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Eastside Precision Drill Team
Eastside Precision Drill Team is an organization founded in March of 2007 for girls to learn and perform precision drill team.  We are a low cost
community drill team (not school based) that brings together school-age girls to march in parades and competitions year around.  We are a precision
based team and for a few months of the year we also have a dance team as a fun side project for the precision drill team members.  Our current team
members range in age from 8-17 and they are a great group of girls ready to welcome you to our family and join in the fun. We laugh, build friendships,
and have a great time when we ar
e together at team events like sleepovers, picnics with other teams, movie nights, and other fun parties.   #drillislove
We practice on Tuesdays 6-7:30pm
i
n the Redmond area - call or email for location
Wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothes
Please call ahead and let us know
if you are dropping by a practice
as we occasionally have to move to another location due to school activities.
BENEFITS

Many studies have shown that girls who are involved in sports and other
team activities have higher self-esteem, more self- confidence, and are
less likely to participate in risky behaviors (crime, drugs, etc).   Our team
provides an activity that will build self-confidence and self-esteem.  Our
team teaches teamwork, respect for others (adults and peers), along
with responsibility for our actions.  We strive to appreciate each team
member for who they are and show them that they are valued as a team
member and as a person.  Most kids of all ages are capable of
performing our style of marching with little difficulty.  Kids will learn to
march in rhythm with the team and coordinate their arms with their feet
while the team maneuvers into formations.  We see improvement in our
team members' physical fitness and coordination as they learn the
routines and drills. Core strength, balance, coordination, and self-
discipline all improve through participation in our activity

LOW COST

Our team offers an alternative payment structure for families by asking
parents and team members to participate in fundraising throughout the
year.  In return team members are loaned a team uniform and most  
activities are free to team members.  Activities include, for example,
Eagles State competition weekend, sleepovers, picnics, BBQ, and end of
year awards (including team pictures).  Our monthly fee is $20 and we
work to fundraise an addtional $240 per team member per year.

SMALL TIME COMMITMENT

We have a 90 minute practice once a week.  We add additional practices
February to July for the members who are selected for the competition
teams.  This is a small time commitment compared to most sports and
activities which leaves plenty of time for kids to complete homework.  
During the summer team members will have an increased time
commitment with the team as we participate in parades but practices do
not increase.  


PARENTS

Parent participation is required on some level.  You can lead a fundraiser,
help with organizing events, help drive kids to parades and events, or be
a member of the parents board.  The biggest area of help is around
fundraisers that
require adults only such a concession stands at major
events.
 Like any team activity, participation by the members in practices
and event
s is a big key to building a team so at a minimum we ask for
parents to make attendance a priority.  Our practices are closed
to
visitors (parents and family) so this is time that parents can spend
running errands, reading a book, catching up on paperwork, or just
enjoying quiet time.  We currently have team members in Bellevue,
Redmond, Sammamish, and Bothell and CAR POOLING is usually
available.  
Join the Eastside Precision Drill Team
email: info@eastsidedrillteam.com
Contact: Heather Larson-Paul 425-647-4831
or Jennifer Wilkins 425-246-0775

Join us now!!
Share the fun and bring a friend!












Instructional Staff
Jennifer, Heather
, and Kelle

Heather and her staff lead the team with their endless passion for precision drill
team.  While growing up Heather, Kelle, and Jennifer were members of Seattle
area teams and have never forgotten the lifelong lessons that being part of a
drill team taught them. Sportsmanship, teamwork, responsibility, leadership,
dedication, and community service top the list of skills that help build the
foundation of their characters. Beyond the character building lessons, they will
never forget the fun and friendships they made along the way. They are all
excited to share their wonderful experiences with girls in their community and
hope each member will gain new friendships and life skills along the way. (See our
Instructional Staff page linked above).

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In April 2009 we marched in our first competition! The Seattle Drill Team
Association's All City competition was held on April 25th 2009. This was the first
marching event for many of our team members and the first competition for all
team members. When we look back at the video we can giggle about how out of
step we were but we also remember how proud we were of all the hard work.  
Since then we have improved tremendously placing as high as 4th out of 9 teams
at Eagles State in 2011.

Please check out our performances over the years at the

Seattle Drill Team Association's All City Competition
and at the
Eagles State Youth Convention Competition

Check out our videos on You Tube


youtube.com Eastside Precision Drill Team 2014 Eagles State Performance

youtube.com Eastside Precision Drill Team 2014 Eagles State Dance Performance

2013 videos were lost before uploading :-(

Youtube.com Eastside Precision Drill Team 2012 All City Performance

Youtube.com Eastside Precision Drill Team 2011 Eagles State Performance

Youtube.com Eastside Precision Drill Team Eagles State Dance Performance

Youtube.com Eastside Precision Drill Team 2010 All City Performance
2009
2008
2007
2010
2011
2011 Eagles State Dance Team
2013
2013 Eagles State Dance Team
2012