How to be an Organized Drill Team Director
By Barbara Lown



   I. GET YOURSELF ORGANIZED

   
A. Yearly Calendar
        1. Check your school calendar
        2. Check your community calendar
        3. Avoid holidays and special occasions
        4. Avoid planning activities too close together
    B. Monthly Calendar Distribute to Team
    C. Alphabetized Filing System
        1. Section dividers for large categories
        2. Two year files
        3. Yearly files
    D. Rolodex (business/service references)
    E.  Managers
        1. job descriptions
        2. outline of daily/weekly duties
    F. Record Sheets
    G. Notebook
    H. Diary
 
II. ORGANIZE YOUR PRACTICE

  
  A. Call roll--Start on Time!
    B. Take care of necessary business
        1. Collect or turn in money
        2. Record absences, tardies, demerits, etc.
        3. Clear any necessary obligations /announcements
    C. Structured Warm-up period
    D. Teach routine
    E. Review routine by squads
    F. Polish and Critique routine as a group
    G. Wrap-up
        1. Announcements
        2. Reminders
        3. Questions
    H. Dismiss
        1. End on a positive note (word or thought of the day)
        2. Dismiss on time

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Problem Solving
Time Management
Your Student Teacher
Surviving Budget Cuts
Big Sis/Lil' Sis
Block Scheduling
When a Member Quits
Spring Show Mania
Delegating Duties
Drill Team Constitutions
Saving Sense: Deductions
Director Organization 
Director Etiquette
Drill Team as a Business
Importance of Discipline
Jots from Joyce
Team Training Needs
Music/Band Coordination

    
III ORGANIZING OTHERS


    A. Managers
        1. Secretarial responsibilities
        2. Props
        3. Duty Sheet
        4. Bulletin Board
        5.  Housekeeping
        6. Notepad/Calendar
    B. Officers
        1. Daily duties
        2. Choreography
        3. Critiquing
        4. Leadership Qualities
        5. Notepad/Calendar
    C. Line Members
        1. Daily expectations
        2. Notepad/Calendar
 
   

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