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2021
U.S. Army JROTC
National Drill Championships

SOP Updates Page

Below are the event rule updates/modifications that have been made to date.

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SOP/SCORESHEET/RULE CHANGES/CLARIFICATIONS

1) 10 November, 2020:
SOP Updates site established, Official Event Invite, SOP, score sheets posted
The SOP Update site is established and ready for modifications/clarifications/changes to be posted here. Event scoresheets and the SOP are posted. Floor diagrams and many other documents will be added in the coming months. Please check back often to be most prepared for this event.

2) 10 March, 2021:
MAJOR CHANGE to COMPETITION LOCATION and DATE
The 2021 Army JROTC National Drill Championships, which was originally slated to be held in Richmond, Virginia on March 27th has been relocated due to issues beyond our control with the State of Virginia and the Richmond Convention Center. This year's event is now scheduled to be held on Friday 30 April in Daytona Beach, Florida at the Ocean Center Arena.

3) 10 March, 2021:
MAJOR CHANGE to the CADET PERFORMANCE NUMBERS
Both Inspection & Regulation competitions maintain a required cadet number of 12 plus a commander. Due to limited cadet numbers due to Covid, for 2021 USACC has allowed schools to compete in Platoon Regulation and Team Inspection competitions with anywhere from 9-12 plus a commander without penalty. In Platoon Regulation, teams will still perform with three squads/elements BUT they maintain 3 or 4 cadets in each. Within Team Inspection, the same 9-12 cadet numbers are accepted, HOWEVER THE FORMATION WILL CHANGE TO THREE RANKS versus FOUR in the past (see update below for all details). Judges will be instructed to NOT penalize any team for competing with less cadets. Judges WILL keep in mind the difficulty of performing with a full 12 plus Commander in their Overall Impression grade only.

4) 10 March, 2021:
MAJOR CHANGE to the INSPECTION DESIGN & LAYOUT
As seen above, teams may choose to compete Inspection with 9-12 cadets "in the block", plus Commander. To make their feasible, the Inspection competition will change from a formation using four ranks to one using THREE RANKS ONLY regardless of how many cadets you choose to compete with. With this change, every competing school in all levels will form their unit with either 3 OR 4 cadets in three ranks to be judged by THREE JUDGES. Due to the late change on this, teams may ENTER and EXIT through the room doors and into the competition judging area forming into 3 ranks in any manner they choose, but should not belabor the procedure. All other procedures of the inspection remain in effect.

5) 11 March, 2021:
FLOOR DIAGRAM & INSPECTION ROOM DIAGRAMS
All drill areas maintain high ceiling heights if rifles or flags are in use. Drill areas are created using fluorescent blue tape connected to 20" traffic pylons standing on the floor. The floor diagrams will vary depending on the drill area but most entry points are 25' for regulation and exhibition, 15' color guard and inspection(unless a room is used, in which case a 36" doorway is standard). The updated Floor Diagram as well as the Inspection Room layout can be found on your MySchool account under "Paperwork to Download"

Thank you, good luck and safe travel to all attendees!

Justin Gates, Competition Director

Sports Network International


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