Color Guard Captains

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There are very few people who are lucky enough to be a captain of a team. I am one of those lucky few people. On April 12, I had an audition to try out for a Color Guard Captain position. I had been waiting for that day since early February. On April 15th, the captains were announced. I heard my name, looked at Makayla Hurt, she heard her name, and we could not believe it. Over the weekend, I thought what can I do to help improve the team. Well I can improve skill, change attitude for the better, and how will the decision I made along with our coach of me being a captain affect the team. Besides all the practice and attitude, the captains are looked up to from all the girls on the team whether they are older or younger. As a captain we are to help improve the skill of the other girls on the team. A discreet captain will not put herself above others. She may be better, but she should never make it so obvious it is obnoxious. …show more content…
As a weapon captain, I am in charge of the weapon line which is mainly upper classmen that have surpassed spinning the flag and now spin rifles, and or sabers. Being a freshman trying out for a captain position is a big deal. After talking to our coach, I lost faith in myself because she told me I have a timorous personality. A captain must be able to speak her mind. Besides being shy and a freshman, I was competing against my Guard sister, Bailey Wilson. Our coach had a hard time deciding between a freshman with technique and the sophomore with a voice. The entire time, I worried how this would affect the team or Bailey’s relationship with me. When captain were announced, two hearts were broken, one because a girl did not get the flag captain position and one because she did not get the weapon captain position. Putting a freshman with such high potential and passion for what she loves will better the other girls on the team in the long

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