Reflective Essay: My Experience Of Tossing The Color Guard

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A challenge that I over came was tossing a flag in the Color Guard. I had to learn how to toss my flag from my teacher Mrs. Tomas. She had to teach me how to toss it high enough, so I can prepare to catch it. She had taught me how to toss it right so I can catch it and not hit anyone, and I had to practice a lot, so I can learn the moves, and do them right. It was hard, but I caught on very fast.

One of the hardest things in Color Guard is I had to toss the flag high enough so I can prepare to catch it. Mrs. Tomas said," When you toss the flag you have to toss it up high right above your head." It hurts really bad and you get a really bad headache for the rest of the day, " Because the pull is heavy. Not light." So I tried my hardest to not hit myself. She informed me that I only have like 2 seconds to prepare to catch it after I toss it, so I practiced to toss the heavy flag pull a lot so I could learn how hard you have to toss it, so you can toss it high enough and catch it in time, and in the right position.

Another hard thing is I had to toss it right so I can catch it and not hit anyone. This was a big one in practice because Mrs. Tomas didn't want anyone to get hurt. It is hard because you will never catch it just right every time. I still have a hard time because it is hard
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Mrs. Tomas Still has to practice the moves so that she can will know what to do and how to teach us. It's hard because I have to practice everyday for at least 1 hour. I have to go to practice with my Guard group twice a week, and then practice at home for another hour. So the days are long, but worth it in the end when we preform. Mrs. Tomas Said," There are two different kinds of performance That we can do. There is Marching season, which is when we march with the Marching Band in parades. Also There is Winter Guard, and they preform on a stage with flags and riffles." It's hard, but it is

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