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Archive for April, 2020

Succeeding in Baton Twirling

While baton twirling is a demanding sport, some don’t see it that way. However, despite common misconceptions, it requires hard work and dedication to succeed in baton twirling; you cannot simply pick up a baton and be an expert. Here’s what you should keep in mind when baton twirling: Practice There’s a reason “practice makes perfect” is a common saying. It takes skill and dedication to grow in a sport. There’s no better way to succeed than by practicing every day. Even if it’s just for 15 minutes a day, it counts! Preparation Whether it’s making sure you have all of the necessary equipment or that you are both physically and mentally prepared, preparation is crucial to your baton twirling success. Always be sure to listen to your body and rest when you need to. Be rested before competitions, and most importantly, don’t forget your baton! Have Fun Like anything you dedicate your time to, it’s important to have fun! You need to be interested in what you’re doing. You need

Posted: 4/22/2020

How to Tape Your Flag

Knowing how to tape your flag is one of the most important things that you should learn as a color guard member. Taping is a safeguard that can keep your flag from falling off during practice or even a performance. Step 1: Before you start to tape your flag, don't forget to remove the old tape as much as you possibly can. When all the old tape is off, you are ready to begin taping your flag. Step 2: The tip of the flag is known as a crutch tip; it is crucial that you pay extra care and attention to it when you tape it. Make sure that the crutch tip looks clean and is void of any gaps or loose tape. If you don't ensure that the tape is tightly sticking to your pole, it might start to come off during your practices. Step 3: Once you are ready, make sure in this next step that your silk doesn't wrinkle as you tape the pole. Begin by placing the crutch tip back in your pole and begin to tape the crutch tip to the pole. Be careful to not accidentally tape the silk

Posted: 4/8/2020

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