The DrillMaster Education and Training System: Continuing Education for the WDA Visual Adjudicator

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The DrillMaster Education and Training System: Drill Team Judge Training- Continuing Education for the WDA Visual Adjudicator

DrillMaster’s third book for the military drill world. The World Drill Association aims to train the Driller and the judge offering intense training in this modern adjudication system that offers true and accurate ranking, rating and feedback for competitors, improving the competition experience for all involved. This book is an adaptation for the WDA of four papers written for Winter Guard International and Drum Corps International: So, You Want to be a Judge (Shirlee Whitcombe) and, The Process of Assigning Scores; The Principle and Process of Achievement; and lastly, Accountability (George Oliviero). It also contains home studies for each caption. Shirlee and George have been my judge mentors for many years now.

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The Table of Contents

THE PRIMER: SO, YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE. 7

Forward. 8

THE EVOLUTION OF THE SCORING SYSTEM.. 9

OVERALL EFFECT (OE) 10

COMPOSITION ANALYSIS (CA) 10

MOVEMENT/MARCHING (MV/MA) 11

EQUIPMENT (EQ) 11

THE JOB AND THE DUTIES OF THE JUDGE. 12

STEPS TO BECOME A JUDGE. 13

OVERALL EFFECT. 17

COMPOSITION ANALYSIS. 17

INDIVIDUAL ANALYSIS: EQUIPMENT AND MOVEMENT/MARCHING.. 19

ASSESSING YOUR BACKGROUND AND INTEREST RELATIVE TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES. 19

YOUR TRAINING PROGRAM TIME LINE INVOLVED. 20

HOME STUDY COURSES & COMPUTER-BASED TRAINING.. 20

THE JUDGE AND THE LOCAL ASSOCIATION.. 21

SUCCESS: COMMUNICATION SKILLS & UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE. 21

THE RECOGNITION PROCESS. 24

APPLYING YOUR SKILLS IN FULL COMMENTARY: 28

RECORD KEEPING.. 33

PROFESSIONALISM.. 34

FRIENDSHIPS, PERCEPTION AND OTHER OUTSIDE INFLUENCES. 35

ETHICS, AFFILIATION, PERCEPTION.. 36

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE CONTEST EXPERIENCE. 38

THE CRITIQUE. 40

PROBLEM SOLVING AND GETTING HELP. 43

PAPER I: THE PROCESS OF ASSIGNING SCORES. 45

Numbers Management. 46

THE FIRST PRINCIPLE OF SCORING: 47

THE SECOND PRINCIPLE OF SCORING: 50

THE THIRD PRINCIPLE OF SCORING: 54

THE FOURTH PRINCIPLE OF SCORING: 55

THE FIFTH PRINCIPLE OF SCORING: 58

PAPER II: ACCOUNTABILITY. 69

JUDGE ACCOUNTABILITY. 70

THE SCORE SHEET. 70

THE SYSTEM.. 71

INTERNAL. 71

OTHER JUDGES. 72

PAPER III: THE PRINCIPLE AND PROCESS OF ACHIEVEMENT. 75

THE VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF ACHIEVEMENT. 79

CHARTING THE DELINEATED SCALES. 81

THE “WHAT”. 82

THE “HOW”. 83

ACHIEVEMENT. 84

VARIATIONS OF ACHIEVEMENT. 85

WHEN THE “WHAT” EQUALS THE “HOW”. 87

THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTENT TO ACHIEVEMENT. 88

READABILITY. 89

SUBSTANTIVE CONTENT AND READABILITY. 90

UNEQUAL “WHAT” AND “HOW”. 91

CONCLUSION.. 93

WORLD DRILL ASSOCIATION HOME STUDIES. 94

OVERALL EFFECT HOME STUDY. 94

COMPOSITION ANALYSIS HOME STUDY. 100

Individual Analysis- Equipment Home Study. 106

Individual Analysis- Movement Home Study  112

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