2017-2018 Calendar Dates

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

 


2016-2017 Speech, Debate, and Theater Calendar

Arizona Interscholastic Association
State Speech and Debate Advisory Committee
2016-2017 Sanctioned Events Calendar

 

August 13 – AZ Thespians Convention
August 20 – Arizona Speech and Debate Coaches Association Coaches Convention – Brophy College Prep
August 27 – New Coaches Workshop – TBD
September 7 – AIASSDAC Meeting – AIA Office
September 17 – Southwest Speech and Debate Institute Practice Tournament – Horizon HS
September 24 – Prep School Congress – Scottsdale Prep Academy
October 7-8 – Lost Dutchman – Red Mountain HS
October 21-22 – Jim Fountain Classic – McClintock HS
November 11-12 – Toro Country Classic – Mountain View HS
November 18-19 – Dobson Invitational – Dobson HS
November 18-19 – Arizona Thespians State Festival – Phoenix Convention Center
December 2-3 – ASDCA Winter Trophy –                Division 1 –

Division 2 – Greenway

 

January 5-7 – ASU Southwest Championships – Arizona State University
January 13-14 – Prep School Tournament – Chandler Prep Academy
January 18 – AIASSDAC Meeting – AIA Office
January 21 – Grand Canyon University Speech Tournament – GCU
January 21 – Southern Arizona Acting Festival – University of Arizona
January 28 – Northern Arizona Acting Festival – TBD
January 28 – Central Arizona Acting Festival – TBA
February 10-11 – Bobcat Bonanza – Central HS
February 18 – State One-Act Play Festival – TBD
February 25 – National Speech and Debate Association Congress Qualifier Tournament – GCU
March 3-4 – SWSDI Tournament – Hamilton HS
March 17-18 – AIA State Tournament – Division 1 – ASU

Division 2 – Paradise Valley HS
March 24-25 – NSDA National Qualifier – Phoenix Country Day School
April 19 – AIASSDAC Meeting – AIA Office


ASDCA Coaches Convention

Thank you to all of the coaches, trainers, students, and judges who attended yesterday’s convention.  The big news is that we are now official.  The Forensic League of Arizona has been retired, and we are now officially the Arizona Speech and Debate Coaches Association has taken its place.  I appreciate all of the support and understanding that the coaches showed as we maneuvered through this transition.  Our first AIA meeting of the year will take place on September 24.  More information and an updated officer list to come.

Our first tournament will be the SWSDI Practice Tournament at Brophy College Prep on September 20th.  The invitation is available on www.joyoftournaments.com/az. Check it out!


ASU Tournament invitation is posted

The ASU Southwest Championships tournament invitation is posted at the joyof tournaments website.  You can begin resigtration now for the January 11-13, 2013 tournament.  If you get payment or a PO to Adam Symonds before December 1, then the school fee will be waived for you.


Updates, Results, and Summer Workshops

First, Congratulations to the AZ students who competed at the Debate Tournament Of Champions last weekend in Kentucky.  Bill McDonald from Brophy finished 2nd in the Extemp Round-Robin, Noah Wuerfel from Chandler Prep finished 7th in Congressional Debate, Carlos Ochoa from Brophy reached the Semifinals of Congressional Debate, and Andy McCoy from Brophy was the 15th place speaker in Policy Debate.  Coming up will be the NIETOC and the Extemp TOC heading into NFL Nationals in June.

This summer, there will be many opportunities to improve and prepare for next year.  Applications for the Southwest Speech and Debate Institute are due by May 31.  You can find more information at www.southwestdebateinstitute.org.  In addition, the ASU Debate team will host a 3 day policy debate workshop in June.  Details can be found here.

Finally, we have some updates to the sanctioned calendar.  It is available on the calendar of this website.


2012-2013 Tournament Calendar – version 1

After the AIA State Speech and Debate Advisory Committee meeting yesterday, the first version of the 2012-2013 calendar is out.  The largest change from previous years is the separation of the NFL District Congress Qualifier from the rest of the tournament.  With the new constraints on Congressional Debate judging, as well as rules about the length of sessions, it was decided that holding the Congress separately would provide for a better Congressional Debate tournament, as well as allow for more flexibility in the rest of the Qualifying events.

The calendar can be found here:  12-13 Tournament Calendar v1.

If there are any questions, please let me know at berlat@phoenixunion.org.


Updates and Deadlines

After a wild February, we are in the home stretch.

Please carefully read the invitations for the appropriate State Tournament.   Many of them have deadlines for legislation that are either past due, or rapidly approaching.  Also, if your team needs to appeal to register for the state tournament, that time is coming soon.

The National Forensic League Qualifier tournament is coming soon.  It is critical that you carefully read the invitation.  There are procedures that we have to follow, and deadlines that are different from any other tournament.  If you don’t follow them, your students might not get to compete for the right to go to the National Tournament.  The deadline to submit Congressional Debate Legislation is next week.

Once we are past the State Tournaments, it will be time to start thinking about next year.  We will need sanctioning forms for the 2012-2013 season to be turned in by April 1 so that we can craft a calendar at the last AIA meeting of the year.  More details to come.