After our November quiz, the weekends get very busy. First up is Thanksgiving. A week later, my District participates in the St. Louis Top 10 quiz tournament. Not too long after that is Christmas followed one week later by New Year’s Day. So, like many of you, our District does not have a December quiz. For our small District, the St. Louis Top 10 quiz is our December quiz. But as God continues to bless our ministry, we continue to grow in numbers. So much so in fact that for the first time ever we will have more teens not quizzing at the St. Louis tournament than those who will be quizzing.
1. Keep Up With The PRactices!
Depending on how many new chapters will be added for your January quiz, you can add in a few “Review” or “Off” weeks to your study plans, but still show up for practice.
Without those week-to-week study goals, there is a high tendency to procrastinate, which leads to falling behind, which leads to dropping out.
2. Provide Some Interesting Awards During PRactices
3. Play Different Types of Games During Practices
4. Send Weekly Reminders To Keep Studying (Text or Email)
It's more work for you, but be their "study buddy", reminding and encouraging them to keep up their great effort.
5. Have Them Fill Out the Youthquiz.com Crossword And Word-search Puzzles Each Week For a Small Prize
1. They will study at least some during the week to fill out the crossword puzzle
2. They will come to the next practice!