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GENERAL INFORMATION on the NATIONALS
The NHSDTC competition is really many competitions wrapped into one amazing weekend. There is literally something for every school looking to attend! The NHSDTC maintains both an ARMED and UNARMED division of competition. Each of these maintains FOUR events: INSPECTION, REGULATION, COLOR GUARD and TEAM EXHIBITION. This two-day event NOW features FOUR different levels of competition (rather than just Challenge & Masters) divisions giving all schools a great opportunity to compete against programs who are more similar to them. And if drill is only part of your awesome program, schools are encouraged to look at bringing an ATHLETIC, RAIDER or FITNESS TEAM to the NATIONAL JROTC FITNESS CHALLENGE listed below to compete both on the beach and inside the Ocean Center on Day One of the Nationals competition. The National JROTC Fitness Challenge Championships will have schools competing in arduous team tasks to best test their strength, strategy, stamina and overall fitness both on the beach and at the Ocean Center Arena! Cadets cannot compete in both the NHSDTC and the Fitness Championships. Please contact SNI for details if you are seeking to compete in both the NHSDTC and the Fitness Nationals.
Day One Friday kicks off with the more basic components for most schools (Inspection, Regulation and Color Guard events). Also, the World Drill Championships are held on the floor of the Nationals exclusively for post-high school solo & dual exhibition competitors. These post high school, professional drillers are competing for prize money and the glory of being crowned the finest driller(s) in the world. The event i generally held later in the afternoon and evening so NHSDTC who have completed their day of competing can come by and watch - it is quite a show in both the solo & dual exhibition areas. .
Day Two Saturday brings the final day of the event and it is exhibition heavy! Along with the bulk of the team exhibition events, the solo & dual exhibition events (open to ALL entered schools now). Literally scores and scores of amazing performances are seen by the thousands of spectators at all levels of competition in all corners of the building during the two-day event! All solo & dual events during the Nationals maintain competitors from competing schools, as well as independent competitors traveling from everywhere in a "stand alone" fashion giving these event a hugely talented pool of competitors. All solo & dual events during the Nationals maintain competitors from competing schools, as well as independent competitors traveling from everywhere in a "stand alone" fashion giving these event a hugely talented pool of competitors. Those looking to learn more details on how they can individually attend these events should go here.
On the final night, the unparalleled Nationals Awards Ceremony is held for all competing cadets. ALL COMPETING SCHOOLS will now be a part of this spendor as there is ONE giant weeekend awards ceremony! This extravaganza features the finest trophies available in athletics at any level. Red carpets, mess dress and huge video screens set the stage for the greatest night in drill! It has to be experienced to understand the special nature and glorification of all things military this night maintains.
The Nationals Weekend remains the most famous Junior ROTC military competition weekend in the world. Hundreds of instructors every year make this the focal point of their season. YOU CAN TOO! This all-service competition takes place every year in Daytona Beach, Florida and brings together schools and cadets of all ability levels but all share the passion for military drill. It remains a privilege and a pleasure to be associated with this exciting, uplifting military competition. As these items change, please review the Weekend Schedule to best see what is happening when.
The Daytona Beach Ocean Center Arena and Conference Center provides the perfect backdrop for this National Championships competition. Great judges, oceanfront hotels and warm tropical weather give the Nationals the first-class atmosphere that all of the attendees deserve. Invitations for all schools to attend the Nationals are mailed annually in late September within DrillNATION Magazine. Along with interesting articles, scores, pictures and final standings from the most recently completed National High School Drill Team Championships competition, the magazine contains the Official Invitation for your school to enter this prestigious, world-renowned drill and ceremony spectacular that school year!
Schools looking to GUARANTEE their acceptance into the event can do so by meeting the annual 10 DECEMBER EARLY ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE. All schools who register to attend by this deadline are entered immediately. Those waiting after this date to register may still be accepted but other factors come into play. Having this early deadline allows all motivated ng the Nationals will provide all schools from across the Nation an equal opportunity to be a part of this memorable drill weekend.
Updated details regarding all competition levels at the Nationals will be posted soon, but rest assured the Nationals have become the home for every drill program wishing to end their drill season doing something all of their hard working cadets will remember for the rest of their lives.
We hope that all JROTC schools have enjoyed the DrillNATION Magazine which mailed in early October to all JROTC units across the globe! Results and general information regarding the Navy Nationals Academic, Athletic and Drill championships, as well as the Army JROTC National Drill Championships, the Marine Corps JROTC National Drill Championships, and the high-powered, Air Force JROTC only Air Force JROTC Open Drill Nationals make this publication an informative magazine. All of these great JROTC competitions make our work here at Sports Network International very hectic and also very rewarding! We often receive email messages from cadets who competed here at the Nationals that are now living and working within the private sector or serving their country as officers and enlisted personnel within the many branches of the Armed Forces.
Here's wishing all schools, teams and cadets the best as you prepare for the coming challenges. Remember to always do your best!