At today’s AIA meeting, the AIASSDAC voted to rescind the rule regarding using a book as a prop in Prose and Poetry. The rules for binder use in Prose and Poetry will follow the guidelines for POI.
We are changing some things up. For the 2018-2019 school year, we will have 2 separate meetings – a Spring meeting to handle rules, tournament schedules, host sites for the Trophy, Qualifier, and State tournaments, and other matters of pressing need; then this Fall, we will have a formal coaches convention featuring workshops, social events, and speakers.
The Spring Business Meeting will be held on April 14th. Location and details to be confirmed shortly.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Division 1 Winter Trophy at ASU this weekend. Here are the scanned debate ballots.
Congratulations to everyone who competed at the Jim Fountain Classic at McClintock HS this weekend. Here are the scanned debate ballots from the tournament.
The Novice Policy Debate evidence packet is located here: NCX Packet
All Novice Policy teams should use the evidence and case materials in this packet for all tournaments first semester.
Here are the ballots from the SWSDI Novice Tournament held at Hamilton HS. A huge thank you to the Hamilton Speech and Debate team for hosting this great opportunity for our community.
Do you have new judges? Do you have parents whom you want to turn into judges? Do your judges need some refreshers? There are a few judge trainings available over the next month or so.
At the ASDCA convention, on September 9th at Brophy, there will be 2 trainings, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Register your judges for the trainings at www.joyoftournaments.com/az.
At the SWSDI Novice Tournament, held at Hamilton HS on September 23, there will be a judge training, and then opportunities for the new judges to practice their skills in a low-stress environment.
In addition, Meg Howell at Mountain View will host a judge training night. Information will be posted here as soon as it is available.
Any other opportunities for judge training will be posted on this page. Well-prepared judges make tournaments so much more rewarding for our competitors.
New Speech and Debate coaches:
The New Coaches Workshop will be held at Mountain View High School on Saturday, August 19th. Register for the workshop by contacting NSDA District Chair Meg Howell-Haymaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASDCA Treasurer Mr. Wolnisty and McClintock coach Mr. Glover took their annual road trip to Nationals this year. As always, some trophies hitched a ride back to Phoenix with them. Where did the trophies go this year?
Here is the calendar, as approved by the AIA State Speech and Debate Advisory Committee last week:
August 19th– New Coaches Workshop
September 9th– Convention/ Novice workshops
September 23– SWSDI Practice tournament @ Hamilton
September 30– Congress @ Chandler Prep Academy
October 20-21– Red Mountain Lost Dutchman
October 27-28– Jim Fountain Classic @ McClintock HS
November 10-11– Toro Country Classic @ Mountain View HS
November 17-18– Water Tower Invitational @ Mesquite HS
December 1-2– Winter Trophy
January 5-7– ASU Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Tournament
January 12-13– Chandler Prep
January 26-27– Bobcat Bonanza @ Central HS
February 10– NSDA Congress Qualifier
March 2-3– SWSDI Tournament
March 9-10– State Tournaments
March 22-24– NSDA District Qualifier Tournament