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Challenge Level Event/Open Level Color Guard: Saturday, May 3rd O Masters Level Event: Sunday-Monday, May 4th-5th


Team events in all competition divisions are trophied in 1st-5th place, or 1st-3rd if the size of the division warrants. All schools competing for a Championship (schools entering every team event in a division) will receive a personalized NHSDTC plaque to commemorate their quest at Daytona.

The Masters Level division maintains both Solo & Dual Exhibitions for all armed teams and Dual Exhibition for unarmed teams. Regulation Cadet Commanders at both the Masters & Challenge Levels also compete for Commander’s Trophies. These individual trophies are awarded in 1st-3rd place. Top finishers in all Armed & Unarmed Knockout Drills will receive a hand-painted medallion.

Costs to Attend All schools choosing to attend the National High School Drill Team Championships must attend through the Team Package Plan. This plan is designed to ensure all cadets and instructors are given the enjoyment of staying together in superb oceanfront hotels with other schools from across the country, provided with treasured event mementos, as well as ensuring all schools receive the finest drill event they have ever attended at an affordable cost.

Team Package Plan Includes:

  • Four days & three nights billeting in one of several oceanfront hotels in Daytona Beach

  • NHSDTC bronze medallion on a chest ribbon

  • NHSDTC collared sports-shirt for adults or t-shirt for cadets, both ordered to size

  • Swiss-embroidered four-inch patch designed exclusively for the NHSDTC

  • 8” X 10” color team photograph

The price of the Team Package Plan, based on staying four-to-a-room, is only $127.00 per person for the full 4-day/3-night package. Challenge level schools have the option to stay in a 2-night package for only $112.00 per person. Three, two & one to-a-room prices are slightly higher, utilized primarily for instructors & other adult team followers. Schools interested in Deluxe billets should contact SNI ASAP or check the website for those upgraded rates. All participants (cadets, chaperones & instructors) are required to attend the NHSDTC through this Team Package Plan to ensure all event costs are fully covered. Parents and other team followers MAY attend through the package plan, but this is optional.

Registration Fee The School Registration Fee for Nationals entry is $300 for the Masters Level, $200 for the Challenge Level and $50 per team for the Open Level Color Guard or stand-alone solo/ dual exhibition entrants. Schools wishing to enter multiple teams in multiple competition levels should contact SNI for details. This event Registration Fee is completely refundable if requested before Friday, December 6th, 2013, but non-refundable once a school has been accepted for entry into the Nationals. This ensures that only those schools who are fully committed to attend the event occupy a valuable competition slot with the many other fantastic drill programs attending.

To Register for the NHSDTC ONLINE REGISTRATION: To register your school for the Nationals, complete the online NHSDTC Registration Form located at: http://myschool.thenationals.net - if you choose to mail your registration fee, your school is not considered registered until the fee has been received. Schools unsure of which competition level they should enter should contact SNI before submitting their School Registration.

SELECTION PROCESS: All registrations will be accumulated and reviewed by the SNI Competition Committee beginning on Frida , December 6th, 2013. SNI will evaluate all entries on their merits and decide which schools will be accepted. This judgment will be based on many factors but the largest of these include:

  • Overall team strength in past Nationals performances as well as other regional drill meets you have attended.

  • Teams looking to capture an Overall Championship (complete teams entering all team events within a division) are given preference over partial teams.

  • Geographic spread, service diversit , gung- ho nature & previous entry attempts are all very strong points considered by SNI.

While most returning schools to the Nationals register within weeks of receiving DrillNATION magazine and this invitation, a few schools wait. Historically, demand to enter the Nationals causes the event to be nearly full by this date. Schools registering after the December 6th review deadline will have a smaller chance of getting into the Nationals. Any “standby slots” available after this date are available on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Registration Info Schools accepted for entry will be listed on the SNI website by Tuesday, December 10th. Any school not accepted will have their entry fee refunded within 10 business days.

Payments can be made by credit card or e-check online. Any checks should be made payable and sent to Sports Network International at the address listed below. Schools may contact SNI by email at anytime, but all paperwork will be submitted via our state-of-the-art website.

In Closing We invite all teams, especially those who have considered attending in the past, to look at attending the 2014 Nationals. Your drill team’s attendance will become the highlight of your school year, giving focus and purpose to your drill season. It provides a strong means of attracting interest in your program from within your community and will give your school and drill unit the national notoriety and incredible learning experience that they richly deserve. The Nationals is renowned for the strong teams who annually attend. With the availability of the Challenge & Open Level competitions, schools of all talent levels now look to become a part of the exciting & memorable Nationals experience.

Mostly, a trip to the Nationals will give your cadets, parents and staff a great experience to reflect upon for the rest of their lives. The Nationals is the ultimate reward for a long year of hard work and dedication.

Veterans of the Nationals will attest that no other drill meet compares with the National High School Drill Team Championships. The overall talent, all-service flavor and vast geographic spread of teams attending the Nationals give this drill event an unparalleled atmosphere of drill excellence! We at SNI wish your program and your cadets the best of luck this school year and we hope to see your school in Daytona Beach, Florida this May at the 32nd Anniversary of “The Nationals!”

For additional information: Event Manager Sports Network International, Inc. 10 Broadcreek Circle Ormond Beach, Florida 32174 800/327-9311 386/274-1919 website: http://drill.thenationals.net email: drill@thenationals.net


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