The Opening Statement

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When I judge, I create a commentary/critique of each performance during the performance and I then post it on my website here for the Drillers/teams to download and listen to. On many of my recordings, you can hear me talk about the Driller’s or team’s “opening statement.” But what is this opening statement? Defining the Term In military exhibition drill …

How to Write a Military Drill Routine: Routine Mapping Tools

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How to Write a Military Drill Routine: Routine Mapping Tools It’s that time of year again, the time to start planning your drill team, squad and solo/tandem routines- if you haven’t already. To help you along in this endeavor, years ago I developed the DrillMaster Routine Mapping Tools (RMT) to try to fit all kinds of situations. Here are the …

Programing, Programing, Programing

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Routine Programming (also called Routine Construction) is a big issue. How your team moves around the floor (location), the direction it is facing (orientation), and what it does (micro or macro movements) as it moves is a must to consider. What is programing? a. A listing of the order of events and other pertinent information for a public presentation. Here …