special teams

JROTC Special Teams play an important role in the Battalion. Not only do they sharpen skills, but they also build teamwork, friendships, and pride in the Battalion. All cadets are encouraged to join these special teams. Below are the descriptions for Red Mountain's Lion Battalion Special Teams which meet during A-hour on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Rifle Team

Drill Team

Adventure Team

Rifle Team 

Team Definition

The Rifle Team is an extra-curricular activity that competes with different JROTC units locally and nationally in the skill of marksmanship. Using air rifles, cadets compete as a team and as an individual. Participation in the Rifle Team earns a cadet certain merits and distinctions among his peers as well as firearm safety. Highly skilled cadets can earn scholarships and potential tryout for the US Olympic Team.

Member Selection Process

Cadets must complete, through self-study, Lesson 2/Unit 7 of the curriculum and pass the written examination with a score of 100%. The exam is given once a year. No retest is given. Cadets must then sign the Marksmanship Safety Pledge. You can download a copy of JROTC CADET MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING COURSE here. You can download a copy of the Air Rifle Marksmanship Rules here. You can download a copy of the Junior Shooter's Guide to Air Rifle Safety here.

Required mastery of:

  • Air Rifle Safety
  • Range Commands
  • Range Safety

Additional Criteria

  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Charismatic presence/personality
  • Confidence
  • Independence
  • Enthusiasm

NEW! Training Dates: TBD

NEW! Exam Date: TBD

Each student must achieve a 100% on the safety test before they can be allowed to handle any air rifle. Those that attain 100% will then be scheduled (on a different day) to shoot three rounds at a target 33 feet away. The three rounds must hit the target in an area the size of a dime. The purpose of this is to ensure the shooter’s technique is consistent each time so they hit the target in the same place with each shot. Those cadets who can do that will make up the team. If you have any further questions regarding try-outs or the rifle team, feel free to contact the Senior Army Instructor at (480) 472-8150.

Drill Team

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The Drill Team is an extra-curricular activity in which cadets compete with different JROTC units in different regulations of Army Drill. Red Mountain High School Army JROTC offers a highly acclaimed Drill Team. Participation in the Drill Team earns the cadet awards based on performance. Drill Team members compete in Regulation Drill, Exhibition Drill, Color Guard, and may also compete in solos and duet teams. Regulation Drill has two components: Armed and Unarmed. Exhibition Drill has two components: Armed and Unarmed, and provides for Duets and Solo performances. Color Guard has two components; Competition Color Guard and Battalion Color Guard.

Member Selection Process

The Red Mountain JROTC Drill Team is open to all students actively enrolled in the Army JROTC Program. The selection process will assess the abilities, leadership skills and potential of interested and qualified candidates for the predetermined number of available positions.

Tryouts are intended to be a low stress event. For that reason they are conducted in a practice-like environment during which the level of each candidate’s skills and talents, and their ability to work with current and prospective team members, will be evaluated.

Minimum Qualifications
Cadets who wish to tryout for the JROTC Drill Team must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Incoming freshman or transfer student has completed the regular admissions application process before the posted deadlines and must be an actively enrolled JROTC cadet.
  2. Not be on academic/disciplinary probation.
  3. Have sufficient physical fitness, strength, and athletic skills to perform the activities described below.
  4. Have health/hospitalization insurance in an amount comparable to the minimum coverage offered through the school's student insurance program.

Skill Criteria
The Head Coach of Red Mountain JROTC Program will select members for the Drill Team. Members will be chosen based on the following criteria:

Mastery or the potential to master the following skills:

  • Exhibition Drill :
    • Marching Technique
    • Precision of Movements
    • Variety of Movements
    • Creativity
    • Showmanship
    • Personal Hygiene (to include shave & haircut)
  • Infantry Drill Regulation (IDR)
    • Marching Technique
    • Bearing and Poise
    • Unity, Snap and Smartness
    • Response to Questions
    • Overall Uniform Preparation/Condition Including Weapons (Armed)
    • Personal Hygiene (to include shave & haircut)
  • Color Guard
    • Marching Technique
    • Appearance/Bearing
    • Personal Hygiene (shave, hair, etc)
    • Color Guard Knowledge

Other Criteria

  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Charismatic presence/personality
  • Confidence
  • Independence
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to remember routines and stunts.

Adventure Team

Adventure Team Definition

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The Raider Challenge Team (Adventure Team) is an extra-curricular activity in which cadets compete against different JROTC units in competitions that exemplify peak physical fitness and field skills such as map reading/orienteering, rope-bridge building and field craft. Red Mountain High School Raider Challenge Team has a history of excellence and superb physical fitness. Participation in the Raider Challenge Team will earn a cadet numerous awards and team trophies. Students interested in the Adventure Team must be active members of the JROTC Program.

Member Selection Process

Red Mountain Army JROTC Program conducts a year-long tryout session beginning each fall to assess the abilities, leadership skills and potential of interested and qualified candidates for one of the predetermined number of available positions.

Tryouts are intended to be a low stress event. For that reason they are conducted in a practice-like environment during which the level of each candidate’s skills and talents, and their ability to work with current and prospective team members, will be evaluated. 

Minimum Qualifications

Cadets who wish to tryout for the Adventure Team must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Incoming freshman or transfer student has completed the regular admissions application process before the posted deadlines.
  2. Must be a current Red Mountain JROTC student, not be on academic/disciplinary probation.
  3. Have sufficient physical fitness, strength, and athletic skills to perform the activities described below.
  4. Have health/hospitalization insurance in an amount comparable to the minimum coverage offered through the school’s student insurance program. 

Selection Criteria

The Senior Army Instructor of Red Mountain's JROTC Program selects members for the Adventure Team. Members are chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Charismatic presence/personality
  • Confidence
  • Independence
  • Enthusiasm

Other Criteria:
Mastery, or the potential to master the following skills:

  • Pushups
  • Sit-ups
  • Long-distance run
  • Athletic physique appropriate for required activities (WE DO NOT HAVE A HEIGHT OR WEIGHT REQUIREMENT)

Contact Information

Telephone
JROTC Program Office
(480) 472 - 8150 Main Office Line
(480) 480 - 8089 Fax Line

Mail
Senior Army Instructor
Red Mountain Army JROTC Program
7301 East Brown Road
Mesa, AZ 85207