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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.

Click here to learn more about the WDA Adjudication (Judging) System.

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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The DrillMaster Education and Training System: The World Drill Association Adjudication Manual

Drill Team Training: World Drill Association Manual and Rule Book
The only System for Judging all Types of Military Drill: World Drill Association Manual and Rule Book

The DrillMaster Education and Training System: The World Drill Association Adjudication Manual
The definitive manual on judging and running the modern drill competition (civilian, JROTC, ROTC and service Honor Guards) at all levels. Taking you through the modern judging process, the reader is exposed to the world of judging pageantry arts in the four visual captions. A must for all Drillers, instructors and judges.

Learn what a score actually means! The WDA Adjudication Manual groups scores into “boxes” and gives you a description for each box! If you have marching experience, build on it so that you know how to rank and rate performances.

Click here to learn more about the WDA Adjudication (Judging) System.

The Table of Contents
WDA HISTORY. 11

WDA JUNIOR CLASS. 12

WDA A-CLASS. 13

WDA OPEN CLASS. 13

WDA WORLD CLASS. 13

WDA CEREMONIAL CLASS. 13

PERFORMANCE RULES. 14

COMPETITION ELEMENTS. 23

LOCAL, STATE, REGIONAL (of the US & other COUNTRIES) & WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. 25

Spiel/Info Sheet. 27

SECTION I: ADJUDICATION MANUAL: GENERAL INFORMATION.. 28

INTRODUCTION.. 28

PHILOSOPHIES. 31

A GUIDE TO JUDGING THE WDA CLASSES. 35

A GUIDE TO JUDGING WDA JUNIOR CLASS. 35

A GUIDE TO JUDGING WDA A-CLASS. 35

A GUIDE TO JUDGING WDA OPEN CLASS. 36

A GUIDE TO JUDGING WDA WORLD CLASS. 36

A GUIDE TO JUDGING WDA CEREMONIAL CLASS. 37

INSTRUCTOR/COACH CODE OF CONDUCT. 37

JUDGE’S CODE OF ETHICS. 37

JUDGES’ GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS. 38

APPLICATION OF THE CRITERIA REFERENCE SYSTEM.. 49

DERIVED ACHIEVEMENT. 54

THE WDA JUDGING SYSTEM.. 54

SCORING OBSERVATIONS. 56

CRITIQUES. 56

INSTRUCTOR RECOURSE AT COMPETITIONS. 56

INSTRUCTOR’S EVALUATION FORM.. 58

A GUIDE TO TIMING AND PENALTIES JUDGING.. 59

Section II: ADJUDICATION MANUAL: EXHIBITION DRILL. 61

OVERALL EFFECT RUBRICS AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA. 62

JUDGING JUNIOR CLASS OVERALL EFFECT. 69

JUDGING A-CLASS OVERALL EFFECT. 72

JUDGING OPEN CLASS OVERALL EFFECT. 75

JUDGING WORLD CLASS OVERALL EFFECT. 78

COMPOSITION ANALYSIS RUBRICS AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA. 82

JUDGING JUNIOR CLASS COMPOSITION ANALYSIS. 87

JUDGING A-CLASS COMPOSITION ANALYSIS. 91

JUDGING OPEN CLASS COMPOSITION ANALYSIS. 95

JUDGING WORLD CLASS COMPOSITION ANALYSIS. 100

EQUIPMENT AND MOVEMENT RUBRICS AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA. 104

EQUIPMENT & MOVEMENT RUBRICS AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA. 115

JUDGING JUNIOR CLASS EQUIPMENT & MOVEMENT. 125

JUDGING A-CLASS EQUIPMENT & MOVEMENT. 128

JUDGING OPEN CLASS EQUIPMENT & MOVEMENT. 131

JUDGING WORLD CLASS EQUIPMENT & MOVEMENT. 135

Section III: ADJUDICATION MANUAL: REGULATION DRILL. 139

A GUIDE TO JUDGING REGULATION DRILL. 139

INSPECTION.. 141

TEAM REGULATION SEQUENCES. 142

COLOR GUARD REGULATION SEQUENCES. 147

EMERGENCY SERVICE HONOR GUARDS. 153

ALL REGULATION DRILL RUBRICS AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA. 156

JUDGING REGULATION DRILL: OVERALL EFFECT RUBRICS. 156

JUDGING REGULATION DRILL: COMPOSITION ANALYSIS RUBRICS. 162

JUDGING REGULATION DRILL: EQUIPMENT RUBRICS. 169

JUDGING REGULATION DRILL: MOVEMENT RUBRICS. 178

CEREMONIAL CLASS RUBRIC. 188

CEREMONIAL CLASS INFORMATION.. 190

ADJUDICATION SHEETS. 191

ADJUDICATION: EXHIBITION DRILL. 192

ADJUDICATION: REGULATION DRILL. 202

ADJUDICATION: REGULATION DRILL: COLOR GUARD. 214

ADJUDICATION: CEREMONIAL CLASS MOCK FUNERAL. 218

ADJUDICATION: INSPECTION.. 220

TABULATION SHEETS: COMPETITION SUMMARIES. 222

ADJUDICATION: TOTE SHEETS. 228

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