Tag: fundamentals

Daily Training for Color Guard

| May 29, 2008 | 1 Comment

Here is a quick sectionals article I wrote for Halftime Magazine with tips for “fitting in your fundamentals” throughout the season, even when the focus starts to shift towards cleaning the show.  Check out “Daily Training for Color Guard” on their website!

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Featuring Fundamentals: FINDING THE TIME!

| January 17, 2008 | 4 Comments

Have difficulty finding time to maintain your rehearsal of fundamentals throughout the season?  This article has ideas for how to fit in critical rehearsal of fundamental skills at every rehearsal throughout the entire season even as focus shifts towards design and choreography. Coaches and Adjudicators agree a strong training program with a solid foundation in […]

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Tip for Today: Fundamentals with Drill

| September 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

“For any sections of the show that do not yet have routine, have the students spin a fundamentals exercise over it.  You might consider having them spin for one set and then stop spinning for the next, then resume spinning on the third, etc.  This helps them to learn how to spin and move through […]

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Tip for Today: Warm Ups to Music

| August 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Try your warm-ups to music and have the students mark time so that they can get used to listening for the beat and staying in tempo.” -Nicki Rametta, Thomas Edison High School Color Guards

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Tip for Today: Rehearsing Drop Spins

| August 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Do Drop Spins and Speed Spins in a straight line so that the students can see when they are in or out of time with each other.” – Nicki Rametta, Thomas Edison High School Color Guards

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Featuring Fundamentals: The Drop Spin

| January 12, 2007 | 3 Comments

FEATURING FUNDAMENTALS: THE DROP SPIN  The most fundamental of all fundamentals, the drop spin was probably the very first spin most of us learned on the flag.  It’s the one fundamental that seems to be universally performed daily by groups from the most beginner to the most competitive.  It’s useful in developing strength, wrist flexibility […]

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