JROTC Team Practice Schedules


JROTC has seven competitive teams: Drill, Color Guard, Exhibition, Raiders, Marksman, Academic bowl, and Leadership bowl. The practice schedule for the spring is listed below. Practices are subject to change. Every effort will be made to notify cadets well in advance of any changes to the practice schedule.

Cadets wanting to compete with the Raider Team MUST have a current (this academic year) athletic physical on file with the school. Forms are available upon request.

Raiders
4:10 - 5:45 pm
 

4:10 - 5:45 pm
 

4:10 - 5:45 pm
 

4:10 - 5:45 pm
 

4:10 - 5:45 pm
 
Marksman
7:20 - 8:30 am
 

7:20 - 8:30 am
 

7:20 - 8:30 am
 

7:20 - 8:30 am
 

7:20 - 8:30 am
 
Drill & Color Guard*
7:30 - 8:30 am
 

7:30 - 8:30 am

4:10-5:30 p.m

7:30 - 8:30 am

4:10-5:30 p.m

7:30 - 8:30 am

4:10-5:30 p.m

7:30 - 8:30 am
 
LDR/Academic Bowl TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

*Although the competition season is over, Color Guard members will be notified if they are participating in a noncompetitive color guard.

*The Exhibition team practices with the Drill and Color Guard team whenever the commander sees fit. Contact the Commander if you want to participate. 



Color Guard


Team Description
 
The Color Guard is the team that presents the American flag, the state flag, and the battalion flag at basketball and football games and other important occasions in the school. It is a winter seasoned team. It corresponds with the Drill and Exhibition teams due to the nature of the competition, and they travel anywhere from Purdue University to the University of Kentucky and Toledo, Ohio! If you have more questions about this team, the Instructor is Command Sergeant Major (retired) Smith. We hope you try it out!
 
 
Commander: Cadet Sergeant First Class DJ Smith
 

Drill & Exhibition Team

 
The Team Description
The Drill Team is a team that  deals with the exactness of marching. The members of the team are scored on their ability to march, with or without drill rifles, as exactly as possible.

The Exhibition team is a team that competes at the same competitions alongside the Drill team, but along with being graded on preciseness and the exactness of their ability to march, they are also scored on creativity with and without rifles. 


Commander: Cadet CSM Joseph O'Donnell



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3PT6lGaxG4

If you click the link above, you'll see an example of a solo Exhibition performance at Frances Slocum High School. 
 

Raiders


Team Description

The Raiders Team is our physical fitness team. Cadets are commonly scored on how many push ups and sit ups they can do in a two-minute period; how fast they can run a mile; field navigation; how they use first-aid in the field; how they tie various knots; and how they work as a team. The Raider team is not limited to the fore mentioned obstacles, and have a variety of activities they do to prepare for the next competition.

NOTE: All Cadets who participate in this team will be required to have a physical on file with the school.

Commander: Cadet LTC Thomas Schenck



https://youtu.be/9Fo7fb2U1uE

If you click on the link above, then you can see an example of our events at our own competition. Each competition is different, this is merely an example. 


 


Marksmanship


Team Description

The team is quite simply cadets shooting air rifle pellets at a target. The air rifles are top of the line. The members are scored on their ability to precisely shoot a target consistently from ten meters away.

NOTE: The cadets have to pass a safety test.

Commander: Cadet Captain Taylor Sorah
Assistant Commander: Cadet Second Lieutenant Hailey Teeguarden
 



 

Academic Team

Team Description

This team is our brain team. The members of the team take tests once every couple of months. These tests are SAT and ACT questions on math, English, and world events. If the teams pass the first test, they progress to the second, and if they pass the second with a high enough score, they do the third test in Washington, D.C., where they compete against the other top teams in JROTC.


 

Leadership Team


Team Description

The Leadership Team tests Cadets’ knowledge about leadership. These Cadets are hand-selected to be on this team. They compete against other JROTC programs around the country. The top teams go and compete in Washington, D.C.