anyone. This community is about getting answers and that’s what I’m looking for.
UPADTE: Thanks, Joe. You made a couple of points that escaped me. You’re right about moving domains, so much easier when not dealing with addons. Also, a reseller account would be more stable than shared. ResellerZoom was the one I was looking at. HostGator is more cost effective on a per GB basis, but it’s also overkill for what I need at this time.

Yahoo answers:

When looking at a shared account..You can find some providers that will offer the ability to host multiple domains.

One that comes to mind is: they provide the ability to host multiple domains on one shared account.

Now a disadvantage to this is that all of your domains are “add on” domains. They redirect to sub domain folders, and aren’t as easy to move around etc.

Now a re-seller plan, allows you to setup your own shared accounts. Some as mentioned are unlimited, some are limited to a number of domains. They’re still on the same IP address, and potentially still on the same server as multiple shared hosting accounts that other people have but it gives you a lot more control over you websites (nameservers, etc….) Especially if you’re using any form of CMS (content management system). Another benefit of reseller hosting is its durability. You will have less problems when hosting a lot of domains.

I’d recommend getting a re-seller plan if you have more than 5 websites. A couple that come to mind to check out are.

If you like, you can write me an email on my blog and I will try to find a solid answer to your qquestions onaffiliate marketing. I can have a look on your specific case.

I am in Internet Marketing since 2004, I have a huge network of different websites and blogs and I am monetizing traffic from around the globe. I even use some special affiliate networks for countries from Asia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the like.

If you want to know more about internet marketing, affiliate marketing or search engine optimization, I suggest that you visit my blog

There I provide numerous basics, tutorials, tricks and tips on the topic. I even offer a free 30 lesson coaching program for my visitors. It si especially designed for newbies and beginners and you will get all the information needed to build a virtual real estate and to succeed with your online business. Please feel free to contact me whenever you need advice or help.

To your success,


Lisa asks…

I was wondering, what is the cheapest way to do the Online Marketing ?

Yahoo answers:

You can promote your online business for free if you can spend few hours every week and follow these instructions.

Top 10 Internet Marketing Strategies
1. Start with a web promotion plan and an effective web design and development strategy.
2. Get ranked at the top search engines and practice good Search Optimization Techniques.
3. Learn to use Email Marketing Effectively.
4. Dominate your marketing niche with affiliate, reseller, and associate programs.
5. Request an analysis from an Internet marketing coach or Internet marketing consultant.
6. Build a responsive opt-in email list.
7. Publish articles or get listed in news stories.
8. Write and publish online press releases.
9. Facilitate and run contests and giveaways via your web site.
10. Blog and interact with your visitors.

Jenny asks…

how to sew my own dress design from scratch?

I drew up a dress design. Its my creation so there’s no pattern to follow and buy in the store. how can i do this? what materials? where do i start? how do i measure? I don’t know basically any sort of help you could give me, thank you :]
actually I do sew very well. i just never make wearable human clothes out of scratch

Yahoo answers:

Wow! Talk about learning to swim by jumping first into the deep end! Kay had some very good points. One option is to find a pattern maker who will make the pattern for you. How to do that? If there is a college/university with a fashion or costume (theatre) department, call and ask if they know anyone who would be able to help you. These people are usually called “drapers” from the two basic types of pattern making – draping (on a mannequin/dress form) and drafting (using geometry to draw out the pattern directly to paper first). A student may be able to cut you a deal on the price for the learning experience. If there is not a school, then contact a place that makes custom costumes, or rents Halloween costumes, there may be someone with the right experience there.

Some “custom sewing” businesses also have the capability to make patterns (like mine). When I do pattern making, I charge by how many hours it should take me to do, which depends on how complicated the design is, at $16 an hour. So if it took me 4 hours (half a work day) I would charge $64; if it took me 2 days (16 hours) that would be $256. Like a mechanic, custom sewing business quote you a price based on how long they think it will take them, and you pay that whether it takes them more or less time than they planned.

The reason pattern making is so difficult, is that it requires an understanding of fabric science (how fabric is expected to behave) as well as a lot of geometry & math.

You should also consider if the local university offers pattern making classes. The same people from universities or businesses I mentioned before might be willing to give you pattern making classes or at least mentor your project.

Another option is to find a pattern whose basic structure is like your design, and then alter it, also as Kay mentioned. Or find 1 pattern that matches the top, and one that matches the bottom and tinker with them until you can get the seams lined up. That will allow you to do things like take a basic sheath dress and cut the pattern pieces to make a diagonal stripe of contrasting fabric go down the middle. Just remember that if you add in a new seam some place, you must add seam allowance to both sides of the new seam. I do this by patching the original pattern with paper and masking tape. You will also want to buy cheap muslin to experiment with until you are sure you have the pattern right.

Its especially hard to give advice when there is not a picture of what you want. Really, pattern making is too complicated to learn in one e-mail or post. There are books, and probably web sites on the subject, but the best way to learn is through supervised coaching. It is a valuable skill to have, though, and I encourage you to go for it! Good luck! Feel free to e-mail me if you have questions.

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Coaching Websites Questions

Lizzie asks…

has anyone ever bought from the website ?

I dont mind if the purse is fake but i want to know that the website isnt a scam as in they will send me the product i ordered.

Yahoo answers:

100% scam.

That is a fake website pretending to sell cheap merchandise.

Any site that advertises merchandise cheaper than the official manufacture’s website is a fake site shipping gosh awful crappy knock-offs or simply collecting cash and not even bothering to ship fakes.

The pictures on the site look like the real merchandise because those pictures ARE of the official merchandise. Those pictures were stolen from the official manufacture’s website. If you receive anything at all, which is doubtful, it will not resemble those pretty pictures at all.

The payment options say it all, Western Union and paypal. The credit card icons are just there for show, that site does not accept credit cards, only anonymous cash payments.

Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

Paypal can only get your money back if there is money left in the scammer’s paypal linked bank account. Scammers know this and will withdraw your money immediately, no money in the account means no possibility of refund for you.

In all seriousness, when something goes wrong, what will you do? Send an email that is ignored and blocked? Send chat requests until you are ip banned? Call internationally and speak fluent Chinese?

The UPS, TNT and DHL icons are there only to take up space, that site only ships with EMS, the Chinese post office, good luck getting the “tracking number” they give you to work on the EMS website. You will need even more luck trying to contact EMS when your tracking stops and your “package” is lost somewhere.

You could then be really lucky, your “package” is discovered, seized by “customs” and all you need to do is pay even more money via Western Union or moneygram to the “custom’s official” who uses a free email address just like that site has a free email address as its contact information.

Free email addresses are easy to open and close completely anonymously.

Richard asks…

How come the Coach website doesn’t have all of the coach bags??

They don’t have nearly any of the Soho bags that are out there, and I don’t think they have any patch work bags. Are there any authentic websites with them on there?? is there another website I am unaware of?

Yahoo answers:

There is a possibility that the bags are out of season, or that the website hasn’t been updated. Sometimes hard-to-get/limited edition bags are never put up on websites, so it can be a number os possibilities. Try looking into (they have a huge range of coach bags), or try

Daniel asks…

Is there a website showing all prior coach carly handbags?

I would like to look at pictures of the old carly handbags but I need a website for that and can’t find it. I tried the style number on coach but it doesn’t come up. Can anyone help? Also how can I tell if some coach sunglasses and umbrella are authentic?

Yahoo answers:

Coach carly handbags –

Robert asks…

What coach purse is this? its mostly tan c’s inside, and color patches outside, on one side is has COACH?

Mostly tan c’s inside and color patchs outside around the bottom
and then in the leather letters they are strapped on the side like a string with all the letters hanging from them like keychains and its C-O-A-C-H
please tell me what this is, i cant find it on the coach website
No, because what about out of season coach handbags that are authentic? they are not on the site anymore

Yahoo answers:

You are right that older styles are not on the Coach website,they change every season,but from what you are describing that bag is a fake.A patchwork bag would not have a signature lining.If there is a pattern on the outside there will NEVER be a pattern on the inside lining.The Coach letters hanging off of the bag is a sign of a fake,also.The real ones would never have that on it,but many fake styles do.I have included a link to a fake one as a reference.
So if it’s something you are thinking of buying,don’t bother.Hope this helps!

Paul asks…

Coach Website Merchandise?

The Coach website never has that many items on their site. Usually like 10 items per category. As soon as new stuff is brought out, the older stuff (which usually isn’t even that old) is gone from the page. This can’t be all their merchandise? Is there anywhere I can find their other products?

Yahoo answers:

You can try other “Authorized Distributors” at:


Coach products are good quality and very popular so they keep bringing in New items to sell is why you don’t see tons and tons of items to buy.

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