The DrillMaster Education and Training System: Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team, Vol II

Drill team training: Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team, Vol II
The Second Book for drill team training: Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team, Vol II

The DrillMaster Education and Training System: Drill Team Training- Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team, Vol II
The follow-up to Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team. Where the first book left off, Volume II gives you in-depth and broader information. Continue your education with the second book in the only series for drill team training.

A reader’s review: Exhibition Drill For The Military Drill Team, Vol II, is an excellent resource for those who have very little to no drill experience and yet still contains information for those experienced in drill. Volume II is written in an easy to understand style and is directed towards instructors and cadets. It contains all you ever wanted to know about drill and maybe more. One could actually build a team from scratch using Volumes I and II and be extremely competitive

The Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: DRILL TEAM/DRILLER INFORMATION.. 9

The Professional Driller 9

Exhibition Drill: Building from the Foundation. 9

Things to consider for a performance: 10

Reporting-in or -out: 11

Speaking When Spoken To. 12

Uniform and Equipment How-To’s, Care and Maintenance. 13

But, how do I really make a routine?. 15

Performing to Music. 21

The Commander: Rifle or Sword/Saber?. 22

Offering Feedback. 22

Terminology: 23

Which Service Has The Best Drill Team? The Final Answer! 25

Exhibition Drill in the Movies. 26

CHAPTER 2: TEACHING DRILL. 27

How to Teach Drillers. 27

Teaching Methods. 27

Go From the Known to the Unknown: 27

Dangerous Moves. 28

Time. 28

The Armed Driller’s Secret to Learning Faster 28

Progression in Rifle Weight?. 28

New Routine or Same Old-Same Old?. 29

CHAPTER 3: RIFLES. 30

Nomenclature. 30

Making a “Spraisy” & Where to Buy. 35

Replacement Stocks/Parts. 35

Sanding Your Rifle. 36

Painting Your Rifle. 37

Why Use a Sling?. 38

Taping a Rifle. 38

Rifle Sound. 39

How to Count Revolutions/Rotations. 39

Bayonets. 39

Spinning with a Bayonet 40

I Dropped! Now What?. 41

“Flow”: Free and Bound Movement 41

Beginning Exhibition Rifle Moves. 42

CHAPTER 4: XDNotation© EXHIBITION DRILL NOTATION AND TAXONOMY. 56

XDNotation: 57

Category: Prefix Symbols. 57

Category: Armed Regulation. 59

Category: Unarmed Regulation. 60

Category: Unarmed Exhibition Moves, Above the Waist 61

Category: Armed/Unarmed Exhibition Moves. 62

Category: Armed Spin Stops, Single-Hand. 64

Category: Armed Spin Stops, Two-Hands. 64

Category: Armed Exchanges. 65

Category: Armed Rolls. 66

Category: Armed Spins. 67

Category: Armed Aerials. 69

Category: Armed Specialty. 69

CHAPTER 5: MOVEMENT AND THE DRILLER. 73

Writing Movement for your Drill Team.. 73

Design Information: 73

Using the Routine Mapping Tool 74

Ripple Lines. 74

Muscle Action Types. 74

Joint Motion Directions. 74

Movement Planes. 75

Effort Changes: 75

Principles of Movement 75

The Effects of Movement 77

Driller Responsibilities. 79

Axes and Planes: X, Y and Z. 80

Marching Better 84

Articulation. 89

Exercise for the Driller 89

Posture. 91

CHAPTER 6: THE COLOR TEAM.. 92

Color Team Commands. 92

Mounting a Flag on a Flagstaff 93

Standard Colors Post 95

“Diamond” Colors Presentation. 95

The Process of Posting the Colors. 96

The Position of Honor 100

What NOT to do. 100

CHAPTER 7: CHECKLISTS. 102

Suggestions for you and your team: 102

Tips. 103

CHAPTER 8: MILITARY DRILL CLASS COURSE OUTLINES. 104

Middle School Military Drill Class Course Description. 105

High School Military Drill Class Course Description. 107

CHAPTER 9: MILITARY DRILL CLASS LESSON PLANS. 110

Lesson Plan Overview: Initial Training. 110

Lesson Plan Overview: Advanced Training and Judging Basics. 110

Lesson Plan Overview: Advanced Judging. 110

Lesson Plan I: Standing Manual 111

Lesson Plan II: Manual of Arms. 114

Lesson Plan III: Manual of the Flagstaff 117

Lesson Plan IV: Manual of the Sword/Saber 119

Lesson Plan V: Manual of the Guidon. 121

Lesson Plan VI: Cordon Procedures. 123

Lesson Plan VII: Routine Creation and Movement Principles. 125

Lesson Plan VIII: WDA Judging System Overview.. 127

Lesson Plan IX: Overall Effect 129

Lesson Plan X: Composition Analysis. 131

Lesson Plan XI: Individual Analysis: Equipment and Movement 133

Lesson Plan XII: Regulation Drill 135

Lesson Plan XIII: Competition Logistics, Timing and Penalties and Tabulation. 137

Lesson Plan XIV: So, You Want to Be a Judge. 140

Lesson Plan XV: The Process of Assigning Scores. 142

Lesson Plan XVI: Accountability. 144

Lesson Plan XVII: The Principle and Process of Achievement 146

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