During Creation Week, our Lord said each day’s work was “good.” He then said that the whole of creation was, “very good.” We however, have to dream up all kinds of words to describe how well we or others do. When one describes a volunteer staff and the drill team’s performance both as “amazing” when there is enormous room for improvement, what do you say when the staff and team learn, grow and get better?
Constructive criticism, not platitudes.
One of the reasons this happens is because there isn’t a standardized system for training and judging drill teams- wait a minute, there is a standardized system for training and judging drill teams!
Yes, volunteers and drill teams can be amazing and in order to do the best job you can, educate yourself! There is more to a routine than precision, timing or accuracy. There is more to a routine than its overall effectiveness (which is the usual for the majority of people to see in a performance) and only through educating one’s self can one begin to understand the other aspects of routine creation, performance and adjudication.
Happy and effective drilling to you!