This weekend was another awesome and fun quiz, which, like all the others, I continued to learn more about the sport, my abilities and goals, other quizzers and competitions, and of course, the Word.
Two particular things stood out to me at this quiz, so I'm going to take time to talk about those in depth. Also, included at the top and bottom of this post is a free downloadable printable you can use yourself, or give to another quizzer to help with day-to-day studying, especially during the holiday season, where a lot of quizzers (especially novice) get a little discouraged and/or bored with quizzing and slump in their study, or completely quit. So feel free to share this with anyone you think could benefit.
This can be a little scary, at first, or maybe even exciting or overwhelming. You've got a pretty big responsibility, not only because of appeals, challenges/rebuttals, time-outs, watching out for fouls to inform your coach about during a time-out, but also, you set the state of mind for your team a lot of the time. The captain is who leads the team. The captain,
Overall, the captain needs to be sturdy not only in their understanding of the material, but in quizzing as a sport, the rule book, quizzing etiquette, good manners, sportsmanship, and display of maturity.
2. Some Novice quizzers might not know where to start with their studying at home
I know that, as a novice, I followed the checklist in the yellow devotional book I got at the beginning of the year with my scripture portion, and this helped me get started, and keep my balance as I tried to start walking along my quizzing journey. However, when an older, more experienced quizzer, takes the time to talk to a novice about what they do to study, it means a lot to the novice. They might take the advice, and work super hard, just because you and your coach took the time to get them encouraged and excited about quizzing and studying God's Word. Little things like this can have a big impact on someone's life, it's not something that should be underestimated.
Try to help the newer quizzers that walk through the door; they're the future of quizzing, as scary as that might sound at times :P Don't hesitate to give them tips about how to be a better quizzer, or, if possible, mentor them. The districts or regions that have the most supportive experienced quizzers of the novice, are typically the strongest for the longest time, if you'd like to think about it from a competitive angle as well. If you have a gift of persuasion or leadership, use it.
Had a great time seeing and quizzing everyone at the quiz this weekend, and can't wait for the Bethany Quiz!
Keep calm and quiz on (and out)!
Thanks for reading!
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Mallory is a sixth-year Teen Bible Quizzer originally from the Southern region, and now in the Northwest, quizzing over the book of John with her three younger siblings. <3
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